Showtime is now streaming movies and TV shows to subscribers over the internet, no cable or satellite subscription required. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial, after which Showtime will charge you $11 per month.

Hulu subscribers can save $2 by adding Showtime to their Hulu plus subscription (bringing the total cost of Hulu + Showtime to $17 per month).


Showtime currently supports computers running OS X or Windows, TV boxes including the latest Roku and Apple TV products, and iOS devices including iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Want to stream Showtime to an Android phone, tablet, or Android TV box? How about a Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or Xbox One or Playstation 3 or 4? Showtime hasn’t released standalone apps for those platforms yet, but Hulu subscribers who pay extra for Showtime can use the official Hulu apps to stream videos to those devices.

PlayStation Vue users can also pay for Showtime integration and use the Vue  service to access Showtime content on select devices including Sony game consoles.

While things are sort of looking up for cord cutters these days with HBO, Showtime, and a number of other channels offering a chance to subscribe to internet-only service plans, the fees can stack up if you want to subscribe to everything. Pay for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, and HBO and you’ll end up spending $49.25 per month.

via Showtime

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10 replies on “Now you can sign up for Showtime without a cable subscription”

  1. Not Available in My Region. Sheesh, the lawyers and MBAs representing the Entertainment Industry do everything they possibly can to PREVENT me from giving them my money! Idiots…

  2. The tween times of year is the only time I want to access any of these channels. At this moment over the air TV is awful. Mostly reruns or shows that so bad that I would rather cut the lawn than watch.

    It seems a bit pricey though. $11? I was thinking more like 5

  3. i do amazon, netflix and still do dish network. for a total of about $120 per month. pretty expensive, but my internet speed is 5MB/s out in the boonies where i live. its just not enough bandwidth to cut the cord. i just consider it my sanity tax for living far from the masses. if i had the bandwidth, i’d add hulu and cut the cord. don’t really have time for movies anyway. i like the way things are headed

  4. The solution is simple. Assuming the streaming services provide access to their back catalog, simply rotate your membership between them every few months. Showtime, HBO, and Netflix this way would cost you an average of around $12/month.

    1. I will keep the Netflix subscription but I may well rotate HBO, Showtime, etc..

  5. Far too expensive. Sorry, not that gullible. I suggest people pick one service and milk it. Personally even with the recent price increase Amazon Prime is still the best single deal for me considering I use more than the video service. For others it might be Netflix. But once you start paying for a second one think hard before setting your wallet on fire by subscribing to a 3rd service… but people do some dumb things and I blanch at some peoples’ cellphone service bills too.

  6. $50/month, thats better than most pay for cable, and you have to pay extra for hbo and showtime channels

      1. But most folks have broadband already. If that was cheaper that would help.

    1. $50 for cable/satellite is actually quite cheap. My latest satellite bill was $140 — and that does not include any PPV movies or events. Granted that includes HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and TMC but even basic service is $90 a month nowadays unless you just subscribe to local network channels and CNN.

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