Move over Apple: Showtime OTT to launch on Roku, PlayStation Vue

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 09 June 2015

Showtime's over-the-top (OTT) standalone streaming video service is coming to Roku and PlayStation Vue when it launches in July.

The company's announcement of additional platforms negates Apple TVs presumed exclusivity window last week when CBS confirmed the service, it was the only platform partner listed.

The OTT, closely resembles the HBO Now model; it offers access to all Showtime premium cable network shows, including original programming, sports and movies. It's priced a little below HBO's $15 per month though, at $10.99 per month.

In addition to on-demand streaming, Showtime's app will include both the East and West coast feeds of the linear channel.

With the ecosystem enhancements, the service reaches 35 million domestic US consumers a far cry from the 115 million households that the cable channel reaches, but enough to give the launch wings.