Today, after almost two years the Amazon Echo platform was OFFICIALLY launched in Canada. Happy Black Friday, Merry Christmas, etc. According to amazon.ca the devices begin shipping on December 5th with an introductory price.
The Echo Dot will intro at $49.99, Echo at $99.99 and Echo Plus at $169.99 respectively for Canadian prime customers. These are introductory prices for a limited time so if you’re planning to buy… buy soon. Interestingly, the Alexa voice service will be available in English only at launch (French language not supported) something which Google’s Home devices sported out-of-the-gate with their Canadian introduction. In a parallel announcement, Amazon Prime Music is now available in Canada.
Prime members can use Alexa to stream more than one million songs with on-demand and unlimited ad-free listening at no additional cost.
Canadian Echo fans have waited a long time for this news as a small industry of drop shippers have sprouted to support the Echo platform demand in Canada. They’ll likely turn their attention toward other devices like the Apple HomePod. You can pre-order your Echo device on amazon.ca now while Canadian supplies last.
Pricing and Availability
Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot are available for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.ca/echo and will begin shipping December 5. Echo devices will also be available at Best Buy, The Source, Staples, TELUS, Bell, Bed Bath & Beyond, and TSC: The Shopping Channel.