Following the success of the FreeRange TV app for iOS and Android devices, we are thrilled to announce that you can now access FreeRange TV on your computer by visiting our new website FreeRange.Shaw.ca. FreeRange.Shaw.ca includes live streaming of your favourite programs and access to thousands of Shaw On Demand titles.
FreeRange TV is available to Shaw Cable and Direct customers for no additional cost and can be accessed either through your mobile device with the Shaw FreeRange TV app, or through your computer on supported systems. To access FreeRange TV on your desktop or laptop computer, navigate to FreeRange.Shaw.ca (or FreeRange.Shaw.ca).
The service will use the same sign in process you are familiar with today where you can use either your @shaw.ca email address, My Shaw credentials or Shaw Direct credentials. Once signed in, you will be prompted to give your device a name. This allows you to easily recognize and manage the device in the future through My Shaw.
As the site is directly linked to your account, FreeRange TV activity will be tied across all devices - so you could start watching a title on the app and continue watching on the web version (or vice versa).
Use of the new FreeRange.Shaw.ca site will count towards your FreeRange TV device and simultaneous stream limits.
You will now be able to stream on FreeRange.Shaw.ca using the following compatible platforms and browsers:
Software Platform: Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52+
Operating System: Windows 7+ or Mac OS X 10.7+
Web Browser: IE 10+, Chrome, Safari 5.1+, Microsoft Edge, Firefox
Please Note: If you do not meet the minimum requirements listed above, you will be presented with an error message indicating you are below the requirements for accessing FreeRange TV on the web.
FreeRange.Shaw.ca is only accessible through Mac and Windows computers. If you would like you to view this content through your mobile device (smartphone or tablet) you can download the Shaw FreeRange TV app here: FreeRange TV - App
With FreeRange TV, you can stream up to 80 live TV channels and over 30,000 on-demand titles linked directly to the TV package you subscribe to, for which mobile rights exist. FreeRange TV allows you to enjoy your favourite TV shows and movies directly on your computer. Once you've signed in to the site, you'll be presented with the same great look and feel as the app version with the following exceptions:
Layout is intended for a monitor with more real-estate to display content compared to the app version
Picture-in-picture allows you to keep watching your programming while you browse the site
Rotten tomatoes ratings will directly link to the site in a separate tab
Download-to-go functionality is not available for the web version of FreeRange TV*
You can select video playback quality to switch between SD and HD based on your connection
*Download-to-go functionality is only available through the FreeRange TV app. For more information on this feature as well as links to download the app on your smart device, see: About the Shaw FreeRange TV App.
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Keyboard Player Shortcuts When accessing FreeRange TV on your computer, you can use the following keyboard player shortcuts to navigate FreeRange TV content quickly and easily. These player controls include the ability to play/pause content, skip forward and back, adjust volume, toggle between full-screen and minimized mode, and more. Check out the full list of player controls below, or press "?" on your keyboard while visiting FreeRange.Shaw.ca to display the shortcuts.
Please Note: Fast-forward not available on all titles.