Showtime’s stand-alone streaming service arrives on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Starting today, SHOWTIME is available as a stand-alone streaming service on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Consumers can subscribe to the service for monthly price of US$10.99.

SHOWTIME subscribers will have unlimited on demand access to every season of award-winning SHOWTIME original series, and hundreds of hours of movies, documentary and sports programming, as well as the live broadcast of the SHOWTIME east and west coast feeds. SHOWTIME is the only premium streaming service to offer live East and West Coast feeds through all of its internet distributors. Apple is currently offering new customers a free 30-day trial subscription to SHOWTIME. Learn more about SHOWTIME, watch and share here.

Customers can now subscribe to SHOWTIME by downloading the SHOWTIME app from the App Store on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch anywhere in the U.S. Once subscribers sign up and create a SHOWTIME account, they can use their account to watch the service across all supported devices, as well as online at

Source: Showtime Networks Inc.

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    1. Showtime, HBO, Hulu, Netflix, etc. are “bundlers” too. They bundle movies and TV shows (and other content) into their own bundle deal package, paid for with a monthly subscription fee. How different is that to what the cable TV providers offer with their regional monopolies, except for scale?

      The pure “al a carte” content delivery service is Apple’s iTunes Store (including Apple TV), where you can buy individual movies and TV shows (by season or by episode). But according to rumor, even Apple may soon offer an “Internet TV bundle” for Apple TV.

      So, don’t berate the “bundlers.” 🙂 If the bundle is worthwhile, it’s a good thing to have as a choice.

      1. Oh common Ken1w,

        You know well that if you want the Disney channel or that specialty sport channel form your cable company, that you must first take the basic and then some other tier in the package to reach that one desired channel. That is what people can not stand about the bundlers.

        Next you darn well know, Netflix is not offering higher charged channels for different shows. They package everything under one roof. You get it all for one price and you are allowed to watch as much as you wish for that one price.

        Next, if you are not happy with how your cable company also bundles its telephone, television and internet services into what is said to be a savings… then break that bundle yourself. Find a company to provide you with internet alone.

        Okay, I do understand some states and areas have limited options… too bad… move. Complain to make a motion. Start something up to campaign against what these companies are doing.

        Rumours of Apple bundling is all but that. And if it happens, yes, you will be correct… and yet — Apple still offers pay for what you want, when you want, how you want, keep what you wish – which has been my choice from the day I used iTunes. Rent movies or buy them. Buy Season passes and get the show you wish. Always able to download the show months after it has passed. It is beautiful and Apple never promoted it enough.

        1. “common” ken1w? Well, I suppose my opinion is pretty “common,” if you say so… 🙂

          I’m just pointing out that bundling is a “common” practice. It’s the scale of the bundling that makes the difference. The original comment (which I was responding to) painted all bundling as evil, in need of being put in a grave. As I pointed out, and you also pointed out, not all bundling is bad. And as I pointed out, and you also pointed out, Apple offers the pure “a la carte” service.

    1. I know it is only stereo on HULU, but is this also true if you order it directly through Apple TV? I’d assume it would be in DD5.1 then. I’ll sign-up for a free-trial and post again later if no one else responds.

      1. You are correct “pan”. I just tried streaming a couple different TV series as well as a couple movies from Showtime via the Apple TV directly (not via HULU). I am only able to get stereo, not DD5.1.

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