|Name of the app||Showtime|
|How to Install||From the Smart Hub Store|
|Alternate Ways||Using AirPlay or Cast|
Showtime is an American stand-alone streaming service that offers on-demand and live TV shows. To stream Showtime on your Samsung TV, you can download its app from the Smart Hub Store. As the Showtime app is compatible with AirPlay and Cast support, you can cast the Showtime video content from your smartphone.
How to Install Showtime on Samsung Smart TV
With the Showtime app available on the Smart Hub store, you can install and stream its content easily on your TV.
1: Set up your Samsung TV and press the Home button.
2: Now, select the Apps icon on the home screen.
3: In the Smart Hub store, navigate and select the Search icon on the top.
4: Type Showtime and search for the app.
5: In the search result, select the Showtime app and click on the Download icon to install the app on your TV.
6: After installing, launch the app on your Samsung TV.
How to Activate Showtime on Samsung TV
If you need to use a streaming service on Smart TVs, you need to perform an activation step to stream its content. Likewise, you need to activate the Showtime app on your Samsung TV.
1: Open the Showtime app on your TV.
2: Click the Sign In button.
3: Your TV will display an activation code. Make a note of that activation code.
4: Now, using your smartphone or PC, open a web browser and visit the activation site of Showtime (http://www.showtimeanytime.com/activate).
5: Enter the activation code you noted on the respected field and click the Submit button.
6: Sign in with your Showtime account to complete the activation.
7: Now, you can watch all the videos from the Showtime app on your Samsung TV.
How to Cast Showtime on Samsung Smart TV
If you are casting the Showtime app from your Android smartphone, you can do it directly. To AirPlay Showtime on your TV using iPhone, you need to turn on the AirPlay feature first.
1: Grab your TV remote and press the Home button and select Settings from the screen.
2: Under Settings, select the General tab.
3: Choose the Apple AirPlay Settings option.
4: In the AirPlay Settings screen, select the Airplay option to turn on the feature.
5: On your iOS device, install the Showtime app from the App Store.
6: Open the Showtime app and sign in with your login credentials.
7: Before playing any content, ensure your Samsung TV and smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network.
8: Now, start playing any content on the Showtime app. In the playback screen, click on the AirPlay icon. For Android smartphones, you can tap the Cast icon and choose your Samsung Smart TV.
9: Your iOS device will scan for devices that are ready for AirPlay. From the list of devices, select your Samsung TV and enter the passcode if prompted. (You can find the passcode on your TV)
10: Now, the video content from your smartphone will appear on your TV.
Showtime Not Working on Samsung Smart TV
If the Showtime app is not working on your Samsung Smart TV, you can try some of the below-mentioned troubleshooting tips.
- Restart your Samsung Smart TV and try again.
- Make sure that your Samsung TV is connected to a stable WiFi connection. To stream Showtime, you need to have at least 5 Mbps.
- Ensure that your Samsung Smart TV is updated to its latest firmware.
- Clear the app cache on your Samsung Smart TV and try again.
- Uninstall the Showtime app and install it again.
Showtime vs. Showtime Anytime
Both Showtime and Showtime Anytime offer the same video content. The only difference is how you are accessing the app. In the Showtime app, you have to sign in with the subscription. In the Showtime Anytime app, you can use your TV provider credentials to stream the content. Both apps are available for Samsung Smart TVs.
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