CBS’s channel Showtime is now available on Apple TV. The company this morning began rolled out its version of the service that does not require a cable subscription. Instead, users simply pay $11 per month for the service, after a 30-day free trial.
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In addition to coming to Apple TV, a new Showtime app that does not require a cable login is also hitting the iOS App Store. The app is not live yet, although it should rollout soon. The same $11/mo charge applies to it, as well. HBO’s standalone service costs $14.99, for comparison’s sake.
Last year, Showtime Anytime came to Apple TV but required a cable login to be able to watch any content. The app allowed cable subscribers that pay for packages that include the channel to access on-demand content through the set top box. Showtime announced its plans for a standalone Apple TV channel earlier this year, saying that it would launch this month. As of right now, Showtime is available exclusively on the Apple TV now, but will come to other set-top boxes, such as Roku and Sony’s Vue service later this week.
The app is rolling out to Apple TV units now and should hit the App Store at some point in the near future. Apple has also launched a new webpage to showcase Showtime.