Anyone paying $20 per month for a premium cable channel should probably be doing everything possible to take advantage of it. With that in mind, the new update to Showtime Anywhere has added live streaming of Showtime to the app, but it's only available if you're a paying subscriber.

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All the archived episodes of Showtime series are included, but now you can see what's airing on the Showtime East and Showtime West feeds. This is the main feature in the update but here's the full changelog:

  • Live TV: Tune in to watch what’s currently airing LIVE on SHOWTIME
  • Improved stability and performance
  • Minor bug fixes

Keep in mind not all cable providers are supported through the Showtime Anywhere app. You have to be signed up with AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, Optimum, or Verizon FiOS. Yeah, it's lame, but that's how TV works, folks.