August 1, 2013
Showtime Networks announced yesterday the addition of live East and West Coast feeds of its programming to Showtime Anytime, the network’s TV Everywhere service. Subscribers can now watch the network’s content live on their computer, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android phones and tablets. According to the press release, the “announcement marks the first time a premium network has offered live TV viewing on an authentication service.”
“We’ve been accustomed to having mobile access to the entire back catalog of our favorite Showtime series via the Showtime Anytime app since its launch in 2011,” reports Engadget. “Users will no longer be limited to past episodes on their handsets and tablets, however, as both the Android and iOS apps were updated today with the ability to stream a live feed of whatever’s airing on Showtime.”
“All you need to do is install the update, choose whether Showtime East or West best suits your viewing preference, and you’ll be able to enjoy ‘Dexter’ perform his latest ritual on your mobile device every Sunday night.”
This should be welcome news for Showtime viewers who are currently affected by the Time Warner Cable contract dispute.
“Showtime Anytime is available now nationwide to AT&T U-verse, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV and Verizon FiOS customers,” notes the press release. “To access Showtime Anytime, network subscribers can go to www.showtimeanytime.com or download the Showtime Anytime app for free by visiting the iTunes App store for iOS users, Amazon app store and the Google Play store for Android users.”