via press release:
SHOWTIME ANYTIME® LAUNCHES WITH
GOOGLE CHROMECAST FOR MOBILE DEVICES
Nationwide Release Marks Continued Platform Expansion
NEW YORK – November 11, 2014 – Today, Showtime Networks announced that SHOWTIME ANYTIME is now available on Google Chromecast streaming devices through the SHOWTIME ANYTIME iOS and Android mobile applications. SHOWTIME subscribers can go to SHOWTIME ANYTIME on their mobile device, browse the hundreds of hours of programming available for on demand viewing, choose their favorite program to cast and then begin watching directly on their TV. Subscribers can also view the live broadcast of the network’s East and West Coast feeds. Google Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into a TV’s HDMI port and casts entertainment and apps right to the screen. Chromecast transforms mobile devices into a personalized remote control. For example, while using the SHOWTIME ANYTIME mobile app, subscribers can control volume and video playback on the TV directly from their mobile devices
SHOWTIME ANYTIME users can now cast current and past seasons of the network’s award-winning original series including HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, MASTERS OF SEX, PENNY DREADFUL, CALIFORNICATION, HOUSE OF LIES, WEB THERAPY, DEXTER®, EPISODES and NURSE JACKIE, along with box office hits, hard-hitting sports, documentaries and specials. SHOWTIME ANYTIME on Chromecast is available for free to all device owners who subscribe to SHOWTIME through participating TV providers. Support for Chromecast via a chrome web browser on Mac and Windows laptops, desktops and Chromebooks will be coming in early 2015. SHOWTIME ANYTIME is available now nationwide to subscribers of AT&T U-verse, Blue Ridge Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, CenturyLink Prism, Comcast Xfinity, Comporium, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, Eatel, Fidelity Communications, FPB, GCI, Google Fiber, Grande Communications, MCTV, Mediacom, Metronet, RCN, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, FLIX ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND, and the network’s authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.