Hulu subscribers will be able to add Showtime's TV shows and movies to their service for one bundled fee.
Hulu is adding a nice subscription option for the users of its streaming TV show and movie service. The company will add a premium tier that will include access to all current and past shows and films on the Showtime paid cable network. The new option will go live in early July, in time for the season premieres of two of Showtime's major TV shows, Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex. Hulu says:
Hulu subscribers will have unlimited on demand access to every season of award-winning SHOWTIME original series, as well as access to new episodes as they premiere, along with documentary and sports programming, and hundreds of hours of movies, all commercial-free, anywhere in the U.S. At launch, Hulu will offer SHOWTIME across more devices than any other SHOWTIME distributor over the internet. Subscribers will also be able to watch the east and west coast feeds of SHOWTIME live on Hulu.com. SHOWTIME is the only premium streaming service to offer live East and West Coast feeds through all of its internet distributors.
Hulu subscribers can bundle their current service with the Showtime option for $17 a month. Showtime also has plans to launch its own streaming service for $11, which means Hulu subscribers, who are already paying $8 a month for the standard service, will be able to save $2 a month with the Showtime bundle compared to purchasing each service separately