Rogers Ignite TV: Reinventing Family Time

Rogers Ignite TV: Reinventing Family Time

We are a tight-knit family and because of that, we spend a lot of time just hanging out together. I didn’t think our time together could get better until I got Rogers Ignite TV and reinvented family time.

Spending time with the kids watching TV shows, movies, and sports has proven to be a great way for us to learn more about each other. Conversations have started based on what we’ve been watching and I think the kids, my husband, and I appreciate that because we want to be able to talk about anything with our kids. 

Since we got Ignite TV late last year, I have watched my husband and oldest really grow closer over their shared love of sports. They are huge fans of the SportsApp which lets them know when the Leafs, Raptors, and the  Jays have games and they spend hours together learning about the teams, players, and stats within the app. My son is almost 11 and I know that right now he’s highly impressionable so I am more than happy to have him spend quality time with and look up to his dad.

We’re always looking for any excuse to catch up on our favourite movies so we love when our youngest chooses what to watch. We are currently obsessed with all the Jurassic Park movies as well as Transformers. All we have to say is “Transformers” into the voice remote and it searches across live TV,  On Demand, and Netflix to show us where to watch. We regularly rent movies from the comfort of our couches and if the kids are extra good and help out around the house, I let them stay up late and rent a movie before bedtime. I’ve noticed that the kids have also been learning about compromise during these family binge sessions because they need to decide on a movie together or they aren’t allowed to watch anything.

I even use  Ignite TV for some quality me-time. I do laundry all week and save the folding till the weekend—and with 4 kids in the house, you can imagine how much accumulates— so I can head upstairs to binge on my fav shows. Sometimes even the kids join in to help, but I secretly think it’s because they want to speak into the remote for me. This definitely has made laundry so much more enjoyable.

I am excited to see how our watching habits will evolve as we continue to grow as a family.

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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Rosanne Robinson
    April 18, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    It’s wonderful that your son & hubby are enjoying their love of sports together with the SportsApp, it’s a terrific family bonding experience. I wish that we could get Rogers Ignite tv, unfortunately this service isn’t available in our area.

  2. Janet M
    April 19, 2019 / 12:37 pm

    This is such a great idea. Saves time also.

  3. Lynda Cook
    April 21, 2019 / 12:47 pm

    That is one cool remote, so awesome just to speak into it!

  4. Tara Gauthier
    April 21, 2019 / 1:52 pm

    My husband and kids love being able to talk into our apple tv remote to search for shows. That’s great that the Rogers ignite tv is making your family time all that much better and fun.

  5. Jonnie
    April 22, 2019 / 6:24 pm

    Lately, we’ve been watching old TV shows from our youth with our kids. It really gets them talking about how different times were back then. It’s a great way to connect. I don’t think Rogers is available for TV in our area but Ignite TV sounds wonderful.

  6. Shirley OFlynn
    April 25, 2019 / 4:49 pm

    It is a great way to spend time together. I really enjoy binge watching programs.

  7. Erin N
    April 27, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    Good to know! I have Rogers for my cell phone service and it is great, but have not tried their cable yet.

  8. JoKing
    April 28, 2019 / 12:55 pm

    I do not have Rogers in my area but the changes in technology are amazing!

  9. Aryan Arvandi
    April 28, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    That’s such a good idea!`

  10. Carole D
    April 28, 2019 / 11:23 pm

    That is so cool! Watching TV while folding laundry make folding kind of enjoyable.

  11. Rosanne Robinson
    May 4, 2019 / 9:12 pm

    It sounds like fun for the whole family with the Rogers Ignite TV, wish it was available in our area.

  12. May 9, 2019 / 9:18 am

    I don’t think Ignite TV is available where I live as Rogers doesn’t service the north. I think my kids would love speaking into the remote too though if we did have it!