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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    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
  2. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
  3. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    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. tritian macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Too bad that this app only supports 5 television providers:


    So it doesn't matter how many features they add if I cant use it.
  5. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    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
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013

    Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
    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. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009
    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. jim.arrows macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2006
    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. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009

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

    Jun 9, 2011
    Orange County, CA
    Time Warner unsurprisingly missing from that list ...Sigh.
  11. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2009
    Fort Pierce
    Next step offer online service only (without Cable subscription) PLEASE
  12. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    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.
  13. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    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. PsychoLogicXen macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2011
    Orange County, CA
    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.
  15. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    And when on earth will they put in airplay?
    No idea why they are keeping this out.
  16. digitalhomeboy macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2013
    Arrrh, it doesn't look like the app is available to us friendly Canadian's.
  17. malexandria Suspended

    Mar 25, 2009
    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.
  18. nekonari macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2012
    Washington, DC
    I'm waiting for this to happen as well. I'll pay for shows. Just let me watch them without cable tv.
  19. giantrobot503 macrumors newbie


    Apr 2, 2008
    Still have to log in every 24 hours? Check.
    Still no AirPlay support? Check.
    Still a crappy app? Check.
  20. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    I'm jealous, I want U-Verse or FiOS options. :)
  21. egoistaxx9 macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2013
    sounds interesting, gonna download it to check out if it is better than Netflix.
  22. castlerock macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2009
    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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