The year is 1976. British Airways and Air France begin regular Concorde services, Rocky is the biggest hit of the year, and a little company called Apple was founded and begins operating from a garage in Los Altos, California
1976 was also the year that Showtime first began. It started with 10,000 subscribers and by the end of its first year, had already amassed a further 45,000. Showtime now has programming available to about 29 million U.S. households and is known for its hit shows, like Dexter, Weeds, and The L Word.
Showtime doesn’t just offer TV shows — those who subscribe to its services also get access to boxing and mixed-martial art matches, stand-up comedy specials, and over 500 movies that are available on-demand. Not only does it have one of the largest selections of streaming movies that any premium cable channel offers, but it also provides you with plenty of movies that you won’t find anywhere else.
Take a look here to see which awesome shows are on Showtime right now.
What deals does Showtime offer?
Showtime deals are sporadic and it’s difficult to say how long they will run for. Right now, though, it has deals for both veterans and currently serving members of the United States Armed Forces, as well as offering a Showtime student discount. For current and past armed force members, Showtime offers a reduced rate of $8.99/month, which is $2.00 less a month than it normally costs.
Students can currently take advantage of a free month of premium Spotify, Showtime, and Hulu (ad-supported), followed by all three for only $4.99/month.
Showtime can also be bought on a yearly basis for $99/year. Buying like this can save you a cool $31.89 per year compared to a monthly subscription.
What bundles does Showtime offer?
Showtime doesn’t offer bundles but it can be purchased as part of a bundle, like when you buy Showtime through Spotify.
Showtime plans and prices
Showtime can either be purchased by itself for $10.99 or can come bundled with other streaming services, which can help drop the price a little. For example, if you’re already subscribed to Paramount+, you can add-on Showtime for only $5.99. If you’re unsure of what streaming services to get, you can check out our massive list of streaming services to find the best fit for you.
How do Showtime’s deals compare to other services?
HBO Max, like Showtime, can be bought a little cheaper if you buy it every year. Normally, it’s $9.99/month with ads and $14.99/month without, while the yearly rates are $99.99 with ads or $149.99 without. This saves you $19.89 and $29.89 per year, respectively.
It’s even possible to get HBO Max for free when you subscribe to AT&T’s unlimited phone, TV, and internet plan.