Showtime was 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, with the network being discontinued, it left some viewers confused about where to find their favorite series.
Showtime programs, fortunately, are still available and now found at Paramount+. You can still enjoy your favorite content on Paramount+. Former Showtime users have the option to smoothly transition to a Paramount+ account, ensuring uninterrupted access to their beloved shows and movies. For more details on these options, click here.
If you prefer not to subscribe to Paramount+, you can also explore an alternative through Amazon Prime Video. With an internet TV platform, you can enjoy all the great cable TV channels while dodging the high prices tied to a cable subscription.
And, with Amazon Prime Video, you’ll also get all the excellent features of the subscription, with Showtime programs as the cherry on top. Here, we’ll walk you through how to watch Showtime on Amazon Prime Video.
Does Amazon Prime Video have a free trial?
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.
Here’s how to watch Showtime on Amazon Prime Video.
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 monthly cost, you can add Paramount+ 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 Paramount+ bundle on your account. During the trial period, you’ll also get to test out all the features that come with the bundle.
If you ever missed a season of Dexter, you won’t have to worry. By adding the Paramount+ 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’s programs on your Amazon Prime Video account is sign up for the Paramount+ 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.
What are Amazon Prime Video’s supported devices?
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.
How to watch Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV?
How to watch Amazon Prime Video on Roku?
Today, watching Amazon Prime Video on your Roku device is as 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.
How to watch Amazon Prime Video on Fire TV?
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.
Enjoy Showtime on Amazon Prime Video.
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.
Lisa Holden • Editor
Lisa Holden is an editor and creative based in Houston, TX. Lisa holds a BA in African-American Studies from Temple University and has spent her career working in news publications and magazines, even founding a magazine herself. When she’s not editing or working on one of her many creative endeavors (whenever that is), she enjoys traveling to new places and biking on sunny days.