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How To Activate Showtime Anytime

Posted by Arch on May 29, 2019
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 shows, and more.

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

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

  1. Your cable or satellite provider has to be a part of the Showtime program and licensed to stream the service.
  2. You have to have Showtime subscription with your cable or satellite provider.
  3. Lastly, you have to have a registered Showtime Anytime account before being able to activate the service on your device.

To create your account, open Showtime’s website and click on the “Create new account” button, and pick your provider from the list. If it isn’t listed, you will not be able to create an account.

Online Activation

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. Tap “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.
  8. When the success message appears on the screen, your account has been activated.

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. Launch the browser on your computer.
  6. Go to Showtime Anytime’s official website.
  7. Follow the activation instructions.
  8. Sign into 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.

Android TV

Android TV

At the time of this writing, the list of eligible providers includes 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.

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. 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 the credentials for your provider’s account.
  8. Enter the activation code from Roku.

Xbox One

XBox One

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

  1. Turn on your Xbox One.
  2. Open the Showtime Anytime channel.
  3. Open the menu and select either the “Activate” or “Play” options.
  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. You should write 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.

It’s Showtime!

Make sure 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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