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Best Cable Alternatives in Canada in 2022

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US cord-cutting options may get the most attention these days, but there are a growing number of cheap cable alternatives in Canada. Up until recently, Canada’s TV fans were restricted to on-demand streaming services, but 2022 brings with it exciting options like RiverTV and Stack TV, Canada’s first multichannel live TV streaming service. And recently, fuboTV acquired exclusive premier league rights in Canada, adding another exciting new cable alternative to the mix for sports fans.

Read on to discover more about:

  • Live TV options for Prime Members
  • Canada’s first independent vMVPD, RiverTV
  • Free cable alternatives in Canada
  • Cheap streaming services
  • Sports-only live TV services
  • Where to find more information on cord-cutting in Canada

We’ve been following the worldwide cable-TV alternatives market for years. We’ve seen exciting changes in the market in the US, but the lack of multichannel live TV streaming service in Canada was particularly concerning. The traditional pay-TV stranglehold in Canada is finally starting to break with the 2020 introduction of RiverTV.

RiverTV offers lightweight pricing compared to traditional cable and satellite TV options in Canada. You’ll get 43+ live and on-demand channels for just $16.99 per month. You can also choose between several add-on channels, including a $3.99 per month add-on package that includes movies from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000sYou can give RiverTV a go hassle-free thanks to the available 7-day free trial.

This channel package comes with some of the most popular cable TV channels available today. Access entertainment channels such as Lifetime, HGTV, National Geographic, History Channel, and Adult Swim, movie channels such as Rewind and Silver Screen, and a wide selection of news networks, including Euronews and Newsy.
RiverTV is currently the only service in Canada offering where you can find several US-based TV networks. Cheddar, Law & Crime, Newsmax TV, Newsy, Journey, Real Vision, Drink TV and Revolt are all available in Canada only through RiverTV.

TELUS Stream+

TELUS Stream+

Add Stream+ after selecting a plan or get it from your My TELUS account to start streaming on your phone, tablet, laptop and TV. You can also link your existing accounts for these services to enjoy our savings and keep your watch history. If you change your mind, cancel at any time.

Learn more here.

Comparing Canadian TV streaming services

 Amazon Prime TVNetflixYouTube TVTELUS Stream+RiverTV
Annual price$107.88/yr.$107.88/yr.$599.88/yr.$300/yr.$203.88/yr.
Free trial length30 daysN/A7 daysN/A30 days
Number of channels100+N/A70+100+45
Number of titles25,000+5,320+Unavailable1000+Unavailable
Number of simultaneous streams31333
DVR StorageN/AN/AUnlimitedN/AN/A
Streaming qualityHD4K Ultra1080pHDHD