Streaming doesn’t begin and end with Netflix, Disney, and Amazon. There are lots of options available, including some that offer free content.
Note that prices quoted are accurate as of August 2022 and reflect the lowest subscription tier of a given service; there may be higher tiers that offer more content or more functionality, such as 4K streaming.
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Bundled with Amazon Prime (which has shopping, shipping, and music streaming benefits too), Amazon Prime Video is home to one of the largest libraries of TV and movies along with their own original TV content, such as Jack Ryan.
FuboTV has movies and TV, but they really specialize in sports, particularly soccer. If you want to see Premier League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, and other major soccer events, this is the service for you.
Hoopla is a source of streaming TV and movies (along with ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and more) available through Canadian libraries. If you’re rural, check to see if you can sign up for the library system of your closest big city—some of them don’t require a city address.
Hotstar features entertainment popular in South Asia, including dramas, comedies, reality TV, and cricket. They have content in Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and more. Note that the Canadian version of HotStar has less content than Hotstar India.
This service used to be CBS All Access. They offer content from CBS, Paramount, and Nickelodeon, including 24/7 news, some sports, TV series, movies, and more. They also do original shows, such as Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
If you had or wanted NHL Live, it’s moved over to Sportsnet Now. In addition to NHL games, they also have MLB, NBA, and IndyCar stuff, along with smaller sports. Note that if you want your old NHL Live features, such as out-of-market games, you’ll have to upgrade.
South Asian content including live TV offerings from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Spuul also offers movies, TV shows, and other content in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and more.
A derivative of the Sundance Film Festival, expect prestige movies and TV. Note that there used to be a Canada-specific version of this streaming service, but it folded. Now Canadians can access the American version.
Tubi has a library of 40,000 movies and TV shows, which is the largest digital library in the word—yes, they have more content than Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. It’s all free, but their library is ad-supported.