Showtime Announces Standalone Streaming Service For iOS, Apple TV

Streaming video is something the Apple TV succeeds, and those who like shows that belong under the Showtime banner will quickly have the ability to watch its programs on iOS and Apple TV without the requirement for a cable subscription on July 12th.

Apple may – – or might not – will unveil a new Apple TV or media streaming offers at next week’s WWDC developer event, but that isn’t going to stop its media partners from cranking out brand-new apps for its existing devices. Showtime, the individuals behind Ray Donovan among other high profile shows, has actually revealed a subscription service that will permit any individual throughout the United States to watch its content without the need for a cable television subscription.

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Just called ‘‘ Showtime,’ the brand-new subscription will certainly consist of live TV in addition to a back brochure of material, indicating users will have the ability to watch such material on iPhones, iPads and Apple TV. Subscriptions to the service will certainly cost $ 0.99 a month and are available to acquire via Apple’s App Store payment systems.

In a statement on the new partnetship with Showtime, Apple’s SVP of Internet Software and Services said that “iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV customers will certainly now be able to register for Showtime straight and quickly begin viewing their favorite programming with the exact same simpleness as purchasing an app.” That simplicity will make it as easy as possible for clients to stump up the $ 10.99 required to obtain the service, while Showtime has actually validated that users will have the ability to benefit from a free trial for a 30-day period assuming they register before the end of July.

While Showtime is said to be on its way to more platforms soon, the timed exclusive to Apple – – we have no idea how long that time duration will be – – again reveals the strength of the Cupertino giant, its consumer base and its app environment. If the likes of HBO and Showtime are delighted to launch apps and streaming services in this way though, why can’t Apple put something a bit more comprehensive together in order to really take on the cable television companies?

It was only yesterday when National Geographic made its significant debut on the Apple TV, and we’re particular the list will certainly continue growing as time steps on.

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