SyrupDrop Dec. 2: Out with Shomi, in with Freedom Mobile’s LTE network (kind of)

Thanks for joining us this week on SyrupDrop! The last few days have been full of beginnings and endings in Canadian tech. Not only did we bid farewell to the Rogers-Shaw streaming service, Shomi, but we welcomed the launch of Freedom Mobile’s LTE network. Sort of.

Furthermore, Netflix introduced offline viewing on its service this past week, which is bound to make plane rides and long road trips more bearable. The service available for over 100 titles, and only on the iOS and Android mobile apps.

For a full list of the stories covered in this week’s episode, see below.

Pour one out, Rogers and Shaw’s Shomi is now dead

Freedom Mobile’s LTE network is now live* [Update]

The ZTE Grand X 4, Freedom Mobile’s second LTE-capable smartphone, is now available in Canada

Freedom Mobile offers promo plan to existing Toronto and Vancouver customers

Offline playback comes to Canadian Netflix

Related: SyrupDrop Nov. 26: Wind rebrands to Freedom Mobile and Amazon Prime Video comes to Canada