Most CBC Gem content is available in HD (1080p @ 6 Mbps) for Premium Subscribers on the CBC Gem app for Apple TV, Android TV, And Fire TV. This includes most video on demand content, and the CBC News Network live stream. All other live streams are available at max 720p.
- Live TV: 720p @ 3.1 Mbps
- Mobile: 720p @ 2.8 Mbps
- Desktop: 720p @ 3.5 Mbps
- Apple TV: 720p @ 3.5 Mbps
Adjusting streaming quality (web only)
If you're using a web browser on a personal computer, you can adjust the video quality settings directly from the video player. However you cannot adjust the video quality on the CBC Gem app for Android, Android TV, Fire TV, iOS, or Apple TV.
Our apps will automatically select the best streaming quality based on the speed of your Network.
To adjust video quality, click on the gear icon on the bottom right corner of the video player. From here choose a video quality option that is in the mid-range, such as 540p and see if that helps.