Showtime’s Standalone OTT Service Hits the Xbox One

Premium programmer expands device support for $10.99/month service
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Showtime said its standalone subscription streaming service has extended its reach with the launch of an app for the Xbox One gaming console.

Those gamers can now download the app  and sign up for $10.99 per month, with new subs in line for a seven-day free trial. Showtime said it will also update its TV Everywhere app, Showtime Anytime, on Xbox One.

Showtime’s standalone service, which debuted in July 2015, offers on-demand access to original series such as Homeland, Billions, Ray Donovan and Twin Peaks, and a library of movies, as well as Showtime’s live East and West Coast feeds.

Showtime’s OTT offering is also supported on Apple TV boxes, Roku players and Roku TVs, Amazon Fire TV boxes and sticks, Android and iOS mobile devices,  and Amazon Fire tablets, and is optimized for Google’s Chromecast streaming adapter.

Elsewhere in the digital realm, Showtime also sells subscriptions via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue and Amazon Channels. fuboTV, the sports-oriented virtual MVPD that just cut a deal with CBS, will also sell add-on subscriptions to Showtime.

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