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Streaming Services In Canada – Free & Paid (2020)

written by Shawn Gant Last Updated: March 25, 2020
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The streaming wars are definitely heating up and users are all set to benefit. From the days of only having the one choice of Netflix, there are now a myriad of choices for Canadians to choose from when deciding which streaming services are right for them. We’ve compiled a complete list that includes paid streaming services in Canada as well as free streaming services in Canada. Starting with the paid:


  1. Netflix
    This one doesn’t require much of an explanation. They’re spending a ton of resources on developing exclusive content and have some of the best series and movies out right now. For pricing details, check out this post.
  2. Hayu
    If you’re a fan of reality TV, this one’s for you. Owned by NBCUniversal, all of your favourite reality TV shows are available here.
  3. Amazon Prime Video
    Similar to Netflix, this one is pretty self-explanatory: if you’re an Amazon Prime member this is a great added free perk, with tons of great movies and TV shows, not to mention the large amount of resources being poured in to create original content. For pricing details, check out this post.
  4. DAZN
    Da Zone is a sports fanatics dream, offering tons of the most popular sports games including NFL, MLB, ICC Cricket, MLS, Premier League, Champions League, Europa Leage and much more.
  5. Disney Plus (Disney+)
    A new entrant to the space giving all the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic lovers their favourite shows. For pricing details, check out this post.

  6. Apple TV+
    Another new entrant to the space that’s supposedly spending $6 billion on original content to launch with, this is definitely one for the fanatics to keep an eye on.
  7. Crave
    Bell Media brings you tons of movies and TV shows including content from HBO, Showtime and Starz.
  8. CBS All Access
    Watch CBS favourites like NCIS, Bull and Survivor however CBS has previous deals in place which means popular shows like The Big Bang Theory aren’t available. This will change in the near future so keep them on your radar if you’re a fan of their content.
  9. YouTube Premium
    While YouTube isn’t producing original content nor does it have movies or TV shows, paying for a Premium subscription allows you 3 main benefits: Firstly, you get ad free content, secondly you can save videos to watch offline like on the subway and thirdly you can let YouTube run in the background while you flip through other apps – I’m a subscriber and I totaly love it!
  10. Britbox
    Fans of British TV rejoice, BritBox brings you your favourite English dramas, comedies, mysteries, documentaries, soaps and more.
  11. CBC Gem
    CBC Gem replaces CBC’s previous TV streaming service and offers free + premium content of Canadian favourites.
  12. Kanopy
    If you’re into classic cinema, indie film and documentaries, kanopy if the streaming service for you.
  13. Fubo TV
    For Canadians, Fubo offers live sports and TV, mainly allowing you to watch your favoruite soccer matches.
  14. Crunchyroll
    Anime and Manga lovers rejoice. 1,000+ series are available, with simulcasts from Japan as soon as 1 hour after Japanese broadcast, in HD and available on all devices.
  15. Hulu
    Not yet available in Canada, rumours have been heard both ways saying it’s coming in a few months and also that it’s going to be a long time before it comes to Canada, that’s if it ever comes to Canada
  16. Peacock
    NBCUniversal’s new streaming service is rumoured to be coming to Canada once it launches. We’ll keep you posted
  17. HBO Max
    Said to not be coming to Canada anytime soon. Bell Media has signed a deal with Warner Bros. for the Canadian rights to some of the content that will be available on HBO Max and will be offering it through their Crave service

Amazon Prime Video Canada Review


Sports Streaming Canada

  1. NBA League Pass
  2. NFL Game is available through DAZN
  3. NHL Live
    Rogers actually has all broadcast rights for the NHL however there don’t seem to be any free perks for Rogers customers
  4. MLB TV
  5. Willow
    Cricket fans, this ones for you!
  6. NBC Sports Gold
    For fans of Pro Motocross Champions, Figure Skating and Notre Dame Football
  7. UFC Fight Pass
  8. F1 TV
    Formula 1 fans finally have a way to watch full replays of all races while also watching live leaderboards
  9. Bleacher Report Live
    For fans of the National Lacrose League and World Arm Wrestling League as well as field hockey
  10. Fox Soccer Match Pass is not available in Canada
    Premier League, Champions Leage, Europa Leage and more on DAZN
  11. ESPN+ not available in Canada

DAZN Canada Review

Canadian Specific Sports Streams

  1. TSN Direct
    Live Stream Sports including CFL, NFL, MLS, MLB, Nascar, F1, Golf, Tennis.
  2. Sportsnet Now
    Stream the NHL, NBA / Raptors, MLB / Blue Jays, WWE, CHL, Bundesliga, Grand Slam of Curling and more.


Free Streaming Sites In Canada

  1. Crackle
    Watch movies and TV shows online completely free. It is ad supported and shows do stop sometimes for commercials however this joint venture that includes Sony Pictures Television has good content.
  2. Tubi
    Watch movies and TV shows in HD on any device completely free. it is ad supported.
  3. HGTV
    Watch full episodes of many of their shows for free. They obviously are added after airing live.
  4. MUCH
    Watch full episodes of shows like South Park and Tosh.0 for free.
  5. Slice
    Watch full episodes of some of your favourite shows free.
  6. The Comedy Network
    Watch full episodes of shows like The Daily Show With Trevor Noah for free.
  7. Food Network
    Watch full episodes of your favourites such as Top Chef Canada and Iron Chef Canada completely free.
  8. Global News
    Watch news online free.
  9. BNN
    Watch BNN Bloomberg online free.


Live TV Streaming Services Canada

If you’re looking to cut the cord on regular cable but still want some channels at an affordable price, our favourite device is the Tablo Dual Lite.

How does it work?

You plug in your HDTV antenna into the Tablo Dual Lite along with an external hard drive via the USB port. You then connect the Tablo to your router either via the Ethernet jack or Wi-Fi. And that’s it. You can now watch live, local over-the-air broadcast TV in high definition to any of your devices, without a monthly cable bill!

Check out the Tablo Dual Lite review.

Tablo Dual Lite TV Menu


Best Streaming Devices Canada

If you don’t own a SMART TV with the streaming apps already built-in, here are some options.

  1. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
  2. Roku Streaming Stick+
  3. Apple TV 4K
  4. Google Chromecast

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