Start Cord-Cutting with Showtime’s Streaming Service

Showtime App
Cable companies have for a long time had expensive plans for dozens or hundreds of extraneous channels. Plus, channels that you actually wanted to watch, such as Showtime, had to be purchased at a premium. This has allowed these companies, which are almost monopolies in some areas, to slowly increase the cost of their plans while consumers have forced to pay more or stop watching the content they want.

Graph of cable subscriptions over time (from Business Insider)
Graph of cable subscriptions over time (from Business Insider)

So cord cutting has become a rather cost-effective operation, going to services like HBO Now or Netflix to watch the shows you really want without paying for the rest of the noise. As more services and content becomes easier to access, the end user cost should drop as users can more easily pick and choose channels.

Showtime has gotten into subscription video service as well. For $11 a month, you can stream Showtime live or browse their expansive collection of TV shows. Want to try it out? The first thirty days are free.

The Showtime app works on Android TV as well as phones and tablets, so it’s become a little easier to break away from your cable company today.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker)Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop.Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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