Apple TV+ Subscribers Can Now Add CBS All Access & SHOWTIME For Just $9.99
Apple has officially launched a premium video bundle for Apple TV+ subscribers.
The deal allows Apple TV+ subscribers ($4.99 a month) to receive CBS All Access Ad-Free ($9.99) and Showtime ($10.99) for just $9.99 a month, after a 7-Day Free Trial. If you already get Apple TV+, this is an incredible discount on the services — and with CBS All Access you’ll get a live feed of your local CBS station, including NFL on CBS.
“Apple TV+ gives you access to award-winning Apple Originals, with more high quality series and movies being added each month,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “This bundle is a big bonus for Apple TV+ subscribers, giving them the best of CBS and Showtime on the Apple TV app at a great value.”
ViacomCBS already offered a $2 discount for CBS All Access subscribers to add Showtime to their existing ad-supported ($14.99) and ad-free ($18.99) plans. But given the new offering, who would subscribe? The Apple TV+ offer includes CBS All Access (ad-free), Showtime, and Apple TV+ for the same $14.99 as just CBS All Access (ad-supported) and Showtime.
This comes on the heels of the relaunch of CBS All Access, but that ViacomCBS does not plan to bundle Showtime content directly into the service. Last November, it was reported that Showtime was interested in bundling their service with others .
“There’s no better time to launch this special bundle,” said Marc DeBevoise, ViacomCBS’s chief digital officer and ViacomCBS Digital’s president and chief executive officer. “CBS All Access has recently expanded to now have 20,000+ episodes and movies for fans to enjoy, plus a great slate of new content from exclusive original series, like ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘The Stand,’ to new programming from CBS like ‘Big Brother,’ ‘Love Island,’ and more.”
“Showtime is pleased to be part of a package with CBS All Access offering our broad array of truly addictive series, sports, and documentaries to Apple TV+ subscribers,” said David Nevins, CBS’s chief creative officer and Showtime Networks Inc.’s chairman and chief executive officer. “It’s great to be able to reach so many viewers with an offer that delivers our premium content through the Apple TV app.”
The Roku Channel offers a discounted bundle of Showtime and STARZ for $16.99 (normally $21).
Ahead of the launch of Apple TV Channels, there were rumors that the company was trying to bundle HBO, Showtime, and STARZ for just $9.99 a month. Given that HBO Max itself is $14.99, that always seemed like it would be a hard sell.