Streaming Services in Canada – Complete List

If you live in Canada, you may not have as many streaming options as US but you still have plenty of exciting services and a great choice of hardware.

On this site, we explore all the legal options to watch content on your TV through internet and more.

What is TV Streaming

TV streaming is playing video content through the internet. The most familiar form of TV streaming is YouTube. In a similar way, many companies created TV streaming services that offer premium content on demand for a monthly fee.

Is TV Streaming Legal?

You may have heard of many TV streaming services that seem a little sketchy. It’s true, some of these services, also called IPTV can be offered illegally. On this website, we’ll show you only the legal options that you can subscribe to in Canada.

What are the Pros and Cons of Streaming versus classic cable TV?

One of the main advantages of streaming TV is that it offers a wide range of content that can be accessed anytime and anywhere. Streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, offer a wide range of TV shows, movies, and other video content that can be watched on a variety of devices, including TVs, smartphones, and tablets. This allows users to watch the content they want, when they want, without being tied to a specific schedule or location.

Another advantage of streaming TV is that it is often more affordable than traditional cable or satellite TV services. Many streaming services offer a range of subscription plans that can be customized to the user’s preferences and budget. This allows users to pay only for the content they want to watch, without having to pay for a large bundle of channels that they may never watch.

However, one disadvantage of streaming TV is that it can require a stable and high-speed internet connection to work properly. If the internet connection is slow or unreliable, the streaming experience can be poor, with buffering and other issues.

One disadvantage of TV streaming is that compared with regular TV you won’t find many services that offer live coverage of main events like the Oscars, or the Emmys, as well as news and live sports. However, as you’ll see from the choices below, more options are coming that cover those segments as well.

How much does TV Streaming Cost?

With TV Streaming the cost is divided as follows:

  • Hardware cost (could be already part of your TV or it could cost 50$-500$ depending on the hardware’s additional capabilities.)
  • Internet Service – you need a reliable and strong connection, which could cost from 50$ to 150$ per month depending on where you live and what Internet providers you have in your area
  • TV Streaming services – could be ranging from 5$ to 25$ per month and per service depending on the service, number of devices, streaming quality (SD, HD, 4K)

How do I get set up for TV Streaming?

Setting up a TV Streaming service is easy. It usually involves a subscription usually paid with a credit card, a login to the service on the hardware of your choice, and done. Very easy to set up by even the less technically inclined people.

Internet Service Requirements

Internet speed and reliability are very important. Depending on the service you choose and the TV you have, streaming can use a good 2-3 Megabytes/second and could take hundreds of Gigabytes of download in a month.

Let’s look at some numbers

Netflix recommends 3 Mb / second internet speed for a Standard Definition movie and up to 25 Mb / second for a 4K movie or TV show. For more details on how to check your speed, you can consult the Netflix Help Page

TV Streaming Services

  • Netflix
  • Disney+
  • Apple TV+
  • Crave TV
  • Discovery+ (HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, TLC, ID, Animal Planet, Own, Discovery, Magnolia Network, TRVL Channel, SCI)
  • CBS All Access – now Paramount+
  • CBC Gem
  • City TV
  • YouTube Premium
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Amazon Prime Video Add-On : StackTV


  • AcornTV
  • AMC+
  • AMC+
  • Aptn Lumi
  • BBC Select
  • BritBox
  • CottageLife
  • ErosNow Select
  • Hayu
  • Hollywood Suite
  • IFCFilms unlimited
  • Love Nature
  • MGM
  • Moonbug Kids
  • Mubi
  • Nick+
  • Out TV
  • Paramount+
  • PBS Masterpiece
  • Shudder
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Starz
  • Stingray All Good Vibes
  • Sundance Now
  • Sundance Now
  • SuperChannel
  • TasteMade
  • The Great Courses
  • Topic
  • UMC

Sports Streaming Services

  • F1 TV
  • TSN
  • APT Tennis TV
  • Fite
  • Dazn
  • UFC
  • Redbull
  • MLB TV
  • Sportsnet Now
  • NBA
  • NHL Live
  • Bleacher report live
  • RDS

Other Streaming Channels

  • Tubi
  • Sundance Now
  • The Criterion Channel
  • shudder
  • funimatin
  • acorn tv
  • mubi
  • crunchyroll
  • pluto

TV Streaming Hardware

  • Integrated with your TV
  • Streaming boxes
  • Apple TV
  • Mobile Devices – phones, tablets
  • Gaming Consoles – XBOX, PlayStation
  • ROKU
  • Chromecast
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android boxes
  • Home Media Center PC

Other TV Service Options

Over The Air (OTA) TV

Cable TV

  • Rogers
  • Bell
  • VMedia
  • Virgin Plus
  • Satellite TV
  • Bell Satellite