Shaw Go Apps Make It Easier for Kids to Find Their Favourite Shows

by Bonnie Way

Contributing writer Bonnie Way was compensated for her time in writing this post and reviewing the Shaw Go App, as always her opinions remain her own.

“Mommy, can I watch a movie?” is a frequent request in our household. My girls have a variety of favourite shows (currently I think Jake and the Neverland Pirates is top of the list) and they now know how to turn on our computer, open the Internet, and find the show they want to watch. Thanks to three new apps from Shaw, it’s even easier for them to get to their favourite programs.

Available exclusively to Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct subscribers, these three apps give kids (and their parents) access to all their favourite shows, including the Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. Simply download the app to your iOS or Android device and let your kids at it. Perfect for keeping them busy on the go or while you need a bit of time to make summer or do the housework.

My girls seem to pick up technology much faster than I do, but Shaw designed these apps with young users in mind.  Shaw Go Disney Junior is intended for children 2-7 and features a character-driven carousel which kids can swipe to pick their favourite character, then select the video below by tapping once. The screen is bright and attractive and easy for small fingers to use. If they have a specific show they want to watch, Mom or Dad can help them find it by tapping the search icon and entering the search term, then swiping to pick content.

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Shaw Go Family and Shaw Go Disney XD are intended for the teen and tween audiences. Users still navigate by swiping, but the apps look “cool” enough for any teen I know and provide more information about the videos.  Teens and tweens can watch TV shows or videos and search for their favourites using the search feature.

All three apps also include bookmarking capabilities to stop and playback shows (awesome!) and parental controls that require PIN access (so they do still have to ask if they can watch a movie).  With the Shaw Go WiFi network, kids really can access their shows anywhere. A full list of locations is available at www.shaw.ca/wifi or through the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App.

To find out more about the apps or to download them, go to your Shaw Cable or Shaw Direct account.

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Bonnie Way is a freelance writer, editor, blogger, mom and wife. She has three daughters, ages five, three, and newborn, who take her to parks and read books with her and help fold laundry. When she's not hanging out with them or working on her computer, she enjoys rock climbing, scrapbooking and reading.

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1 Shellie Clark May 3, 2014 at 6:04 pm

my son watches on his ipad

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2 Claudette Lariviere May 3, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I care give my grandson 5 days a week, and we take some TV time each day to watch educational programs..:-)

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3 anne May 4, 2014 at 11:53 am

Videos which are educational.

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4 nikki robak May 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

My grandson and I watch tv

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5 Andrea Amy May 4, 2014 at 3:54 pm

My kids watch their favourite shows on my iPad through the shaw go treehouse app

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6 Lori Jackson May 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

My son can work the ipad better that me, sadly I know…but he loves watching his fave shows on the ipad too.

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7 D.Petch May 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm

They have their own room so the sounds don’t drive me crazy!

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8 Meagan bs May 5, 2014 at 11:13 am

my daughter loves netflix and huluplus

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9 Tammy S May 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Our kids watch their shows in the living room.

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10 Rachel C May 11, 2014 at 8:19 pm

They watch in their bedrooms on tv.

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11 natalie yeoman May 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm

they watch it on their tv in their bedroom

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12 Brandy May 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

My kids watch a hr of tv in their rooms before bed.

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13 Josie May 14, 2014 at 1:20 am

Either tv or ipad

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14 Corey Olomon May 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Either TV or via Netflix.

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15 Angela Saver May 15, 2014 at 1:54 am

They watch on the television!

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16 Lauren E. May 15, 2014 at 8:50 am

We watch many of our shows at home on netflix

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17 Gianna May 15, 2014 at 10:29 am

Just on TV.

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18 Jessibeth Vicenty May 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

On their Kurios! :)
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19 Amy May 15, 2014 at 4:33 pm

We watch tv or netflix

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20 amanda whiltey May 15, 2014 at 6:07 pm

my kids watch their favorites on demand

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21 lissa crane May 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

My children watch their shows on their tablets! We were lucky enough to get a great deal on them for Christmas, so they both have their own, even though my husband and I don’t have one! LOL!

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22 Wanda Bergman May 16, 2014 at 10:46 am

Family room TV.

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23 Crystal Rose May 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

We watch in the living room on weekends.

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24 gloria salazar May 16, 2014 at 11:17 am

In their room :0

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25 jeremy mclaughlin May 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

They watch their favorite show through the tv in the living room

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26 struatmarkes234 June 9, 2014 at 8:21 am

my kids watch a good shows in our laptop with the help of this TV channels. After seen it l really excited.He watch all our favorite shows what he want…………..
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