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Hulu Canada - Hulu Alternatives for TV Streaming in Canada
if you want to watch Hulu in Canada, you are mostly out of luck unless you want to set up a VPN (virtual private network). But just for the sake of watching a few tv shows, that's probably going to be a costly and time-consuming option for most people.
What you may not realize though is that there are plenty of Canadian websites that allow you to watch US tv shows in Canada. Your Canadian networks have content licenses from the content owners and in most cases, these licenses include internet streaming rights for Canadian viewers.
And like the US services such as Hulu, Joost and the various tv network websites, access to streaming content is restricted via ip address -- just in this instance, it's Canadian ip addresses that get the goodies. So while I can tell you what US shows are streaming on Canadian tv websites, I can't watch them myself and I can't watch any of the great Canadian tv shows that don't air in the US.
Watch American Shows on CTV
CTV Online probably has the biggest selection of American tv shows streaming online for Canadian viewers. And if your internet connection can handle it, they have HD content as well.
Some of the popular US shows that you can watch online on CTV are:
- Desperate Housewives
- Gossip Girl
- Grey's Anatomy
- Mad Men
- Private Practice
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
- The Colbert Report
US TV Shows on GlobalTV
Next up is GlobalTV with another decent size list of US tv shows you'll be able to watch online if you live in Canada. US tv shows available include:
- Family Guy
- Harper's Island
- Prison Break
- Saturday Night Live
- The Office
- The Unusuals
GlobalTV also streams a couple of US daytime soaps, Days of Our Lives and
The Young and the Restless.
Also, thanks to Kevin and James who left comments bringing a couple of other Canadian tv stations that stream online to my attention.
More Canadian tv streaming
And finally you can pick up a couple of shows at CityTV. They don't have a lot, but if you want to watch Chuck or Ugly Betty, there's your solution!