Shaw On Demand Search App (iPad)

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The Shaw on Demand Search App has been decommissioned as of August 7th, 2018. Please see Aug 7 | Shaw Video on Demand Search App is retiring for more information.

Learn about the Shaw On Demand search app for iPad. With the Shaw On Demand App, you can browse and order Shaw On Demand titles directly from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. This application is for ordering titles only and cannot be used for playing back the titles you have ordered through your mobile device. Titles ordered via this application are viewable on your Digital Cable Box.


See Related Articles below for Support for other devices


This article will provide insight into:


How to download the Shaw on Demand app

To download the app for your iOS or Android device click here: Download Now


Once the installation is complete, the Shaw On Demand Search App will appear on your home screen with the icon highlighted below. Simply tap the icon to launch the application.


Shaw On Demand Mobile App icon



There is no cost to download the application from the App store, however, Shaw is not responsible for any data fees charged by your mobile provider in using data for the download.


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Sign in and authentication
To enable functionality, you need to sign into the Shaw On Demand Search App using your Shaw ID and password. Once you are signed in, you will have the ability to create a Wishlist or even order On Demand titles from within the app to have them waiting on your Digital Box.


To sign in:

  1. Either tap the notification in the top right corner of the screen (seen in the above image),


To order:

  1. Sign in or tap on the Settings icon 
  2. Choose Sign In from the menu.
  3. You will be presented with the sign in screen where you will be able to sign in with your Shaw ID and password. If you need to register for a Shaw ID, please click here: Shaw ID Overview
  4. Once you are signed in, you will be able to access the Subscription section which shows a customized view of the additional On Demand services to which you subscribe.
    • If you have a subscription to additional services like Movie Central On Demand or Super Channel On Demand, this is where you will find the titles available from those packages.

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How to navigate the Shaw On Demand app
Shaw On Demand Navigation Menu Options

The Shaw On Demand Search App offers a simplified interface which is divided into five sections including Movies, TV, Subscription, Multicultural, Search and Settings. Regardless of the orientation of your iPad, each section can be selected from the menu on the left side of the screen (seen below).


Navigation within each section is touch driven and displays content in a number of interactive ways. Movies (as shown below) displays featured titles at the top of the screen with additional listings below.


The page scrolls down to reveal additional listings and can be swiped left to reveal additional titles in each area (see arrows indicating areas with scroll or shift). To view a complete list of available titles, tap the view icon on the right side of the listing (highlighted below).


Shaw On Demand Menu Options

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How to search on the Shaw on Demand app

If you are looking for a specific movie or TV show, the Search feature will be the fastest way to navigate the vast collection of titles available with Shaw On Demand.


  1. Tap the Search icon on the left and you will be presented with a keyboard and can begin typing the name of the program you would like to watch.
  2. Enter the title into the search field and then tap the Search button on the right side of the keyboard (highlighted below).Shaw On Demand Searching
  3. You will now be shown a list of corresponding search results and you can tap on the title of your choosing to be presented with additional information and ordering options.


Search Results on Shaw On Demand

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How to order a title

The Shaw On Demand Search App allows you the convenience of not only a simple and interactive view of the Shaw On Demand library but also the ability to order a title and have it waiting in the My Orders menu on your Digital Cable Box.

  1. Once you have found a title you would like to order, tap on it to reveal additional information including a synopsis, rating, cast information, pricing and the Order Now button (shown below).Shaw on Demand > Order Now
  2. On the order screen shown below, you will have the option of selecting either the Standard or High Definition version of the title (if available) and you will be presented will instructions explaining how to access the ordered title on your Digital Box at home.
  3. To complete your order, tap the Finish Order button as highlighted below.


Order on Shaw on Demand

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The Wishlists feature is a handy tool for creating a list of titles that you may want to order in the future. If at any point you come across a title you would like to recall at a later date, tap on the title and then tap on the wishlist icon presented on the info screen (highlighted below). The title will be added to your Wishlist.


Shaw on Demand Wishlist

To view your Wishlist:

  1. Navigate to Movies, TV, or Subscription
  2. Tap Wishlist and Orders in the top right corner. A small menu will be displayed offering you a view of either your Wishlist or your Orders (shown below).
  3. You can tap on any of the entries to begin the ordering process.


Shaw on Demand browse wishlist

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Multicultural Section / French Language Selection

To access the Multicultural movie selection on the Shaw on Demand Search app, simply tap the Multicultural icon on the left-hand navigation panel, seen below.

multicultural on shaw on demand


Once selected, you will be presented with a list of languages and select titles available for that language. To see all titles, tap the More icon


French Language Selection


The Shaw On Demand Search App also supports the French language. To change your settings so that the interface appears in French, tap the Settings icon, then scroll down to Language and then choose French.


French language on shaw on demand


Please note, this change only affects the Shaw On Demand Search apps interface and not the description of the videos.

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