Hulu will offer Showtime, bringing the premium streaming service to more devices

Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime have always offered reasonable content at a fair price. But one of the major complaints from 'cordcutters' was the lack of premium content. In April, we saw this exclusivity change as Apple was one of the first to tout HBO's streaming content for the Apple TV. Later, SlingTV would also offer HBO streaming as part of their premium streaming package. This summer, Showtime will make similar moves to HBO and begin offering its content as a stand-alone streaming service, but will also be partnering with Hulu to offer it to over 9 million Hulu subscribers.

While Showtime's streaming service will launch in July, Hulu subscribers will be able to take advantage of Showtime's content at a discounted rate. While the lower price is enticing, Hulu subscribers will also be able to stream Showtime to more devices than the native Showtime streaming service.

Verbatim from the Hulu website, Showtime via Hulu will be available on:

  • on Mac and PC browsers
  • Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Android phones and tablets (including Kindle Fire HD)
  • Chromecast
  • Latest Roku Players, TVs and Streaming Sticks
  • Apple TV
  • PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
  • Wii & Wii U
  • Xbox One
  • Latest Samsung TVs and Blu-ray Players
  • Latest VIZIO TVs
  • Latest Sony Blu-ray Players
  • Latest LG TVs and Blu-ray Players
  • Android TV Devices
  • Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Hulu will offer a trial period of 30 days for Showtime. After 30 days, Hulu subscribers can add the service at a special discounted rate for $8.99 a month. Naturally, you will have to be a paying Hulu subscriber ($7.99 a month) to take advantage of the service and discount.

Source: Hulu

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