On Demand gives you access to movie titles, sports features and TV episodes which you can order and watch instantly through your Digital Box. When you order from On Demand, you can watch a title as often as you like, until the order has expired.
You will need to be a Television subscriber with either Digital or HDTV programming to be able to access and view the selections within the On Demand library.
The main features of On Demand include but are not limited to the following:
To order an On Demand title, you need Shaw-authorized digital or high-definition hardware and programming to access the content, if it is available in your area. There are two ways that you can order On Demand programming from Shaw:
For further instructions on how to place an order in On Demand, please refer to: Ordering a title in On Demand.
Whenever you come across an On Demand title that you are interested in watching at a later date, press the FAV (Favourites) button on your Shaw Remote to add the title to your Wishlist. This allows you to compile a list of your choices and decide later whether you would like to order them.
To access your Wishlist:
Your Digital Box has a limit of 50 titles that can be displayed in the Wishlist. When viewing on vod.shaw.ca there is a display limit of 42 titles.
By configuring the Settings on your Digital Box, you can:
To configure Parental Controls on your Digital Box, please perform the initial setup below:
Note: If you have more than one Digital Box in the home, you will need to configure each box separately to apply the Parental Control Locks. For more Parental Control options such as TV Rating Locks or Movie Rating Locks, please refer to: How to use Parental Controls on Shaw TV.
To exit On Demand on your Digital Box:
Alternatively, simply press the EXIT button twice to exit On Demand.
Learn more about On Demand with our FAQs.
What is the difference between On Demand and Pay Per View?
On Demand allows you to order a title any time you want and gives you a 24-48 hour time frame (depending on the title) to enjoy your order. The time frame starts the moment you place your order. During that time frame, you can Pause, Play, Rewind, or even shut off your Digital Box and come back to watch it later, provided that the time frame for your order has not expired.
Pay Per View does not have this time frame option, however, it is an ideal choice for watching live events such as UFC or WWE as well as other new-release movie titles that only start at scheduled times and can be watched only at the time they are being broadcast.
Is On Demand Free?
On Demand is a free service with both paid and free content. You will need to be a Shaw Television subscriber with either Digital or HDTV programming in order to access and view the selections within the On Demand library.
Why does some content contain advertisements?
Some subscription video on-demand content is ad-supported and will have short, built-in commercial breaks that can't be skipped.
Why can't I Fast Forward some content?
Content that is ad-supported will not allow you to skip forward through the content unless it has dynamic ad insertion enabled on it.
What is Dynamic Ad Insertion?
This allows for more flexible and customizable advertisements in addition to the built in advertisements. Video content with this enabled can skip forward through the content rather than being forced to watch from the beginning.