Streaming services seem like they’ve taken over everything. It’s all Netflix this, Amazon Prime Video that, HBO Max this. There are so many streaming services in the market that it’s hard to parse through them all.
In Canada, almost all of these streaming services are available but not all of them are good and most of them are paid. We at Crazystreamers Canada realize that not everyone can pay for a streaming service and that not every streaming service is worth paying for either.
That is why we’ve combed through the streaming service available in Canada and picked out nine options that we believe are the best free streaming options that you can have in 2022.
9 Best Free Streaming Services in Canada (2022)
Youtube is one of the best options for free content that you can find. Not only can you watch thousands of content creators, but you can also get access to a lot of movies and TV shows. It has a free version that you can access but it will have ads as most free services do, so you will have to deal with that.
The major network TV show catalog on Youtube is less impressive than you might want, but there are still some impressive names like Westworld, Euphoria, The Rookie, and more.
Roku is another interesting option but the one big caveat is that it isn’t readily available like Youtube. Instead, if you want access to Roku, you need to have a Roku device or Roku TV. Roku itself is free to access if you have either of those things.
As for the content library, Roku isn’t the most up-to-date platform, so it is best for a casual movie night or background noise. It is also ad-supported, so ad breaks will be there but they will be brief.
Unlike Roku, there is no need for you to rely on an external device for Tubi. Tubi is quite similar in terms of content library and selection. It is also ad-supported, so you will have to sit through ads.
But it is 100% free and it is supported on just about any major device or platform such as Android, iOS, Amazon Firestick, Xbox, PlayStation, PC, Roku app, or Apple TV.
4. Pluto TV
Pluto TV is a great option if you want a huge content library. It has one of the biggest content libraries for a free streaming service. It is also 100% free and you don’t even need to register to watch. Simply open the site and start watching.
Of course, there are a few cons, such as a slow and laggy website that is due to the ad-supported nature of the platform.
This list wouldn’t be complete without CTV. It is one of the biggest broadcast companies in Canada and it is undoubtedly one of the oldest. You do have to sign up to get access but you can easily and freely catch up with your favorite movies and TV shows. It also has American shows in its selection.
CTV is ad-supported but the website is quick and doesn’t lag, which is a plus.
6. Food Network
Sometimes you just want to look at the food being made and drool over it. Or maybe you are interested in cooking and want to learn new recipes or even draw inspiration. Luckily, the well-known Food Network is free to watch. Though, if you want access to full-length episodes, you will have to get a subscription.
7. Vice TV
Vice TV has gained a lot of popularity recently for its authentic portrayal of global communities, cultures, and its unbiased coverage of world events compared to corporate TV networks.
Vice TV is free to an extent, it offers access to full episodes, interviews, and clips but it doesn’t offer this access to ALL its episodes, interviews, and clips, so you will have to consider getting a subscription for that.
Kanopy doesn’t have TV shows, let us inform you right off the bat. It also has mostly movies and documentaries. It is somewhat of an educational platform, as it is supported by local libraries and colleges.
So, as long as you have a library card or a university login, you can access Kanopy. The plus side is that Kanopy being supported by local libraries and colleges means that it is ad-free and easy to navigate.
Of course, we couldn’t let the anime lovers feel left out. Crunchyroll has a huge library of anime TV shows and movies that you can peruse. They even have mangas and graphic novels available for access.
Of course, while most of their content is free, it is interrupted by rather intrusive ads. So, if you want to get rid of the ads, there is a paid tier you can upgrade to.
So, there are platforms for just about everyone. Yes, there are downsides to them but you can’t expect the world from a free platform.
Still, any one of these platforms will be more than enough to entertain you and keep you occupied if you are bored or just want to relax.