hayu Canada | Price, features and content

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Niche streaming services are all the rage nowadays, each catering to a specific audience from horror fans (Shudder) to indie lovers (Sundance Now). That’s the case for hayu as well, a platform specializing in binge-able, exciting and addictive reality drama.

From Keeping Up with the Kardashians to Vanderpump Rules to Below Deck, the service boasts an impressive reality show library, with thousands of juicy episodes from over 200 shows waiting to be devoured. What’s even better is, hayu is affordable so Canadian reality fans won’t have to break their budget to binge away the weekend.

Thousands of reality TV shows free for 1 month with hayu

Thousands of reality TV shows free for 1 month with hayu from hayu - CA

Take advantage of hayu's 1-month free trial for instant access to some of the world's biggest reality television shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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What is hayu?

Owned by NBCUniversal, hayu is a streaming service similar to the likes of Netflix. The user pays a monthly fee and gains access to the platform’s library that they can watch to their heart’s content.

Unlike Netflix, which offers a diverse catalogue of TV shows and movies, hayu specializes solely in reality series.

That means you won’t find any prestige dramas or blockbuster movies on there. However, if you’re an avid reality TV fan, you’ll be more than satisfied with hayu’s library, which includes shows from All about Aubrey to Yours, Mine, and Ours (sadly, no available reality TV shows start with a Z). For some series, entire past seasons are available to stream with others delivering episodes on a weekly basis, express from the US.

hayu launched in 2016 and steadily grew its library over time. It was available first in the UK with subsequent rollouts in Ireland, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Finally, the service landed in Canada in October 2018 with more than 6,000 episodes of glossy reality from TV channels like Bravo, E! and Oxygen.

How much does hayu cost?

Updated February 17th, 2020
Name Product Price p/month or equivalent Free trial? Service Simultaneous streams 4K/UHD?
hayu
hayu [CA]
CA$5.99
30 days
On-demand streaming
1
No

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Here’s the good news – hayu is fairly cheap. Given its niche approach, the service has a lower monthly price than Netflix or CraveTV. It costs $5.99/month with a one-month free trial available so you can test-drive the platform prior to spending your cash. There are no contracts, which means that you can cancel your subscription anytime.

How much content does hayu offer?


Simply stated, it offers a lot. The platform hosts over 6,000 episodes from more than 200 reality shows, so there’s a good chance you’ll stumble upon your favorite. You can binge all 15 seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, several series from the Real Housewives franchise as well as other popular titles like Vanderpump Rules, Bethenny Ever After, Below Deck: Mediterranean, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills and more.

Unlike services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, hayu doesn’t offer any original content. However, the platform is well-integrated with social media thanks to the “Snippets” section.

Here, you’ll find short edited videos you can share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or email. There’s also “Stories,” a fun section with listicles, quizzes and news from the reality TV world.

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How does hayu compare?

Updated February 17th, 2020
Name Product Price p/month or equivalent Free trial? Service Simultaneous streams 4K/UHD?
hayu
hayu [CA]
CA$5.99
30 days
On-demand streaming
1
No
CBS All Access
CBS All Access [CA]
US$5.99
1-month
On-demand streaming
2
No
Fubo TV Canadian Basic
Fubo TV [CA]
CA$15.99
7 days
On-demand streaming
2
Yes
fuboTV offers sports streaming for Canadians as well as Cloud DVR recording for live events and options for additional packages.
Prime Video
Prime Video [CA]
CA$5.99
1 month
On-demand streaming
3
Yes
Residents of Quebec aren't eligible for a free trial of Amazon Prime
Acorn TV
Acorn TV [CA]
US$4.99
7 days
On-demand streaming
1
No
Acorn TV offers British TV shows on-demand.
YouTube Premium Family Plan
YouTube Premium Family Plan [CA]
CA$17.99
1 month
On-demand streaming
6
Select titles
SundanceNow
Sundance Now [CA]
US$6.99
7 days
On-demand streaming
1
No
YouTube Premium
YouTube Premium [CA]
CA$11.99
1 month
On-demand streaming
1
Select titles
Netflix Premium
Netflix Premium [CA]
CA$16.99
1-month
On-demand streaming
4
Yes
Club Illico
Club Illico [CA]
CA$9.99
No
On-demand streaming
1
No
Club Illico offers French TV shows and movies for a French-Canadian audience.
Netflix Basic
Netflix Basic [CA]
CA$9.99
1-month
On-demand streaming
1
No
Crave + Movies + HBO package
Crave + HBO [CA]
CA$19.98
1-month
On-demand streaming
2
No
Includes hit movies and current HBO seasons, as well as six live streaming channels (Crave 1, Crave 2, Crave 3, Crave 4, HBO Canada, HBO Canada 2)
Netflix Standard
Netflix Standard [CA]
CA$13.99
1-month
On-demand streaming
2
No
Crave
Crave [CA]
CA$9.99
1-month
On-demand streaming
2
No
Gives you access to Crave originals, past seasons of HBO shows, Showtime series, and a limited number of Family and Kids titles.
Shudder
Shudder [CA]
US$4.99
7 days
On-demand streaming
1
No
Shudder is a screaming service dedicated totally to contemporary and classic horror flicks.

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How much data will hayu use?

As with any streaming service, you’ll use data when watching reality with hayu. The service hasn’t released any official information about data usage, but we estimate it’s approximately 300MB for an SD episode and 700MB for an HD episode (42-44 minutes).

Whether you watch in SD (standard definition) or HD (high definition) will depend on your Internet speed. Using “adaptive technology,” hayu determines what video quality is most appropriate for your device.

For mobile, hayu offers subscribers the possibility to download episodes to watch later. That means you don’t have to stream using mobile data, which can incur extra charges from your carrier. Simply download the episodes when on Wi-Fi and enjoy later, when you’re on the go.

What devices are compatible with hayu?


You can stream hayu via your computer or download the app on your preferred device. hayu is compatible with:

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