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When you activate Showtime Anytime, you get unlimited access to commercial-free series, movies, comedy specials, sports, and excellent documentaries. All you need to do is go to showtime

You can also watch TV shows, Live TV and even download them to your smartphones and watch while you are on offline mode. You can easily link your Showtime Anytime account to many devices using the Showtime Anytime App.

There are native apps available for many popular devices including Apple TV, Xbox, Chromecast, Android TV and many smartphones. Some of you might find it quite tricky to set up and activate Showtime Anytime.


In this post, we’ll guide you on how to activate Showtime Anytime on Android TV, Xbox, and Apple TV.

System Requirements for Activating Showtime Anytime via showtime

  • Your service provider should be a participant in the Showtime program
  • You must be a Showtime subscriber on your cable service
  • You should have a Showtime Anytime account before you go to the activation process

Don’t have a Showtime Anytime account?

Well, if you don’t have a Showtime Anytime account, head to Showtime’s official website. Here, hit the Create a new account button and select your service provider. Once it’s done, follow the on-screen instruction to proceed.

1. How to Activate Showtime Anytime on Apple TV?

Now that we are ready with all the system requirements and your Showtime Anytime account. Let’s get started to activate it.

This one is for all the Apple TV users.

How to Activate Showtime Anytime on Apple TV?

  • Launch the Showtime Anytime channel on your Apple TV
  • Go to any program from Showtime Anytime channel and tap on the Play option
  • Choose your TV provider or streaming device. Here, you’ll be asked to sign-in to your Showtime Anytime account
  • You can now see an activation code on your screen (note it down)
  • Now, open in your browser on a PC or smartphone
  • The Showtime Anytime activation screen appears, here enter the activation code

Once it’s done, you’ll get a success message on your browser screen. You’re now all set to use Showtime Anytime on your Apple TV.

2. Activate Showtime Anytime on Xbox

Xbox is a video gaming console which represents end number of video game series. However, Xbox is also considered as an entertainment box as you can stream various entertaining programs from Xbox.

Showtime Anytime has launched on the Xbox 360. Follow the steps mentioned below to activate Showtime Anytime on Xbox-

  • Launch the Showtime Anytime app on your Xbox device
  • Now choose to start with the free trial subscription
  • Here, you’ll get an activation code and automatically taken to
  • Go to on your web browser in your PC or smartphone
  • Once the Showtime screen opens up, follow the onscreen instructions to sign-up for a free trial
  • Here, you’ll be asked to enter your activation code.

Activate Showtime Anytime on Xbox

  • Once you have signed up, the screen on your Xbox One will refresh, and you’ll be directed and signed into the SHOWTIME app automatically

Done! However, if you are not automatically signed in to Showtime app, go the previous window. Here, tap on the sign in option and enter your Showtime’s email and password.

3. Activate Showtime Anytime on Android TV

Showtime Anytime is one of the latest applications arrived on Android TV. You can download it from the AppStore on your device.

Note- Showtime Anytime works with some Android TV models only. Some of them are-

  • Nvidia
  • Razer
  • Philips
  • Sony
  • Nexus

If you have any of these Android TV models, get ready to activate Showtime Anytime on Android TV. Let’s go-

  • Launch Showtime Anytime on your device
  • Choose Activate from the menu or try to play any show
  • Now, select your streaming service or TV provider
  • Here, you’ll get an activation code on the screen
  • Go to in your browser on your laptop or smartphone
  • Enter the activation code and follow the onscreen instructions

Great! You’ve successfully activated Showtime Anytime on your Android TV. You can now enjoy all the Showtime movies, shows and TV series on your Android TV.

 Have any Issues while Activating Showtime Anytime?

Many users are reporting that they are facing specific issues while trying to activate Showtime Anytime on their Apple TVs.

It sends an error message “A success message will appear here, and you can begin using Showtime Anytime- Activation code: XXXX.” Some users have reported that they can’t even see the activation code on their screen.

Follow these troubleshooting methods and try to fix them

  • Make sure that you’re using an HDMI cable with your Apple TV
  • Try to change your TV’s aspect ratio
  • Set the Apple TV resolution to Auto. To do so,
  • Go to Settings on your Apple TV
  • Head to Audio/video
  • Go to TV Resolution
  • Now, select Auto mode
  • Try to connect your TV cable to another LCD TV

Once it’s done, head to the Showtime’s website, log in with your account details and enter the code when required.

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