CBC Gem: Shows & Live TV

Contains adsIn-app purchases
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About this app

Want to start streaming exclusive video series? Say hello to CBC Gem. Watch some of 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. Plus other stuff you can only find on TV. Want live news? No problem. Live sports? We got it.

Best of all, CBC Gem is home to hit CBC TV shows like Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience, and The Great Canadian Baking Show, along with Normal People and so many exclusive series from all over the world.

Start streaming for free with CBC Gem.

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
- Chromecast support
- Content is only available to stream within Canada

Sign up to become a CBC Gem member to get even more!

CBC Member - 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

CBC Member - Premium:
Upgrade to a CBC Premium membership to enjoy additional features and content:
- Watch on demand episodes, ad-free
- Stream CBC News Network live 24/7
- Surround Sound

Try free for one month, then $4.99/month. 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
Jun 14, 2022

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10.9K reviews
Leslie Lane
August 28, 2022
I would give it a higher rating if it was available via Roku. I watch occasionally via Amazon FireStick, but the interface is problematic, buffering issues and everything else is available on Roku which is easier to use. I do pay for the premium, because I couldn't stand how badly cut up the shows were with ads. It's a quite unprofessional service, compared with other streaming services. CBC should do better! Get on Roku!
6 people found this review helpful
Lorne Carruth
August 9, 2022
The content is fine, great in many cases, but this rating is for the abysmal ad management. Don't get me wrong, I understand ads, particularly in the free version (noting the public funding of this national service), but the length of ads, repetition and constant triggering of a full cycle every time one tries to navigate a show is just bad programming. It is either incompetence, or deliberately annoying to encourage paying for premium. Both are unacceptable. Watch the bot suggest premium.
44 people found this review helpful
June 15, 2022
Overall the app is fine. lots of variety, can stream live TV, etc. However, if you click into a show or movie to read its synopsis & then go back to the list you were viewing, it boots you up to the top, not back to where you left off, requiring a lot of scrolling to continue browsing. It's also pretty common to have an episode of a show just perpetually load with no actual playing to come out of it. When everything works as expected, I love CBC Gem, when things go sideways it's disappointing.
61 people found this review helpful