How to watch CBC live with a VPN
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What’s on CBC Gem?
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is Canada’s national public broadcaster, operating radio, television, and digital media channels. CBC Gem, its free web player and app, offers live streaming and on-demand video of news, entertainment, docu-series, reality TV, and kids’ programming, along with popular sports like ice hockey, downhill skiing, and rugby. CBC also has 14 regional television channels, including CBC Toronto, CBC Winnipeg, CBC Vancouver, and more.
ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and CBC Terms & Conditions for more information.
FAQ: How to watch CBC with a VPN
Does ExpressVPN work with CBC?
ExpressVPN works seamlessly with CBC, ensuring you never have to sacrifice your privacy or security while streaming your favourite content. Simply connect to an ExpressVPN server in Canada; once you’re connected, your web traffic will be secure, private, and encrypted, even on public Wi-Fi.
Does ExpressVPN come with a CBC account?
An ExpressVPN subscription won’t automatically grant you access to a CBC account, but it’s free and very easy to sign up for CBC Gem on the CBC website with just your name and email address.
For the best streaming experience, we recommend connecting to the Canada VPN location closest to you.
Can I stream CBC for free?
Yes! CBC content is entirely free, but you will need to watch ads. The service does offer a paid “premium” version, which is ad-free. But as long as you don’t mind commercials, there’s no need for a credit card to sign up for CBC.
Does ExpressVPN reduce my CBC live stream speeds?
ExpressVPN wraps your device’s traffic in an encrypted tunnel, giving you a secure, private, and uncrackable internet connection. The sophisticated algorithms at work add a layer of protection, which may cause a minor reduction in internet speeds. However, ExpressVPN is ranked as one of the fastest VPN services by independent experts, and it is unlikely that you will notice any difference in streaming quality. If you’re facing any issues, our 24/7 live chat Support Team will help you troubleshoot them.
Another advantage of using ExpressVPN is that it eliminates ISP throttling. Some internet service providers (ISPs) deliberately slow down connections to video streaming sites to save bandwidth. In that case, connecting to an ExpressVPN server will actually result in an increase in speeds and an improved streaming experience.
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What else can I do with ExpressVPN?
ExpressVPN gives you a secure, private, and unencumbered connection to the internet. You can use it to circumvent censorship and restrictions on sites such as Twitter, Google, YouTube, and Facebook. ExpressVPN also works seamlessly with streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney Plus. Check out our Get Started page for even more tips on how to maximize your ExpressVPN subscription.
What devices can I watch CBC on?
CBC is available on a wide range of devices, including:
Smartphones and tablets, including iOS and Android
Computers, including Mac and Windows
Smart TVs and TV box systems, including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV Stick and Roku
ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for many of these devices and covers five devices simultaneously. But even if your device cannot install ExpressVPN directly, you can still enjoy full VPN benefits by connecting it to a router running ExpressVPN.
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