Why not just provide streaming access to your entire cable subscription with one Shaw Go app instead?
Licensing, and permission from the channels.
An online application, on my Xbox for streaming every station, would be fantastic as well, Telus has one...
As kevin said, its a definite licensing issue. If you look into american stations, being in canada, you are unable to watch tv on their sites, just like hulu.
@kevinds, Telus has that option with their Optik TV service, due to the fact that their TV signal is being provided through the internet. However, if you are trying to watch an HD stream on multiple tv's and use your internet.. have fun with the heavy pixellation. Also, the Shaw Go apps are a free value added service. Whereas, when you want optik on your xbox, you will need to pay $35 for the software to be installed (Even though you can install it free directly from your device) AND you need to pay an additional $70 for the tech to come out and process the installation.
Yeah, I know, about the stupid installation charges, doesn't change the fact that I would love to have the application for Shaw...
The Shaw website still says that Shaw will continue to release Go apps that will allow us to stream live TV, blah blah blah...
It's been saying this for 6 months and nothing is happening.
Shaw, why don't you just flat out tell us that what we have now is all we're ever going to have.
Just wanted to add that my mother is visiting from Montreal as we speak. She's a Videotron cable / internet customer. I just set her up (on her iPad) with an app called illico.tv. You guys (and yes, this includes you guys at SHAW) should have a good look at it on the iTunes App Store.
The app performs a number of functions, including remote programming for their illico PVR, and allows for streaming Live TV (about 7-8 channels from what I could see). It also offers the possibility of streaming hundreds of shows on demand for Videotron customers.
I was quite amazed at how well it works. Here she is, in Edmonton, watching her favourite shows on her iPad on my Wifi.
I was also quite angry at why on God's green Earth we're being fed the usual BS about licensing and copyright from our beloved Shaw provider.
Videotron is a Canadian company. If they can do it, so can Shaw. The only difference is the willingness to offer value added services to your customers.
Shaw, you're a poor excuse of a cable provider.
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