Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave and Netflix [Jan. 17-23]
Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that have recently hit Canadian streaming platforms.
Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ section generally focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ will be mentioned where appropriate. Premium video-on-demand (PVOD) platforms are also fair game, as movies continue to come to digital at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finally, we’ll highlight shows or movies that are made by Canadian companies, involve notable Canadian cast or crew, and/or are filmed in Canada.
Amazon Prime Video
A hero [Amazon Original]
After being imprisoned for failing to repay a debt, a father has two days to get his creditor to drop the charges.
A hero was directed by Asghar Farhadi (Seller) and stars Amir Jadidi (Cold sweat), Sahar Goldoost (leading role) and Mohsen Tanabandeh (Capital city).
Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date: January 21, 2022
Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes
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A Amazon Prime Video Subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $79/year.
The full list of movies and shows streaming on Amazon Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.
Servant (Season 3) [Apple Original]
The Turners desperately try to get back to normal life as a new darkness looms.
Servant was created by Tony Basgallop (What’s left) and stars Toby Kebbell (black mirror), Lauren Ambroise (Six feet Under ground), Free Nell Tiger (game of thrones) and Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter franchise).
Apple TV+ Canada premiere date: January 21, 2022 (first episode, new episodes every Friday)
Kind: Psychological horror
Duration: 10 episodes (about 30 minutes each)
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Apple TV+ costs $5.99/month in Canada.
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Billions (season 6)
With Ax gone, Chuck must develop a more sophisticated strategy than before.
Billions was created by the illusionist producers Brian Koppelman and David Levien and New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin and stars Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man), Corey Stoll (Card castle) and Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy).
Crave premiere date: January 21, 2022 at 9 p.m. ET (first episode, new episodes every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET)
Duration: 12 episodes (about an hour each)
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Fanny: the right to rock [Crave Original]
Montreal filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart (Rebels on Pointe) tells the story of two Filipino-American sisters who formed the rock band Fanny, which almost became the female version of The Beatles.
Crave premiere date: January 17, 2022
Kind: Music documentary
Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes
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A standard Crave subscription is priced at $19.99/month, with Starz costing an additional $5.99/month. A mobile-only subscription is also available for $9.99/month.
The full list of Crave movies and shows this month can be found here.
Ozark (Season 4 — Part 1) [Netflix Original]
As the Byrdes move closer to freedom from the cartel, family tensions threaten to turn everything upside down.
ozark was created by Bill Debuque and Mark Williams (Accountant) and stars Jason Bateman (Development stopped) and Laura Linney (The Savages).
Note: This is the final season of the series, with the second batch of episodes (“Part 2”) expected to drop sometime later in 2022.
Netflix Canada Release Date: January 21, 2022
Duration: Seven episodes (51 to 67 minutes each)
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The royal treatment [Netflix Original]
Sparks fly when a New York hairstylist attends a prince’s wedding.
The royal treatment was directed by Rick Jacobson (Ash vs Evil Dead) and star Laura Marano (Austin and ally), Toronto’s Mena Massoud (Aladdin) and Chelsie Preston Crayford (The cult).
Netflix Canada Release Date: January 20, 2022
Kind: Romantic comedy
Duration: 1 hour 37 minutes
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Too Hot to Handle (Season 3) [Netflix Original]
A new group of singles heads to an island and tries to stay single for a chance to win $100,000.
It should be noted that one of the contestants, 22-year-old personal trainer Obi Nnadi, is from Toronto.
Netflix Canada Release Date: January 20, 2022
Duration: Ten episodes (33 to 49 minutes each)
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Following a recent price increase, a “Basic” Netflix subscription costs $9.99/month, a ‘Standard’ subscription (HD support) costs $16.49/month and a ‘Premium’ subscription is priced at $20.99/month (4K support).
The full list of movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this month can be found here.
What are you planning to stream this week? Let us know in the comments.
For more viewing suggestions, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.
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