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10 Best Streaming Services in Canada

10 Best Streaming Services in Canada

Looking for new streaming services in Canada to find your next TV show or movie to binge-watch?

As a big entertainment buff, I spend a lot of my free time binge-watching the latest TV series and movies.

I did go to media school here in Toronto, after all!

From Hollywood blockbusters to indie gems, you’ll find plenty of great things to watch on all of these streaming services in Canada.

Here are some of the best streaming services to subscribe to in Canada!

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Best streaming services in Canada


Netflix Canada

Netflix

Netflix is probably the streaming service you’re most familiar with, and they have a different selection of shows in Canada vs. around the world.

Probably the best thing about Netflix is all their Netflix Originals, and the fact that they’re constantly releasing new content.

They also produce a lot of international content, which is really cool!

How much does Netflix cost?

Plans for Netflix Canada start at $9.99 a month, and you can stream content across most devices with wifi capabilities, such as your TV, phone, and tablet.

  • Basic plan – $9.99 a month
  • Standard plan – $13.99 a month
  • Premium plan – $16.99 a month

How many devices can you have on Netflix?

The amount of devices you can have on Netflix depends on your plan, and it ranges from one to four devices.

  • Basic plan – 1 device
  • Standard plan – 2 devices
  • Premium plan – 4 devices
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What are the best shows and movies to watch on Netflix?

Some of my favourite shows on Netflix include Black Mirror (sci-fi), The Haunting of Hill House (horror), and Itaewon Class (Korean drama).

If you’re looking for more things to watch, I have blog posts all about the best TV shows and movies on Netflix Canada:


Looking for a great new show to binge-watch? Here are some of the best television series and shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video in Canada!

Prime Video

Amazon has been investing a lot in Prime Video over the last few years, and they’ve been coming out with a lot of awesome Amazon Originals.

A lot of their earlier shows seemed to cater to a more older, American audience, but they’re coming out with more and more awesome stuff for all audiences!

How much does Prime Video cost?

The best thing about Prime Video is that it’s actually free.

Okay, not actually free, but it’s included in your Amazon Prime membership without any additional fees.

And most people get Amazon Prime for the free same, one, or two-day shipping, so technically Prime Video is just an extra free perk that’s included!

An Amazon Prime membership costs $7.99 a month or $79 annually.

If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime account, it’s definitely worth signing up to get Prime Video for free, and you can get a 30-day trial!

How many devices can you have on Prime Video?

There’s no limit to the amount of devices you can have on your Prime Video account, but there is a limit to how many accounts can stream at the same time.

You can stream up to 3 videos at the same time on the same Amazon account, and you can stream the same video on up to 2 devices at a time.

What are the best shows and movies to watch on Prime Video?

My fave shows on Prime Video include Invincible (animated action), Tell Me Your Secrets (drama), and Little Fires Everywhere (drama).

If you’re looking for more things to watch, I have blog posts all about the best TV shows and movies on Prime Video Canada:

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You can also subscribe to various channels under Prime Video, including:


Looking for something new to binge-watch? Here are some of the best television series and shows to watch on Crave TV Canada!

Crave Canada

Wondering if it’s worth it to subscribe to Crave?

If you’re a fan of Hollywood hits, Showtime faves, and HBO shows, you’ll definitely want to subscribe to Crave Canada.

It’s actually a Canadian streaming service, and it’s owned by Bell Canada!

How much does Crave cost?

  • Basic plan – $9.99 a month
  • Movies + HBO add-on – $9.99 a month
  • Starz add-on – $5.99 a month
  • Super Écran add-on – $9.99 a month

The basic plan for Crave costs $9.99 per month, though you won’t get the full selection of things to watch with just the basic plan.

You’ll have to pay for the Movies + HBO add-on to get all the extra good stuff, which is an additional $9.99, and a total of $19.98 per month.

With the add-on, it’s more expensive than other Canadian streaming services, but it’s definitely worth it for the extra movies and HBO shows.

They still have some HBO shows and episodes on the basic plan, but you won’t get things like the later seasons of Game of Thrones.

How many devices can you have on Crave?

You can have up to 5 devices registered to your Crave account, but only two people can watch at the same time on different devices.

You can watch on up to three devices if you have the maxTV set-top box!

What are the best shows and movies to watch on Crave?

Of course, Game of Thrones and Westworld are both must-watch shows on Crave.

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Handmaid’s Tale and Dexter are also both awesome, and are available on the basic Crave plan!

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Disney+

I don’t personally subscribe to Disney+, but I know a lot of people who love it.

You can watch Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star movies and shows on the platform.

If you have kids, it’s definitely worth subscribing to – I literally watched Disney movies on repeat my entire childhood, and I’m sure you did too! 😛

How much does Disney+ cost?

It costs $11.99 a month or $119.99 a year, and you can watch all kinds of Disney shows and movies ad-free.

How many devices can you have on Disney+?

You can stream on up to 4 devices at a time on Disney+.


Apple TV+

There honestly isn’t a huge selection of shows and movies available to stream on Apple TV+ yet, but they’ve been slowly rolling out new things with some big stars.

It’s mostly made up of Apple Originals so far like Servant (featuring Rupert Grint) and Lisey’s Story (with Julianne Moore and Clive Owen), which are actually pretty amazing and worth watching.

They’ve also got some older Charlie Brown and Fraggle Rock movies!

How much does Apple TV+ cost?

It costs $4.99 a month to subscribe to Apple TV+.

You can also get a free 1 year trial of Apple TV+ free if you purchase an Apple product, so that’s pretty nice.


Crunchyroll

If you’re a big anime fan, you definitely want to subscribe to Crunchyroll.

Adam got me into anime last year, and now I actually watch shows without him lol!

How much does Crunchyroll cost?

Crunchyroll is actually completely free to download, but you will have to watch ads while streaming.

You can subscribe to two different tiered plans:

  • Fan – $7.99 a month
  • Mega Fan – $9.99 a month or $99.99 for a year

And here’s a pro-tip: the cost is actually different on desktop vs. mobile.

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The prices above reflect desktop pricing, and if you subscribe via mobile, it’s actually $9.99 and $12.99 a month for those plans!

The reason is because Apple charges Crunchyroll fees, so subscribe on desktop to save a couple bucks a month.

The yearly Mega Fan plan is still $99.99 on mobile though, if you prefer to pre-pay ahead of time!

How many devices can you have on Crunchyroll?

If you have family members or friends who also like anime, it’s worth sharing the Mega Fan plan – it’s cheaper than doing the individual Fan plan, and you can stream on up to 4 devices!

  • Fan – 1 device
  • Mega Fan – 4 devices

What are the best shows and movies to watch on Crunchyroll?

Attack on Titan, Jujustsu Kaisen, and Dr. Stone are all great shows you can watch on Crunchyroll.


Shudder

Shudder is the perfect streaming service for horror buffs – they’ve got everything horror and more.

They have a lot of OG horror films, as well as their own Shudder Originals!

It’s $5.99 a month or $56.99 a year (a discounted rate of $4.75 per month).

You can also have it as an add-on channel on Prime Video for the same price, so you can watch it on the Prime Video website or app instead!


hayu

If you’re a fan of reality TV, hayu is the streaming platform for you.

From Keeping Up with the Kardashians to The Real Housewives, they have plenty of reality TV shows for you to binge-watch.

It’s $5.99 a month, and you can get a free 7-day trial of it.

You can also have it as an add-on channel on Prime Video for the same price, so you can watch it on the Prime Video website or app instead!


CBC Gem

CBC Gem is another completely free streaming service in Canada, and you can pay $4.99 a month to have an ad-free Premium subscription.

From Kim’s Convenience to Workin’ Moms, they have a lot of great shows you can stream full episodes of!

They even have a lot of Canadian films you can watch, like Enemy (with Jake Gyllenhaal) or Dr. Cabbie.


Global TV

Anyone else not subscribe to cable anymore, but subscribe to many different streaming services in Canada? Same.

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No worries if you don’t have cable – you can stream a lot of things for free on the Global TV website or app, but there are ads.

You can watch the latest episode of a lot of cable shows, and they get “locked” after 7 days where you can only watch with a cable subscription.

Some shows are also completely free to stream, like seasons 5-9 of both Big Brother Canada and Top Chef Canada!

Just search for the “Limited Free Access” label under different shows.


Best streaming services in Canada:

  1. Netflix
  2. Prime Video
  3. Crave Canada
  4. Disney+
  5. Apple TV+
  6. Crunchyroll
  7. Shudder
  8. hayu
  9. CBC Gem
  10. Global TV

These were some of the best streaming services in Canada to watch top TV shows and movies!

If you’re the type of person who likes logging things, you should definitely join Letterboxd.

It’s kind of like a Goodreads for movies, and it’s a great way to keep track of what you’ve watched and what your friends are watching!

Do you subscribe to any of these streaming services in Canada? What are some other great streaming services worth subscribing to? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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