Installing Amazon Prime Video in Canada

Amazon has been offering Canadian customers access to their Prime Video service since the end of 2016. It's only $79 CAD per year to become a Prime Member and there is a 30 day trial available as well.



Configuring your devices to use this new streaming video service can be a bit challenging for Canadian customers as not all of the consoles and streaming media players make it as easy as we would hope. Over time I'm sure Amazon will start to deploy a proper Canadian version of their apps in all of the digital storefronts but until then we'll just need to be creative.

PC's and Laptops

  • Open your browser and go to the website https://www.primevideo.com
  • Bookmark this site for future easy access.
  • Login with your Amazon user account and password.

Cellphones and Tablets

  • Download the Amazon Prime Video app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Login with your Amazon user account and password.

Nvidia Shield

  • In the Settings change your Country location to the USA and reboot.
  • Download the Amazon Prime Video app from the Google Play Store.
  • Login with your Amazon user account and password.
  • Change your location back to Canada and reboot one last time.

Xbox One

  • In the Settings change your Country location to the USA and reboot.
  • Download the Amazon Prime Video app from the Xbox Store.
  • Login with your Amazon user account and password.
  • Change your location back to Canada and reboot one last time.

PlayStation 3

  • This method should work for the PS3 and PS4, it was tested on a PS3.
  • Start by creating a new US Sony account, This is easily done online at https://account.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/login.action. You will need a valid US address and zip code. This account will only be used to get the app downloaded from the US app store so it's kind of disposable and you should not link a credit card to the account.
  • After the account is created and validated via an email you're ready to move over to the console.
  • Add a new User to PlayStation, this is done at the far left of the XrossMediaBar under the Users menu. I created my 2nd account with the same name as my primary account, and just added 'US' to the end so I could tell them apart.
  • Log into the new account and then move the XrossMediaBar to the PlayStation Network menu and login with the new US Sony account that you created in step 2.
  • Now you can browse to the PlayStation Store and search for the Amazon Video app. Download install and then update the app.
  • Change your User back to your primary account.
  • Launch the Amazon Video app, login with your Amazon account and register the console app to your account.

Roku and Others

  • If you have found a tested and working method for any other media players, consoles, or smart TV's please share it with me and I'll update this page.
  • Email me at aarenj@gmail.com
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