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How to Watch SHOWTIME on Sony Smart TV

You can stream SHOWTIME on Sony Smart TV. Here’s how to sign up, download, install, and start streaming SHOWTIME using your Sony Smart TV. Learn how to get the most out of your Sony Smart TV while using SHOWTIME.


SHOWTIME

SHOWTIME offers a subscription video streaming service that gives access to content on Showtime without the need of a cable subscription. With your subscription, you’ll get access to all of their current originals like Billions, Shameless, Homeland, Ray Donovan, Black Monday, and On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

With your subscription, you’ll also get access to their critically acclaimed catalog of previous shows like Dexter, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, House of Lies, Californication, Queer as Folk, and The L Word.

SHOWTIME also has new-release films from CBS Films, Amblin Partners, and IFC Films, which appear on the streaming service 7-8 months after they are in theaters. Every month they also have hundreds of additional older movies from major movie studios.

You can subscribe for US$10.99 a month either directly from SHOWTIME, or through Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, or Roku Premium Subscriptions.

Sony Smart TV

Sony Smart TV can be used to watch On Demand Streaming Services.

Can you stream SHOWTIME on Sony Smart TV?

How to Sign Up and Download SHOWTIME on Sony Smart TV

SHOWTIME is available natively using Sony Smart TV. Additionally, you may be able to stream to your Sony Smart TV through Apple AirPlay (2019+ models) OR Google Cast (2019+ models).

SHOWTIME app on Sony Smart TV

  1. Click here to sign up for SHOWTIME.
  2. Once you’ve signed up, go to the Home Screen on your Sony Smart TV.
  3. Launch the app store and search for “SHOWTIME” on your Sony Smart TV. Alternatively, Click here to install the app.
  4. Select “Download” to install the app.
  5. Once installed, log in using your SHOWTIME credentials.
  6. You can now stream SHOWTIME on Sony Smart TV.

Apple AirPlay

  1. Click here to sign up for SHOWTIME.
  2. Install the SHOWTIME iPhone/iPad app.
  3. Once installed, log in using your SHOWTIME credentials.
  4. Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone/iPad.
  5. Start playing the content in the SHOWTIME app and select the AirPlay icon.
  6. Choose your Sony Smart TV and it will start displaying on your Smart TV.

If you have a compatible TV and you don’t see AirPlay as an option, make sure you update to the latest Sony Smart TV firmware.

Google Cast

  1. Click here to sign up for SHOWTIME.
  2. Install the SHOWTIME iPhone/iPad app OR Android Phone/Tablet app.
  3. Once installed, log in using your SHOWTIME credentials.
  4. Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android Phone/Tablet OR iPhone/iPad.
  5. Start playing the content in the SHOWTIME app and select the Google Cast icon.
  6. Choose your Sony Smart TV and it will start displaying on your Smart TV.

How to Sign Up for SHOWTIME on Other Streaming Devices

If you have other devices, you can learn how to sign up for and use SHOWTIME on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV and VIZIO Smart TV.


What features are available on SHOWTIME?

Single Profile Only

SHOWTIME doesn’t currently offer user profiles, so your entire family will have to use the same account.

Parental Controls

With SHOWTIME, you can disallow playback of certain types of shows and movies by rating. You can enter a pin that will allow you to unlock or change the restrictions.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Netflix and Star also have parental control features.

Up to 3 Devices

SHOWTIME can be used on up to three devices at the same time.

Offline Downloads

SHOWTIME offers nearly their entire library available to download.

You can authorize up to 5 devices for download at any given time, but you can switch the devices that are authorized if necessary. On each device, SHOWTIME has a limit of 15 titles that can be downloaded at a time.

International Access

While SHOWTIME isn’t available to stream outside the U.S., you can still watch shows or movies you’ve downloaded offline to your mobile or tablet device.


Originals

The main reason to subscribe to SHOWTIME is for access to their critically-acclaimed original series. Currently, Showtime’s most popular shows include Billions, Shameless, Homeland, Ray Donovan, Black Monday, Kidding, and On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

TV Shows

In addition to new originals, you’ll also get access to their full catalog of shows that the channel has ever released. That means you can stream series like Dexter, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, House of Lies, Californication, Queer as Folk, and The L Word.

Movies

While their movie catalog isn’t as deep as Netflix, HBO Max, or Amazon Prime Video — the service receives new release films from CBS Films, Amblin Partners, and IFC. This joins hundreds of older movies that come to the service from major studios every month.

Kids

If you’re looking for kids content, there are better alternatives. But if you do subscribe, expect to have some family-friendly movie options every month.

AT&T TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $75 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for AT&T TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Sling TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $10 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.