The age of internet TV streaming is upon us and the race to capture cord cutters is well and truly on. There are multiple online TV streaming services already while cable giants are launching their own solutions in an already crowded market. Showtime recently announced that it will offer the channel over the internet without requiring a conventional cable subscription and the option to pay for it month to month, the Showtime streaming service has now gone live on the Apple TV.
The Showtime iOS app has also arrived which doesn’t require a cable login, this means that users on iPhones and iPads will also be able to stream Showtime online without needing a cable subscription.
Showtime’s streaming service is priced lower than HBO, which launched as an Apple exclusive and still costs $15 per month. CBS’s channel will cost only $11 per month and new subscribers will be given a 30 day free trial.
Do not confuse this with Showtime Anytime, an app that was released for the Apple TV last year, which required users to first enter their cable login before being able to view content.
Showtime is available exclusively on the Apple TV for now but in the coming days it will arrive on the Roku devices as well as Sony’s PlayStation Vue TV streaming service and Hulu.