CBC Gem Review

Take a look at my CBC Gem review video for full details or check out the information below instead. This app can be installed on almost any device e.g. Firestick, Fire Cube, Nvidia Shield, Android box, Chromecast, phones, tablets, PC and more.

The Amazon Firestick is certainly the most popular streaming device on the market right now due to its low price and ability to jailbreak it with just a few simple tweaks. It’s a perfect streaming device for beginners as well advanced users who wish to cut the cord.

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What is CBC Gem?

This is a really great streaming app for videos on-demand. No sign-in is required but you can unlock even more content by creating a free account. Genres include documentaries, dramas, comedy, thrillers and a whole section of best of British TV shows. Watch FULL EPISODES and box-sets such as: Sherlock, Trigger Point, Kim’s Convenience, Ghosts, Ripper Street, Schitt’s Creek and many more!

Where is CBC Gem Available?

The CBC Gem app is available in Canada only. If you are not located in Canada and want to stream content from the CBC Gem app then you may be able to use a VPN to bypass any location blocks.

NordVPN is my recommendation because it has strong unblocking capabilities. If you presently use IP Vanish as your VPN and want to unblock streaming services, I would consider switching to my recommended VPN. Despite IP Vanish being a safe and secure VPN, it does not have very good unblocking capabilities. Furthermore, you will struggle to use streaming services that are based outside of your location.


A VPN is required in order to bypass geographical restrictions on streaming services. By using a VPN you can choose your location and connect to the correct server to overcome streaming blocks. NordVPN especially has excellent unblocking capabilities and can unlock most streaming services, no matter where you are!

Do I Need to Sign Up?

No. You can browse and watch the majority of content in the CBC Gem library for free. However, some titles require you to sign up for an account. Signing up for an account is simple and easy, just visit the CBC Gem website on a web browser on your phone, tablet or computer and click create an account to get started. You only need to give an email address, password and a name to sign up for free.

How Can I Get the CBC Gem App?

If you are in Canada, CBC Gem is available to stream on most of your devices. In this case, simply search your app store for CBC Gem to install it.

But if you can’t get CBC Gem from your app store, or you are outside of Canada then you may be able to sideload it. To do so, your device must be capable of installing apps from unknown sources. Once your device is enabled for sideloading, you can then install the CBC Gem app from my Downloads page. If you’d rather watch the process in action, take a look at my CBC Gem review video. Otherwise, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

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