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MacRumors
Jul 30, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Showtime has updated its Showtime Anytime app (http://appshopper.com/entertainment/showtime-anytime) to include live streaming of the main Showtime channels -- both the East Coast and West Coast versions. Previously, the app allowed on-demand streaming of most of Showtime's TV series', movies, and 'after hours' programming.

With the change, iPhone and iPad users will be able to watch live broadcasts of movies that aren't eligible for streaming, first-run episodes of Showtime's television shows, as well as live sporting events like boxing.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/07/showtimelive.jpgGet unlimited on-demand access to full seasons of award-winning SHOWTIME Original Series, Hit Movies, Sports, Comedy and much more. With new titles added each week, there's always something great to watch. PLUS, now you can watch what's currently airing live on SHOWTIME, and easily switch between the SHOWTIME East and SHOWTIME West channels. So no matter where you are, you never have to miss your favorites!The app does require authentication with a supported U.S. TV provider -- currently AT&T U-Verse, Comcast XFINITY, DIRECTV, Optimum and Verizon FiOS.

Showtime Anytime is a free download (http://appshopper.com/entertainment/showtime-anytime) for iPhone and iPad users. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/showtime-anytime/id484232467?mt=8)]

Article Link: 'Showtime Anytime' Adds Live Streaming of Showtime East and West Channels (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/30/showtime-anytime-adds-live-streaming-of-showtime-east-and-west-channels/)



HiRez
Jul 30, 2013, 12:58 PM
People still watch Showtime?

PDFierro
Jul 30, 2013, 01:01 PM
People still watch Showtime?

Of course. Why wouldn't they?

I think it's a great addition. Of course I might still prefer to watch on the TV, but it's awesome to have that option. I use Showtime Anytime pretty much daily.

tritian
Jul 30, 2013, 01:03 PM
Too bad that this app only supports 5 television providers:

UVerse
DirecTV
Optimum
FIOS
XFinity

So it doesn't matter how many features they add if I cant use it.

DotCom2
Jul 30, 2013, 01:05 PM
AWESOME!
I love Ray Donovan and Homeland!
Now if they would just fix the volume issue.
It's too low on the iPad 3 even at the highest setting.
But glad to see they are making improvements to the user experience!

Eduardo1971
Jul 30, 2013, 01:06 PM
People still watch Showtime?

What a useless remark.
Pat yourself on your back.

In regard to the original article, I enjoy the live streaming of Showtime's schedule but what don't enjoy is that 'on demand' material still has no 'fast forward' option.

TsMkLg068426
Jul 30, 2013, 01:10 PM
Sigh, still no way to log on with Charter Communications just like HBO Go on Apple TV typical of Charter Communications a backwards cables company.

jim.arrows
Jul 30, 2013, 01:11 PM
Hopefully they'll be the next App added to Apple TV since it appears Apple is in no hurry to open it to third-party developers...

TsMkLg068426
Jul 30, 2013, 01:11 PM
People still watch Showtime?


Trolls still make useless comment like this?

PsychoLogicXen
Jul 30, 2013, 01:28 PM
Time Warner unsurprisingly missing from that list ...Sigh.

BigHonkingDeal
Jul 30, 2013, 01:30 PM
Of course. Why wouldn't they?

I think it's a great addition. Of course I might still prefer to watch on the TV, but it's awesome to have that option. I use Showtime Anytime pretty much daily.

Next step offer online service only (without Cable subscription) PLEASE

PDFierro
Jul 30, 2013, 02:00 PM
Next step offer online service only (without Cable subscription) PLEASE

I would like that. I have the cable subscription, but if HBO and Showtime could charge for just online access then that would be a winner.

Just tested out the live TV feature. Works pretty good.

bedifferent
Jul 30, 2013, 02:05 PM
Time Warner unsurprisingly missing from that list ...Sigh.

Yup. As my Rochester, NY home only allows TWC as "the" cable provider, U-Verse, FiOS and others based in Buffalo have to skip Monroe County. Satellite providers get around it. My TWC bill is TWICE that of my NYC bill for the same plan since there's no digital cable competition, and most don't like Dish or DirectTV. Nice deal with the politicians.

PsychoLogicXen
Jul 30, 2013, 03:33 PM
Yup. As my Rochester, NY home only allows TWC as "the" cable provider, U-Verse, FiOS and others based in Buffalo have to skip Monroe County. Satellite providers get around it. My TWC bill is TWICE that of my NYC bill for the same plan since there's no digital cable competition, and most don't like Dish or DirectTV. Nice deal with the politicians.

All too familiar! I'm a Niagara Falls native myself, and have been told the same by others I know from the Rochester area. Such a joke.

tigres
Jul 30, 2013, 04:41 PM
And when on earth will they put in airplay?
No idea why they are keeping this out.

digitalhomeboy
Jul 30, 2013, 05:17 PM
Arrrh, it doesn't look like the app is available to us friendly Canadian's.

malexandria
Jul 30, 2013, 05:20 PM
When is Apple going to open up Apple TV? This app along with Amazon and other video apps should be available on my Apple TV. I don't give a crap about streaming video on my iPhone or iPad.

nekonari
Jul 30, 2013, 07:01 PM
Next step offer online service only (without Cable subscription) PLEASE

I'm waiting for this to happen as well. I'll pay for shows. Just let me watch them without cable tv.

giantrobot503
Jul 30, 2013, 11:14 PM
Still have to log in every 24 hours? Check.
Still no AirPlay support? Check.
Still a crappy app? Check.

bedifferent
Jul 31, 2013, 05:43 PM
All too familiar! I'm a Niagara Falls native myself, and have been told the same by others I know from the Rochester area. Such a joke.

I'm jealous, I want U-Verse or FiOS options. :)

egoistaxx9
Aug 3, 2013, 01:31 PM
sounds interesting, gonna download it to check out if it is better than Netflix.

castlerock
Nov 16, 2013, 07:49 AM
Even though TimeWarner Cable (TWC) was spun off several years ago from its parent company TimeWarner (TWX) one might think this is a business decision motivated in part by loyalty to the former corporate parent (i.e. HBO is owned by TWX, SHO by CBS so it's the competition...)