Best Cable Alternatives in Canada in 2022
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.
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 TV||Netflix||YouTube TV||TELUS Stream+||RiverTV|
|Free trial length||30 days||N/A||7 days||N/A||30 days|
|Number of channels||100+||N/A||70+||100+||45|
|Number of titles||25,000+||5,320+||Unavailable||1000+||Unavailable|
|Number of simultaneous streams||3||1||3||3||3|
|Streaming quality||HD||4K Ultra||1080p||HD||HD|