Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service Coming To Roku, PlayStation Vue

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When Showtime debuted its standalone streaming service aimed at cord cutters last week, there was some speculation that Apple had scored another exclusive for its platform, similar to its deal with HBO NOW, as Showtime noted it would initially be available on Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV. It appears that Showtime was not locked into an exclusive deal after all, as the network announced today that the new service will also become available on Roku and Sony’s PlayStation Vue at launch.

The service, which includes access to Showtime’s original programming, sports and movies, is priced a little below HBO NOW’s $15 per month at just $10.99 per month – though that still makes it more expensive than other popular streaming options, like Netflix or Hulu, which are both under $10 monthly. In addition to its content collection for on-demand streaming, Showtime’s app will include both the East…

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