Wednesday, April 14

Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Crave, Disney + and Netflix [Dec. 28-Jan.3]


Weekly, MobileSyrup reviews some of the most notable movies and TV shows to hit Canadian streaming platforms recently.

Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ column generally focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave, and Netflix Canada, but other services such as Apple TV + and Disney + will be mentioned where relevant.

We will also highlight shows or movies that are made in Canada, involve a notable Canadian cast or crew, and / or are filmed in Canada.

Finally, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing many movies to hit digital platforms much earlier than planned, we will take note of the important movies, as well as any other notable news from the streaming service, to be included in this category when corresponds.


Amazon Prime Video

A perfect planet

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough (Planet Earth), this documentary series examines how forces of nature, including most notably humans, impact Earth’s wildlife.

Notably, A perfect planet incorporates four years of filming on six continents and 31 countries, showing everything from the Indian monsoon and Hawaiian volcanoes to the islands of the Bahamas and the finches of the Galapagos.

BBC Earth Canada Release Date: January 3, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET (first episode, new episodes every Sunday)
Gender: Nature documentary
Execution time: Five episodes (about an hour each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream A perfect planet here. Note that a BBC Earth subscription of $ 3.99 CAD / month it is required.

Annual matches [Amazon Original]

Phoebe Robinson (2 drug queens) presents this comedy special that is all about giving 2020 the mocking send-off it deserves.

Annual matches features a feminine ensemble of funny women, including Rachel Brosnahan (The wonderful Mrs. Maisel), Tiffany Haddish (Tuca and Bertie), Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman program) and Natasha Leggero (Chelsea lately).

Amazon Prime Video Canada Release Date: December 30, 2020
Gender: Comedy special
Execution time: One hour
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Annual matches here.

Amazon Prime Video is included at no additional cost in a $ 79 CAD / year Amazon Prime subscription.

The full list of movies and shows that hit Amazon Prime Video Canada in December can be found here. In the meantime, a summary of the new content for January is available here.


Ask

The high note

When a superstar singer is presented with a career-changing option, her aspiring music producer personal assistant hatches a plan that could change their lives forever.

The high note was directed by Nisha Ganatra of Vancouver (Transparent) and stars Dakota Johnson (Fifty shades series), Tracee Ellis Ross (Blackish), Ice Cube (Kids in the neighborhood) and Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Waves).

Crave release date: January 1, 2021
Gender: Dramatic comedy
Execution time: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70 percent (based on 179 reviews)

Stream The high note here.

The King of Staten Island

A lazy young man who dreams of becoming a tattoo artist faces the loss of his father while living with his mother and hanging out with friends in Staten Island, New York.

The King of Staten Island was co-written and directed by Judd Apatow (Virgin at 40) and stars Saturday night livePete Davidson (who also co-wrote the film based on his own life), Marisa Tomei (My cousin vinny) and Bill Burr (F is for family).

Original release date: June 12, 2020 (PVOD)
Crave release date:
January 1, 2021
Gender: Dramatic comedy
Execution time: 2 hours, 16 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74 percent (based on 272 reviews)

Stream The King of Staten Island here. Please note that a $ 19.98 / month subscription to Crave + Movies + HBO is required.

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13)

A new group of thirteen drag queens (including, for the first time, a trans contestant) compete for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and a cash prize of $ 100,000.

Crave release date: January 1, 2021
Gender: Reality
Execution time: 14 episodes (about an hour each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream RuPaul’s Drag Race here.

A Crave standard subscription It costs $ 9.99 / month, with Starz adding another $ 5.99 / month and HBO an additional $ 9.99 / month.

The full list of movies and shows that came to Crave in December can be found here. In the meantime, a summary of the new content for January is available here.

This week in Crave news: On December 31, the popular comedy friends left Netflix and is now streaming exclusively on Crave in Canada.


Disney +

Earth to Ned [Disney+ Original]

The second batch of new episodes from the first season of The Jim Henson Company’s Aliens and Humans co-host late-night talk show is out now.

Some of Ned and Cornelius’ latest guests include Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a time), Kevin Smith (Employees), Alyson Hanigan (How i met your mother) and Yvette Nicole Brown (Community).

Disney + Canada Release Date: January 1, 2021
Gender: talk show
Execution time: 10 episodes (about 25 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Earth to Ned here.

A Disney + subscription It costs $ 8.99 / month or $ 89.99 / year in Canada.

The full list of movies and shows that came to Disney + in December can be found here. In the meantime, a summary of the new content for January is available here.


Netflix

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4 [Netflix Original]

After the release of Part 3 in January, Part 4 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina , Consisting of the final episodes of the series, now airs on Netflix.

In the show’s swan song, Sabrina Spellman and her hell-based counterpart face the consequences of their violations of the laws of the universe and the manipulative father Blackwood.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is adapted from Archie Comics’ Sabrina Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa series (Riverdale) and stars Kiernan Shipka (Crazy men), Ross Lynch (Austin and Ally), Lucy Davis (The office) and Richard Coyle (Strong sun).

Netflix Canada Release Date: December 31, 2020
Gender: Supernatural horror
Execution time: Eight episodes (51 to 64 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77 percent (based on 13 reviews)

Stream Chilling Adventures of Sabrina here.

Cobra Kai (season 3) [Netflix Original]

The third season of the acclaimed Netflix Karate kid the successor series is here, a week before.

In Cobra KaiAt the freshmen outing, a violent fight between their dojos prompts Daniel to go to Okinawa and Johnny to seek redemption.

Cobra Kai was created by Josh Heald (Time machine in a jacuzzi), Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold and Kumar series) and features Ralph Maccio, William Zabka and John Cove repeating their respective Karate kid Danny, Johnny and Kreese roles. Courtney Henggeler (Big Bang Theory), Xolo Maridueña (Paternity) and Tanner Buchanan (Designated survivor) co-star.

Netflix Canada Release Date: January 1, 2021
Gender: Dramatic comedy
Execution time: 10 episodes (30 to 41 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96 percent (based on 28 reviews)

Stream Cobra Kai here.

Headspace Guide to Meditation [Netflix Original]

Headspace co-founder, Buddhist monk, and author Andy Puddicombe offers an animated tour through various meditation techniques.

Netflix Canada Release Date: January 1, 2021
Gender: Lifestyle
Execution time: Eight episodes (19-24 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Headspace Guide to Meditation here.

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy – Earthrise [Netflix Original]

Following the events of War for the Cybertron Trilogy – Siege (released in August), Allspark is missing, and the Ark is abandoned in space, leading Optimus Prime and the surviving Autobots on a desperate race against time, all as they have to face off against the mercenaries and Megatron.

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy is based on the Hasbro toy line of the same name and features the voices of Jake Foushee (Transformers: Cyberverse), Jason Marnocha (Transformers: Combiner Wars), Bill Rogers (Pokemon), Linsay Rousseau (The bonfire of destiny) and Joe Zieja (Fire Emblem: Three Houses).

Netflix Canada Release Date: December 31, 2020
Gender: Animated
Execution time: Six episodes (24 to 25 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy – Earthrise here.

A ‘basic’ Netflix subscription it costs $ 9.99 / month, a ‘standard’ subscription (HD Compatible) costs $ 13.99 / month and a ‘Premium’ membership It is priced at $ 16.99 / month (4K compatible).

The full list of movies and shows that hit Netflix Canada in December can be found here. In the meantime, a summary of the new content for January is available here.


What are you planning to broadcast this week? Let us know in the comments! Happy New Year!

For more recommendations, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column here. Also, if you’re interested in reading up on some of the most notable Canadian shows and movies that hit streaming services last year, check out our roundup here.

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