Fancy yourself a TV fan, do you? Well, you might want to sit down for this. Preferably on the couch. And get comfy because you’re probably going to be there for a while. There’s a new video streaming service in town, and it’s a TV lover’s dream. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)
Officially announced by Bell Media on Wednesday morning, CraveTV is built for bingeing. Sex and the City? Check. The Sopranos? Check. Nurse Jackie? That’s a pill-popping check. (Um…maybe hold the pill-popping part.) The point is, there is an extensive catalogue to choose from–and it’s not just cable and specialty channel shows, either.
The service, which launches on Dec 11, boasts more than 10,000 hours of premium TV content (over 600 titles!), ready to go on the platform of your choice. And that’s just for starters. With new releases rolling out weekly, its exclusive library is only going to get better. So, if you’ve ever thought about catching up on that critically acclaimed goldmine that is The Wire, or vowed to finally check into the various Doctor Who iterations, this is your chance.
Best of all, it only costs $4 a month. Four. Dollars. That’s basically the price of a skinny vanilla latte. (Now we get why Bell Media was so slyly referring to this whole thing as “Project Latte” in press releases leading up to the actual launch.)
There are shows that haven’t been previously available in Canada in the catalogue, too, like the apocalyptic thriller Manhattan and the Titus Welliver-starring cop drama Bosch. Still want more? How about we throw in the complete Seinfeld, Corner Gas and Star Trek TV collections?
So, how do you go about getting it? It’s actually pretty simple. If you’re a Bell, TELUS Optik TV, Fibe or Eastlink subscriber, you can get CraveTV on your set-top box and it won’t take up any of your monthly wifi usage. Or, you can also get it on iOS and Airplay, Android handsets and tablets with the handy CraveTV app, or online at CraveTV.ca.
Looking to add it to your gaming consoles or computers? No worries there, since plans are in the works to bring the service to Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs, Chromecast and more in early 2015.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to go line up for the all-you-can-watch buffet.