Hulu Will Sell Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service For $9

shonethuballThe folks at CBS have already shown they are willing to try something new with the upcoming launch of the standalone Showtime streaming service, making it available through Sony’s PlayStation Vue live-TV platform in addition to being sold through iTunes and Roku. Today, the company announced another partnership that will sell Showtime through Hulu at a discounted rate.

According to the companies, existing Hulu subscribers will be able to get Showtime for $8.99/month starting in early July. That’s $2/month less than the subscription for users who order through iTunes or Roku. PS Vue subscribers who are also PS Plus members will also get the lower rate if they order through Sony.

Aside from the price savings for Hulu subscribers, having Showtime on this platform instantly makes it available on all the devices and operating systems that Hulu works on.

This stands in stark contrast to the current state of HBO Now, the premium streaming service that launched earlier this year. HBO charges $15/month for that service and, aside from Cablevision broadband subscribers, its availability has not yet expanded beyond iTunes. HBO does, however, make its live broadcast available through Sling TV.

All versions of the Showtime service will not only include on-demand streaming but live access to both the East and West Coast feeds of the network.

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