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.
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.