12 Best Streaming Services in Canada

In this day and age, many households prefer streaming platforms like Netflix over cable TV because of the vast price difference. Most cable TV services are priced at $60-$80 per month, while streaming subscriptions are priced at only $70-$90 per year

Not only is there a notable difference in costs, but most streaming services also offer multi-platform streaming, meaning you can access content from your laptop, TV, phone, and other common devices. You can also share your subscription with certain services through a family plan. 

The only downside to streamers is you don't immediately know whether they cover your region or not. Title availability also varies per region—what could have a packed library in one country could be lacking elsewhere. To keep you updated, we've compiled a list of the best streamers in your area. These have been selected as among the most affordable, prolific, and entertaining in Canada today.

CuriosityStream is an American streaming services that focuses on documentary movies and shows and is available in more than 175 countries.

In the US, pricing starts at $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year for the basic plan, with an upgrade to the 4K Monthly plan available for $9.99 per month or $69.99 per year. 

CuriosityStream can be accessed via web browser as well as Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, and has a mobile app that is compatible across Apple and PC computers, and Android and iOS phones and tablets. 

Price: $2.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox

Criterion Channel is a curated movie-streaming service that offers ad-free and on-demand access to films from The Criterion Collection in HD. It is currently only available in the US and Canada. The subscription costs $10.99 per month or $99.99 per year. Like Netflix, the Criterion Channel also offers a physical rental service. The number of movies you can rent each month, for a flat monthly rate, depends on how quickly you can return them. You don't need to subscribe to The Criterion Channel to buy or rent physical media on DVD and Blu-ray, but subscribers may get discounts.

Price: $10.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox

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The streaming services on this page were chosen by our editors. If you choose to subscribe to a streaming service we recommend as a result of our research, analysis, and curation, our work is sometimes (but not always) supported by an affiliate commission from the streaming service when you make a purchase.

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