Unexpectedly, Apple launched its first partnership bundle for Apple TV+ subscribers to get CBS All Access and Showtime for only $9.99 per month.
Users can access services like online and offline, ad-free, and on-demand, only on the Apple TV app, when the subscription is enabled through Apple TV channels.
“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.”
CBS All Access and Showtime usually cost around $20.98 per month as combined, so this bundle can provide up to 50% discount. The bundle can be only redeemed through the Apple TV app in the United States.
“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.”
If the Apple TV app users already subscribed to Showtime and Apple TV+, then this offer can get CBS for free. The bundle is also compatible with Family Sharing and allows up to six members of the family to access Showtime, CBS, and Apple TV+ without paying an extra fee.
Note: Whenever the user stops renewing Apple TV+ subscription, the CBS All Access and Showtime subscription returns to the at its usual price.
Apple will be offering a bundle of its own services later this year, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News, and Apple Arcade for a single discounted price, according to rumors.