Amazon Alexa is now available in Canada

By Chris 07 December 2017, 3:12

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An email sent out yesterday to Amazon Canada customers:

Dear customer,

Alexa is now available in Canada.

Alexa provides a set of skills and features specifically for Canada, including Air Canada, BMO, TD, Telus, Sportsnet, theScore, CBC, The Weather Network, and Yellow Pages.

Some skills and features available in other countries, including Amazon Music Unlimited, Audible, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Sirius XM, Uber, Jeopardy, IFTTT, and Recipes, are not available in Canada.

In addition, Canadian English and Canadian skills are not supported for Amazon Echo (1st Gen), Echo Dot (1st Gen), Echo Show, or Amazon Tap.

You can change your country settings on supported devices to switch your device to the Canadian Alexa experience. Customers who chose to change the device country settings on their Alexa-enabled devices to Canada may not be able to access content from unavailable services based in other countries. Customers switching countries may lose access to content purchased from other countries on other devices.

If your country settings are already set to Canada, you can enjoy the Canadian Alexa Experience without changing your settings. To find out more about changing your country settings on supported devices, visit the following help page:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202205900

Note that changing your device country settings will not change your Amazon Music account’s country setting. If you want to do so, you will need to contact Customer Service.

Sincerely,
Amazon Alexa team

They're now selling their Echo products on the Canadian version of their site, in addition the Amazon Alexa app is now available in the Canadian iTunes Store.

But with the late arrival in Canada, many users are already situated quite nicely with their Google homes:

"Too late honestly. I’ve already outfitted my house with google homes and am perfectly fine with them. I wont be switching now."
-/u/Rand

Another user said:

"especially since Google's pulling YouTube off of Fire TV I really don't see any reason to invest myself in Amazon's inferior home assistant."

Source: Reddit

Amazon Alexa is now available in Canada
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