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Streaming Services

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Below is a thorough list of all the streaming services that are available to you here in Manitoba! 

 

 

1. Netflix

Netflix is the oldest, most classic and still one of the biggest streaming service. They have a wide variety of genres of shows and movies for all ages with many dramas, comedies and much more stand-up comedians than most other streamers.

 

Prices:

Basic (no HD): $9.99 per month

Standard (with HD): $14.99 per month

Premium (ultra HD): $18.99 per month

 

Popular shows:

  • Stranger Things
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • The Office
  • Ozark
  • Altered Carbon
  • El Camino
  • Mindhunter
  • Black Mirror
  • Squid Game

 

 

2. Disney+

A fairly new streaming service created by Disney. As a result, they have Disney owned movies and shows. They have a lot of content. Not only does it have classic Disney movies but also had Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Fox Studios.

 

Prices:

$11.99 per month, or

$119.99 per year

 

Popular Shows:

  • Star Wars
  • The Muppets
  • The Mandalorian
  • Togo
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum
  • Iron Man
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Simpsons

 

 

3. Crave

Crave has a variety of options especially with Showtime content and some classic HBO shows. The basic background will get you many shows and movies but to get the full range of HBO shows and/or the latest Hollywood movies as well as kid content then you'll need to buy add-ons which, if you buy a lot of them, are much more expensive.

 

Prices:

Crave: $9.99 per month, or $99.90 per year

Add-ons: 

  • Movies + new HBO: extra $9.99 per month, or $99.90 per year
  • Starz: extra $5.99 per month, or $59.90 per year
  • Super Écran (French content): extra $9.99 per month, or $99.90 per year

 

Popular shows:

  • Westworld
  • South Park
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Homeland
  • Letterkenny
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Big Lebowski

 

 

4. Amazon Prime Video

This video service is available when you buy Amazon Prime at no extra charge! It has a huge variety of shows, movies, as well as original content not found anywhere else.

 

Prices:

$7.99 per month, or

$79.00 per year 

 

Popular Shows:

  • Jack Ryan
  • HuntersFleabag
  • The Man in the High Castle
  • Good Omens
  • The Grand Tour
  • The Boys
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maise
  • Sneaky Pete

 

 

5. YouTube Premium

This is an extension to YouTube which provides lots of free content, ad-free videos, and can even get free access to Google Music when you sign up.

 

Prices: 

Basic: $11.99 per month

Student Price: $6.99 per month

Family plan (up to 5 other people): $17.99 

 

Popular Shows:

  • Cobra Kai
  • Impulse
  • Step Up: High Water
  • Wayne
  • Origin
  • Liza on Demand
  • BTS: Burn the Stage
  • Best Shot

 

 

6. Apple TV+

This video service is fairly cheap and has a wide range of content from big name celebrities. They have lots of movies and documentaries, TV shows, and kid-friendly viewing options. 

 

Prices: 

$5.99 per month

*if you buy an Apple TV you get one year of Apple TV+ for free

 

Popular Shows:

  • See
  • Oprah’s Book Club
  • The Morning Show
  • Amazing Stories
  • Home Before Dark
  • Little America

 

 

7. The Roku Channel

The Roku Channel is available through the Roku device and many smart TVs. It's different from some of the other ones because it collects other channels and streaming services and makes them available in one convenient place. It gives you access to tons of free channels, subscription channels, and rental channels.

 

You can watch television, movies, news, documentaries, and sports on channels like Tubi, Cineplex Store, Red Bull TV, TED, and international channels.

 

Prices:

Free (has ads)

*there are also a number of subscription channels you can pay for (like Netflix), and options for paid episodes and movies (through Google Play Movies and TV)

 

 

8. CBC Gem

This streaming service features many Canadian, and even a lot of international, shows, documentaries, movies, and newscasts. Can get it for free without creating a subscription for Basic service, but if you do sign up you get to stream live TV, have access to children's programming and more!

 

Prices:

Basic access: free, no log in required

Standard access: free, log in required

Paid access (no ads): $4.99 per month

 

Shows:

  • Workin’ Moms
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Kim’s Convenience
  • Award-winning documentaries like Equus
  • CBC live TV

 

 

9. Britbox

Streaming service with British shows including all the best English mysteries, crime shows, comedies, dramas, soap operas, and documentaries that have ever come out of the UK. 

 

Prices:

$8.99 per month, or

$89.99 per year

 

Popular Shows:

  • Doctor Who
  • Coronation Street
  • Mr. Bean
  • Keeping up Appearances
  • Fawlty Towers
  • Father Brown
  • Blackadder

 

 

10. Acorn TV

Similar to Britbox as it offers a large selection of British shows, but it also has some from a number of commonwealth countries, Spain, and Mexico. The focus of Acorn TV is television series, such as mysteries, dramas, comedies, foreign language series, and crime stories with some films too.

 

Prices:

$7.49 per month, or

$74.99 per year

 

Popular Shows:

  • Line of Duty
  • Doc Martin
  • Keeping Faith
  • Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries
  • Queens of Mystery
  • Detectorists

 

 

11. Paramount+

This streaming service has most of the CBS channel shows including many favourite shows, original content, and live TV from CBS, CBSN, CBS Sports HQ, and ET Live.

 

Prices:

$5.99 per month

 

Popular Shows:

  • NCIS
  • Big Brother
  • Picard
  • Young Sheldon

 

 

12. fuboTV

This streaming service is all about sports! You can watch all different types of sports news, shows, and movies. They even offer 30 hours of Cloud DVR, so you can record the games you can’t catch live.

 

Prices:

$15.99 per month (for 2 devices)

$5.99 extra per month for an additional (3) device

 

Popular channels:

  • beIN Sports channels
  • BenficaTV
  • Fight Network
  • Paramount Network
  • GameTV
  • fuboTV Network.

 

 

13. DAZN

Another sports streaming service dedicated to streaming live and on-demand sports of all kinds. Can watch hockey, baseball, soccer, boxing, rugby, tennis, cricket, and especially football (can watch every NFL game)

 

Prices:

$20.00 per month, or

$150.00 per year

 

Popular channels:

  • NFL
  • UEFA Europa League
  • MLB
  • Bellator
  • Carabao Cup

 

 

14. Crunchyroll 

Crunchyroll is your one-stop streaming service for all anime, manga, and Japanese drama. There are also simulcasts available directly from Japan, so you can keep up with all your favourite episodes!

 

Prices:

$7.99 per month

$22.99 per three months, 

$69.99 per year

 

Popular Shows:

  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Naruto Shippuden
  • Attack on Titan
  • One Punch Man
  • One Piece

 

 

15. hayu 

Streaming service dedicated to reality TV. Can find anything from true crime, cooking, dance competitions, and every other type of reality programming, like dating shows, home and renovation shows, lifestyle shows, and plenty more. Not as much content as you might find with others but they still have over 250 titles.

 

Pricing

$5.99 per month (first month free)

 

Popular Shows:

All the top reality shows are on hayu, including:

  • Keeping up with the Kardashians
  • Top Chef
  • Vanderpump Rules
  • Queer Eye
  • Blind Date
  • 16 and Pregnant

 

 

16. CuriosityStream

The special focus of CuriosityStream is documentaries. You’ve got nature, history, science, and just about every other type of documentary you could imagine. It is home to thousands of educational non-fiction, including original and exclusive content.

 

Prices:

  • HD streaming: $2.99 USD per month, or $19.99 USD per year
  • 4K streaming: $9.99 USD per month, or $69.99 USD per year

 

Popular Shows:

  • Conscious Capitalism
  • Global Food
  • Space Probes
  • Sacred Spaces
  • Big Cats
  • Storm Chaser’s Guide

 

 

17. Pureflix 

This streaming service is focused on Christian and faith-based content. They have a variety of faith-based genres including action, comedies, and even documentaries.

 

Prices:

$12.99 USD per month, or

$83.33 USD per year first year, $99.99 USD per year after first year

 

Popular Shows:

  • The Chosen
  • The Encounter
  • Malibu Dan the Family Man
  • Hitting the Breaks
  • The King's Messenger
  • Travel the Road

 

 

18. Shudder

This streaming service focuses on horror, thrillers, and suspense content. Has shows, movies, podcasts, live streaming, and even original content.

 

Prices:

$5.99 USD per month, or

$54.99 USD per year

 

Popular Movies:

  • Child’s Play
  • It Follows
  • 3 From Hell
  • Greg Nicotero’s Creepshow
  • Daniel Isn’t Real
  • The Wrath
  • Belzebuth

 

 

19. Sundance Now

This streaming service has more art-centric and independent-style shows, films and content. You can watch documentaries, foreign films, biographies, educational programming, comedies, and especially true crime, thrillers, and dramas.

 

Prices:

$6.99 USD per month, or

$59.99 USD per year

 

Popular Movies:

  • Being Human
  • A Discovery of Witches
  • Burn After Reading
  • The Queen
  • Amy

 

 

20. HighballTV

HighballTV focuses on good underrated films from film festivals like Cannes, Sundance, and TIFF, and bringing them together in one convenient place. They have a lot of quirky, independent, and thought-provoking cinema.

 

Prices:

$7 per month

$70 per year

 

Popular Movies:

  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • Luba
  • The Red Balloon

 

 

21. The Criterion Channel

This is a movie streaming service home to thousands of contemporary and classic films, as well as independent, arthouse, international, and Hollywood films. Plus, this is one of the only streaming services that will let you watch classic movies that are older than the 1970s and 80s.

 

Prices:

$10.99 USD per month

$99.99 USD per month

 

Popular Movies:

  • The Graduate
  • Raging Bull
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • Withnail and I
  • Ghost World
  • Many of the original Godzilla movies

 

 

22. MUBI

MUBI is great for cult classics and modern cinema. You’ll find a selection of foreign films, undiscovered gems, arthouse films, classic cinema, and more.

 

They add a new movie every day, and let you download movies to your mobile to watch offline whenever you want. However, there are only ever 30 titles available at a time, and movies are only available for 30 days.

 

Prices:

$9.99 per month, or

$83.88 per year

 

Popular Shows:

  • It varies as they change every 30 days, but they'll have plenty of movies you won't be able to find elsewhere

 

 

23. Spuul

This streaming service is all about Bollywood movies (India) and there are thousands of them. There is a selection of ad-filled movies available if you create a free account, and you can even download movies to your mobile. The premium account, however, gets you access to tons of ad-free movies, 100 live TV channels, more language options, and recording capabilities.

 

Prices:

Free (with ads)

$4.99 per month, or

$49.99 per year

 

 

24. Club illico 

This streaming service provides only French content mostly from Quebec. That includes French versions of popular TV shows and movies, such as documentaries, horrors, comedies, dramas, international content, fantasies, family friendly content, and more. 

 

Prices:

$15 per month

 

 

25. Plex

Plex is great for people on a budget because it offers thousands of movies, live TV, news, web series, and shows for free. No matter what type of genre you like, including horror, Bollywood, sci-fi, romance, drama, anime, and more, you’ll find them.

 

All you have to do is put in your email address and create a password to start watching. There’s also a premium version called Plex Pass that gives you more options, like adding parental controls and a mobile sync so you can watch movies and shows offline. All the Plex options, even the paid account, have ads.

 

Prices:

Basic: free (just sign up with e-mail)

Plex Pass: $6.49 per month, $49.99 per year, or $159.99 for a lifetime membership

 

Popular shows:

  • Rain Man
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Escape from New York
  • Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
  • Leaving Las Vegas

 

 

26. tubi

Tubi is a streaming services that’s available completely free! There are thousands of movie and show titles on this service, and you never have to pay a dime. You don’t even have to register to watch movies, but you will have to create a free account if you want to add movies to your queue. You do have to deal with ads, however.

 

Prices:

Free!

 

Popular Movies:

  • The Island
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Passion of the Christ

 

 

27. Kanopy

Kanopy is unique because it’s completely free and completely ad-free. This is because it is available through public libraries and schools, so you can watch films on here for free! All you need is a student card number or library card number from a participating library, college, or university to watch.

 

Most of the content is a little more sophisticated than what you might find on the more mainstream streaming services, and you can watch thousands of movies, foreign films, critically acclaimed flicks, and documentaries, all at no cost.

 

Prices:

Kanopy is free through participating universities and libraries. Check if it is available to you through their find your public library or find your university.

 

Popular shows:

  • Babel
  • Margot at the Wedding
  • Cleo from 5 to 7
  • Miss Representation

 

 

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