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All your favourite TV channels, for less

From CNN to HGTV to HBO Canada, Start TV makes it easy to get all the channels you love. Start TV also comes loaded with smart features designed to help you get the most out of all your favourite TV programs.

*Start TV is only available to Start.ca internet customers (it’s a regulation thing). So, if you’re not already signed up, what are you waiting for?

Compatible systems and devices

You can now enjoy Start TV from popular streaming devices by simply downloading the Start TV app. You can also watch Start TV directly on your set-top box to enjoy a flexible viewing experience.

*Device must be connected to your Start.ca internet service for full Start TV access.

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Amazon Fire TV

You can now watch Start TV on supported Amazon Fire TV devices, so it is easy to keep all your streaming apps in one place. Check below to see if your device is compatible.

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Apple TV

You can now enjoy Start TV from the comfort and familiarity of Apple TV's user-friendly interface via the Start.TV app. Check for your device compatibility below.

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Chromecast with Google TV

Watch Start TV through supported Google TV devices. You can now add the user-friendly Start TV to stream all your favourite shows, movies, sports, and more. See if your device is supported below.

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Start TV Set-Top Box

Our compact set-top box delivers beautiful HD picture quality, and our Bluetooth-enabled remote control works smoothly even when the set-top box is hidden away. Built-in Wi-Fi makes setup easy, and the included HDMI cable is all you’ll need to hook it up to your TV or home theatre system.

Rent for $10 per month, or purchase for $160

Crave App, CTV Comedy App, CTV Drama App, CTV Sci-Fi App, Sportsnet App
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Watch TV On The Go

Have channels like Sportsnet or CRAVE in your Start TV package? Download their apps, and log in using your Start TV account to enjoy things like TV, on-demand programming, and more!

The next generation of TV

The future of entertainment is here! Our innovative features give you a new way to watch TV — your way.

Watch on your devices

Download the Start TV app onto your laptop, tablet and phone, and watch on your couch, in the kitchen, or even the backyard. Enjoy Start TV wherever you're connected to your home Wi-Fi.

There’s an app for that

In addition to Start TV you can also enjoy YouTube, and browse other apps right from your TV.

Record and watch later with PVR

Record 50 hours of programs (and record multiple programs at once). You can even access recordings from other devices in your home.

Unique recommendations

Create a user profile for everyone in the house and Start TV will recommend programming you'll enjoy watching together.

Three friendly base packages to choose from

Whether you want it all or just the basics, there’s a base package designed with you in mind. Once you’ve made your selection, you can add as many theme packs or individual channels to your package as you want.

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Our basic channel package

$10

*
per month
was $20 *Terms and conditions apply.

Our basic package with 40 channels, includes local news, major networks, and French programming.


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Premium

Tons of channels at a great price

$40

*
per month
was $50 *Terms and conditions apply.

A great selection of 80+ popular channels, includes specialty programming and sports.


Sign Up Today

Ultimate

Our fully-loaded package

$80

*
per month
was $90 *Terms and conditions apply.

Features 140+ channels, with everything from our Premium package + 6 of our popular theme packs.


Sign Up Today

Premium

Tons of channels at a great price


$40

*
per month
was $50

A great selection of 80+ popular channels, includes specialty programming and sports.

*Terms and conditions apply. Sign Up Today

Light

Our basic channel package


$10

*
per month
was $20

Our basic package with 40 channels, includes local news, major networks, and French programming.

*Terms and conditions apply. Sign Up Today

Ultimate

Our fully-loaded package


$80

*
per month
was $90

Features 140+ channels, with everything from our Premium package + 6 of our popular theme packs.

*Terms and conditions apply. Sign Up Today

Individual channels

Looking for a specific channel? Start TV makes it easy to order individual stations that might not be included in your package.

Get more with a Theme Pack or Add-on

Personalize your Start TV experience by adding some of our tailored theme packs or other add-ons. There's something for everyone!

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Add-ons

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Crave with STARZ

Award-winning dramas, popular series and well known movies from HBO, CRAVE, and STARZ.

$ 20 / month
with base TV package

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Theme Packs

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En Français

French-language programming for the whole family.

$ 10 / month
with base TV package

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Knowledge

Intelligent programming about the world around us.

$ 10 / month
with base TV package

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International, national and local news to help you stay informed.

$ 10 / month
with base TV package

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Lifestyle

Hobbies, leisure activities, and the interesting things in life.

$ 10 / month
with base TV package

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Fun and educational programming for kids.

$ 10 / month
with base TV package

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Popular Hollywood and international movies, award-winning independent films, and documentaries.

$ 10 / month
with base TV package

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A full package of sports entertainment.

$ 10 / month
with base TV package

Sign Up Today

Log in to popular apps with your Start TV account.

Have channels like Sportsnet, or CRAVE in your Start TV package? Download their apps, and log in using your Start TV account to enjoy things like TV, on-demand programming, and more!

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Global TV
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CTV Sci-fi Channel
CTV Drama
CTV Drama Channel
CTV comedy
CTV Comedy Channel
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Sportsnet Now
Discovery Go
Discovery GO
CP 24
CP24 GO
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BNN Bloomberg
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CTV News
CTV News
RDS
RDS
Bravo
Bravo Go
CTV
CTV
TSN
TSN
Crave
Crave
Click here to see the complete list of places to watch!

We're here to answer your questions.

Check out our frequently asked questions and contact us if you still need help.

  • Can I pause and rewind live Start TV?

    Yes, many channels allow you to pause and rewind live TV, but it depends on the content provider. We will be adding this functionality to more channels in the future. Visit this page for a complete channel listing, and what you can do with each one.

  • Can I record programs and watch later with Start TV?

    Yes, you can record approximately 50 hours of programming on your Start TV network PVR. You can also record multiple programs at the same time, and access your recordings from other devices inside your home.

  • Can I watch Start TV on my mobile device?

    Yes, you can watch on your mobile devices while on your home Wi-Fi. However, some limitations may apply to certain channels. Visit this page for a complete channel listing, and what you can do with each one.

  • How many televisions can I connect?

    You can access up to 4 streams on one Start TV account at one time. One set-top box counts as one stream (as does one tablet, one mobile phone, etc.). If you need more than 4 streams, you’ll need to sign up for an additional Start TV account. This is a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) requirement.

  • Will I get my favourite channels with Start TV?

    Yes. Our Start TV channel packages offer the channels you already know and love. Visit this page for a complete channel listing, and what you can do with each one.

  • How do I watch Start TV?

    You can watch Start TV several ways. To watch Start TV on your television, you must rent or purchase a set-top box for each television you want to use, or you can download the Start TV app onto your mobile phone or tablet.

  • Why do I need to be a Start internet customer to get Start TV?

    Media distributors, like Start TV, must be registered and this registration tells us exactly how we are allowed to deliver media. The media we broadcast must be sent over our own internet distribution network, which means we can only offer Start TV to people who are Start.ca internet customers. This is a requirement from Canada’s Broadcasting Act.

  • What is Start TV, and how is it different from other TV providers?

    Start TV is the next generation of TV service. It uses your existing internet connection to deliver television programming to your home through a set-top box.

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