Amazon Showtime: How to Link Showtime to Amazon & Install on Fire TV (Updated 2024)

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Want to watch Amazon Showtime?  Need to add Showtime to your Amazon account?  Or have a Firestick or Fire TV and want to watch Showtime on your Amazon device?

Then use this quick guide to link your Showtime account to Amazon or stream Showtime on your Amazon Fire TV / Firestick / Fire Tablet device now!

How to Install Showtime App on Amazon Firestick

The Showtime app is easy to install on Fire TV and Fire Stick.  Just follow these steps:

  1. Press the Home button on the Fire TV remote
Firestick remote Home button
First, press the Home button on the Firestick remote
  • Then press the Search button in the top left corner of the screen
  • Search for “showtime”
  • In the search results, select the Showtime icon
  • Then press “Get” (or “Download”)
  • After Showtime finishes installing, press Open

Then use the steps below to log in to your Showtime account.

Log in to Amazon Showtime for Firestick

To login to the Showtime app, follow these steps:

  1. In the Showtime app, write down the Activation Code displayed on your screen
  2. Using your smartphone or computer, open your web browser and go to showtime.com/activate
showtime.com/activate
Go to the Showtime Activation website
  • Enter the code you got from Step 1 above

Showtime Cost

To stream Showtime, you can get a 7-day free trial!

After that, Showtime is just $10.99/month.

Is Showtime Anytime on Amazon Fire Stick?

Yes, the Showtime Anytime service is accessible at no extra charge if you have a Showtime subscription.

How do I get Showtime on Firestick?

Installing Showtime on Firestick is easy!  Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Download Showtime for Firestick

  1. Press the Home button on the Firestick remote
  2. Then go to the Search function (in the top left corner of the screen) and enter the text “showtime”
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Select the “Search” icon from the Firestick home screen
  • In the search results, select the Showtime app (IMPORTANT:  Make sure to select the Showtime app – NOT the Showtime Anytime app)
  • Press the button to “Get” (or “Download”) the Showtime app for Firestick
  • Then press “Open” after Showtime finishes installing

Step 2:  Sign Up for Free Showtime Trial

  1. Once the Showtime app launches press the option to begin your free Showtime trial
  2. Then create your new Showtime account by inputting an email address you use and a password you can remember
  3. Now just follow the instructions on your screen to finish subscribing to Showtime to begin your free 7-day trial.

NOTE:  After the trial is over, you will be billed for the monthly cost of $10.99.  Your Amazon account will be billed for this.  To cancel the Showtime trial before you are billed, see the section below.

How to Cancel Showtime Trial Subscription

If you want to cancel Showtime trial before being billed, use the steps below and make sure to do it within 7 days after signing up for the trial.

  1. To cancel your Showtime subscription, use a smartphone or computer to go to Showtime.com.
  2. Then log in to Showtime.com with your Showtime username and password.
  3. Then click the “profile” button in the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Now click “Account Settings”
  5. Then press “Your subscription”
  6. Now press “Cancel your subscription”.  Then use the instructions on-screen to complete the cancellation.
Cancel Amazon Showtime subscription
You can cancel your Showtime subscription from the Amazon website, too

How do I cancel Showtime app on Firestick?

  1. Select “Apps”
  2. Then choose “Store”
  3. Now navigate to the menu
  4. Then select “Subscriptions”
  5. Now choose your Showtime subscription.
  6. Finally, select “Cancel Subscription

Can I Use Showtime on Other Devices?

Yes, after you sign up for Showtime, you can use it on any supported devices.  Or you can stream directly from Showtime.com using any device that has a web browser (such as Android TV, a smartphone, a computer, or a laptop like a Macbook).

Watch Showtime on Windows and Mac
Stream Showtime on Windows and Mac PCs

How much is Amazon Showtime on Firestick?

The Showtime Firestick service costs just $10.99 per month.  There’s also a free trial that lasts 7 days!  You can sign up for the free trial within the Showtime app for Firestick.

  • TIP:  You can subscribe to Showtime through the “Amazon Partners Program”.  This way Showtime costs you only $9/month (save $1.99/month from the normal price).

How do I activate Showtime Anytime?

  1. Launch the Showtime Anytime app on your device (such as Apple TV)
  2. Go to play any TV show or movie using Showtime Anytime
  3. Then choose your TV service provider or streaming provider
  4. Now write down the Activation Code you see
  5. Then use a smartphone or computer’s web browser to browse to showtimeanytime.com/activate
  6. Finally, enter the Activation Code you write down in Step 4 above

On devices that don’t require an Activation code, just use the username and password you got from your TV service to sign in to Showtime Anytime.  After doing this, you can stream any Showtime content on your Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, or Fire Tablet (such as Kindle Fire).

What’s the difference between Showtime Anytime and Showtime?

Showtime and Showtime Anytime both give you access to watch original TV series, top-rated movies, live TV channels, sports broadcasts, and even more.

Showtime Anytime vs Showtime
Showtime Anytime vs. Showtime (What’s the Difference?)

Furthermore, the Showtime Anytime app is an app that’s free if you have a Showtime subscription which you got through certain TV service providers.

Showtime
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How do I add Amazon Showtime to my Amazon Prime account?

  1. In Prime Video on your device, go to the category called “Channels”
  2. Simply add Showtime in the Prime Video Channels area

Or you can just sign up for Showtime using Amazon.com to have Showtime link to your Amazon account automatically.

NOTE:  Amazon Prime membership is required to use Showtime with an Amazon account.

How much does it cost to add Showtime to Hulu?

You can sign up for Showtime through Hulu for $8.99 every month.  This is in addition to the normal $7.99/month you pay for Hulu streaming service (which is an Amazon alternative).

Showtime Hulu
Watch Showtime on Hulu

Is HBO better than Showtime?

Basically, yes – most people prefer HBO Go over Showtime.  Why?  Because HBO has a better movies selection with more top-rated movie viewing options.  In addition, many users report that HBO eventually receives pretty much all of the best movies Cinemax has to offer.  This way, you essentially get Cinemax for free by having an HBO subscription.

How do I activate Showtime anytime on my Xbox one?

  1. Launch the Showtime app on your Xbox One console
  2. After the app launches, choose to start your free 7-day trial subscription.
  3. Now the app gives you an Activation Code
  4. Using a smartphone or computer, open the web browser and enter the address showtime.com/xbox
  5. Then enter the code you got from Step 3 above
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Microsoft Xbox One Console with Accessories, 1TB HDD – Black
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Can I download Showtime shows?

Yes, the Showtime app has the ability to download shows (“offline”).  This feature is currently supported by the Showtime mobile apps.  So enjoy the ability to download Showtime shows offline and watch them whenever you please.  This does include episodes from shows like Dexter, Shameless, Homeland, Billions, and Twin Peaks.

Bonus: Other Top Firestick Channels 

Amazon Prime Video

It should be unsurprising that Amazon Prime Video is a Firestick channel. This is because it’s a given that the Fire TV Stick is Amazon’s range of streaming devices. 

Thus, if you enjoy Amazon Prime Video channels, the Firestick is a great choice. This is especially true because the Fire TV display suggests a lot of Prime Video stuff.

Thus, Amazon Prime Video is among the most popular options. You can watch many movies and episodes for free with your service. You will have to rent or buy some content. Depending on your area, the content may differ.

Netflix

Netflix, the world’s largest streaming service, is another application Firestick supports. Furthermore, Netflix gives you unrestricted access to hundreds of videos, series, documentaries, and Netflix originals. 

However, it does so with a Netflix membership. Further, It differs from Amazon Prime Video in that you don’t have to pay extra to rent or buy materials. This is because it’s all included in your monthly fee.

Disney Plus

You’ll be happy to learn that Disney Plus is available on the Fire TV Stick if you enjoy Disney. Furthermore, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, and National Geographic are all available on Disney Plus. Thus, it’s perfect for you if you’ve got children. Thus, if you want educational and entertainment material all in one spot, you might probably want to install Disney Plus on your Firestick.

Peacock TV

Peacock TV is a free streaming service that offers a wide range of programming. This includes NBC series, late-night television, news, children’s programming, and Spanish-language stations. Moreover, Peacock Premium is the service’s paid option for people who want more. 

Accordingly, this subscription provides you access to a lot more movies and series and next-day material.

The Roku Channel

Roku is much more than a media player. The Roku Channel, the company’s streaming service, is free and available on the Fire Stick. 

Moreover, The Roku Channel includes ABC News, contains movies, TV shows, news, and sports. Furthermore, premium subscriptions, such as Starz are also available.

Hulu

Hulu, a famous American streaming service, is now accessible on Fire TV. So naturally, therefore, originals like The Handmaid’s Tale and Dopesick are available on-demand on Hulu. 

Moreover, like HBO Max or Netflix, Hulu offers an extensive movie library. Additionally, you can acquire the Hulu-Disney Plus-ESPN combo if you want the best of three worlds.

Pluto TV

Pluto TV is a rare find in the streaming world: a public video Streaming service that doesn’t require an account. Though it doesn’t include every cable network, it’s an excellent variety for the price. 

Moreover, the Star Trek channel, Hell’s Kitchen channel, and CBS News channel are among the service’s 200+ channels.

You may watch free movies along with live TV. Additionally, Pluto TV can stay a free service because of advertisements.

Youtube

This one doesn’t need an introduction. How would a streaming box be whole without YouTube integration? Just make sure you don’t mix up YouTube and YouTube TV. 

YouTube is accessible, whereas YouTube TV is a premium subscription-based live TV and on-demand video service.

Sling TV

Sling TV is yet another high-flyer in the realm of live TV streaming services. It includes fewer stations than certain live TV providers. However, it is a budget-friendly choice for individuals who don’t want to spend much money. 

Moreover, BBC America, Comedy Central, and Discovery are among the channels available.

Philo

Philo allows you to watch live and on-demand television. With your membership, you gain access to over 60 channels, including Paramount Network, AMC, and Comedy Central. 

Additionally, Philo is another budget-friendly alternative that emphasizes convenience and flexibility. 

Hence, there is no obligation to stay with the service, and you can withdraw at any moment.

DirecTV

The online equivalent of DirecTV, which necessitates a satellite dish, is DirecTV Stream. Without a dish, DirecTV Stream allows you to watch all of its accessible channels online. 

In addition, like other cord-cutting companies, DirecTV allows you to watch cable channels on smart devices. These include the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Google Chromecast.

Fubo TV

FuboTV is one of the live streaming elite, with over 100 live HD channels and a massive library of on-demand material. Moreover, FuboTV is the place to go whether you want to watch movies, series, instructional videos on Discovery, or live sports and news.

Sky News

Sky News is a British news channel owned by Sky Group. Furthermore, it broadcasts live and breaking news from around the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Moreover, it covers climate, business, politics, climate change, and other themes. One of the applications that Fire TV currently supports is Sky News. Another option for watching Sky News is to go to Pluto TV, which offers Sky News for free.

PBS Kids Video

PBS Kids is a delightful Firestick app with tons of free kid-friendly episodes and videos. Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger, and Wild Kratts are among the most popular shows on PBS Kids.

Moreover, after doing some research, we believe PBS Kids is a true Fire TV gem. We enjoy the emphasis on instructional information and activities and the high-quality video content.

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