CBC Gem: Shows & Live TV

Contains adsIn-app purchases
12.4K reviews
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About this app

Start streaming for free with CBC Gem.

Watch the best shows and movies from across Canada and around the world - all for free. Not only can you watch hundreds of your favourite episodes of shows on demand, you can watch CBC TV live. CBC Gem is home to hit CBC TV shows like Sort Of, Son of a Critch and The Great Canadian Baking Show, along with exclusive series like Normal People, Ghosts, and more.

CBC Gem features:
- Stream CBC TV Live
- Find full episodes (new episodes added daily)
- Explore exclusive TV series from around the world
- Discover acclaimed Canadian feature films
- Check out ad-free kids programming
- Closed captioning and described video
- Content is only available to stream within Canada

Sign up for a CBC account to get even more!

CBC Account - FREE
- Stream your local CBC TV channel live - access all 14 channels from across the country
- Watch past seasons of your favourite shows on demand
- Pick up where you left off on any device
- Stream CBC News Explore

CBC Gem Premium
Subscribe to Premium to enjoy additional features and content:
- Watch on-demand episodes ad-free
- Stream CBC News Network live 24/7
- Surround Sound

Try Premium free for one month, then continue your subscription for $4.99/month plus taxes. It’s easy to get started - just download CBC Gem, sign up for a CBC account and start your free trial. Cancel anytime.
Updated on
Jan 23, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
12.4K reviews
Laura J.
January 28, 2023
I really wish this app had basic features Like a "watch later" or "recently watched" or favourites or some way to navigate back to and track shows you know you like. Not super user friendly. UI is otherwise fine. Selection is adequate and new stuff is always being added. The back button should take you back to where you were, not reload the whole list from scratch. I've submitted numerous complaints via the app and heard nothing back nor seen improvements in the 2 years I've paid for it.
8 people found this review helpful
Samantha Morel
January 28, 2023
I LOVE the content, and it's super reasonably priced for the no ads option, but the player is kinda rough. No go forward/back 10 seconds button, quite difficult to navigate to a specific part within the video.
Rick L.
January 8, 2023
It's nice that the quality of streaming seems to be good so far. 2 issues I've come across already though (less than 30 minutes in): Multi window so I can still use my phone would be an obvious thing and the ability to change the orientation is another obvious thing... Those 2 are brutal hindrances to the app, otherwise it would be great.
14 people found this review helpful