December 16, 2015 | Press Releases

Two Months for Free, on Us! You’re Welcome. Love, shomi

– For a short time, shomi extends its usual one-month free trial to two months –

– New subscribers at now have twice as long to explore movies, hit TV shows, and kids & family programming for free –

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TORONTO (December 16, 2015) – You can’t put it in a box, wrap it with a bow, or put it under the tree, but starting today, shomi is offering a pretty cool gift to new subscribers: two full months of all the streaming entertainment you can handle, on us. This means you can sign up now and happily hibernate through the worst of the Canadian winter season. Terrific, right?

Enjoy your two-month gift and dive in to the holiday spirit with custom-curated movie Collections, both naughty (Merry Elfin’ Christmas) and nice (Santa Claus is Coming to shomi). Is your family making you crazy? Hang out with a few of shomi’s favourite families – perhaps Empire, Modern Family, or Shameless – and return to your own family drama with new patience… or at least a little perspective. Need to wean the kids off the gingerbread and eggnog? Let them binge on Peppa Pig, Pokémon, and iCarly instead. From tots to tweens, we’ve got their entertainment covered too.

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution that’s easy to keep: in 2016, resolve to use your two-month free membership to explore everything that shomi has to offer. In addition to hit network series you already know and love, discover first-on-shomi TV shows you can’t find anywhere else, including all-new seasons of the complicated family series Transparent and Catastrophe (coming December 27); auction house thriller The Art of More (just renewed for a second season); the new Patrick Stewart comedy Blunt Talk (debuts December 30); and the sexy backstage drama Mozart in the Jungle (second season coming this winter). shomi also features day-and-date premieres of some of the most buzzworthy shows, like Jane the Virgin, iZombie, and Fresh Off the Boat. Movies more your thing, but not sure where to start? Check out our Head of Programing and Content’s curated Collection, Marni’s Top 10 Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen But Should. Holiday favourites including Love, Actually and Elf, family movie night classics such as The Wizard of Oz and the Rocky franchise, and recent Hollywood blockbusters like Insurgent are all streaming now, commercial free, and ready when you are.

Here’s the deal: this two months free special promotion is available for a limited time only – you’ll need to get onboard soon. After the expiry of the additional free month, our already-awesome one-month free trial period will be reinstated. Regular monthly subscription fee (plus taxes) applies after your free trial expires, unless cancelled earlier. This promotion is offered exclusively to new first-time subscribers who sign up directly at, and does not apply to reactivations, subscribers signing up with a previously used credit card, iTunes subscribers, or partner accounts.

Through New Year’s, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and beyond, shomi’s got your next entertainment binge covered. Two months free is awesome. You’re welcome.

shomi is now available to all Canadians! Entertainment lovers can enjoy shomi online, on select tablets, mobile devices, set top boxes (on Rogers Channel 300 or through the Shaw On Demand menu), Xbox 360, Apple TV, and Chromecast.

About shomi

shomi is a streaming service that makes getting video entertainment nearly as enjoyable as watching it. With something for every entertainment lover – exclusive first-on-shomi TV shows, hand-picked movies and Collections, plus fun kids and family content – shomi offers an unmatched entertainment experience. Curated by people who love popcorn and magic, shomi combines the passion and knowledge of our entertainment experts with the power of technology to offer recommendations and Collections that help our members always find something good to watch. We are made in Canada. Shomi Partnership is a joint venture owned equally by Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications. Want more information? Visit

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