Yesterday, Showtime was rebranded as the Paramount+ with Showtime network. This newly renamed network will offer the same programs as the old but also include many new shows from Paramount+.
Yesterday, DIRECTV announced that any customers who pay for Paramount+ with Showtime will soon get free access to the Paramount+ app and all the content there. This offer applies to all DIRECTV customers, including DIRECTV satellite, DIRECTV STREAM, and U-verse customers.
Now it seems that any cable TV customer who pays for the new Paramount+ with Showtime network will get free Paramount+ streaming through the app. Today Showtime added Hulu and Spectrum to the list of providers that get free access to Paramount+ if they subscribe to the rebranded Showtime network.
Unlike just subscribing to Paramount+ directly subscribing to Paramount+ with Showtime through your TV provider, you can get additional live Showtime channels.
In a statement on its website, DIRECTV said:
Paramount+ with SHOWTIME through DIRECTV includes access to the linear Paramount+ with SHOWTIME channel, 10 SHOWTIME multi-plex channels including TMC and Flix, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME On Demand. Coming soon you can start streaming with the Paramount+ app with your DIRECTV login credentials.
Paramount+ is a streaming app available as part of a DIRECTV Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscription at no additional charge. A subscription to Paramount+ is also available through the Paramount+ website or Paramount+.
This comes as last fall, Paramount announced deals to bring Paramount+ to cable TV customers. No details had been announced, but it was said that this deal would not result in cable TV companies dropping Paramount-owned networks like Disney did with Spectrum. It is expected that this will result in most cable TV companies and streaming services that offer the Paramount+ with Showtime network as an add-on will soon include free Paramount+ streaming.
Update: The list of supported TV providers was first spotted by Waht’s on Paramount+ on X and confirmed by Cord Cutters News.
You can find out how to sign into Paramount+ with your cable TV login you can find out how HERE.
Paramount was not available for comment at the time of this posting.