Shaw and Rogers Launches Shomi - The Canadian Version of U.S. Netflix

I know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t Netflix Canada the Canadian version of U.S. Netflix?”. If you’ve ever compared the Canadian Netflix library to its U.S. counterpart, then you’ll know they are completely different services. The Canadian version of Netflix lacks a lot of premium content.

Shomi, which was launched by Shaw and Rogers, looks to offer a true alternative to the popular American streaming service.

Here’s a few examples of TV shows they offer:

  • Modern Family
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Shameless
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • Vikings
  • New Girl
  • 24: Live Another Day
  • Chicago Fire
  • The Strain
  • American Horror Story

Shomi is currently in beta mode and is only available to Rogers or Shaw subscribers. It will eventually be offered to the public.

The subscription fee is $8.99/month but both Rogers and Shaw customers will have special offers. If you currently subscribe to their services, expect to receive a promotional offering in your physical or digital mail sometime soon. [SHOMI]