Hulu and Showtime have announced that they are partnering in order to launch Showtime streaming service through Hulu in early July. The new Showtime add-on will be free for the first 30 days, and then $8.99 thereafter on top of the $7.99 Hulu subscription.
Hulu will make Showtime available for purchase prior to the highly-anticipated July 12th premieres of the critically-acclaimed hit series RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX. Showtime will become the first premium service to be offered to Hulu’s nearly nine million subscribers nationwide.
New and existing Hulu subscribers will be able to sign up for Showtime on Hulu.com. Subscribers will be able to seamlessly access Showtime through the Hulu app and stream programming on multiple devices including Android, iOS, Apple TV, Roku, game boxes, and Smart TVs. Hulu subscribers will have unlimited on demand access to every season of award-winning Showtime original series, as well as access to new episodes as they premiere, along with documentary and sports programming, and hundreds of hours of movies, all commercial-free, anywhere in the U.S.
This is big news for cable cutters. At launch, Hulu will offer Showtime across more devices than any other Showtime distributor over the internet. Subscribers will also be able to watch the east and west coast feeds of Showtime live on Hulu. This will make Showtime the only premium streaming service to offer live East and West Coast feeds through all of its internet distributors.
The Showtime premium service complements Hulu’s rapidly expanding library of exclusive content, including groundbreaking licensing deals with other major cable networks, as well as full libraries of hit broadcast and cable shows. In addition to Showtime, Hulu offers more than 88,000 hours of content including current season broadcast network programming, full libraries of popular shows and exciting Hulu Originals.