Your Helix entertainment platform lets you access a wide range of essential apps on your TV. Before you start the day, turn on the TV and launch the Weather app to know how to dress the kids for the day or check the status of your stock portfolio with the Stocks app. If you’re a sports fan, there is a great app that lets you check real-time sports statistics while watching your favourite shows.
The Weather app provides accurate, up-to-date weather forecasts. You can quickly access local weather, long-term forecasts, and even customize information based on where you live and your viewing preferences. You can also add additional locations or remove them. You can display the temperature in degrees Celsius and the wind speed in kilometres per hour for easy reference.
Access the Weather App:
To access the Weather app, press the HELIX button on your voice remote, go to the Apps section of the menu and select Weather.
Check out the current weather forecasts, or press the centre button to see the Long-term Forecasts. Then navigate using the left and right arrows to highlight the day of the week for which you want detailed forecasts.
Good to know
Press and hold the Microphone button on the voice remote while saying “Weather” and the name of the city for which you want the weather forecast. (For example: "Weather Sainte-Adèle")
Customize your experience:
By default, the app shows the weather forecasts for the city in which your Helix TV terminal is located. You can, however, add locations to know about the weather at the cottage or in the different cities where your loved ones live, for example.
Just press the down arrow while in the Weather app and select Add a Location. You can use the voice remote to enter the postal code or the name of the city. Conversely, you can remove locations to display only the information you want to see.
Sports fans will be happy with this very complete and above all, very practical app. One of the main advantages of this app is that it lets you see the results of games in progress, view the schedule of upcoming games and even watch games live while you watch different content on TV! No more waiting for the end of a broadcast to know whether your favourite team is winning or losing an important game!
Access the Sports App:
There are various ways to launch the Sports app.
- You can press the Microphone button on the voice remote and say “Sports app”.
- While watching TV, you can press the C button on your voice remote. The app opens on the right side of your screen without displaying the Guide.
- You can also open the Guide by pressing the HELIX button on your voice remote and accessing the Apps section where you can select the Sports app.
Once you’re in the app, you can filter what you want to display by choosing from various menu options, including On now, Upcoming, or by scrolling the names of sports conferences and leagues until you reach what you want (NBA Extras, NCAAB Extras, Soccer Extras, MLB Extras, NCAAF Football Extras or NFL Extras, for example).
You can then display:
- the scores for all games played earlier that day
- games in progress
- which team is in the lead and which players are currently playing
- upcoming games
- live coverage
- statistics, analysis and post-game summaries…
All this while continuing to watch TV!
Results in just a few seconds:
How is your favourite team doing this season? Who is the best scorer in the championship? When is the next game? Get answers to these and many other questions using voice command!
Good to know
Add your favourite sports teams to your Favourites list. Just use the up or down arrow keys in the Sports app and select a league and a game in which your favourite team is playing. Then press the centre button and press the down arrow until the word Favourites is highlighted. Once you confirm your selection, a notification is displayed to tell you that the team has been added to your favourites list. You can then access all this team’s data more quickly.
Stream all kinds of music genres directly from your TV.
Stingray is an app that gives you access to many audio channels streaming music from every popular genre: pop, rock, hip-hop, country, blues, jazz, classical and much more, in French, English or other languages, for adults and children. Stingray has something for everyone!
What are Stingray’s features?
- Plenty of music channels sorted by genre, with new releases being constantly added.
- Filters, like genre, era or vibe will help you refine your search. Add up to three filters to create your perfect channel.
- The My Music section has all the channels you set as your favourites and a history of all the channels you listened to recently.
- Custom recommendations based on your listening habits and favourites, recommendations on what’s popular based on the most listened to channels at the moment and recommendations highlighting new channels.
How do I start and control my Stingray app?
To launch the app on your TV, use voice command and say “Stingray”, or press the HELIX button on your remote and select Stingray from the Apps section in the menu.
To directly start listening to a channel in the app, or to change channels, use voice command and say “Stingray”, then the name of the channel. For example, “Stingray Rock”, “Stingray Franco Pop”, “Stingray Smooth Jazz”, etc.
Use voice commands, like “Play”, “Pause”, or “Stop” to control the app’s music playing.
At this time, the Stingray app on Helix is not synced with the mobile app or with other terminals. Your customized elements, like recommendations, are unique to your Helix TV terminal.
Immerse yourself in a brand new musical experience with XITE, the interactive music video streaming app.
What is XITE?
XITE is an interactive app that streams music videos. With over 100 music video channels categorized by genre, theme, decade, mood and more, XITE has something for everyone, with new videos added daily.
With XITE, the more you interact, the more your experience becomes your own: like videos, save your favourites clips to create your own playlists, skip those you like less and use the Mixer function to create your ultimate channel.
Subscribe to XITE
The free version of the XITE app has ads and limited features.
XITE Premium gives you access to all XITE features with no ads, for $7.99/month, with a 15-day free trial.
Launch the app
To launch XITE on your TV, use voice command and say “XITE” (pronounced excite) or press the HELIX button and select XITE in the Apps section of the menu.
Using the app
For information on how to use the XITE app, press the i (info) key on your remote.
Want to learn more about the XITE app? Visit the website.
Do you always start the day by consulting stock market prices? Now you can do this on your TV!
Access the Stocks App:
Launch the Stocks app by pressing the HELIX button on your voice remote, accessing the Apps section of the menu and selecting Stocks in the Daily Life section.
This gives you access to two categories: Your Shares and Performing Shares. Simply use the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the shares and press the centre button to view the details. You even have access to news articles related to the shares.
Customize your experience:
To add a stock to the Your Shares list, scroll down using the down arrow and select Add a Share. Then spell the share’s ticker or the name of the company using the left and right arrow buttons to highlight each letter. When a result that matches your search is displayed on the screen, select it using the centre button. A message is displayed to confirm that the stock has been added to your list.
To remove a stock from your list, go to Your Shares and scroll through the list until you find the stock you want to delete. Select it and press once on the right arrow to highlight the X icon. Press the centre button. A message is displayed asking if you really want to remove the stock. Select Delete and confirm your selection. The stock will then be removed from the Your Shares list.