Streaming service shomi now available to all Canadians

WATCH ABOVE: Shomi streaming service is full of exciting content

TORONTO — Video streaming service shomi is now available to all Canadians from coast to coast.

Launched in beta form last November, shomi was originally accessible only to Rogers and Shaw Internet and cable customers. Starting Thursday, the service (partly owned by Global News parent company Shaw Media) is available to all Canadians through their Internet provider.

“Today is an epic day for Canadian entertainment lovers as we deliver on the promise we made to them back in May,” said shomi’s senior vice president and general manager David Asch, in a press release. “We announced we would be moving in, and today we’ve arrived. shomi is now available to all Canadians.”

shomi allows Canadians to watch a huge selection of TV programming and movies on numerous platforms – tablet, mobile, online, Xbox 360, Apple TV, Chromecast — and via set-top boxes for Rogers and Shaw TV subscribers.

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New subscribers will receive the first month free, after that a subscription costs $8.99 per month.

Acclaimed and buzzworthy shows available on shomi include Vikings, Empire, Fresh off the BoatTransparent, Outlander, iZombie and Jane The Virgin.

Subscribers also get past seasons of popular series like Modern Family and Sons of Anarchy and plenty of kid-friendly content, including Thomas and Friends and Scooby Doo.

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