Earlier this month, Showtime revealed its plans to launch a standalone streaming service (which is also called Showtime) that will allow TV fans to subscribe to Showtime for $10.99 a month without having a cable box.
The price for Showtime is notably $4 less than HBO Now, the streaming service of HBO. But now Showtime will be available for an even better price if you’re a Hulu subscriber.
Showtime and Hulu have jointly announced that the Showtime streaming service will be available on Hulu beginning in July. For only $8.99 a month on top of the $7.99 Hulu subscription fee, viewers will get everything on Hulu and all of the programs that belong to Showtime.
This deal allows Showtime to once again undercut HBO while also selling itself to Hulu’s 9 million subscribers. Showtime’s corporate sibling, CBS, is actually the only one of the Big 4 broadcast networks that didn’t buy into Hulu when it was created. However, the alliance with Hulu may help Showtime get a sizable edge over HBO Now.
Showtime Networks CEO Matthew Blank released a statement that said “Hulu is an important launch partner for Showtime as we continue to expand our service across new platforms and distributors, reaching new consumers wherever a broadband connection is available.”
Showtime has already made deals with Apple TV, Roku, and Sony PlayStation Vue ahead of the July launch for the Playstation streaming service.
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