Big Brother Canada & host Arisa Cox

Trying to watch Big Brother Canada but thwarted by geographic restrictions? Then you’ll want to check out these links for how to view both the live broadcasts and the Big Brother Canada Live Feeds. Normally I wouldn’t link out to options for watching the Feeds off streaming services like this, but the Feeds are actually free for Big Brother Canada. All the same, enter at your own risk and always obey the law, says McGruff.

New episodes air on Slice each Sunday, Wednesday, & Thursday at 9PM ET/PT. Big Brother Canada “Side Show” episodes air on Slice on Thursdays at 10-10:30PM ET/PT immediately following the eviction episodes.

The BB Canada Feeds are 24/7 just like BBUS though they will be down during competitions, episode filming, and other events. Since these Feeds are free there some extended downtimes, but you get what you pay for.

US & Non-Canadian Viewers:

There are lots of suggestions to pay for a VPN service to Canada to get around geo-restrictions, but I watched all of last season without one so doing it free is possible and enjoyable (the quality isn’t somehow degraded to get it for free, so no worries).

The best option for browser-viewing of the Feeds is using Hola, a free Chrome browser add-on (credit: Big Brother Spice). This add-on for your Chrome browser lets you select which country you want to be viewing a website from so you can navigate to Slice.ca, click the Hola icon in your browser, and pick the nice little Canadian flag. Bingo! You’re all set. There’s a “premium” version of Hola, but we don’t seem to need that for this purpose.

To watch live episodes you’ll need a streaming service that repeats out the broadcast online. Last year there was Justin.TV and Nutters. Justin’s channel was closed while Nutters was fairly reliable though overrun with spammy ads trying to install malware on your computer. Do NOT install anything to watch any of the streaming video. Close out any ads that prompt you to download software. You do not need it.

BB Nutters -> http://www.tvnutters.com/files/bbca.htm
UStream -> http://www.ustream.tv/channel/big-brother-archive
Justin.TV -> http://www.justin.tv/bbcan2

Last year there were YouTube options for the episodes the morning after and those were very reliable. We’ll keep an eye out for them and post links or embed them here as available.

Canadian Viewers:

If you’re in Canada then you can just watch BBCAN on Slice or the Feeds on slice.ca. You do NOT need a VPN if you live in Canada (or really anywhere else if you follow the above steps provided). Just go to the website for Feeds or tune in to Slice for live episodes.