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Free Streaming Options to Replace Netflix

Recommended free TV and movie streaming apps and websites for Canadians

If you are looking for Canadian streaming options to replace Netflix, check out one of these free, or nearly free, services available to you.

Netflix has updated its terms of use in Canada and other countries globally to limit the use of its service to a single household which has had a flurry of backlash and comments across Reddit and other forums. There are many legitimate reasons why a Canadian family may need to use their Netflix account in more than one primary residence:

  • They own a cottage or a vacation home either in the same country or abroad
  • They travel for work
  • Children who travel from their primary home to another for all or part of a week
  • Students away at college or university

Time will tell how Netflix’s new policy will impact us as viewers. However, there are free streaming options available to you other than Netflix that provide great television and streaming content. If you are looking for another option to Netflix, HBO Max, Crave, or simply ready to cut the cord and move away from cable television, check out these alternative movie and TV streaming options.

Plex TV

Plex TV is a free service that lets you tune in to live TV and stream movies and TV shows anytime, on almost any device—no hardware required. With action, comedy, movies, news, and more streaming 24/7, there’s a channel for everyone.

Plex has over 50,000 free on-demand titles and 250 love TV channels waiting for you.

Plex offers:

Plex also offers more advanced features available to users. Such as a Media Server to share your own personal collection of movies, TV shows, music, photos, and home videos; PlexAmp a completely custom music player for audiophiles, and a paid premium subscription called PlexPass.


For as little as $49.99 (Canadian) a year or $6.59 a month a Plex use can upgrade to PlexPass. There is also a one-time, lifetime subscription for $150. PlexPass gives you a suite of features not available to Free Plex members. Some of the most notable are:

  • Skip the intro to your favourite shows
  • Download content for on-the-go viewing
  • Premium audio and video codex (better sound and colours)
  • See timed lyrics to your favorite songs when available, so you can karaoke (or lip sync)

For a full list of Plex Pass features check out their website.

How to access Plex?

Plex is available as an app on most phones and tablets (iOS and Android), TVs, Apple TV, Sonos, Game Consoles, as a Desktop app for your computer, and so much more.

Website: www.plex.tv


Tube allows you to watch amazing movies and TV shows for free. No subscription fees, and no credit cards. Just thousands of hours of streaming video content from studios like Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM and more.

Tubi brands itself as the leading free, premium, on-demand video streaming app. We have the largest library of content with thousands of movies and television shows, the best streaming technology, and a personalization engine to recommend the best content for you. Available on all of your devices, we give you the best way to discover new content, completely free.

Tubi also has dedicated content for Children to allow parents to let their kids browse with peace of mind.

What is the cost of Tubi?

To keep our service free and legal, Tubi include ads, which monetize the content that their video partners, such as MGM, Lionsgate, and Paramount, provide to them!

How to access Tubi?

Tubi is available on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity X1, Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs, Sony Smart TVs, PlayStation, and the web.

Website: www.plex.tv

Pluto TV

Pluto TV is a free, ad-supported video streaming service owned and operated by the Paramount Streaming division of Paramount Global. Pluto TV is completely free. You don’t need to register, create a login, or provide any credit card information to start watching. However, you’ll have to watch a few ads during your programming with a typical 30-minute show including four commercial breaks.

How to access Pluto TV?

You can access Pluto TV straight from your Internet browser on Windows, Mac, or Linux, as well as downloading the free Pluto TV app for Android and iOS devices, plus Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV as well!

Website: www.plex.tv

Other Streaming Options

Here are other streaming options that you can check out. Come back to this page over the next few days as we continue to review and provide updates on our favourite Streaming Services to replace your Netflix account or cut-the-cord and move away from cable TV.

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Mark Hanlon


Mark is an avid photographer, Starbucks addict, motivated cyclist, struggling runner, and rocking single parent living outside of Toronto, Ontario. Living with two chronic ilnesses, Crohn’s Disease and Diabetes, life for this Transportation Planner and Registered Professional Planner (RPP) can be an interesting mix.