Wednesday, April 14

Streaming in Canada on Apple TV +, Crave, Disney +, Netflix and PVOD [Feb. 22-28]

Weekly, MobileSyrup describes some of the most notable movies and TV shows to hit Canadian streaming platforms recently.

Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ column generally focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave, and Netflix Canada, but other services such as Apple TV + and Disney + will be mentioned where relevant.

We will also highlight shows or movies that are made in Canada, involve a notable Canadian cast or crew, and / or are filmed in Canada.

Finally, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing many films to hit digital platforms much earlier than planned, we will take note of important films, as well as any other notable news from the streaming service, that fall into this category where appropriate. .

Apple TV +

Billie Eilish: the world a bit fuzzy [Apple Original]

Directed by RJ Cutler (The war room), this documentary offers an inside look at the coming-of-age story of popular singer-songwriter Billie Eilish.

Specifically, the film chronicles Eilish, then 17, as she balances family life and the making of her debut album. When we fall asleep, where do we go?

Apple TV + Canada Release Date: February 26, 2021
Gender: Musical documentary
Execution time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96 percent (based on 46 reviews)

Stream Billie Eilish: the world a bit fuzzy here.

An Apple TV + subscription It costs $ 5.99 CAD / month.

To learn more about what’s coming to Apple TV + later this year, click here.


Framing Britney Spears

This documentary offers a new assessment of Britney Spears’ court-ordered guardianship, shedding new light on her career and downfall.

Framing Britney Spears was directed by Samantha Stark (The New York Times presents).

It is also worth noting that Framing Britney Spears It is part of The New York Times presents Series of eight documentaries, coming to Crave in March.

Original release date: February 5, 2021
Crave release date:
February 26, 2021
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98 percent (based on 28 reviews)

Stream Framing Britney Spears here.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down

This series offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the thirteenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race (also aired on Crave) was filmed in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crown can’t keep a good queen down features interviews with the queens of the season, as well as casting reels and other never-before-seen footage.

Crave release date: February 26, 2021
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Crown can’t keep a good queen down here.

TO Crave standard subscription is priced at $ 9.99 / mo, Starz costs an additional $ 5.99 / mo, and HBO is an additional $ 9.99 / mo.

The full list of movies and shows coming to Crave this month can be found here.

Disney +


Disney + Canada received hundreds of new shows and movies this week with the addition of Star, the entertainment giant’s international version of its US service Hulu.

While the price of the service has increased to reflect this change, it now features a variety of programming from the likes of 20th Television, 20th Century, Freeform, Searchlight, and FX. Some of this is adult content that can be blocked with parental controls to prevent children from accessing it, such as Logan, dead Pool, Alien, dead Pool, The shape of water, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Borat Y Black Swan.

There are also a variety of more adult-oriented programs included in Star, such as Empire, Homeland, Futurama, Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother Y The x files.

Lastly, there are some Star titles that were exclusive to Hulu in the US and are branded ‘Star Originals’; at launch, these are Solar opposites (an animated sitcom co-created by Rick and mortyJustin Roiland) and With love, Victor (a television spin-off of the film Love, simon). There are two episodes of each show so far, with new episodes releasing every Friday.

The full list of Star launch content can be found here.

To learn more about Star, check out our interview with Greg Mason, Vice President of Marketing for Walt Disney Studios Canada.

Disney + now costs $ 11.99 / month (was $ 8.99) or $ 119.99 / year (was $ 89.99) in Canada.

This week in Disney + news: If the Star launch wasn’t enough, Disney also revealed what’s coming to the service in March (including new Star content) and the release dates for several Disney + 2021 series, including Marvel’s. Loki.


Canine intervention [Netflix Original]

Follow a dog trainer in Oakland, California, as he works with various dogs and their owners.

Netflix Canada Release Date: February 24, 2021
Gender: Documentary film
Execution time: Six episodes (24 to 36 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: N / A

Stream Canine intervention here.

Ginny and Georgia [Netflix Original]

A mother tries to settle down with her two children to give them a better life than she did.

Ginny and Georgia was created by Sarah Lampert (Haze) and stars Brianne Howey (Batwoman), Antonia Gentry (Raising Dion) and Diesel La Torraca (Little monsters).

It is worth noting that the series was filmed in Toronto.

Netflix Canada Release Date: February 24, 2021
Gender: Dramatic comedy
Execution time: 10 episodes (50 to 57 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70 percent (based on 23 reviews)

Stream Ginny and Georgia here.

Pele [Netflix Original]

This documentary chronicles the important career of world-renowned soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as “Pelé”.

Netflix Canada Release Date: February 23, 2021
Gender: Sports documentary
Execution time: 1 hour, 48 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76 percent (based on 21 reviews)

Stream Pele here.

The full list of movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this month can be found here.

A ‘basic’ Netflix subscription it costs $ 9.99 / month, a ‘standard’ subscription (HD compatible) costs $ 14.99 / month and a ‘Premium’ membership It is priced at $ 18.99 / month (4K compatible).

This week in the Netflix news: Netflix has revealed the full list of movies and shows that will hit its platform in March.

Premium Video On Demand (PVOD)


One of the most critically acclaimed films of the past year is finally available on PVOD.

The semi-autobiographical film follows an immigrant family from South Korea trying to succeed in rural America during the 1980s.

Minari was written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung (Abigail harm) and stars Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Han Ye-Ri (Secret zoo), Alan Kim (Featured Role), and Youn Yuh-jung (Keys to the heart).

Canadian PVOD Release Date: February 26, 2021
Gender: Drama
Execution time: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98 percent (based on 211 reviews)

Minari can be rented for $ 14.99 at Google play and $ 19.99 in iTunes Y the Cineplex store.

Tom jerry

When Jerry moves into the best hotel in New York City on the eve of a historic wedding, the event planner hires Tom to get rid of them, causing chaos.

Tom jerry was directed by Tim Story (Ride Along) and stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Hugo), Michael Peña (Narcos: Mexico), Colin Jost (Saturday night live) and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe).

Tom jerry It’s Warner Bros. ‘third film this year to undergo a simultaneous theatrical and digital release, after last month’s. The little things Y Judas and the Black Messiah. However, in the US, these movies are streamed at no additional cost on the HBO Max service; in Canada, they are available for purchase on PVOD platforms.

Canadian PVOD Release Date: February 26, 2021
Gender: Animated / Live-Action Comedy
Execution time: 1 hour, 41 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26 percent (based on 31 reviews)

Tom jerry can be rented for $ 24.99 at iTunes, Google play Y the Cineplex store.

What are you planning to see this week? Let us know in the comments.

For more tips, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.

The latest edition of our gaming-focused companion column, Stream ‘n Load, can be found here.

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