Why is My Showtime App not Working?


There are many streaming services out there, each usually fulfilling a particular niche’s interest. Crunchyroll is great for anime, whereas something like Apple TV Plus is worth it if you’re only interested in original content. For people subscribed to Showtime, the main appeal is the mix of both original content and older, classic works, as well as being an older subscription service than most in the market right now. One issue that some Showtime subscribers have experienced, however, is an issue with the Showtime app not working. But why isn’t it working? And how do you fix this?

The Showtime app, called SHOWTIME Anytime, is most likely not working for relatively simple reasons. For example, if you are experiencing issues with your Internet connection, you may not be able to watch anything on your Showtime app. However, it is also possible that the Showtime app is simply out of date, which can be fixed by updating to the latest version of the app. The problem can become more frustrating, however, if the problem is on Showtime’s end. This can be because the Showtime app is undergoing maintenance, or if the app’s server is down.

But how can I fix the problem if it’s on my end? And how long does it take for the Showtime app to become usable again?

Why is My Showtime App not Working?

If your Showtime app is not working, there are multiple reasons why this may be the case. The most common issue in our experience is because of an issue with your Internet connection. Your Internet connection can have varying degrees of issues. Typically, if you are having Internet problems, the Internet is completely down. If it is on your end, one way that you can try to restore your Internet connection would be to unplug your router and modem for about 30 seconds, and then plugging them back in. This is not a guaranteed fix, but it does work in some cases.

One annoyance is if your Internet connection has limited functionality, where certain apps are able to function while others cannot. On the other hand, your Internet speed may be slowing down to a crawl, where you can do everything you normally could, but it will take considerably longer to accomplish. This can be relatively bearable when you’re just browsing the Internet, but if you’re using something like the Showtime app, you may find it too slow to enjoy it.

Unfortunately, issues with the Showtime app may not be solvable at all by you. One of the most common reasons why is because the Showtime app is undergoing maintenance, at which point the app will be unavailable for use until the maintenance is complete. Unless the situation is them implementing a hotfix for a suddenly discovered issue, Showtime may also indicate in advance of the maintenance that it is coming up. This way, people who read the announcement won’t be taken by surprise.

How can I tell if my Showtime app is not working because of my Internet connection?

Figuring out whether your Internet connection is actually the problem sounds a bit complicated, but thankfully, it is not too bad. A good idea to figure this out is to test other websites, streaming websites included. If everything else runs normally, this may suggest that the server the Showtime app is running on is experiencing issues that need to be repaired. However, if things are moving more slowly than normal, or not working at all, there is a decent chance that you are experiencing problems with your Internet connection.

If you are able to connect to the Internet but the Internet seems slow, you can check your download and upload speeds by using an Internet speed test. You can do this by doing a Google search for Internet speed test, where you will see the feature right below the Google search bar. Just click on ‘Run Speed Test’, and it will first check your download speed, and then check your upload speed.

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Once the check is finished, it will show the rates of download and upload, your latency, the server you’re connected to, and an assessment of your speed. If your Internet is running decently, it will assess it as very fast, fast, or even fine, though it will say it is very slow or slow if it is not running well.

Can I watch the Showtime app while on data?

If you want to watch the Showtime app but are not able to connect to a Wi-Fi connection, you may be inclined to watch it while on data. Thankfully, this is entirely possible to do, but for many, it is not an advisable thing to do. There are services that allow unlimited data use, which means that people with that service can watch Showtime to their heart’s content, but that is unfortunately not the norm. Things like the Showtime app use quite a lot of data to stream content, so if you try to watch it while on data, you might see all the data you have built up disappear in a flash.

The good news, however, is that the Showtime app has a feature that allows you to download episodes and movies on Showtime so that you can watch them while not connected to the Internet. This does a world of good to offer you plenty of content to watch, wherever you may go. The one downside is that this will take up a fair amount of space on your phone, so make sure you have enough room.

Do I need to be subscribed to Showtime to have access to the Showtime app?

You may also be unable to use the Showtime app because you no longer have an active subscription with Showtime. If you allow your Showtime subscription to lapse, this would also ensure that you lose access to the Showtime app as well. Thus, if you care about using the app, make sure to resubscribe to Showtime.

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

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