Here’s how I activated the Showtime Anytime app on my Roku, Apple TV, and smart TV.

It’s really simple. Just like I showed you the steps to activating YouTube or activating Starz on your smart devices. All you need is your Showtime account.

Things to know

  • You must be an active Showtime subscriber.
  • It can be via cable or some other provider.
  • You can create an account and subscribe at Showtime’s website.

The easiest way to activate Showtime Anytime

The easiest way to get Showtime up and running on any device that supports the app is via the mobile application.

Once you set up Showtime Anytime on your Roku, Smart TV, or another device just go to “Settings.” on the mobile app and complete the device activation by entering the code in the activation box.

You can find it in the “Activate Devices” section of the mobile application for both Android and iPhone.


  • Firstly, open the Showtime Channel.
  • Then, from the menu, select ‘Activate’.
  • Choose your TV provider or streaming service.

Is your TV provider or streaming service missing from the list? This usually means that either subscription does not support Showtime Anytime or access to Showtime Anytime on Roku Streaming Players is not available to you at this time.

  • The screen displays a code.
  • Use the code to activate Showtime Anytime.
  • To do so, go to on your computer.
  • Also, you can go to ‘Activate Devices’ within the Settings section of Showtime Anytime on the web or your mobile device.

Lastly, on the website or mobile app, sign in to Showtime Anytime use your username and password for your television provider or streaming service account.

Enter the activation code from your Roku. A success message appears on the screen. You can immediately start using Showtime Anytime on Roku.

Apple TV

  • Look for a Showtime program (TV Show, Movie, etc) and select it.
  • Try to play the video or select Activate if the option appears.
  • Sign in with your cable provider or streaming service.
  • Use the code that appears on the screen to activate Showtime Anytime via the website or mobile app.

Smart TV

If you have a smart TV, like a Samsung smart TV, then the steps are similar to the above.

  • Search for the Showtime app on your smart TV or try to play a Showtime show or movie.
  • Log in with your cable provider info or with your streaming service account info.
  • Go to on your computer.
    Also, you can go to ‘Activate Devices’ within the Settings section of Showtime Anytime on the web or your mobile device.
  • Enter the code in the box provided and activate Showtime.

The steps for setting up Showtime Anytime on most smart devices are basically the same. Activating the service through the mobile app is easy.

On my PlayStation 4, I had to get Showtime through the Playstation Vue app. It’s a monthly subscription for live TV streams.

Sometimes you need to use on a web browser.

For those using Chrome, you may want to clear the cache to clear up any issues you may face.

By the way, if you also like sports like me and have an active Fox Sports subscription, you can also activate Fox Sports Go on your smart devices and stream.

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