Rogers to release a Rogers on Demand app for tablets

Ian Hardy

September 9, 2011 4:03 pm


Rogers recently re-branded their “Rogers On Demand” mobile app to “Rogers Live”, this gives those who pay the monthly $5 subscription fee the option to watch streaming video on either the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android smarthone (TV shows, video clips, sports etc..).

It now seems that Rogers is getting ready to push out an iPad or an Android version of the service. According to this internal doc it says that Rogers customers (wireless and cable) will be able to browse, search and play a limited selection of video, but the future version is where the goods are all at. The next release will include the ability to rent movies (additional subscription), watch live content or events and watch “content via syndicated players”. In addition, the first launch will be in English with French coming in the update. Probably what will make the app success – apart from knowing how much the subscription will cost – is the social aspect to it. The future release will allow customers to “Discover RODO” where you can have a sample of what you want to watch before registering, also the ability to share and rate a video.

There’s no indication of when this will be available.
We’ll have more info soon!

(Thanks tipster!)

  • Torontock

    WOW.. pay 5 more dollars a months to watch content that you already pay for on another device.

    DIE OF CANCER ROGERS

  • Andy

    I believe it will be no charge.

  • David

    Ridiculous that you have to pay $5 if you’re already a Rogers Cable subscriber. Those who have android tablets with flash just log on to http://www.rogersondemand.com and watch the content for free.

  • t

    There is something I don’t trust about Rogers.

  • P

    I just like the fact that this slide leaked that the HTC Jetstream LTE will be launching in Canada!

  • Serge

    Any word on a Playbook version?

    • KidCanada

      Actually we don’t need it (I don’t think Rogers will make one for it anyways). Just go to Rogers on demand and watch everything there for free, no need to pay $5. But we all know why the iPad need an app for it ;)

  • choy

    Now if they only release the update on the Optimus Pad which has been released everywhere else in the world…

  • ig

    +1 on playbook demand!!!!!

  • jim

    Dear Androtard, you don’t need flash to watch videos at the Rogers on demand website. I am guessing your battery died before you could do proper research.

  • Andy

    Really? I said it is free, and I still get down voted?

  • ELNY

    The reason you are paying $5/month isn’t for the access to it guys. You are paying because when you use the app and stream it will not touch your data package. Obviously they know you can easily go to the website and stream it for free, come on ppl!

    • ainyul

      what if i am using another provider for wireless; i still am paying 5$ monthly to access, data to my wireless carrier and monthly fee to rogers for home internet and tv…!!