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:
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Bell Media brings you tons of movies and TV shows including content from HBO, Showtime and Starz.
- 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.
- 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!
Fans of British TV rejoice, BritBox brings you your favourite English dramas, comedies, mysteries, documentaries, soaps and more.
- CBC Gem
CBC Gem replaces CBC’s previous TV streaming service and offers free + premium content of Canadian favourites.
If you’re into classic cinema, indie film and documentaries, kanopy if the streaming service for you.
- Fubo TV
For Canadians, Fubo offers live sports and TV, mainly allowing you to watch your favoruite soccer matches.
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.
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
NBCUniversal’s new streaming service is rumoured to be coming to Canada once it launches. We’ll keep you posted
- 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
Sports Streaming Canada
- NBA League Pass
- NFL Game is available through DAZN
- NHL Live
Rogers actually has all broadcast rights for the NHL however there don’t seem to be any free perks for Rogers customers
- MLB TV
Cricket fans, this ones for you!
- NBC Sports Gold
For fans of Pro Motocross Champions, Figure Skating and Notre Dame Football
- UFC Fight Pass
- F1 TV
Formula 1 fans finally have a way to watch full replays of all races while also watching live leaderboards
- Bleacher Report Live
For fans of the National Lacrose League and World Arm Wrestling League as well as field hockey
- Fox Soccer Match Pass is not available in Canada
Premier League, Champions Leage, Europa Leage and more on DAZN
- ESPN+ not available in Canada
Canadian Specific Sports Streams
- TSN Direct
Live Stream Sports including CFL, NFL, MLS, MLB, Nascar, F1, Golf, Tennis.
- Sportsnet Now
Stream the NHL, NBA / Raptors, MLB / Blue Jays, WWE, CHL, Bundesliga, Grand Slam of Curling and more.
Free Streaming Sites In Canada
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.
Watch movies and TV shows in HD on any device completely free. it is ad supported.
Watch full episodes of many of their shows for free. They obviously are added after airing live.
Watch full episodes of shows like South Park and Tosh.0 for free.
Watch full episodes of some of your favourite shows free.
- The Comedy Network
Watch full episodes of shows like The Daily Show With Trevor Noah for free.
- Food Network
Watch full episodes of your favourites such as Top Chef Canada and Iron Chef Canada completely free.
- Global News
Watch news online free.
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.
Best Streaming Devices Canada
If you don’t own a SMART TV with the streaming apps already built-in, here are some options.