Canadians are streaming and doing so in a big way. In 2010, Canadians watched only 30 minutes of video streaming each week. Today, the average Canadian streams 3.8 hours/week, the majority of those streams coming from Netflix. But while Netflix certainly is the more popular, other streaming platforms are stepping up to offer quality programming. Though these recent entries are more niche, they offer enough content to make a subscription worth the price of admission.
A report from eMarkter says 17.4 million Canadians currently use some type of video streaming service. That number is expected to jump closer to 20 million by 2020. Nearly 75% of the current figure subscribe to Netflix. Amazon Prime is a favourite for roughly 10% of all streams with 9% of Canadians choosing CraveTV. It’s expected that by the end of next year, streaming service subscriptions in Canada will outnumber those of traditional cable.
Netflix isn’t the only streaming platform Canadians should be excited about. Though we don’t get access to platforms like Hulu+ or YouTube TV, there’ve been a few new players vying for the attention of Canadians viewers. Here are some you should consider subscribing to:
1. CraveTV - $9.99/month
2. CTV Movies - free
3. CBS All Access Canada - $5.99/month
4. City TV Now/FX Now - Free
5. Ice Surfing - free via Twitter
6. Disney+ - $6.99/month
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