Showtime announced today their stand-alone streaming service for a select group of distribution partners. The service went live Tuesday morning on Apple, Roku, Hulu and PlayStation Vue platforms. The new service will cost $10.99 a month for on-demand access to new Showtime programs, as well as an array of library titles and live streaming options for its East and West coast feeds. Existing members of Hulu and Playstation Plus will be able to add it to their current subscription plans for a reduced price of $8.99 per month.
Anyone can try the Showtime package with a free 30-day trail. Apple, Roku, PlayStation Vue and Hulu users can download the Showtime app from the App Store, or add the Showtime channel on their Roku.
Description from Showtime’s press release this morning:
New and existing Hulu subscribers can sign up for SHOWTIME now on Hulu.com. Subscribers will be able to seamlessly access the service through the Hulu app and stream SHOWTIME commercial-free on Android devices (phones, tablets and TV devices), iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), Apple TV, Xbox One®, Nintendo® Wii™ and Wii U™, Roku players and Roku TV models, PlayStation4 (PS4), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Chromecast™, and the latest LG, Samsung and Vizio televisions and LG, Samsung and Sony Blu-ray players.
When Showtime announced the service last month, they kept the launch date under wraps. However, they had indicated that it would be available before the July 12 season premieres of their two big summer series, Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex.
Showtime has yet to announce when the streaming service will be available on traditional MVPDs.
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