There's a new, easy way for Canadians to binge watch their favourite TV shows. For the past few months, television junkies have been buzzing about Netflix’s newest competitor, shomi, which finally launched this week on Nov. 4.
One of the major titles on the service’s roster is the supernatural Fox drama Sleepy Hollow, which stars the very funny and affable Orlando Jones.
When asked about his own television-viewing habits, the actor, who explains that he “only has so much time,” told Hello!, “I want to be able to watch what I want, when I want.”
Actors Orlando Jones and Kim Coates promote shomi in Toronto.
He continued, “The problem is, I also want to know what’s good,” adding, “So for me, shomi is doing exactly that.”
The 46-year-old star was in Toronto this week to promote the new streaming service along with fellow actor Kim Coates, whose hit series,Sons of Anarchy — also available on shomi — is now airing its sixth and final season.
"It was very emotional," said Kim about his last day on set. "It was something I didn't expect at all. I thought I was completely okay with this thing coming to an end … but it hit me like a sledgehammer."
“It’s Canadian, which is a great thing. It’s about time!” enthused the 56-year-old actor, who hails from Saskatoon.
Some other beloved titles available on the service include 2 Broke Girls, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, American Horror Story, Louie, Modern Family, The Americans, Two and a Half Men and Sons of Anarchy.
It will also host the Canadian premiere of A Young Doctor’s Notebook, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jonn Hamm.
Rogers and Shaw customers can now sign up for one-month free trial for the $8.99-per-month service.