Commerce Minister Navdeep Bains announced Amazon Prime’s Canada sales will start in late April.
The Canadian online retailer will also offer an Amazon Prime Plus membership program starting in April for customers who buy $99 or more of merchandise, as well as Prime Video membership for up to 12 months.
“It’s a big change for me personally,” Bains said in an interview Wednesday.
“I had heard that it was possible to do in Canada.
Now that’s true.”
Amazon Prime customers can also stream video and audio content on the Prime Video app.
Bains also said Prime Video will now offer a subscription to Prime Music, Amazon Music and Amazon Video.
The Prime Video subscription offer will not include Prime Music and Prime Video content.
“This is a very exciting time for Prime Video,” Bain said.
“Prime Video is the largest video destination on the Internet, and we’re going to continue to deliver great value to customers with Prime Video.”
Bains previously said Amazon would start selling Prime video in the United States on April 11.
Prime Video is Amazon’s video-on-demand service that lets customers stream movies, TV shows and music from Amazon’s streaming service.
In Canada, Prime Video customers can stream video, audio and photos from the company’s Prime Video store, which has about 30 million products.
Bens announcement comes as the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May announced Amazon will start selling its Prime Video service in the country by early April.
That service, which will be available to all customers in the UK, has been a hot topic in the media.
Bays plans to launch a free service in Canada in May.
“Today we are announcing a new service called Prime Video that is coming to Canada in April,” Bays said in a statement.
“As part of this service, Amazon Prime members will be able to stream and purchase Prime Video videos in the U.K. and Canada.”
Amazon currently offers Prime Video in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and Sweden.
Bins announcement comes less than a month after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Amazon Prime would be available in the city of London.
“The Prime Video program in the City of London will be coming to all of our customers soon,” Johnson said.