What is the difference between the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME Anytime?

Both the SHOWTIME standalone streaming service and SHOWTIME Anytime provide SHOWTIME subscribers with access to original series, hit movies, live TV, sports, and more, on supported streaming devices in the United States and its territories and possessions.  The main difference is how it is made available to you.


The SHOWTIME Anytime app (as seen in the picture above) is available to SHOWTIME premium channel subscribers through participating TV service providers.  These TV service providers offer SHOWTIME Anytime, at no additional cost, as another way for their SHOWTIME subscribers to watch SHOWTIME programming.  SHOWTIME Anytime will be discontinued on December 14, 2023.


The SHOWTIME standalone streaming service app (as seen in the picture above) offers the same streaming programming as the SHOWTIME Anytime app, but it is not part of a SHOWTIME subscription through participating TV providers. SHOWTIME standalone streaming service will be discontinued early next year. 

Customers wanting to stream SHOWTIME programming will need a subscription to the Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plan available through Paramount+. Click here to be redirected to Paramount+ to learn more.