How to Get HBO, Showtime, or Starz Without a Cable Contract

It’s a new age for watching TV. Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have been growing while premium TV channels like HBO, Showtime, and Starz sat behind cable contracts. Last year the premium channels started to break free and offered TV and movie content without the cable subscription. You can watch on your Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, XBox One, PC, Mac, and other devices, ultimately saving you more and possibly cutting your cable. Let’s look at some ways you can get these services.

**Note: prices and offers can change at any time.**

HBO Now through the App



In order to subscribe, you need a provider. Companies like Roku, Apple, Google Play, XBox Store and Amazon can act as the provider over your cable company. Once you get the HBO Now app, simply choose which method you want to subscribe. Fill out the registration and you are good to go. TV shows like Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep, Ballers and more are at your fingertips.

Best part is you can install on your PC, Mac, or other OTT devices to watch HBO Now on the go. The service costs $14.99 a month and comes with a 7 day trial.

Showtime Through Hulu



Hulu has an add-on subscription service that allows you to bring Showtime content into the service. You can then watch Ray Donovan, Dexter, Roadies, Penny Dreadful and more through any device that has the Hulu app or webpage.

Showtime add-on is $8.99 / mo through the Hulu app or get Showtime through Amazon

Starz through Amazon



Starz is no stranger to OTT. They actually had a service back in 2005, which I used to watch movies while I was on travel through RealPlayer. Starz has built up their offerings since then, now working with Amazon content (Showtime also can be ordered through Amazon).

Simply activate the Starz service and content will start showing up through your Amazon app as a channel. You can watch Power, Ash vs. Evil Dead, Blunt Talk, Spartacus, and many more titles including kids series and classic TV.

Starz cost $8.99 / mo through Amazon. 7 day trial. You can also get Starz through the Starz Play app.

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