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post #301 of 415 (permalink) Old 2015-05-22, 11:40 PM
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I understand. It's OK, since I tend to use my cable box to watch a fair bit
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post #302 of 415 (permalink) Old 2015-05-24, 07:07 PM
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I've been on the fence about buying Shomi. I usually either watch my shows live or on DVD. Is it worth buying?
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It is if you want to see old shows such as Are You Afraid of the Dark? And Twilight Zone that doesnt air on conventional television anymore. Personally I love it !
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post #304 of 415 (permalink) Old 2015-05-24, 09:18 PM
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Yeah, as long as there is CONTENT that you want.. its good
Its just really another Netflix type program.

Still takes a while for content to show up on it, just like Netflix.

IF you have a cable box, can watch content without using up usage.

I have been watching it more than Netflix for TV binging.. but Netflix more for movies still (well for what movies they have)

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shomi is now coming to all Canadians across the country this summer

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Canada, make room on your couch and time in your schedule – shomi™ is moving in! Following a successful beta launch in November 2014 to Rogers and Shaw Internet or cable customers, shomi is now coming to all Canadians across the country this summer! We're moving in and unpacking great stuff to watch – including exclusive series not available on other streaming services, celebrated Canadian content, human-curated collections, plus fun kids and family programming. And we know it's not just about the living room TV experience: shomi is accessible on the platforms Canadians want – tablet, mobile, online, Xbox 360, Apple TV, Chromecast, as well as set-top boxes for Rogers and Shaw TV subscribers; the service is also on offer to other distributors.

Want something sweet with your popcorn and magic experience? Like an awesome roommate, shomi's got the first month covered for new subscribers – and shomi doesn't leave dishes in the sink! Planning your first binge already? shomi has teamed up with Twitter so followers will be the first to know when shomi is ready to move in. Head over to www.shomi4everyone.com and retweet the message to receive an alert the moment you can sign up for shomi and get your first month free. Not on Twitter? Go to www.shomi.com enter your email address and we will let you know the instant shomi is available to everyone.

"The beta has been a huge success and we're excited to now bring it to all Canadians. We've taken the time to work out the kinks so members can enjoy a great user interface and viewing experience," said David Asch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, shomi. "We know more Canadians want the bleary-eyed but oh-so-satisfying experience of an epic entertainment binge, and that they want the freedom to choose how they access the service. This exciting next step gives them that opportunity and we're excited to share shomi with everyone."

From The Americans to Outlander and everything in Between, there's something for every Canadian on shomi. shomi has exclusive content deals for some of the most buzz-worthy and binge-able TV series being produced today. When we move in this summer, we're bringing the coolest shows – stuff the other guys don't have. Canadian exclusives such as Golden Globe®-winner Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, and Catastrophe; exclusive day-and-date releases of hot new series including iZombie and multiple award-winning Jane The Virgin; top-notch Canadian content including Vikings, Rookie Blue, and Mr. D; and past-seasons of some of the most popular shows on television, featuring Modern Family and Sons of Anarchy – these are just a few of the series that call shomi home. Beyond TV binges, shomi offers hand-picked movie favourites plus great kids-and-family content, including Thomas and Friends, Blue's Clues, Johnny Test, Scooby Doo, and Boy Meets World.

Stay tuned for more details on the nationwide launch of shomi!
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the service is also on offer to other distributors
I wonder what this means? Maybe it will offered on other TV STBs besides Shaw and Rogers.

The rest of the press release implies it will be offered direct-to-consumer like Netflix.

From Twitter:
"We will continue at $8.99/month after the 30-day free trial"
re: Xbox one: "Working hard on it! No set-date but will keep you posted"
re: PS4: " Don't have a set-date for it, but I assure you it's being worked on"
re: Roku: "It's definitely something we'd love to be on in the near future! No exact date yet but we're working towards it."
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post #307 of 415 (permalink) Old 2015-05-27, 11:53 AM
 
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Good. Finally, somebody gets it right. If Bell doesn't follow suit, I think we may have a viable contender now.
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That's good news

More competition/content is always good.

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Will this be available to anyone in Canada or does the consumer have to be on a prominent ISP?
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As a shomi user on Shaw, I hope they improve the interface.
You can't watch a series over time, it is up to you to remember the last episode watched.

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Will this be available to anyone in Canada or does the consumer have to be on a prominent ISP?
According to their Twitter feed it will available to anyone with an internet connection from any provider in Canada.
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As a shomi user on Shaw, I hope they improve the interface.
You can't watch a series over time, it is up to you to remember the last episode watched.
Is that a limitation of the STB or does that apply to all access mechanisms?
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While not quite as clean in some ways.. the other interfaces, web, etc do support what you have watched.
The watched epsiodes are purpled out a bit. If you click the continue watching button/link it takes you to your current/next episode to watch.

I think the STB is the major limitation in that way for watching.

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Set Top Box (Gateway). Otherwise I'd be wasting bandwidth.

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As a shomi user on Shaw, I hope they improve the interface.
You can't watch a series over time, it is up to you to remember the last episode watched.
Rogers Cable lets you know what show you watched last ! This is done by ticking the episodes next to the title. And this is great news !

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