Showtime is a premium television network. Showtime offers motion pictures as well as original television series, documentaries and sporting events likes boxing and mixed martial arts. The network also airs stand-up comedy and made-for-TV movie specials.
Television wise, Showtime is available on several cable providers throughout the United States. Showtime also launched their own streaming service so that customers can also get Showtime without cable by subscribing directly on their website and streaming through the Sho.com, the Showtime Anytime app/website or by signing up through one of the many supported streaming platforms like Amazon Prime/Prime Video, SlingTV, Roku Channels, YouTube TV, Hulu, etc (read more about the launch here).
Subscribers of AT&T DirecTV, Comcast Xfinity; Spectrum; Optimum; Cox Communications (as of 2104); CenturyLink Prism; Grande Communications; Mediacom; AT&T U-verse(2011); and Verizon FIOS (since 2012) can also use their network credentials to stream content via the Showtime Anytime app so long as Showtime is part of their cable package. The app first became available on Apple device but has since expanded to most other platforms including Android, Smart TVs, and Streaming Sticks/Boxes.
There’s a free trial for new subscribers to get a taste of what the network has to offer and you can cancel your subscription at any time. To get started you need an active subscription (whether a free trial or paid) and you have to follow the procedure to activate Showtime Anytime which varies per device.
Depending on the cable provider, Showtime offers up to fifteen multiplex channels – eight 24-hour multiplex channels, seven of these channels are simulcast in both standard definition and high definition. The network also offers a subscription video-on-demand service (Showtime On Demand).