Cord cutters rejoice! High-priced cable subscriptions take another hit and cord cutters get a new streaming option. Another premium channel is following in HBO's footsteps and debuting a streaming-only service soon. Starting in July, TV buffs will be able to access Showtime on the Web and mobile gadgets without being tied down to a pricey cable subscription.
The Showtime streaming service will cost $10.99 per month. Viewers will be able to watch the east and west coast Showtime channel feeds and full episodes from the channel's catalog of shows like "Homeland," "Dexter" and "Ray Donovan." They will also be able to watch movies, sports and other content available on Showtime.
Showtime is offering a free 30-day trial to new customers, so you can try out the new service without paying a thing.
Just like the new HBONOW service, Showtime's streaming service will initially only work on Apple gadgets. Users can stream episodes and live feeds through Apple TV, iPhones and iPads. But, that could change in the future.
Additional platforms and providers will be announced soon, CBS CEO Les Moonves and Showtime CEO Matt Blank said in an announcement Wednesday.
If you don't own an Apple gadget, you can also stream Showtime through your Web browser on any computer.
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