Amazon Prime in Canada and How it is Different from the US

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Amazon Prime in Canada and How it is Different from the US
Shivangi Gupta
My name is Shivangi Gupta and I am a student of English Literature. I loved reading from a very young age and my fascination with stories and experiences is never-ending. Literature, for me, is not just stories but the life experiences and expectations of different people from time and beyond. I believe that literature brings an essence in the life of which, most people are unaware. Writing is not just a passion but a way of learning and swotting new things. I have been writing research papers for international journals since 2018. Covering topics from the old age cultures of the Anglo-Saxons to the goods and bad of the latest technology and gadgets.

Amazon is a Seattle based company known for its online delivery of the product, but this was in 2010. Now Amazon or now called Amazon Prime has taken over the internet and is giving hard time to competitors like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO. Amazon Prime or Amazon Prime Video is a paid subscription program by the company offered in many countries like the US, Germany, Japan, Canada, India, UK, France, Italy. The subscription offers many different plans varying the audience. From online streaming videos to fast or one-day delivery, Amazon Prime membership has its perks. If you have a membership to this program and live in Canada or the US, there are things you need to know.

What is Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime is a premium subscription program that gives you fast delivery, free shipping on products bought directly from Amazon, videos, music. Amazon Prime has been used by many users from different countries. It came in the US in 2005 and reached Canada in 2013.

The number of users has continued to grow over a 100 million around the world and blame thepandemic for that. with the increase of users, the perks are increasing as well. Amazon comes up with new Prime feature now and then. Prime Music, Prime Drive, Prime Reading, Prime Gaming, Twitch Prime and many other features.

Amazon Prime Subscription cost in the US and Canada.

Subscription plans can be a bit confusing and complicated but Amazon keeps it simple with Canada. If you want monthly subscription, you will have to pay CA$ 7.99 and for annual subscription, the price goes to CA$79. While subscribing to the services you also 30 days free trial. After 30 days you can upgrade the plan by choosing either one.

If you are a student, Amazon provides you more benefits. Students, by uploading their identity cards can get 6 months free trial and after 6 months, they are supposed to pay only 50% of the subscription amount. With all these plans you get fast and free shipping and free streaming.

Whereas for the US, the monthly rental is $12.99 and yearly is $119.

Amazon Prime in Canada and How it is Different from the US

What other features and perks do you get from Amazon Prime Canada?

Prime Reading: Amazon came out with kindle and it was a blast for readers and now the readers are here for another treat. Amazon’s Prime Reading give you the benefit of carrying your favorite title anywhere with you. The e-books charge monthly which you can read for as long as you want.

Prime Gaming: Prime Twitch is a live streaming- video platforms which is also provided by Amazon for the US and Canadian users. Prime Twitch gives you one-month free Twitch channel subscription and ad-free viewing.

Prime Video: The Prime membership also includes Prime video which is a video-on-demand service that gives you access to thousands of TV shows and movies. This feature is available for the users of the US and Canada. Prime Video also comes up with a 30-day free trial period.

Amazon Music: Amazon has left no stone untouched in its expansion. With gaming, videos, movies and what not, Amazon also provides its own music streaming with Prime Music. You can listen to millions of songs and even download them. Your favorite music should not be taking away your data and Amazon takes care of that. Amazon also offers Amazon Music Unlimited for ad-free experience while jamming to your songs.

Amazon Prime in Canada and How it is Different from the US

What are the shipping benefits with Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime is known for its fast and free shipping. Along with free shipping, Amazon gives you the perk of Free Two- Day Shipping which is available for users of both, the US and Canada. Also, US members get an upgraded facility of Free Same-Day delivery over million of items in the metro areas. On groceries and essential item, the US users get a Free Two-Hour delivery with Prime.

What Devices are Compatible to Run Prime Video?

With the ongoing growth of online world, it becomes important to know that your money is invested in the right technology. Amazon Prime Video supporting devices are:

  1. Amazon Fire TV/Fire TV Stick
  2. Android Devices
  3. Blu-Ray Players (LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony)
  4. Ios devices
  5. PlayStation 3 and 4
  6. Set-Top Boxes
  7. Smart TVs
  8. Web Browsers
  9. Xbox One and One X consoles 


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