Showtime Anytime app added to Xbox 360, coming later to Xbox One


Microsoft has added the Showtime Anytime app to its growing library of apps for the Xbox 360 game console, with plans to bring it to the Xbox One sometime later in 2014.

This is the first time that the premium cable TV app has been released for any game console. Paid subscribers to the cable channel in the U.S. will be able to access all of the movies that are currently showing on the network, along with current and past episodes and seasons of their many original TV shows, such as Ray Donovan. Homeland, Californication, Nurse Jackie, Penny Dreadful and more. The app also offers live broadcasts of Showtime's East and West coast feeds.

Microsoft currently has 175 apps for its Xbox family of consoles, although the Xbox One's library is still well behind that of the nearly nine year old Xbox 360. Microsoft says that it will increase the number of Xbox app to over 225 by the end of 2014.

What do you think of Showtime Anytime making its game console debut on the Xbox 360?

Source: Xbox Wire



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Rehan Saleem says:

Xbox 360 first and One second in line? :D. Naaice

vladfrenkel says:

Why not WP8? We need those, along with HBOGO and MAXGO.

That's what I'm saying!!! Smh those the type of apps that can make us more than a 3rd place contender.

Letros says:

Yea idk, supposedly easy to port within MS platforms, but I guess they don't give a shit.

Cryio says:

It's easy to port between Xbox One/RT/WP8.1 . X360 is a totally different story. The 360 shares only the design of those platforms.

vigil600 says:

They need to come to WP!!!!!

ma7mgte says:

A windows 8 app is more useful than a phone app. Rather watch on my tablet.

ymcpa says:

I can watch these on windows 8 through the browser. However, HBO Go and Max Go work with the metro browser and looks good. Showtime requires an addin that only works with the desktop browser and works crappy with touch. Hell, it's pretty crappy with a mouse as well.

NIST says:

One step closer to getting rid of my cable box.

You would still need an active subscription in order for the app to authenticate.

vladfrenkel says:

Well my 1520 almost like tablet, with unlimited data. So id vote for WP8 app

Exactly! I have a 1520 and would love all the major cable channel apps on it.

blackhawk556 says:

I wish the outdoor channel released an app showing everything. I would pay $20/month just for that channel.

I'm a glutton for punishment. Not only do I have a windows phone, but also dish network. The struggle is real!