Roku & Playstation Vue added to Showtime‘s Streaming Service as Providers. Showtime’s new online streaming service christened “Showtime” will now be available through Roku devices and on Playstation via their Vue service. These new internet distributors are in addition to the Showtime app that will be available for download in early July 2015. Showtime previous announced that its new streaming service would available on Apple devices as well.
Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. had this to say about partnering with Roku and Playstation:
“We are thrilled that Roku and Sony have come on board for our launch in early July,” said Blank. “Both platforms have distinct and loyal audiences and together they will build on our service and greatly expand the number of homes that will have access to the SHOWTIME service over the internet. This is fundamental to Showtime’s strategy of putting the choice in the hands of the consumers regarding how, when and on what unique devices they watch our programming.”
How Roku users will be able to use Showtime’s streaming service:
Roku’s customer base will be able to subscribe to SHOWTIME by going to the SHOWTIME app within the Roku Channel store on Roku players and Roku TV™ models anywhere in the U.S., for one monthly price ($10.99)…Roku customers simply need to go to the SHOWTIME app on their Roku device to sign up and create a SHOWTIME account.
How Playstation users will be able to use Showtime’s streaming service:
Consumers who subscribe to SHOWTIME on the PlayStation Vue cloud-based TV service can access the network’s programming nationwide for an a la carte monthly price of $10.99.
What a subscriber via any internet distributor (Apple, Roku, Playstation) gets when they sign up:
Consumers…will have the network’s live broadcast of the east and west coast feeds, as well as unlimited on demand access to every season of award-winning SHOWTIME original series, and hundreds of hours of movies, documentary and sports programming.
The last two dominoes for Showtime to knock down are Xbox and Android. I am sure those are being worked on right now.
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