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8 Pros & Cons of Subscribing to Crave TV

8 Pros & Cons of Subscribing to Crave TV

Wondering whether Crave TV Canada is worth it to subscribe to?

I’m a big TV and movie buff, so I enjoy having access to all of the streaming platforms.

If you’re on the fence of whether or not to subscribe to Crave, here’s my honest review of if it’s worth it!

I’ll be delving into how much Crave costs, the selection of TV shows and movies, and more.

Here are the pros and cons of subscribing to Crave TV!

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Is Crave TV Canada worth it?


Pros of subscribing to Crave


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The fantastic selection of blockbuster movies

One of my favourite things about Crave is their selection of blockbuster hits like The Matrix Resurrections and The Batman.

Whether you’re into comedies or horrors, they have all kinds of big movies that come to the platform pretty soon after being in theatres.

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Both Netflix and Prime Video mostly have their own original movies alongside older movies, and they seem to get a lot of blockbuster movies after they’ve already been on Crave.

Access to HBO shows

HBO is probably one of my favourite TV networks, and they make a lot of incredible shows.

You can watch all kinds of popular HBO shows like Big Little Lies, Westworld, and The White Lotus, all on Crave!

Watch the Francophone versions of shows and movies

Whether you’re a French-speaking person or someone who’s looking to improve their French-speaking skills, you can actually watch a lot of shows and movies on Crave in French!

Go to crave.ca/en to watch everything in English or crave.ca/fr to watch everything en Français.

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You can get a 7-day free trial of Crave

Looking to test out Crave to see if you’ll actually get use out of your subscription?

You can get a 7-day free trial to peep out your favourite shows and see if you like it or not!

If there’s just one specific show you’re looking to watch, you can also binge-watch it during the free trial lol.

You get 2 months free if you pay for the annual plan

If there’s a discount for paying annually on anything, I almost always do it.

If I know I’m going to stay subscribed to a service, why wouldn’t I choose to save money?!

Netflix doesn’t give you the option to pay annually, so it’s definitely a plus that Crave offers it with a discounted price.

They also have a Black Friday deal for 20% off the annual plan if you’re subscribing in November!

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Cons of subscribing to Crave


Crave Canada

Crave is expensive

Crave is more expensive than other streaming services, but I think it’s definitely worth it for the blockbuster movies and HBO and Showtime series.

It’s $19.99 a month for the Crave Total plan that allows the best quality streaming, downloads, and multiple devices.

There’s also the Crave Mobile plan for $9.99 a month, which offers good quality streaming, no downloads, and only 1 device.

The Crave Mobile plan is pretty much just for solo people who watch everything on their phones, and it offers good quality streaming with no downloads.

The Crave Total plan allows multiple users, and it offers the best quality streaming and offline downloads.

You can only register up to 5 devices

With the Crave Total plan, you can only register up to 5 devices, which isn’t enough if you’re a family with multiple devices each.

Also, only 4 people can watch at the same time on different devices.

You have to unregister devices in order to register new ones, and you can only register up to 10 devices within a month before you have to wait until the next month.

I share a plan with my family, and we have to unregister and register to watch on our TVs, laptops, tablets, and phones, which is kind of annoying.

If you have the Crave Mobile plan, only 1 device can be registered, and you can only stream on their website or mobile app.

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The interface isn’t as user-friendly as other streaming platforms

Honestly, the interface isn’t as attractive or user-friendly as Netflix, and I find it harder to find new things to watch on Crave.

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I usually just navigate towards the “Just Added TV” or “Just Added Movies” sections on the app.

I wish there were more categories on the main page to sift through!

At the end of the day, it’s the content on the streaming platforms that matter, so it doesn’t bother me all that much.


Crave vs. Netflix vs. Amazon Prime Video


So which streaming service is more worth it: Crave, Netflix, or Prime Video?

At $9.99 a month for Netflix’s basic plan, you get to watch anything on the platform, a lot of which tends to be Netflix Originals or older movies.

Crave is a higher price at $19.99, but it has the latest Hollywood blockbusters (like Parasite) and HBO shows (like Game of Thrones and Westworld).

Prime Video is automatically included with an Amazon Prime membership, which is $99 annually.

Prime is worth getting just for the free 2-day shipping on its own, so Prime Video is a definite perk with no extra fees (unless you add additional channels).

They’re also coming out with a lot of Amazon Original shows and movies on Prime Video, which is cool!

I personally have all three streaming services as I love them all in their own ways, but it all depends on the types of shows and movies you like to watch!

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To sum it all up, here are the pros and cons of subscribing to Crave!

Pros of subscribing to Crave TV Canada:

  • The fantastic selection of blockbuster movies
  • Access to HBO shows
  • Watch the Francophone versions of shows and movies
  • You can get a 7-day free trial of Crave
  • You get 2 months free if you pay for the annual plan
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Cons of subscribing to Crave TV Canada:

  • Crave is expensive
  • You can only register up to 5 devices
  • The interface isn’t as user-friendly as other streaming platforms

These were some of the pros and cons of subscribing to Crave TV, in my own personal opinion!

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Is Crave worth it?

Crave FAQ:

How much does Crave cost a month?

$9.99 a month for the Crave Mobile plan and $19.99 a month for the Crave Total plan.

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Does Crave have a yearly subscription?

Crave’s annual fees are $99.90 for the Crave Mobile plan or $199.90 for the Crave Total plan, which include 2 free months.

Does Crave have a free trial?

Crave offers a free 7-day trial.

Does Crave include HBO?

Crave includes a large selection of HBO and HBO Max shows and movies.

What does Crave include?

Crave includes a selection of Blockbuster movies, HBO hits, Showtime shows, MTV shows, and more.

Can you share a Crave account?

The Crave Total plan allows up to 4 people to stream on different devices.

How can you watch Crave?

Crave can be watched on mobile devices with the Crave Mobile plan or all streaming devices with the Crave Total plan.

Who owns Crave TV?

Bell owns Crave TV, AKA it’s a Canadian company!

Is Crave TV free with Amazon Prime?

Crave TV and Amazon Prime Video are totally separate streaming services with separate fees.

Vince

Saturday 25th of June 2022

Yea I Tried to "Watch" .. I was able to Subscribe but.. after that it was all downhill from there. i was not able to log in at all ! I tried to log in using my Laptop , MacBook Pro M1 2021 , Using my Iphone 11 pro max and tried to use my Playstation 5 .. none would let me log in. I really feel like i was ripped off ! paid for a subscription i cannot use because i cannot log in . Honestly , when able to i am going to cancel my subscription and never look at that app ever again !!

Jessica Lam

Thursday 30th of June 2022

I would definitely reach out to them to see if they can fix it!

Dennis

Wednesday 19th of January 2022

Very useful! But does all this apply to the Crave App? Or just to Crave with a Bell TV subscription like Fibe or Satellite or whatever. Thanks

Denis

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

@Dennis, no need to be with bell ,as long as you got internet