How To Activate Showtime Anytime

Showtime Anytime has been around since 2010. It is a part of CBS’s flagship Showtime premium satellite and cable network. The service includes hundreds of hours of TV shows, movies, stand-up comedy, and more.

How To Activate Showtime Anytime

Showtime Anytime is available on a range of software and hardware platforms. However, each device has to be activated manually. Here’s how to activate Showtime Anytime, depending on the platform you have at your disposal.

Prerequisites to Install Showtime Anytime

Showtime Anytime is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV, LG TVs, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and Xbox One. Here are the prerequisites you’ll need to access Showtime Anytime.

  • Your cable or satellite provider must be part of the Showtime program and licensed to stream the service.
  • You must have an active Showtime subscription with your cable or satellite provider.
  • You need a registered Showtime Anytime account before activating the service on your device.

To create your account, open Showtime’s website and follow the registration prompts. You’ll need your provider to enroll, such as Time Warner, DirecTV, Dish, etc.

Activate Showtime Anytime on iPhone/Android App

The fastest way to activate your Showtime Anytime account is through the app. Here is the link for Android users and the link for iOS users. The activation process is the same for both platforms.

  1. Launch the Showtime Anytime app.
  2. Tap on a video you’d like to watch.
  3. Select “Play.”
  4. When prompted, pick your streaming service or provider. If prompted, sign in to your provider or service account.
  5. You will see the activation code. Write it down.
  6. Launch a browser on your computer and go to showtimeanytime.com/activate.
  7. Log in to Showtime Anytime.
  8. When the success message appears on the screen, your account has been activated.

Activate Showtime Anytime on Apple TV

Apple TV

If you’d like to watch Showtime Anytime shows through your Apple TV, here’s what you need to do.

  1. Open Apple TV and go to the Showtime Anytime channel.
  2. Select a program you’d like to watch and press “Play” or “Activate.”
  3. Pick your streaming or TV provider from the list on the activation screen.
  4. Write down the activation code you see on the screen.
  5. Next, launch the browser on your computer.
  6. Go to Showtime Anytime’s official website.
  7. Follow the activation instructions.
  8. Sign in to your account.
  9. Use the credentials for your TV or satellite provider account and then enter your Apple TV activation code.
  10. If you see the success message on the screen, you can go back to your Apple TV and start watching your favorite shows on Showtime Anytime.

Activate Showtime Anytime on Android TV

Android TV

At the time of this writing, the list of eligible providers includes Sharp, TP Vision, Philips, Sony, Nvidia, Nexus, and Razer. Here’s how to activate Showtime Anytime through Android TV.

  1. Go to the Showtime Anytime channel on your Android TV.
  2. Select a video and press either “Activate” or “Play.”
  3. Pick your provider from the list.
  4. You will see the activation code on the screen. Write it down.
  5. Launch the browser on your computer.
  6. Navigate to the activation page on Showtime Anytime’s official site.
  7. Follow the activation instructions.
  8. Next, activate your device on the “Activate Devices” page.
  9. When the success message appears, you’re ready to watch Showtime Anytime on your Android TV.

Activate Showtime Anytime on Roku

Roku TV

Roku is another eligible platform, and here is how you can use it to activate Showtime Anytime.

  1. Turn your Roku on and go to the Showtime Anytime channel.
  2. Next, open the menu and pick the “Activate” option.
  3. Pick your streaming service or TV provider from the list. If it is not on the list, you can’t activate the service on your Roku.
  4. Write down the activation code when it appears on the screen.
  5. Open your computer’s browser and go to the activation page on Showtime Anytime’s site.
  6. Follow the activation instructions.
  7. Next, go to the “Activate Devices” page and use your provider’s account credentials.
  8. Enter the activation code from Roku.

Can’t Activate Showtime on the Roku?

If you can’t activate Showtime on Roku, try and reset your wireless network. Unfortunately, Roku sometimes runs into network connection issues, and there is no easy way to make Roku forget a network that you manually added to the device. However, resetting your network is easy; it just requires a few extra steps to forget your wireless network on a Roku device.

Activate Showtime Anytime on Xbox One

XBox One

Follow these steps to activate Showtime Anytime on your Xbox One.

  1. Turn on your Xbox One.
  2. Launch the Showtime Anytime channel.
  3. Open the menu and select either the “Activate” or “Play” option.
  4. You will see the list of eligible providers. Find and select your provider.
  5. Next, you will see an activation code on the screen. Again, it would be best if you wrote this down.
  6. Open your computer’s web browser and go to Showtime Anytime’s official site.
  7. Find the activation page and follow the instructions.
  8. Go to the “Activate Devices” page and use your provider’s password and username.
  9. Enter your Xbox One’s activation code.
  10. When the success message appears, you’re ready to watch Showtime Anytime on your Xbox One.

Activate Showtime Anytime on Amazon Firesticks

Fire TV Stick

You can activate Showtime Anytime on Amazon Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV Cube by following these steps.

  1. Download the Showtime App on your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
  2. Then, launch the app through Hulu Plus or using the Showtime App (either way works).
  3. Sign up if you haven’t already.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen. You get billed via your Amazon account.
  5. After subscribing, you can use Showtime on other supported devices too.

Where do I Enter my Showtime Anytime Activation Code?

No matter how you choose to watch Showtime Anytime, you’ll need to go to the exact location on the showtime website. Then, follow the link www.showtimeanytime.com/activate in your web browser. You can complete this task using your phone (with the app), a computer, or a tablet.

It’s Showtime!

Ensure to check the list of hardware and software platforms that support Showtime Anytime before registering an account. Also, check the list of eligible providers. If you encounter any problems during the activation or after it, it’s best to contact the official Showtime Help Center.

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