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Showtime Streaming Now Available for Cord Cutters

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Showtime is available to cord-cutters in a number of forms. To start with, you can get live streaming plans with all the Showtime channels (eg, Showtime Extreme). Or you can get a simple on-demand plan that allows you to stream whatever you want from Showtime’s library. The live plans generally include all the on-demand content as well.

Additionally, you can get Showtime directly or through another streaming service as an add-on. We will discuss this below.

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Showtime Streaming Shows

Showtime offers a constantly changing collection of films. But they are probably better known today for their original programming. They are currently producing a number of popular series:

  • Billions
  • City on a Hill
  • Couples Therapy
  • Shameless

But you also get full access to hits from the past like: 60 Minutes Sports, The Affair, Californication, Dexter, Homeland, Inside the NFL, Nurse Jackie, Penny Dreadful, Ray Donovan, Twin Peaks, and Weeds.

Get Showtime Directly

If you don’t already have a base streaming service, the easiest thing to do is to get Showtime’s streaming service directly from it. Their plan costs $10.99/mo and offers two ways to stream:

  • Live: featuring Showtime East (the east coast feed) and Showtime West (the west coast feed)
  • On-demand: featuring Showtime’s complete library. These movies and shows can be streamed or downloaded to watch later.

If you have any concerns, Showtime offers a fantastic 30-day free trial.

Showtime Device Support

Showtime offers great support for streaming devices — comparable to the major streaming companies. They support the following:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android devices
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Facebook Portal TV
  • iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad)
  • Oculus VR devices
  • Playstation
  • Roku
  • Xbox One

They also support various smart TVs. And, of course, you can stream them in a browser.

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Showtime With Other Streaming Services

All the major streaming services offer Showtime add-ons.

Live ChannelsOn-DemandCost
AT&T TV13$11.00/mo
FuboTV9$10.99/mo
Hulu Live TV?$10.99/mo
Hulu$10.99/mo
Sling TV9$10.00/mo
YouTube TV9$11.00/mo

Summary

It wasn’t that long ago that abandoning cable meant abandoning the premium channels like Showtime. But thankfully the market has come around and now there is very little that is actually out of the reach of the cord cutter.

Cord-cutting isn’t always easy, but the trade-off is worth it: better selection of channels, cheaper prices, and no commitments. You might have to sacrifice a little time to read up on your options, but one thing you won’t have to sacrifice is the content and shows that you love.

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