Family Entertaining Made Easy With

Brought to you by Shomi and TheCo.


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.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

17 responses to “Family Entertaining Made Easy With”

  1. Hmm, I’ve never heard of Shomi before is this the same sort of thing as Netflix?

    • It is a streaming services as well Elizabeth. I have both! You get some movies/shows that other streaming services don’t have, they also offer video collections that are hand picked by their team, making it easy to pick your next show/movie.

      • thanks for the info Angela 🙂

  2. I have seen the name around but never took the time to check it out.Thanks for all the info .

  3. I admit that I have not really checked Shomi out much. Initially I thought it seemed like there were only one or two shows they had available but I see they have a massive range of programs now. It’s time for me to take another look I think. Thanks for this.

  4. I just recently was introduced to shomicanada. I love what it has to offer. I love that it dedicated to keeping it family oriented. It is very refreshing.

  5. I have never tried Shomi, nor have I ever seen its interface. It sounds so user friendly and helpful for people like me, who just can never decide what to watch! I spend more time thinking about it, than actually watching the show itself. Ha! I think I’m going to try the trial period to see if it works for us.

  6. Love shomi!! I’m about ready to start a MASH marathon on it, lol. Its been forever since I’ve seen that show…

    Really love the fact that they get original programming from Amazon so that we can watch the same awesome shows that the US gets to see. 🙂

  7. I have not heard of shomicanada, we stream everything we watch.

  8. I’ve not heard much about Shomi before just the name,thanks for the great review i think this may be something my family would be interested in

  9. I have been curious about Shomi for a while… I currently have Netflix and Shaw is my cable provider. I noticed that Shomi carries shows not available on Netflix… So excited about that!!!!!

    • Quick follow up… I signed up for Shomi based on your prompt on January 1st. Love the selection of shows not available on Netflix (and there are A LOT); I’ve already binged through 3 seasons of Vikings and onto the Blacklist. Thanks for the review.

      • Amazing! So happy to hear! 🙂

  10. I cant get Shomi yet but I am looking forward to when i can!

  11. I’ve heard good things about Shomi, will have to check it out

  12. I heard that Shomi carries quite a shows that are not available on Netflix…will be checking into this,thanks !

  13. I know many people now who have Netflicks and do not bother with basic cable at all. I think shomi would be great,, especially if we children now. Ours have homes of their own. One family has a satellite dish and really like it. We have basic Cable plus some other packages which we enjoy although it is expensive. Thank you for informing us about shomi.

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