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Here's how much it would cost a month to subscribe to every streaming service in Canada

Streaming services in Canada are growing like wildflower with a lot more than just Netflix, Disney and Apple in the mix.

Gone are the days of brick-and-mortar video rental shops; Canadian streaming services are taking over our screens. With over 73% of Canadians streaming movies or TV shows online each month, the subscription service industry continues to grow bigger each year.

But how much are these services actually costing Canadians? Is it worth it to subscribe to a few streaming services, or is cable the cheaper — and better — option?

Here's a breakdown of the most popular paid streaming services in Canada and how much it will cost you to subscribe.

Apple TV+

Apple's streaming service offers only original content. Subscribers have access to star-studded TV shows such as Dickinson and The Morning ShowCost: $5.99/month.

Amazon Prime Video

This service offers a mix of award-winning TV shows like Parks and Recreation and newly-released films such as Robin Hood. Cost: $7.99/month.

Disney+

This is the only streaming service providing access to movies and TV shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and National Geographic. Cost: $8.99/month.

Netflix

Canada's most popular streaming service, boasting a collection of original content in addition to a wide selection of TV shows and movies. Cost: $9.99/month.

YouTube Premium

YouTube content, but without the ads. Subscribers can also download videos to watch offline. Cost: $11.99/month.

Crave TV

A Canadian streaming service offering a selection of box-office hits like Aquaman and The Crimes of Grindelwald. Cost: $9.99/month.

Hayu

The go-to streaming service for reality TV. Subscribers will find familiar favorites such as The Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. Cost: $5.99/month.

Britbox

The biggest streaming collection of British TV, including shows such as Mock the Week and Gavin & Stacey. Cost: $8.99/month.

NHL LIVE

A must-have Canadian streaming service for any serious hockey fan. Cost: $29.99/month.

TSN

Sports fans can live stream hockey, the CFL, NFL, NBA, tennis, golf, curling, and more. Cost: $19.99/month.

Sportsnet

A subscription service boasting 300+ NHL games and 100+ NBA games throughout the year. Cost: $19.99/month.

MLB

Baseball fans can live stream games in HD quality, as well as select 2020 spring training games. Cost: $24.99/season.

DAZN

Football enthusiasts are given exclusive access to every live NFL game and Premier League match this season. Cost: $20/month.

CBC Gem

CBC's streaming service boasts popular Canadian television shows like Schitt's Creek and Family Feud. Cost: $4.99/month.

CBS All Access

CBS's streaming service that includes popular TV shows like Big Brother and ET Live. Cost: $5.99/month

OUTtv

Canada's only national LGBTQ+ Network, boasting reality TV shows like RuPaul's Drag Race and Naked Attraction. Cost: $3.99/month.

The total cost of all of these Canadian streaming services? $199.85 per month, or close to $2,400 each year. In comparison, a Canadian cable package is just $49.99 per month — saving subscribers a whopping $150, or close to a month's rent ($1800) each year.

That being said, it seems unlikely (read: ridiculous) that a person would be subscribed to all 16 of these Canadian streaming services, so it could still be cheaper for Canadians to choose streaming services over cable.

The bottom line? In the year 2020, Netflix is like reusable metal straws: it's here to stay.

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