SHOWTIME is a subscription-based American cable TV channel. It is only available in the United States and its territories. With the SHOWTIME app, you can watch Originals, award-winning shows, movies, TV series, documentaries, and more anytime you want. With a subscription to SHOWTIME, you can get access to their Original series like Ray Donovan, Billions, Black Monday, and more on your Roku.

Features of SHOWTIME

  • You can stream the content without any Commercials.
  • Download your favorite movies and TV shows and watch them offline.
  • You can stream on 3 devices at the same time.
  • In SHOWTIME, you can stream all the content in HD quality.
  • You can Live stream your favorite series, movies, boxing, and more.

How Much Does SHOWTIME Cost on Roku

SHOWTIME is available on Roku. It supports most Roku devices. You can get access to all the titles available on the SHOWTIME app with a subscription. Upon subscription, you will get a 30-day free trial period. Once the trial period is over, you need to pay $10.99 per month to continue streaming on your Roku. You can also cancel the subscription at any time.

How to Sign Up to SHOWTIME

1. From any of your devices, open a web browser.

2. Visit the official website of SHOWTIME.

3. Click on Try 30 Days Free on the home page.

Select Try 30 Days Free

4. Select the Start Your Free Trial button.

Select Start Your Free Trial

5. On the Create Your SHOWTIME Account page, enter your Email Address and create a Password. Click on Sign Up.

6. On the Enter Payment Info page, enter all the necessary details and select Start Free Trial.

7. After a successful transaction, you will get subscribed to SHOWTIME.

How to Stream SHOWTIME on Roku

1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote.

2. On the Roku home screen, select Streaming Channels.

Select Streaming Channels - SHOWTIME on Roku

3. Next, click on the Search Channels option.

Select Search Channels

4. Enter SHOWTIME on the search bar using the on-screen keyboard.

5. Choose SHOWTIME from the suggestion list and click on Add Channel.

6. Once the SHOWTIME channel is added to Roku, select the OK button from the prompt.

7. Now, choose the Go to Channel button to launch SHOWTIME.

How to Login to SHOWTIME on Roku

1. Launch the SHOWTIME app on Roku.

2. Enter your SHOWTIME account details to sign in.

3. Select the show you want to watch and click on Play.

4. You can now enjoy streaming your favorite shows on Roku.

Stream SHOWTIME on Roku

How to Watch SHOWTIME on Roku Without Cable

If you can’t add SHOWTIME on Roku due to some issues, then you can try adding it as an addon on streaming services. The streaming services that have SHOWTIME are:



Hulu is one of the best streaming services. You can stream movies, TV shows, live TV channels, and more on Hulu. It also offers premium channels like HBO Max, Cinemax, SHOWTIME, and more under its addons. So, to get the SHOWTIME channel, you need to subscribe to Hulu + Live TV at $69.99 per month. After that, you need to subscribe to SHOWTIME addons at $10.99 per month.

Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is an Over-the-top streaming service. It offers you more than 100+ channels, Amazon Originals, and more. Amazon Prime costs $14.99 per month. You also have the option to customize the channels based on your choice. SHOWTIME is included in these customization options, and it costs about $10.99 per month.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream - SHOWTIME on Roku

DirecTV Stream has more than 150+ channels, unlimited Cloud DVR features, Unlimited In-home streams, and more. It has 4 different plans Entertainment, Choice, Ultimate, and Premier. SHOWTIME is directly available on Premier subscription($149.99/month), but on the other three plans, you need to subscribe to the channel as an Add-on. SHOWTIME costs $5.50 per month for the first 3 months, and after that, you need to pay $10.99 per month.



fuboTV is a streaming television service that offers more than 120+ channels, 1,000 hours of cloud DVR, and more. The base plan of FuboTV costs about $69.99 per month. It also has premium channels like STARZ, SHOWTIME, and more as addons. For these addons, you need to pay a separate subscription. SHOWTIME addon is available with fuboTV addon at $10.99 per month.

Sling TV

Sling - SHOWTIME on Roku

Sling TV is one of the affordable streaming services. It has over 45 channels and offers 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. SHOWTIME is available as an addon on Sling TV. Sling TV base plan costs only about $35 per month. Next, you need to get SHOWTIME addon at $10 per month.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV - SHOWTIME on Roku

YouTube TV is one of the best streaming services. It offers you 112 channels, 28+ Spanish channels, unlimited cloud DVR storage, thousands of on-demand titles, and more. It only costs about $64.99. But the SHOWTIME channel is not on the original channel lineup of YouTube TV. To get the SHOWTIME channel, you need to get the addon at $10.99 per month.

How to Cancel SHOWTIME on Roku

1. On your Roku device, navigate to SHOWTIME app.

2. Press the * Asterisk button on your Roku remote.

3. Select Manage Subscription from the available options.

Select Manage Subscription

4. Click on Cancel Subscription. Your SHOWTIME subscription will now be canceled.

Select Cancel Subscription - SHOWTIME On Roku

How to Solve SHOWTIME Not Working on Roku

There are many reasons why SHOWTIME is not working on Roku. Below are some of the most common solutions to solve this kind of issue.

1. If the Cache data stored on your SHOWTIME app is too much, it can cause the app to not work properly. Clear the cache data on your app and check if the problem is solved.

2. If the SHOWTIME servers in your area are down due to some issues, you will not be able to stream any content on SHOWTIME until the servers are fixed. Check whether the servers are down by visiting a third-party website called Downdetector.

3. The reason your SHOWTIME app is not working might be due to some issues with the app. Uninstall and Reinstall the app on Roku and check if the problem is solved.

4. If your internet connection is slow, it can lead to issues that can cause your app to not work properly. Restart your router or disconnect devices other than your Roku and check whether the internet is working properly.

5. Issues with your account might also lead to the SHOWTIME app not working properly. Sign out of your account and wait for a few minutes. Then, Sign in with the same account and verify whether the problem is solved.

6. If the SHOWTIME app you are using is outdated, it will not work correctly. Update the app to the latest version and check if the problem is solved.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME Anytime the same?

No, it is not the same. SHOWTIME needs a subscription at $10.99 per month to access its content, whereas SHOWTIME Anytime requires a cable TV provider account to access its content.

2. Can I get SHOWTIME with Paramount Plus?

Yes, you can get the SHOWTIME channel with Paramount Plus.