Roku Gets Showtime Networks App18 Feb, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Showtime Networks Feb. 18 said its Showtime Anytime app is now available to authenticated subscribers via Roku streaming media devices.
Roku users who subscribe to Showtime will have unlimited on-demand access to hundreds of hours of the network's programming, as well as the live broadcast of both the East and West Coast feeds of the CBS-owned premium content channel.
Showtime Anytime users can watch current and past seasons of award-winning original series, including “Homeland,” “Ray Donovan,” “Masters of Sex,” “Californication,” “House of Lies,” “Dexter,” “Web Therapy,” “Episodes” and “Nurse Jackie,” among others, on their Roku players.
App users can stream and pause the network’s acclaimed hit series, along with box office hits, comedy specials, documentaries, and sports programming on their Roku players, and pick up where they left off on their computer or mobile device.
Roku players, which are priced from $39, connect to a home network wirelessly and provide access to myriad streaming entertainment from third-party vendors.
The Showtime Anytime channel is available in the Roku Channel Store on all current-generation Roku devices in the United States. Customers link their Roku player with their Showtime subscription by first obtaining an activation code on their Roku device, and then signing in with their user name and password supplied by their participating TV provider on their computer at ShowtimeAnytime.com/activate, or by selecting “activate devices” within the Showtime Anytime mobile app.
The app is available nationwide on Roku to AT&T U-verse, Cablevision's Optimum TV, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS customers.