What is Shaw FreeRange TV?
Shaw FreeRange TV gives you access to your TV subscription in a single place that you can access from anywhere. You can watch over 80 live TV channels and on-demand content on your device, including your phone or tablet, while on the go. FreeRange TV also gives you the ability to download over 1,000 on-demand titles for offline viewing.
Shaw FreeRange TV is available for download for Shaw Direct customers and is included at no additional cost as part of your TV subscription.
What content will I have access to through Shaw FreeRange TV?
As a Shaw customer you will have access to most of your current TV subscriptions, including live TV shows, movies, sports, and on-demand content.
How does Shaw Direct–like all broadcast distributors–negotiate with content creators to carry channels and shows for our customers to watch?
For Shaw Direct, like all broadcast distributors, rights to air channels and shows on mobile devices must be negotiated and secured with our broadcast partners, due to an increasing preference to watch content online or through apps like Shaw FreeRange TV.
Despite this, there are cases where restrictions are imposed on the content we can provide for our customers digitally, which may impact where and how content can be viewed, and duration of access for customers.
We are committed to working with our distributors to give our customers access to the most content possible.
Where will Shaw’s FreeRange TV be available?
Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct customers are able to download the app on supported iOS and Android devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android Tablets and Smartphones. Apple devices must have iOS 9.0 or later release and Android devices must have OS 4.1 or later release.
Who will have access to Shaw FreeRange TV?
Shaw Direct subscribers have access to Shaw FreeRange TV at no additional cost as part of your TV subscription. You will be able to download the app on supported iOS and Android devices.
How do I get Shaw FreeRange TV?
The app is available for direct download in iTunes and Google Play stores. You can also visit shawdirect.ca/freerangeTV for download links and to find more information about Shaw FreeRange TV.
What kind of features and functionality will the app provide compared to the existing TV apps?
You can access the networks (where Shaw has mobile rights) you subscribe to through a single app, rather than having to switch between apps. This creates a more seamless user experience for our customers. Also, download select on-demand kids' titles for offline viewing at a later time.
Shaw FreeRange TV offers suggestions based on the content you watch, and stores your viewing history for a full year to make it easier to watch a new TV series or find that favourite movie. Can't decide what to watch? Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster movie ratings are embedded throughout the app to ensure you can make informed viewing decisions easily, on a single interface.
Finally, Shaw FreeRange TV is family-friendly, with options for Parental Controls and Safe Browse features within the app, which enable the entire family to safely access content.