The internet is full of TV streaming services, but how do you know which one to pick? You want one that has the channels you want at a fair price. You also want it to be easy to use and not have any hidden fees.
And if possible, it would be great if they offered on-demand programming on top of live TV for when you just can’t wait.
If this sounds like what you’re looking for in your Canadian cable replacement service, keep reading!
Here are 8 great options with all the details so you can find the best fit by comparing them side-by-side.
Netflix is a great all-around streaming service that offers both live and on-demand TV. It’s one of the most popular services and has a large selection of channels, including several Canadian ones.
The monthly price is very reasonable, and there are no contracts or hidden fees. Plans range from $9.99 to $18.99 a month. No extra costs, no contracts. Netflix also offers its own original programming, which is a great addition to its lineup.
The only downside is that it doesn’t have as many channels as some of the other services listed here.
The CraveTV platform is available as a standalone service and on many streaming media platforms, such as Apple TV and Chromecast.
You can use the service on up to four devices at once, but you can also purchase a premium package that allows for up to five concurrent streams.
CraveTV has a good selection of channels, including Canadian networks. The monthly price is $7.99 per month, but it’s still reasonable.
Hulu is another great all-around streaming service with a large selection of channels, including several Canadian ones. The monthly price is very reasonable and there are no hidden fees.
Hulu’s basic plan costs $5.99 (CAD 7.5) and gives you access to the complete content library. While you’re watching your favorite shows, you’ll have to watch adverts.
You may subscribe from Hulu with no ads for $11.99 (CAD 15) a month if you wish to get rid of adverts while streaming.
Hulu also offers its own original programming as well as much popular show from the US, UK, and other countries that you can’t stream on Netflix or CraveTV.
4. Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is a great all-around streaming service with a large selection of channels, including several Canadian ones. The monthly price isn’t bad and there are no contracts or hidden fees.
After your free trial, Amazon Prime costs CAD$ 7.99 per month (+ taxes if applicable). You may cancel at any time. One big downside to Amazon Prime is that it’s only available in the US.
If you’re a Canadian living in the US, this might be a great option for you, but if you’re not, you’ll definitely need a VPN provider through which you can get access to Amazon Prime Video in Canada.
5. Channel 4
Channel 4 is a British TV network that will be launching in Canada as a streaming service early this year.
It’s going to have a selection of channels, including several Canadian ones, and has no contracts or hidden fees.
It also offers its own original programming as well as many popular shows from the UK that you can’t stream on Netflix or CraveTV.
6. YouTube TV
YouTube TV is a great streaming service for those who already use YouTube a lot. It has a good selection of channels, including several Canadian ones, and has an easy-to-use interface.
The monthly price of YouTube TV is USD 64.99, according to the official website. If you’re in Canada and sign up for YouTube TV, you’ll spend approximately CAD 79.19 every month.
The most basic service, which costs $65 per month, includes over 85 live channels as well.
7. Sling TV
Sling TV is a streaming service that’s been around for a while. It has a good selection of channels, including several Canadian ones, and offers a no-contract option.
Sling Orange and Sling Blue are the two subscription plans. Both cost $35 per month, or you may subscribe to both for $50 per month.
The downside is that the monthly price is a bit higher than some of the other services listed here.
Vudu is a streaming service that offers movies and TV shows. It has a library of over 100,000 titles to choose from.
You can watch movies and TV shows with or without ads. Vudu also offers a feature called “HDX” which provides the best picture quality possible.
It’s free to join, and you just have to pay for the movies and TV shows that you want to watch.
Comparing the services side-by-side
Netflix, CraveTV, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, and Channel 4 all offer a good selection of channels and have reasonable monthly prices.
Netflix has the largest selection of channels of any of the services and also has its own original programming.
Sling TV and Channel 4 will be launching with a good selection of channels, while the other services only have a few right now.
Hulu has many popular shows from the US, UK, and other countries that you can’t stream on Netflix or CraveTV.
Streaming services can be a great option for those who want to cut the cord and get rid of their cable subscription. There are many options available, but some stand out as better than others depending on what you’re looking for in your streaming experience.
The 8 streaming services we’ve reviewed offer different benefits and drawbacks; it’s up to you which is best suited for your needs and budget! We hope this list has been helpful! Let us know which service you subscribe to, or if we missed anything.
Also, let us know what you think of our list and which streaming services should be higher or lower. Thanks for reading!