'Showtime Anytime' Adds Live Streaming of Showtime East and West Channels

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    Showtime has updated its Showtime Anytime app 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.

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    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 for iPhone and iPad users. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: 'Showtime Anytime' Adds Live Streaming of Showtime East and West Channels
     
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    People still watch Showtime?
     
  3. macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    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!
     
  6. Eduardo1971, Jul 30, 2013
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    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.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Apple TV

    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...
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    Trolls still make useless comment like this?
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Time Warner unsurprisingly missing from that list ...Sigh.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Next step offer online service only (without Cable subscription) PLEASE
     
  12. macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    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.
     
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    And when on earth will they put in airplay?
    No idea why they are keeping this out.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    Arrrh, it doesn't look like the app is available to us friendly Canadian's.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    Apple TV?

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

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    Still have to log in every 24 hours? Check.
    Still no AirPlay support? Check.
    Still a crappy app? Check.
     
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    I'm jealous, I want U-Verse or FiOS options. :)
     
  21. macrumors 6502

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    sounds interesting, gonna download it to check out if it is better than Netflix.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    TWC still loyal to TWX...

    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...)
     

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