Showtime, when it announced its new, HBO Now-like standalone streaming service, listed Apple as the only launch partner.
However, while HBO Now was exclusive to Apple for its first couple of months, the Showtime service (called simply “Showtime”), will have two other launch partners: Roku and Sony.
The Showtime service will be available on all Roku devices, as well as the Sony PlayStation Vue cloud service. According to the company:
“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.”
The service- featuring current hits like Homeland, Masters of Sex, The Affair, Ray Donovan and Shameless, as well as legacy shows like Weeds and Dexter and future shows like the new Twin Peaks– is set to arrive in early July at a month fee of $10.99.