Big Brother Canada 5 Starts Tonight: How US Fans Can Watch Too| March 15, 2017 at 12:30 PM EDT
Tonight on Global we’ll be watching the premiere of Big Brother Canada 5 and if you’re interested in another potentially great season then check out the details on how you can watch from US with both episodes and the Feeds.
The BBCAN5 cast has been revealed and a spaceship themed house has been toured. Now all we’ve got to do is settle in and wait for the season 5 premiere tonight at 9/8c and then join us for the season.
We’ll be covering BBCAN again this season but it’ll be handled on our Big Brother Canada sub-site instead to avoid crowding or overload for our readers who want to stick with just BBUS and the upcoming BB19 coverage. We’ve got a special BBCAN FB page and Twitter account just for the other series so you’ll want to be sure and follow both of those for all the spoilers and updates this season.
BBCAN5 has three episodes a week, just like BBUS, with this season’s schedule on Mondays (9/8c), Wednesdays (9/8c), and Thursdays (8/7c) with the “live” evictions. BBCAN tapes their live shows early so it always ends up leaking in advance. You’d think after all these seasons under their belt they’d be ready to make “live” actually live TV, but not so far.
Live Feeds should be up and running soon after the premiere, either tonight or after Thursday’s show, then they’ll be going 24/7 except during similar downtimes to what you get with BBUS’s Feeds.
How To Watch Big Brother Canada From The US:
Since it is Big Brother Canada it’s not going to be on regular US television, but it’s still really easy to watch along with live episodes and the Feeds. If you have a Roku device then you can add the CanadaTV channel ($1.99/mo) and tune in there on your TV. It’s what I used all last season and worked great. There are also free options with streaming TV sites and we’ll be sharing links as they’re available.
When it comes to the Feeds those are free but commercial supported and georestricted to Canada. Now you don’t actually have to be in Canada, you just have to fool the website in to thinking you’re in Canada. VPNs will let you set your location as Canada then you just hop on to the Global website for Feeds and watch but will generally cost money. There are peer-to-peer options that could be free but may offer security risks, your mileage may vary.
I’d also highly recommend checking out BBViewer (free) which will hopefully again work for US/international fans and let you transparently fix the georestrictions.
How To Get BBCAN5 Updates:
Along with our social media accounts we’ll be providing updates for BBCAN5 through our Big Brother App. But don’t worry, we won’t be sending our regular notifications through the app. Instead we’ve added a menu tab with the latest BBCAN articles & updates so you can get your news there. It’s completely free and available on both Android and iOS/Apple so be sure to download that now.
Do you plan on watching BBCAN this season? Don’t forget to join us on our special Big Brother Canada site and enjoy the fun with us!