With countless streaming platforms to choose from, there’s something for everyone in the world of TV entertainment. Are you a Hollywood or Bollywood fan? Interested in golden oldies or reality TV? Sometimes the more options you have, the more confusing it can be to choose. Add different tastes and needs of family members to the mix and finding the best streaming service for you can get even more complicated.
Here’s some guidance on your available options and how to choose the best streaming service in Canada for your interests and budget.
October 22, 2020 in Life
You may be on the fence about cancelling your cable subscription. Both cable TV and streaming services can come with their pros and cons.
● Access to live news, sports, and events
● No need for a WiFi connection
● No data charges or worries about going over your allotted monthly data
● You could get locked into a long-term or annual contract
● You could have limited to no flexibility to watch shows away from home
● Operates on a subscription basis that is often month-to-month
● You can stream content from almost anywhere
● Requires a WiFi connection and a streaming device
● You may have to pay extra charges for data if you go over your allotted monthly data
● May not have access to live event coverage
Ask yourself these questions about your viewing habits to figure out what is the best TV streaming service for you:
Depending on your answers to the questions above, you may want to sign up for one or multiple streaming services that offer genre-specific options, like live events streams, sports streams, classic or international films, new movies/shows, or TV shows. Alternatively, you may want to consider casting, which allows you to watch content only on your phone.
Keep in mind that you might not be the only one at home consuming content. If children will be part of your viewing group, look for the best streaming service with age-appropriate programs. Some services allow you to set up separate profiles so kids can’t access adult content.
If sports fans rule the remote, consider streaming services that provide coverage of specific sports or a range of sports programming.
Because many streaming services offer month-to-month memberships, you can easily cancel one to try another. Look for free trial periods and other deals for new members to help you make your decision. You can also keep track of which platforms offer fresh episodes of your favourite shows or new releases you’d like to watch and time your subscription accordingly.
If you’re willing to watch a few commercials, you might be able to access free ad-supported streaming. Also, check out your local public library for free on-demand movies and TV shows. And if you decide to keep your cable, it could come with some free or discounted streaming content services as well.