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NFL Sunday Ticket Deluxe


For the ultimate football fan, check out the NFL Sunday Ticket Deluxe package from Shaw Direct! You can enjoy up to 14 games every Sunday for the entire regular NFL season, plus you’ll get access to RedZone HD, NFL Sunday Ticket Online, and the Shaw Go NFL Sunday Ticket app!

This year, we’re thrilled to announce that we are carrying 14 HD channels for NFL Sunday Ticket, which means you can catch all of the action so clearly, you might think you’re actually there.

RedZone HD is a channel produced by the NFL Network, which keeps fans up-to-date in real time. It switches from game to game as soon as a team goes inside of the 20-yard line (or, the “redzone”), so you can catch the most crucial plays as they happen.

NFL Sunday Ticket Online allows you to watch your favourite teams, regardless of where you are as long as you have a computer and Internet access. You will get all games in HD, full DVR controls, picture-in-picture viewing, player statistics, and more. You just need to ask for an access code when you subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket, and then register for an account through the NFL’s website.

Not at home, and don’t have access to a computer? No problem; the Shaw Go NFL Sunday Ticket app has you covered. If you have an iPad or Android device, you’ll still be able to enjoy every play.

You’ll receive all of this for $50.24 (taxes extra) per month for the full NFL season. Wondering what you’ll need to enjoy this great package? You will need a 600-series receiver (the HDDSR 600, HDDSR 605, or HDPVR 630), as well as an updated xKu LNBF installed on your dish. If you’re not sure what kind of equipment you have, follow the instructions here to find out. If you need any upgrades, contact us for more information.


Shaw On Demand Search App

Ever wanted to figure out what you should watch when you get home before you get there? With the Shaw On Demand Search app, you can do just that. Whether you’re waiting for the bus or on the train, you can browse our entire Shaw Direct On Demand library from the comfort of your mobile device, and even order your pick so it’s ready to go as soon as you get home.

The app is currently available for Apple iOS devices and Android, so you can get it for your iPhone 3GS and up, your iPad 2 or the new iPad, on any iPod Touch device, and any Android device with version 2.2 and up. You can download it for free from Apple here, and from Google app store for Android here.

sod01When you launch the app, you’ll be taken to a login page with three different options; the first two (“Email” and “Customer Centre”) are for Shaw customers, while the third (“Shaw Direct”) is the one you’ll want to tap on. To login, you need to ensure that you’ve already registered for an online ShawDirect.ca account. You’ll also need to know the password that you used for the online account, as well as your account number.

sod02Once you’ve entered this information and the login has been completed, you’ll automatically be taken to the main “Movies” page, which allows you to browse the listings in several different ways, including by genre, by newest release, and by the most popular titles. Pricing for these titles ranges from free up to $6.99 (taxes extra).

One of the browsing options that we liked was “All Movies,” which takes you to a master list of all available movie titles. The cool thing about this is that you can alter the results by tapping on “Sort” in the top-right corner. Here, you can choose to sort alphabetically by title, by the year of release, by the star rating,  by popularity, and by the date the title was added to our library, which is great if you’re not entirely sure what you’d like to watch yet. You can also choose to only have the app display movies that are available in HD.

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The icons along the bottom of the screen will take you to the other areas of Shaw Direct On Demand listings, including “Movies,” “TV,” “Subscription,”, “Search,” and “More.”

Tapping on “TV” will show you all of the On Demand titles offered by a variety of broadcasters; the titles will be broken up by the different channels, and the content listed here will be available at no charge as long as you have a subscription to the channel.

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sod04Speaking of subscription, the “Subscription” section will list premium channels such as Movie Central or The Movie Network. If you have a subscription to one of the premium channels, you’ll receive On Demand content from that channel at no cost.

“Search” allows you to look for listings by their title, by the name of one of the listed actors, or by the director’s name.



sod11“More” provides you with the option to view titles that you’d like to watch in future (“Wishlist”), your current orders, settings (including changing your preferred language), general help, and allows you to search for content based on a specific language (“Multicultural”). You can also sign out of your account through here.

To order a title, tap on the listing, which will take you to a description of it. At the bottom of the description, there is a blue icon that says “Order Now”; tap this to choose your format (SD or HD), and then tap “Complete Order.” When the order is successful, you’ll be taken to a screen with instructions on how to watch the title once you’re settled in front of your receiver.

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If you’d rather just add the title to your wishlist, you can do that too. Just to the left of the “Order Now” icon is a small heart icon. Simply tap on this, and the title will appear in your wishlist to be ordered at a later date.

One thing to bear in mind with this app is that you are only able to search titles and remotely order them; it does not stream video.

Any questions about the Shaw On Demand Search app? Don’t hesitate to ask us in the comments below.


Shaw Go Movie Central App

For those who love the convenience of TV-on-the-go, we’re proud to announce the launch of our new Shaw Go Movie Central app! This provides Shaw Direct customers who subscribe to Movie Central with the latest HBO and Movie Central content to enjoy anyplace, anytime.

The app is currently available for Apple iOS devices, so you can get it for your iPhone 3, 4, or 5, your iPad 2 or the new iPad, and on any iPod Touch device. You can download it for free from Apple here. We know a lot of you love Android, so rest assured that we are looking at developing the app for other devices in the future.

To login, all you need is a ShawDirect.ca Self Serve account, and subscription to our Movies West package. If you are interested in subscribing to it, let us know and we can help you out.

The app features layered navigation, which is perfect for easily swiping though all of your viewing choices with the touch of a finger. It also provides smart search (it predicts what you might be looking for to speed things up), video bookmarking (you can stop what you’re watching and start it up in the same spot later), and intelligent streaming (you get the best possible video quality based on your connection speed). You can check out a detailed description of all the features and how to use the app here.

There are two other cool features that we really liked: If you use Apple TV, AirPlay lets you stream Movie Central content from the app directly to your TV, and you can let your friends and followers know what you’re watching by sharing to Facebook and Twitter!

At this point, we’ve got more than 670 titles available, which works out to more than 600 hours of content. This includes great shows like Game of Thrones, True Blood, and Boardwalk Empire, and popular movies like The Iron Lady, J. Edgar, and The Artist.

Whether you’re travelling within Canada, waiting for a bus, or on your break at work, you can get caught up on your favourite shows. And this is only the first of many apps by Shaw Go to come; stay tuned for more!