Streaming sports in Canada: Watch the action on the go with these services

Hockey, baseball, wrestling, basketball, soccer, cricket – you name your sport of choice, chances are you can stream it your way in Canada. This is how.

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Streaming sport in Canada

Like in most parts of the globe, the streaming of content and particularly live sport has come a long way in Canada.

A market that was once overloaded with pop-up-fuelled, unreliable and often illegal streaming options now has a number of official, legitimate choices for viewing sport on your preferred device.

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In Canada, depending on the provider, sports streaming can be available on mobiles and tablets, plus certain Smart TVs and gaming consoles. It’s always worth checking with providers to ascertain device compatibility for your chosen sport.

Canadian mobile phone carriers and international sports streaming companies like DAZN and FITE TV have access to a variety of professional sports in the Great White North. They offer a wide range of options and prices, with many also coming with free trial periods.

You can also access sports leagues or individual Canadian teams through dedicated apps or channels directly from the source, such as UFC Fight Pass, Golf TV, F1 TV or WWE Network.

It’s also not just the live action itself sports fans seek. Features like split screens, highlights, multiple camera angles and dedicated shows are also selling points.

Free trials are common. iOS and Android devices, Smart TVs and apps are all options to access content. In an increasingly crowded market, more sports and improved features are becoming available all the time.

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Service type Free trial? Price
CA DAZN Monthly
CA DAZN Monthly
On-demand streaming
30 days
$20/month
CA DAZN Annually
CA DAZN Annually
On-demand streaming
30 Days
$150/year
CA fuboTV
CA  fuboTV
On-demand streaming
7 days
$15.99/month
F1 TV Pro Monthly
F1 TV Pro Monthly
On-demand streaming
N/A
$9.99/month
CA FITE TV
CA FITE TV
Cable service
7 days
$4.99/month
CA WWE Network
CA WWE Network
On-demand streaming
30 days
$9.99/month
CA Watch NRL
CA Watch NRL
On-demand streaming
No
$AUD 189/year
CA Watch AFL
CA Watch AFL
On-demand streaming
No
$AUD 189/year
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What you need to stream sport in Canada

Mobile phone carriers in Canada have been quick to jump onto the sports streaming bandwagon. Mobile providers like Rogers Wireless (Sportsnet NOW) and Bell Canada (TSN) have established their own sports streaming sites and secured access to content.

Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Amazon Fire TV, plus Mac and PC, are other ways to access some of the content. Providers typically have monthly and annual subscriptions.

How much data does streaming live sport use in Canada?

Again here it depends on your provider and bandwidth. For example, Chromecast’s video output is 1080p, while it also has 4K available on Chromecast Ultra. Apple TV also has 1080p and 4K options.

If you have an Internet connection speed of around 30Mbps for download and 2.5Mbps for uploading you should be free to access content to most devices without any buffering or other issues. Streaming sport in 4K uses around 7GB/hour while HD uses a little less at around 3GB/hour.


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