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Live Streaming – An Alternative to Cable and TV

In today’s digital age, there are many new options to watch your favourite television programs or movies other than traditional television broadcast over the airwaves. With a streaming device, you can chose from one of the many services, at low or no cost: 

AMAZON PRIME VIDEO – Original productions and TV to match Netflix. You can subscribe as a stand-alone video service or as part of a larger Prime package, which includes a next-day delivery of Amazon packages, music streaming, and more. 

DISNEY+ – The new kid on the streaming block. With films and TV from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. The overall theme will be family-friendly.  

CRAVETV – Home to a lot of HBO content in Canada, CraveTV also has plenty of documentaries, kids shows, and movies. 

NETFLIX – Everyone knows about Netflix. The biggest streaming site in the world with a huge content library, plenty of original movies and series. 

CBC GEM – CBC’s in-house streaming service. Anything you can get on the CBC’s 14 channels, you can get on Gem. The basic package is free and pretty substantial.

Sports & More Sports – There are lots of sports streaming services to choose from, many offering much more content than you’d get on your regular network TV sports channel. Rogers NHL Live/TSN Direct/Sportsnet Now/MLB.TV to name a few.

CBS ALL ACCESS CANADA  – If you’re a big fan of CBS shows and don’t care for commercials, then CBS All Access Canada is for you. NCIS, Elementary, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and 60 Minutes are all here, along with some of their own original series.  

TUBI – A new streaming service that lets you watch movies and TV shows for free. No subscription fees, and no credit cards, just thousands of hours of streaming video content from studios like Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM and more.

Apple TV Plus – Unlike its competitors, Apple TV Plus features only original content—no re-runs of hit shows or recent blockbusters. It is also ignoring the popular “release-everything-at-once” approach — most shows on the platform will premiere new episodes weekly.