Watching Hulu already feels more like cable than Netflix. You have access to shows shortly after they air, and you still have to sit through commercials. Starting next month, you will also be able to expand your subscription with premium content.
Hulu is partnering with Showtime to let subscribers stream the latter's large selection of shows. But the option to do so will cost more than Hulu itself. After a 30 day free trial, you will have to pay $9 on top of your $8 Hulu subscription.
All things considered, this is still a cheaper way to get your hands on Showtime if you're already a Hulu subscriber, as paying for its upcoming app separately would cost $11 on its own.
Hulu says the service will launch sometime before the July 12th premieres of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex. You can sign up for more information at hulu.com/getshowtime.