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Showtime hits Apple TV, doesn’t require cable subscription

by Todd Haselton | July 7, 2015

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Another big win for cord cutters who rely on the Apple TV for content. Showtime is now officially available exclusively on the Apple TV and does not require a cable TV subscription. The model is similar to the HBO Now app on Apple TV and requires a monthly fee to access the service.

Following a free 30-day trial of Showtime, users will need to pay $11 per month to continue to access content from the network, which is home to popular TV shows such as Penny Dreadful, Californication, Dexter, Homeland, Weeds and more. The pricing is cheaper than HBO Now, which costs $14.99 per month after a similar 30-day trial. Combined, however, users will end up coughing up $25.99 per month for those two channels alone — you can see how this can start to get rather expensive.

9to5Mac, which first reported on Showtime’s appearance on the Apple TV, said the service is not yet live — though should be momentarily, as the app has started to populate on Apple TV units. An iOS app is also reportedly coming soon.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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