New TV Series "Billions"

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by 06Honda, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. 06Honda macrumors regular

    May 25, 2011
    Is this new tv series that started last night available on Itunes via Apple TV. Anyone know the cost of each show as well. Thanks.
  2. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    This is a brand new show on Showtime. They want you to subscribe. The iTunes versions usually come out in the US iTunes store about a year after they first air on Showtime, before the next season starts (around the same time when the DVDs are released). If you want to see it earlier, you can subscribe to Showtime Anytime on your Apple TV or through Hulu.
  3. benjitek macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2012
    Or as an add-on to Amazon Prime. The first episode was available at no cost or subscription via Hulu and Amazon Video. It's now on Amazon only if you subscribe to the Showtime (Prime) add-on and episode 1 is free on Hulu for just 4 more hours.

    If you can, watch the freebie first. Personally, after seeing it I would definitely >not< subscribe to Showtime just for that series. While it sounded good in the plot description, turned out to be surprisingly predictable, bland and non-engaging. Everyone seems to be reciting memorized lines without acting -- many of the male characters speak in flat, monotone voices that have a lullaby effect. The lead from Homeland is better when diluted by lots of other more talented actors combined with good, tight, and interesting writing -- none of that is going on in Billions... That being said, not everyone enjoys the same TV stuff -- you might like it, which is why the freebie would be a good start.

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