Learn about using the Shaw Go Gateway App on your Android phone. The Shaw Go Gateway app allows you to navigate your Gateway's TV listings page, set individual and series recordings, use the app to initiate playback on your portal, and search for programs based on keywords and categories. Learn how to download, log in, and navigate the app on your Android phone.
To download the Shaw Go Gateway app for your iPhone, visit the Google Play Store.
To open the app, simply tap the icon on your devices home screen. Once opened, you will be prompted to sign in with your Shaw ID and password.
If you do not have a Shaw ID or have forgotten your password, follow the relevant link:
To browse content on the Shaw Go Gateway app:
You are able to navigate the Gateway guide by using filters. Filters are available through the Guide Options icon on the top of the app, and let you reduce the types of content that appear on your guide. Look for the symbol to find the Guide Options. Filters include Favourites Only and HD Only.
Searching for content
To search content:
Shaw Go Gateway Guide
Guide Options: Tap here to access filters and additional menu options including the following:
To set a recording through the Shaw Go Gateway app:
To access your recordings through the Shaw Go Gateway app you can tap the Recorded TV icon located at the bottom of the app. From this menu, you can sort through your recordings and filter by recorded, scheduled, and series. You can also determine the order in which these appear by date recorded or title by tapping on the settings icon at the top of the app.
Series recording settings
To set the settings for a series recording, tap the Recorded TV icon on the bottom of the screen, then tap on the series you'd like to edit. Choose Series Recording and then select Series Options, and then select your preference for that series. Once completed, tap Update Series.
Through the Shaw Go Gateway app's DVR settings you can set your preferences so that you are prompted with these options each time you set up a new recording. To change recording settings for an individual title, simply tap Options when viewing the title in your Recorded TV menu.
You can delete both your individual recordings as well as your series recordings through the Recorded TV menu. To delete an individual recording, simply tap on it from the menu and then select Delete. To delete a full series, tap on any episode within a series, then tap Series Recording, then Delete. This will delete all of the recordings in that series and no future episodes will be recorded. If you would like to stop the series from being recorded but keep all recorded episodes, you can select Cancel.
Please Note: If there is no content associated with a series, and you want to remove the series, always use the cancel button.
Recording icon key
|Recorded, keep until space is needed|
|Recorded, keep until I delete|
|Scheduled to be recorded|
Note: Currently, if you attempt to modify the Series Options of one of your recordings through the Shaw Go Gateway app (for example: have the recording begin early or end late) it will result in a disruption to video playback on your Shaw Gateway system that may require a reset. For the time being, modifications to your series recordings can be safely made directly through any connected Portal. We are aware of this issue and are working towards a solution.
From the Shaw Go Gateway app, you can use the app as a remote to begin the playback of recorded content or to navigate to another channel on your TV. To do this, simply tap on the content you'd like to view, then select Watch on TV.
If you have multiple portals, you can select the portal that you would like to begin streaming on by tapping the drop-down arrow next to the Watch on TV button. You can also set up custom names for your portals through account settings.
The Shaw Go Gateway parental controls feature allows you to lock content for display based on TV or Movie Ratings, or channel number. Once a lock is set, these locked titles and channels will not be displayed on the Shaw Go Gateway app. Setting up parental controls through your Shaw Go Gateway app will not prevent these channels or ratings from appearing on your TV's guide.
To set up parental controls on your Shaw Go Gateway app:
If you have multiple Gateway portals in your household and would like to be able to easily identify them, you can rename them through the Go Gateway account settings. To easily determine which portal number corresponds with each portal in your home, tune one portal listed in the app to a unique channel, and then identify which TV has been set to that channel in your household.
How to rename a Shaw Gateway portal
To access the Shaw Go Gateway Apps settings, tap the Menu icon and then choose the Settings option from the menu bar at bottom of the screen. On the left, you can tap Guide, DVR, Account, Sync, or Parental Controls to access specific settings for those categories.
Guide: From the guide settings, you can change the way that channels are sorted (by number, name, or "like portals") and which type of video content is displayed on the guide (Pay Per View, Music, Local Access, Government Access, Educational Access, and On Demand).
DVR: Through the DVR settings you can determine the way that space conflicts are resolved (ask or determine automatically) as well as change whether you are prompted for series options when scheduling new series recordings.
Sync: Through the sync settings, you can manually sync your app with your Gateway. You are also able to determine whether the app or your portal's settings will override the other, as well as the ability to enable hiding channels, favourites, and recording defaults.
First-time users may want to align their Go Gateway app and Gateway portal settings by doing the following:
Parental Controls: In the parental controls settings, you can set parental controls for your Shaw Gateway. This will allow you to lock certain types of content based on their type of content or rating.
The following provides information on error messages and the reason why they may be appearing.
|Error message||Why it has occurred|
|Excessive search results||Too many search results based on search criteria. Reduce or specify your search criteria.|
|Invalid account||The Shaw ID or password for this account was not recognized. Please check your account information and try again.|
|Account has no MG||Your account does not have a Gateway system associated with it. To order a Gateway system, or if you believe this is an error, please Contact Us.|
|Account has no MP||Account cannot detect a media player. Try reloading the application.|
|Network Error ||A network error has prevented communication with your account. Please check your network settings and try again.|
|Network Error ||There is a problem with the network connection. Please check your network settings and try again.|
|Network Connection Lost||The network connection was lost. Please try again.|
|Portal DVR error||The application is having trouble communicating with your Media Gateway. Make sure that your Media Gateway and Portals have power, then try again.|
|Recording in use||This recording is currently being viewed.|
|Space resolution||Unable to automatically make the space necessary to record your program. Try deleting an existing recording, then reschedule this program.|
|Duplicate conflict||Your program is already scheduled to record.|
|Log in with username and password||Please enter both your Shaw ID and password and try to log in again.|
Browse our frequently asked questions for additional troubleshooting tips.
How do I hide and un-hide channels?
To hide channels, simply drag the left sidebar out by swiping from the left edge of the screen when viewing the guide. Tap the "view" icon (eye) to hide or un-hide channels.
How do I set and remove favourites?
To set favourite channels, simply drag the left sidebar out by swiping from the left edge of the screen when viewing the guide. Tap the "favourite" icon (heart) to favourite or un-favourite channels.
How do I set recording priorities?
You can set your recording priorities by tapping Recorded TV. From here you can select Priorities. To set recording priorities, simply drag your scheduled content into your preferred priority order, and then tap Save Order once complete.
How can I sort content by date or name?
While viewing your recorded programs or scheduled recordings you can toggle between viewing content based on its alphabetical name or the date on which it was recorded by selecting either icon (A or clock, respectively) at the top of the app.
How can I change my portal names on the app?
To change the name of your portals on the Shaw Go Gateway app, open the settings menu and then select Account. From here, you can tap on the portal you would like to rename under Portal Names, and attribute any name to it that you wish (e.g., Living Room). See this section above for more information.
How do I set a default portal?
Presently there is no setting that allows you to select a default portal, however, this can be achieved by naming your portals with a number in front of them, as portals are listed alphabetically and numerically, and the first portal in the list will be selected as your default. For example:
How can I search for content?
To search content, tap Search located along the bottom of the app. You can narrow your search results by filtering by TV shows, Movies, and Recorded TV. To organize results, either tap on the alphabetical icon (A) to view listings by title or the date icon (clock) to view by date. Tap a second time to change ascending/descending order.