Showtime is one network that’s ubiquitous with high-quality programming. Case in point, some of the last decade's greatest hits came from Showtime, like Dexter, Homeland, and Penny Dreadful. It’s an A-plus network that’s hard to live without.
However, there is one small catch to Showtime—it’s tied to cable TV. That means if you’re not willing to shell out the money for cable, you’re out of luck. Thankfully, there’s a solution for this situation. With an internet TV platform, you can enjoy all the great cable TV channels while dodging the high prices tied with a cable subscription.
And, with Amazon Prime Video, you’ll also get all the excellent features of the subscription, with Showtime as the cherry on top. Here, we’ll walk you through how to watch Showtime on Amazon Prime Video.
Before we get started, let’s cover the Amazon Prime free trial period. After all, you’ll want to know what the service can offer you before committing to a subscription, right?
Amazon Prime Video has one of the most generous trial periods on the internet TV market. New subscribers can sample the streaming platform for 30 days. During the month-long period, you’ll get to test out Amazon Prime Video’s vast on-demand content library and take all the platform’s features for a test drive.
All you need to do to sample Amazon Prime Video is sign up for an account and click the free-trial button. Then, if you’re satisfied with its offerings, you won’t have to do anything else. Just keep watching Showtime or whatever else you enjoy on Amazon Prime Video, and the bill will come in the following month.
But if you’re unhappy with the platform, you just need to remove your credit card details from your account. Your subscription will automatically end once the free trial passes.
If you’re a subscriber to Amazon Prime Video, you’re already well aware that the basic subscription doesn’t have Showtime in its channel lineup. Luckily, that’s something that an add-on can easily fix. For just an additional $10.99/month, you can add Showtime to your Amazon Prime Video account. And, as a bonus, it comes with a 7-day free trial.
For a week, you can have free access to the Showtime bundle on your account. During the trial period, you’ll also get to test out all the features that come with the Showtime bundle.
If you ever missed a season of Dexter, you won’t have to worry. By adding the Showtime add-on to your Amazon Prime Video account, you can catch up on everything in Showtime’s history. From past seasons of Dexter to the latest episodes of The Man Who Fell to Earth, you can enjoy everything the Showtime network has to offer.
All you need to do to catch Showtime on your Amazon Prime Video account is sign up for the Showtime add-on. Then you can take advantage of the add-on’s free trial period to sample its features. To keep enjoying the great Showtime programming, you’ll just need to pay the monthly add-on fee.
Before committing to an Amazon Prime Video account, you need to check if the platform supports your devices. After all, you can’t enjoy Showtime on Amazon Prime Video if your devices don’t have app support.
To give you an idea of what to expect with Amazon Prime Video device support, here’s an overview.
Smart TVs - Select Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, and Hisense models
Streaming Devices - Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast
Web Browsers - Safari and all chromium-based browsers
iOS Devices - iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
Android Devices - Select Samsung, LG, Motorola, Xiaomi, and Pixel phones
Game Consoles - PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox One S | X, Xbox Series S | X
Most modern devices have Amazon Prime Video device support, so you won’t have to worry about missing out on all the latest Showtime content.
Today, watching Amazon Prime Video on your Roku device is easy as pie. You can find everything you need in the Roku store. Just key-in Amazon Prime Video in the search box and install the selected app.
As an Amazon-owned device, most Fire devices support Amazon Prime Video. To install the app, you need to search for Amazon Prime Video in the Amazon Store or install the app from the Fire TV main menu.
Don’t miss out on your favorite shows just because you’ve gotten rid of cable. Nowadays, you can find everything you want to watch online if you have the right streaming platform. Internet TV grants a splendid avenue for catching your favorite Showtime shows, and Amazon Prime Video is one of the best options available on the market.