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Showtime: Everything You Need to Know

Learn everything we know about Showtime including content, price, release date, and more.

What is Showtime?

Showtime Networks is a premium cable network in the United States with many channels and standalone streaming services.

When did Showtime become available?

Showtime launched on July 1, 1976, on the Times-Mirror Cable networks in Escondido, Long Beach, and Palos Verdes, California, with the conversion of 10,000 Channel One members. Showtime has launched its standalone streaming service, as well as several blockbuster shows.

How much does Showtime cost a month?

The Showtime price is $10.99 a month. Be one of the first to stream Showtime!

Is there a Showtime Free Trial?

Showtime offers a 30-day free trial with unrestricted access to the network's original shows, movies, and other content.

Is there a Showtime 30-Day Trial?

Start your 30-day free trial, then only $10.99/month. Cancel anytime.

Which platforms is Showtime be available on?

Showtime is presently available to customers through cable, DBS, and telco providers, as well as through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung Smart TVs, and Xbox One as a standalone streaming service.

Showtime is also available on Amazon's Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, The Roku Channel, Sling TV, and YouTube TV, among other platforms. Showtime is also available for viewing on PCs. Pop TV is likewise managed by SNI. Through SHOWTIME PPV, SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for pay-per-view viewing by subscribers.

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How do I get the Showtime app?

You can get the Showtime app from Google Play and the Apple app store.

Is Showtime free with Amazon Prime?

All eligible members who have not taken the Showtime free trial previously are eligible for a 7-day free trial. Showtime is currently not free with Amazon Prime. It is only available as a paid third-party subscription.

What shows or movies are available on Showtime?

American Rust - Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney, David Alvarez (Actors)

American Rust

The Chi Season 4
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

The Chi

Billions Season 5
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff (Actors)


The The Circus
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

The Circus

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Back to Life, Season 2
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Back to Life

The Borgias Season 3
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jeremy Irons, Joanne Whalley, Francois Arnaud (Actors)

The Borgias

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Californication Season 6
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon (Actors)


Couples Therapy
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Orna Guralnik, Virginia Goldner, Lauren Guilbeaux (Actors)

Couples Therapy

End, The Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

The End

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Who started Showtime?

Showtime Networks Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Viacom Inc., which is a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ.

Will there be original series and content on Showtime?

As a subscriber, you'll also have access to a library of exclusive content. Showtime's original shows include a number of high-profile titles from a variety of genres. One of these is City on the Hill where Decourcy Ward, an attorney, and Jackie Rohr, a corrupt FBI veteran, form an unlikely bond in order to take down a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown.

Why is a streaming service like Showtime important?

Showtime is a respectable video streaming service in many ways, but for most people, the cost of entry is unlikely to be worth it in the long run. Showtime provides on-demand access to a good selection of original episodes and movies, as well as live streaming of Showtime cable channels.

Don’t worry if you don’t already have an  Amazon Prime membership. Get a free 30-day trial here. Then, you can get a 7-day Showtime free trial

You can also stream many of these classics on Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime membership? Great! You already have access to these.

Amazon Prime Benefits

Your membership includes:

  • Prime Video: Watch thousands of movies and TV shows on all your favorite devices.
  • Prime Music: Over 2 million songs included with Prime, ad-free and on-demand.
  • Prime Delivery: Fast, FREE and convenient ways to get millions of items, how you want it.
  • Prime Wardrobe. Try before you buy on eligible items across apparel and shoes.
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