How to Activate Showtime Anytime?

Showtime Anytime is CBS’s segment. It comes under Showtime premium satellite and cable network. It allows the users to enjoy several hours of entertainment through movies, stand-up comedy, TV shows and many other entertainment programmes. 

This service can be availed in a wide array of softwares and hardwares. However, it needs to be activated manually. Here are the ways to activate this service on respective devices:


Showtime Anytime Homepage

This service is available on Amazon fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, LG TVs, Xbox One, LG TVs, Roku, Android TV, Samsung smart TV and others.  Here are the steps to it in your electronic devices:

 1. It is very important that your cable or satellite channel provider should have the license to showcase Showtime Anytime services. 
2.  Secondly, you will need to have a subscription to activate Showtime Anytime’s services along with the cable or satellite services you have availed.
3. Along with the subscription you’ll also need to have an account registered before you activate the account on your device.

Enter the ‘Showtime Anytime Website’ to make an account of yours by going to ‘Create new account’, select your cable provider from the drop down. If your cable provider is not enlisted in the drop down you won’t get an access to make an account. 

Showtime Anytime Activate Online:

Showtime Anytime Log In page

 If you are searching for the best way of activating this service, you can do it through the app itself. It is the fastest way to activate your account. 

1. Activate link for an Android device :  

2. Activate link for an iOS : 

Activating the account on a phone is the same as that on a PC. But it’s handy to access your account on a phone than your PC. Following is the procedure for the same. 

1. Open the Showtime Anytime App on your phone.
2. Select any of the video you want to watch.
3.  Click on ‘Play’ 
4. A dialogue box will open asking you to sign in to your account. 
5. After which you will receive a code for activation
6. Open your browser on your PC and go to the following showtime activate link: 
7. Using the above link, Log into your account
8. If there is a success notification on your screen, it means you have activated your account successfully.  

Activating Showtime Anytime on Apple TV:

Showtime Anytime Homepage

Since each device has a different programming, the process to activate this service also differs for each device. So, if you want to avail the programmes on Apple TV you need to follow the below steps:

  • 1. Tune into the Showtime Anytime channel on your Apple TV
  • 2. In that channel hover on the screen and choose the video you want to watch and select ‘Play’ or ‘Activate’
  • 3. Choose the cable provider from the drop-down options
  • 4. Take a note of the activation code reflecting on the screen
  • 5. Open a browser on your PC and open the official website of Showtime
  • 6. Simultaneously follow the steps 
  • 7. Log in to your account 
  • 8. Use the log in details of your cable provider and use the activation code provided to you before 
  • 9. The moment you see a success message reflecting on your screen
  • 10. Then, go to the main screen of the Apple TV and start watching your favourite shows. 

Activating Showtime Anytime on Android TV:

Showtime Anytime Home Screen

On talking about Android TV, it includes all the TV models like Sony, Nvidia, Nexus, Philips and Razer. Below are the steps to activate it on Android TV: 

  • 1. Tune into the Showtime Anytime channel on your Android TV
  • 2.  Choose the video you want to watch and select ‘Play’ or ‘Activate’
  • 3. Choose your satellite provider from the enlisted options
  • 4. Note down the activation code that will reflect on the screen.
  • 5. Open the official website of Showtime through your PC
  • 6. Go to the webpage where you can activate your account
  • 7. Follow the steps for activating the account
  • 8. You need to activate the device on the ‘Activate Devices’ page
  • 9. If the success message reflects on your screen your account is activated. 

Activating Showtime Anytime on Roku:

Showtime Anytime Homescreen

Roku is one of the other mediums to access Showtime Anytime. Below are the steps to activate it:

  • 1. Switch on Roku and tune into the Showtime Channel
  • 2. Go to menu and choose the Activate option.
  • 3. Select the cable provider or satellite provider, from the drop down. As mentioned before, if you don’t see your provided on the list you’ll not be able to activate the services. 
  • 4. Note down the activation code 
  • 5. Open the its official website on your computer
  • 6. Follow along with the instructions given 
  • 7. After which you’ll have to activate your device on the ‘Activate Device’ page and log in with providers account
  • 8. In the end enter the activation code on Roku

Activating Showtime Anytime on XBox One:

Below mentioned are the steps to be followed to activate the services on XBox One.

  • 1. Switch on your XBox one. 
  • 2. Enter into the Showtime Anytime channel
  • 3. Go to menu and choose the option ‘Activate’ or ‘Play’
  • 4. There will be a list of providers who are eligible for this service. Search for your provider and select.
  • 5. Note down the activation code 
  • 6. Open the official website of the Showtime on your PC.
  • 7. Go to the Activation web page and play along the given steps
  • 8. Activate your device by going to the ‘Activate Device’ page, and log in using the provider’s account details
  • 9. If you see a success message then you can browse through the services and watch your favourite programme. 

I hope this was a useful article. Please note that the Showtime Anytime is available in the US. So, Indian users cannot access it unless they have a VPN that can be set with a US IP address. Please write down your experience below in the comments section. Let me know if you have some other ways to activate it. I would love to hear the same from you!

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Megha Kottapalli
Megha is a Technology writer.

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