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How can a family watch various television shows and movies simultaneously, and have parental control?

Shomi has tons of great kids’ TV shows jam-packed with characters they love, as well, there is a great selection of fun movies the whole family can enjoy on at least two devices at the same time. The streaming service has several family-friendly features, including giving parents the ability to restrict their kids’ access to shows, and setting up separate profiles to see what their kids are watching.

There won’t be any fighting over the remote control because each Shomi subscription can accommodate six individual profiles and can stream on two devices simultaneously, plus set-top-boxes for Rogers and Shaw cable subscribers. So while the kids are watching their show on one device or a TV, Mom and Dad can enjoy a movie or show in another room, including exclusive titles like Vikings and Sons of Anarchy.

Based on what your children prefer watching, Shomi then recommends other shows and movies that they may enjoy. When you create your children’s’ profiles, Shomi makes sure that only age-appropriate content shows up in searches, recommendations, and homepage spotlight feeds. Each family member can browse, stream, and build his/her own “Shomi later” list.

Shomi kids

Shomi kids is laid out easily for kids to watch their favourite programs by age group:

For the littles:

Dora the Explorer
In the Night Garden
Peppa Pig
Thomas and Friends
Yo Gabba Gabba

Smart Streaming for Kids-Only Entertainment Shows for Littles


For the school-aged:

Marvel Avengers
Monster Math Squad
SpongeBob Squarepants
Tom and Jerry Tales
What’s New Scooby-Doo

Smart Streaming for Kids-Only Entertainment Shows for School Aged


For tweens:

Are You Afraid of the Dark
Drake and Josh
Supah Ninjas

Smart Streaming for Kids-Only Entertainment Shows for Tweens

Shomi content isn’t just pulling TV shows and movie names out of a hat. Every TV series and movie has been hand-picked by their team of content experts – and that includes the kids’ content. The Shomi team is full of parents who know what their kids like, and likely what yours and my kids will enjoy too.

My kids enjoy watching Pokemon and Tom and Jerry Tales, and never-before-seen Supah Ninjas and Drake and Josh. As they’re 11 and almost 9, they still enjoy watching Scooby-Doo but also like tween shows like iCarly.

Movies for the Family

Shomi also has you covered for family movie night, with great features that the whole family can enjoy together, including:

102 Dalmatians
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Despicable Me
Free Willy
Home Alone
Hotel Transylvania
Gnomeo & Juliet
Life of Pi
Spy Kids
The Parent Trap
The Smurfs

Smart Streaming for Kids-Only Entertainment Shows for Family


As long as you have internet access, you can hook up to Shomi – it’s now available to everyone in Canada. If you’re a Rogers or Shaw subscriber, you can also view Shomi without using data on a set-top box. Families 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.

Free Trial

Shomi has a great collection of TV shows and movies for the whole family. Shomi before Jan 31st and start your 2-month free trial.

What shows and movies would you and your family enjoy on shomi?




Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Reply

    I am sure my kids would love to stream some of these shows. Right now we are on a phineas and Ferb kick, but the shows they like rotate.

  2. Protecting our kids from seemingly limitless offensive material on television is one of the most concerning problems parents deal with. Shomi sounds like something of a life saver!

  3. What an awesome way to give the kids access to some great family-friendly programs. These are some really good shows and movies.

  4. Elizabeth O. Reply

    It would sure be nice to have these. So many shows are really bad influence these days and makes for untimely discussions about more grown-up matters with kids that are not yet of age. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is really great for the kids. I never heard shomi before but it looks good on the kids

  6. No fighting over shows? ohooo I could have used that when my two oldest boys were smaller. 🙂

  7. Great idea. This would make it easier for parents to let their kids watch age-appropriate shows. I haven’t heard of Shomi before but I will make sure to check it out.

  8. I like that it can be limited, as my son with special needs like to try and browse everything when he gets the iPad. Looks like a wonderful service for kids and parents.

  9. Sounds like an interesting system. Right now, my children use the children profile of Netflix. They get to see child-only programming there too, but they don’t have Dora.

  10. I’ve never tried Shomi before. I’ll definitely check it out, my son streams just about everything he watches.

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