As of November 30, 2016, Shomi will be closing up and no longer available. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, check out our Netflix article instead!

Everything you do online uses data, including streaming movies on the popular video service Shomi.  We’ve prepared this simple guide below to help you manage the video quality settings for Shomi so you can use less data and enjoy more of the movies and TV shows you love!

Looking for more data management tips and tricks? Check out our other support article here.

Step 1: Go to


Step 2: Sign in to your Shomi account



Step 3: Click on your profile’s icon in the top right hand corner (the default icon is a director’s chair)


Step 4: From the drop-down menu that appears, select Manage Account and Profiles


Step 5: From the profile screen, select one of three quality settings. According to Shomi’s own help section:

  • Good – Uses a max of 0.7 GB per hour
  • Better – Uses a max of 1.7 GB per hour
  • Best – Uses a max of 2.6 GB per hour

According to Shomi, “good or better is a perfectly acceptable video quality”, and will help you conserve your Xplornet data so you can do more of what you love online.


What you’ll find here

Steps to adjust the quality settings for Shomi’s streaming video service.