|My Son Watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse|
on Shaw Go Disney Junior App
Late last year I wrote about the Free Shaw Go YTV and Free Shaw Go Treehouse apps, which are free for Shaw subscribers that currently subscribe to those two kids' channels. My 3-year old son has been crazy about the Shaw Go Treehouse app, and watches many of his favourite shows like Thomas & Friends, Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies, Caillou and more!
Just eariler this month, Shaw also launched Shaw Go Family, Shaw Go Disney XD and Shaw Go Disney Junior apps to complement their "Shaw Go Kids" apps! These new apps can be accessed anytime and anywhere on iOS and Android devices such as tablets and smartphones. I believe The Shaw Go Disney Junior app is best suited for kids up to 6-years old; Shaw Go Family app for 6- to 11-years olds, and Shaw Go Disney XD channel is also for 6- to 11-years old.
|The New Shaw Go Disney Junior App!|
My 3-year old son likes the shows on the new Shaw Go Disney Junior app, and it's a simple interface for a non-reader. He just touches the picture of the show that he wants to watch, and then the available episodes appear beneath. My feedback for the Shaw Go Disney Junior app would be to include different stillshots of the available episodes--rather than the same one. This approach would help kids identify favourite or unwatched episodes.
|A Peek at the New Shaw Go Disney XD Line Up!|
The Shaw Go Disney XD app is also very easy to use, with a pictorial and text interface. I counted 18 different shows, and 84 different episodes--which is great for this complimentary service. As content is licenced for a 30-day period, episodes that are about to "expire" are marked as such. I like this "countdown to expiry" feature, as my kids sometimes search for favourite episodes on other streaming services, and they just disappear without notice once the licencing period runs down. New episodes are also marked as such--and the shows get "refreshed" on a regular basis.
|Parental Control in Shaw Go Disney XD App|
I like that the Shaw Go Disney XD and Shaw Go Family apps include parental controls in their apps. This is a fantastic feature of this free, value-added app and one that I applaud. The parental controls require a PIN in order to access the settings. I wish that more apps would include such a feature!
|A View of the New Shaw Go Family App!|
The Shaw Go Family app works the same as the Shaw Go Disney XD app. I counted 18 different shows available for viewing, and 93 different episodes--so lots of content to keep the kids entertained! There is very little overlap of content from the Shaw Go Family app to Shaw Go Disney XD, although Phineas & Ferb are represented in both apps. This is a great service to have when you're mobile with the kids.
|Shaw Go Family App!|
A great feature of these new Shaw Go apps includes intelligent streaming, which provides the best video quality possible regardless of connection speed. Also, Shaw Go kids apps include a video bookmarking feature which allows the show to be stopped and played back at a later time.
|New Shaw Go Disney Junior App!|
How to Get Shaw Go for FREE
Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct customers can simply download the apps by visiting shaw.ca/shawgo or shawdirect.ca/shawgo. Shaw Go Family, Shaw Go Disney XD and Shaw Go Disney Junior are available to all Shaw Cable subscribers. Shaw Direct subscribers will initially have access to the Shaw Go Family and Shaw Go Disney Junior apps for download.
Shaw Internet customers are able to complement their use of these apps by accessing the Shaw Go WiFi network. A full list of locations is available at www.shaw.ca/wifi or through the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App!
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