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Having a hard time picking quality shows or movies for the kids to watch? Family movie night can get a bit overwhelming at times when you are trying to find the perfect movie to stream as there are too many choices. Sometimes when picking a movie/show for our family to watch we spend a good ten, fifteen minutes trying to find something age appropriate and entertaining for all. Too long if you ask me!

Enter Shomi (sho•mi {show—me}), a new video streaming service now available in Canada that brings together the best of technology with active content curators to give you an unforgettable and unique entertainment experience. Shomi features hand-picked content and special collections that are put together by a team of experts, including directors, screenwriters, entertainment lovers and of course parents. Because other parents know what kids like and the kind of shows and movies kids enjoy.

Shomi can be accessed through, the mobile Shomi app, and Google Chromecast, and directly through your digital box, Gateway, or PVR. You can also watch your favourite Shomi content on your Apple TV. We have it set up in our Apple TV and watch our favourites directly on our TV.

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Right now there are so many great collections for the kids to watch. We are going through their Holiday family shows and the “Santa Claus is coming to shomi!” collection is a winner! Some great classic movies there, including “Elf”, “A Christmas Story” and more!

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Some of our other favourite shows for the kids streaming right now are: “Thomas and Friends”, “Go, Diego, Go”, “Martha Speaks”, “Super Why!”, “Franklin” and “Curious George”! Some great educational, fun and entertaining shows, all in one place.

You can also visit the “Kids” section to see a list of all the great kids’ TV shows jam-packed with characters they love, for every age group, under 5, 6-to-9, and 10-to-13.


I love that I can create and personalize up to 6 profiles and that if I access it with a Rogers or Shaw account, I can also view Shomi without using data on a set-top box. I also really like having the “Rotten Tomatoes” score for each movie right on the screen. I often check the website for reviews before watching a movie so it saves me that extra step when looking for something to watch.

Curious about what Shomi has to offer? Let the expert’s help you choose the best shows and movies to watch with your family. Sign-up at and start your 1-month free trial now. You can stream on 2 devices simultaneously and enjoy Shomi online, on select tablets, mobile devices, set top boxes (on Rogers Channel 300 or through the Shaw On Demand menu), Xbox 360, Apple TV, and Chromecast.

How long does it take YOU to find the perfect movie or show to watch with your kids?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Shomi, but the opinions expressed are my own.