Shaw On Demand search app (Android Tablet)

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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 Android tablets. With the Shaw On Demand App, you can browse and order Shaw On Demand titles directly from your Android tablet. 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 the app 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 downloaded and installed, the app will appear on your home screen with the icon highlighted below. Simply tap the icon to launch the application.


Shaw On Demand Search App > Android Tablet



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 signed in, you will have the ability to order On Demand titles from within the app and have them waiting on your Digital Box.


To sign in:

  1. Tap on the Settings icon Settings icon at the top of the page
  2. Choose Sign In. You will be presented with the sign in screen where you can sign in with your Shaw ID and password.


If you need to register for My Shaw, please click here: Shaw ID Overview 


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

The Shaw On Demand Search App offers a simplified interface that is divided into five sections including Movies, TV, Subscription, Search and More.


Navigation within each section is touch driven and offers and displays content in a number of interactive ways. Movies (as shown below) features 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. To view a complete list of available titles, tap the view button on the right side of the screen (highlighted below).


Shaw On Demand Search App for Android > Featured Items

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How to search on the Shaw on Demand app on your Android tablet

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 at the top of the page and you will be presented with a keyboard and can begin typing the name of the program you would like to find.
  2. Enter the title into the search field and tap the Search icon on the right side of the keyboard.Shaw On Demand Search App for Androis > Searching
  3. You will now be shown a list of corresponding results and you can tap on any title to view its information page, add it to your Wishlist (described below) or begin the ordering process.

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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 button (shown below). Shaw On Demand Search App Android > Ordering the movie Brave
  2. To access the order screen, tap the Order button. On the order screen, you will have the option of selecting either the Standard or High Definition version of the title (if available). You will also see pricing options for each version.
  3. With your selection in place, tap the Complete Order button as highlighted below.


Shaw On Demand Search App complete order

Did you know:


To view this content on your Digital Box, simply load Video On Demand and select the My Orders option. The content you have ordered from the Shaw On Demand Search App will appear there immediately.     


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The Wishlists feature is a handy tool for creating a simple 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 remember at a later date, tap on the title and then tap on the Wishlist iconWishlist icon which is highlighted below. The title will be added to your Wishlist.

Shaw On Demand App > Add to Wishlist Option

To view your Wishlist:

  1. Select the Settings icon Settings icon in the top right corner. A small menu will be displayed offering a variety of settings options including Wishlist and Orders.
  2. Select Wishlist Shaw On Demand Search App menu > Wishlist
  3. You will now be presented with a list of items that you have added to your Wishlist. To remove an item, simply select it from this list and then tap the Wishlist iconWishlist iconagain to remove it.

Shaw On Demand Search App > Remove Wishlist

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Multicultural Section / French Language Selection

To access the Multicultural movie selection on the Shaw on Demand Search app, simply press the MENU button on your device, then select Multicultural.

Shaw On Demand Search App > Multicultural Options


When you select the Multicultural option from the menu, you will be presented with a list of languages, with a few select titles listed below each one. To see all titles for that language, select 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 MENU icon, then choose Settings. Tap Language header, then choose Français.


Shaw On Demand Search App > French Section Options


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

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