The Top Streaming Services in Canada: A Comparison Guide

The Top Streaming Services In Canada - Comwave
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In the last decade, streaming services have profoundly changed the way we watch. And while they’ve been around for some time, the launch of original shows and movies—starting with Netflix’s House of Cards—forever altered what primetime TV meant and how many Canadians get their TV fix or host movie night. Since then, streaming has steadily eroded cable and satellite TV, making it Canadians’ top choice for entertainment.

Wondering what’s so good about streaming? From massive libraries of the all-time best TV shows and movies, to original content and the choice to watch what you want, when you want, without breaks and disruptions, streaming is clearly one of the new, best ways to watch.

The question now is, what’s the best streaming service for you? From household names like Netflix and Prime Video, to Disney+, Crave, and more, you have tons of choices when it comes to rewatching the classics and waiting for the latest episodes of your new favourites. Well, look no further. Check out our complete guide to streaming services in Canada that you can enjoy, thanks to the best, cheap internet from Comwave.

Top Streaming Services in Canada

With each streaming service just a fraction of the cost of TV, you’ll never run out of shows and movies to watch. Enjoy all the seasons of your comfort TV shows and entire movie trilogies, all in one place. Build your streaming stack with the most popular releases and streaming originals that are steadily growing into award contenders. 

Here’s every streaming service that you need for nonstop entertainment with the best internet from Comwave.

        1. Netflix

Undoubtedly the king of streaming, Netflix remains one of the most popular platforms in Canada. What started as a DVD rental service, Netflix successfully pivoted its business model to video-on-demand service in 2007 and has been available in Canada since 2010. 

Since then, the streaming giant has also began producing commercially successful and critically acclaimed originals such as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, and more, that can you can watch on your TV, computer, phone, gaming console, and more, complete with a download option for offline watching.

Netflix prices:

  • Basic with ads: $5.99 CAD/month
  • Basic: $9.99 CAD/month
  • Standard: $16.49 CAD/month
  • Premium: $20.99 CAD/month

        2. Crave TV

Launched by Canadian media giant Bell, Crave offers one of the largest content libraries to Canadians. At a price of $19.99 CAD + tax monthly, Crave TV certainly isn’t the cheapest. But if you’re a fan of HBO Originals, Max, and STARZ—with shows like Games of Thrones and The Last of Us—Crave TV is well worth every dollar. 

It doesn’t hurt to remember that Crave is the one platform that makes all HBO content available to watch in Canada. And to make it easier to subscribe, you can get it with a ComwaveTV subscription and enjoy it with reliable, cheap internet from Comwave.

        3. Prime Video

Are you a fan of Amazon? It’s really got it all for you. Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video is quickly becoming one of everyone’s go-to platforms, thanks to its versatility. The best part? If you already use Amazon Prime for shopping, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that Prime Video is already included in your subscription of $9.99 CAD a month.

Not only has Prime Video forayed into original content with gems like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jack Ryan, and The Lord of the Rings, but you can also rent movies that are not included in the free subscription, as well as add channels like Paramount+ and StackTV.

        4. STARZ

You’ve likely seen STARZ as an add-on channel on Prime Video and Crave TV. But if you’re interested in STARZ alone, you can get it for just $9.99 CAD a month through ComwaveTV. Distributed by Lionsgate, this streaming service lets you watch Hollywood classics, STARZ Originals, and a lot of new titles, such as Gaslit.

        5. Paramount+

Do you love shows from CBS and movies by Paramount Pictures? The recently launched Paramount+ streaming service is the best way to enjoy them—and it’s available in Canada with a 7-day free trial.

If you’re a fan of the Yellowstone universe or the all-time classic Star Trek, Paramount+ is certainly worth the investment. At the competitive price point of $9.99 CAD a month or $11.99 with the Showtime bundle, you can watch Paramount+ shows and movies on your computer, phone, and media players like the Amazon Firestick or your Smart TV.

        6. Disney+

What if the company behind some of the biggest blockbusters of all-time launched its own streaming service? That’s exactly what Disney did. And with Disney also owning both ABC and Fox, Disney+ is became one of the biggest, most in-demand streaming services overnight.

For a monthly subscription of $11.99 CAD, Disney+ offers access to some of the hottest shows and movies for all ages. From Marvel to Star Wars, animated classics, and countless primetime and box-office hits, Disney+ is one of the best streaming services for the entire family. 

        7. Apple TV+

For all iOS users out there—and even those that aren’t—you’ll be thrilled to know that Apple has ventured into streaming territory. Over the years, Apple TV+ has also started producing its own iconic originals, including Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, The Shrink Next Door, and more. Apple TV+ is available to watch on Apple devices.

AppleTV+ pricing:

  • Basic: $8.99 CAD/month
  • Family: $18.95 CAD/month
  • Premier: $37.95 CAD/month
  • Apple One bundle: $37.95 CAD/month

        8. Reel Entertainment

Are you looking for the best entertainment bundle? Reel Entertainment might just be the streaming service for you. With content from FX, Showcase, Lifetime, Adult Swim, and tons more, the $24.99 CAD price per month offers you the value of multiple streaming services, all in one price. And the best part? You can get it with your ComwaveTV subscription for non-stop entertainment with fast and cheap internet.

        9. Discovery+

Do you love all things science or want your little ones to enjoy some educational content? Discovery+ is another one of those streaming platforms that the entire family will love, designed to entertain and educate at the same time.

Starting at just $4.99 CAD with ads or $6.99 ad-free, Discovery+ is the go-to hub for NASA’s Unexplained Files and Planet Earth, but also reality TV gold like 90 Day Fiance, Cake Boss, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and the best of lifestyle from the Food Network. You won’t find a streaming service more versatile than Discovery+.

        10. Britbox Canada

For fans of British TV, there’s only one place to go: BritBox TV. Launched in Canada in 2018 and owned by British media giants the BBC and ITV, this streaming service is perfect for fans of British TV, films, and documentaries. For just $9.99 CAD a month, you can even use your subscription to use the platform when you’re in other regions, like the US, UK, Australia, South Africa, or Scandinavia, making it a good travel companion.

Stream Now with the Best Comwave Home Internet Plan

Clearly, there are tons of streaming services in Canada; our top 10 list is just the start. But whichever ones you choose, don’t forget the most important part. You need the best internet in Canada, and cheap internet at that. And now, you can get it with Comwave. From some of the best internet speeds for lag-free, ultra-crisp streaming, to simply adding the most popular services to your ComwaveTV subscription for hassle-free streaming, Comwave brings you the best, most affordable way to watch.

Want to experience the best streaming services in Canada? Start streaming with fast and cheap internet from Comwave, and get them on top of your ComwaveTV plan.

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