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

Both the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME Anytime provide access to original series, hit movies, live TV, sports and more in the United States and its territories and possessions.


SHOWTIME Anytime is available at no additional cost as a part of a SHOWTIME subscription through participating TV providers and through some digital streaming services such as Amazon Prime or Hulu. Use the username and password you received from your TV provider to log in and start watching via the SHOWTIME Anytime app or at


The SHOWTIME streaming service is available for a fee to anyone in the United States and its territories and possessions with a high-speed internet connection and a supported device. Unlike SHOWTIME Anytime, you do not need a traditional SHOWTIME subscription through a participating TV provider to subscribe to the service. Subscriptions to the SHOWTIME streaming service are currently available through, or through the SHOWTIME app, where you can subscribe using your Google Play, iTunes, Amazon or Roku payment method. You can also subscribe through Optimum, if Optimum Online is your internet provider. Click here to learn more about how to subscribe to the SHOWTIME streaming service.