Get it together Showtime 1/5
By Dankers Levinson
Great program selection but this app is the worst! Crashes when paused. Constant buffering. After trying the free trial I decided not to buy because it this subpar app distracts so much from the content.
The worst player I've ever used. 1/5
Literally the worst video player I have ever used. Switching the app means losing everything and having to start over. The only video app I've ever used that doesn't allow outputting through lightning to hdmi, or even rotating the screen! Whoever designed this should be fired.
Downloading won't work 1/5
Been trying to download a movie for 2 days. Will download 99% the just stops. Guess I will stick to Netflix. It downloads shows with NO problems!!!
It says my logins are wrong, but I know there are right 1/5
Because I can log in to other apps and not this one. Sad...
Can't reset password 1/5
This app won't let me reset my password and just sends me multiple emails and doesn't give me the option to. I hope this app gets shut down because it's terrible
Better through TV provider 2/5
By rover master
Constant buffering, picture freezing, losing audio...That is just from using a high speed connection (75mbps)! God help you if you only have LTE! AirPlay or AV cable: Forget it! You need an Apple TV! Otherwise, you are stuck with a small iPad screen! Deleted and subscribing through my provider (which is $3/month cheaper)! But, it does have potential... Keep working on it, developers! You'll get it! I have faith in you!
It is unfortunate 1/5
It is unfortunate that you are experiencing one star reviews due to your lack of support.
F**k you Showtime 1/5
Don't bait people with a free trial using the fight... only to wait an hour for your stupid system to finally let us log in?? To find out there no Mayweather fight?? And $100 ticket??
HATING showtime right now... I've never hated a brand so much online ever. I hope you guys go out of business soon!
Needs Improvement 2/5
Overall the app is really good with a clean GUI. What needs to improve is the ability to have have more than 5 devices being able to login, in a medium sized household with multiple devices this can fill up fast.
Adding the ability to create profiles is a must!
Not compatible with Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter 1/5
Downloaded App, signed up for free trial and selected a couple of movies to download (to watch off-line with bandwidth issues).
First, it does not seem to download unless it is the active app and the screen is awake: if you try anything else or the iPhone goes to sleep, downloading stops! (This does not happen with Amazon Video's App.) [Lost 2 stars.]
Second, it stopped at 99% on the first movie, never completed the download and wouldn't start downloading the next movie. (So, maybe a flaw with this one download, but the only workaround seemed to be deleting it after having to keep the iPhone awake during the 99% download and all the time waiting while it stated 99%: so annoying! Amazon Video allows you to pause one download and activate another.) [Lost 1 star.]
The final straw was that it was not compatible with the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter: it only allows AirPlay (which I can't use). (Amazon Video, Fox Now, Comedy Central, YouTube and countless other apps allow the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter.) [Lost 2 stars bringing it to: unsubscribe/delete.]
I ended up streaming the content on my Amazon Fire TV and living with the occasional pauses due to bandwidth issues: that's why I wanted off-line viewing!
Need a VPN when you are abroad 4/5
Otherwise, the app tells you that it can't reach Showtime servers. Even when you have a subscription. Too bad.
Doesn't work 1/5
I use he Starz and HBO apps to stream to my TV via HDMI. Showtime doesn't support this so I can only watch it on my tiny iPad. Cancelling it
Incompatible with most devices 1/5
Falling behind in a modern world.
Videos crash on iOS 11 beta 1/5
iOS 11 is by now in its 4th public beta version. Netflix, Amazon prime,.... provide video streaming services that all work perfectly. Only on the Showtime app, all videos crash right at the start. The last version of the Showtime app is 4 weeks old, it's the one app that really needs updating really, really soon. Come on guys, please fix it. It's shameful. We pay our membership fees, you do your job, that's how it works.
Terrible interface and usability... 2/5
Watching Twin Peaks is a painful experience. The interface is not intuitive and doesn't work like any other tvOS app .I have to hunt around to find the show in the obtuse and confusing menus. The app permanently thinks I need to watch episode 2 even though I'm up to episode 12. The app also can't figure out that I've completed watching all of these episodes. Four of them show as incomplete. I tried to "finish" one episode which I showed as only 5 minutes watched. I scrolled through to the end, watching the last 3 minutes, but the app still thinks the episode is unwatched! Streaming works well, but the app is a terrible UX. Developer would do better to build a usable app than offer useless responses here.
Update: I appreciate the dev response, but I'm fairly certain help/chat isn't going to fix the difficult, non-standard UI.
Ruined my experience 1/5
I don't understand why you made these changes. You should probably fire some of the idiots managing the UX of your apps
Does Showtime *want* my money? 1/5
Terrible app. Constant "Playback failed" errors; can't watch anything. I emailed them and they sent me a useless form letter, just like the useless responses they post to these reviews.
For now I'm making do by watching on my laptop (which doesn't work that well either), but I will cancel immediately the second Twin Peaks is over. I can't believe Showtime had such a good opportunity to gain new subscribers and *utterly* blew it.
Streaming is the worst of any streaming Apple TV app 1/5
I have super fast internet and have no problems with ANY other apps on my Apple TV. The Showtime Apple TV app consistently freezes the video while the audio keeps playing. I mostly use the app for watching boxing and there is nothing worse than the action starting to heat up and the video freezes and you hear what is going on - then the fights over and the video stream catches up. @Showtime if you want me to show you some video footage filmed from my phone let me know. ✌🏼
Good shows, horrible app!! 1/5
Won't run. I'm upset
Constant Playback Errors 1/5
Every time I go to watch something on the iPhone app I get some sort of playback error that kicks me out of the video. The app also has difficulty recognizing my wifi connection if I'm not sitting next to my router. I get a "not connected to wifi" error even if I have a solid connection. I would give Showtime another chance, but they don't have a PS4 app, so I'm out of ways to use the subscription. I cant justify keeping my subscription when there are plenty of other services that work just fine.
1 job 1/5
By Colton J Cunningham
Video play back errors constantly on a video streaming app. Y'all had 1 job.
Horrible App 1/5
Constant re-login and no advance to next episode. Worst app I've ever used. And I'm paying for it. I will cancel.
All access won't work 1/5
I keep getting play back errors. Everything else works fine on the app except all access. I'm using a Apple TV. These errors shouldn't happen from such a prominent company. Especially when you are paying a premium for it.
Showtime will give you a trial you can't stop 1/5
I found this totally useless and know way to stop the trial it took hours to find out who to stop service with and I am not sure if I did
Doesn't work 1/5
Waste of $$$
The Operation Could Not Be Completed 1/5
If this is an editor's choice app - the editor needs to be fired! It fails to play videos more often than it plays them.
Update: downloaded videos do not play in flight mode and the app warns you about bandwidth usage when playing "offline" videos... are they really downloaded?
David Lynch, I am putting up with this for you and you alone.
Works Really Well 5/5
I use the app across multiple devices: Pc, Chromecast, Fire and Roku. No problems for me at all. Long live Twin Peaks! Forever!
TV app freezes. Can't airplay from this. 1/5
The Apple TV app keeps freezing. I would stream from my phone with airplay, but Showtime doesn't let you do that. Thanks a$$holes. Why am I paying for this crappy service?
Latest TV version is Terrible 1/5
App does not respond to swipes switching episodes or is terribly slow to respond. UX is much worse than previous version which was bad already. Do the developers actually use the App?
Latest Apple TV app = difficult series watching 2/5
I started watching Dexter and the old version of the Apple TV Showtime app didn't offer a "show next episode" button but if I backed out to the app's main menu then it would show a link to the next show there. With this new dark colored version of the Apple TV app, I now have to navigate to Series, pick a season, and then can see which episodes I've seen and haven't seen. Unfortunately, it doesn't keep me focused on the unwatched episodes (even across multiple Apple TVs) so I end up getting lost and accidentally start to re-watch episodes over and over trying to find what I haven't seen. This is particularly frustrating since each episode has a long intro that is always the same on every episode. This is the kind of bad usability that makes me want to find entertainment elsewhere. Please fix this so that watching Showtime goes back to being enjoyable again. Special note: there seems to be a "resume watching" area at the bottom of the Apple TV app's home screen but there doesn't seem to be any way to get to it (pressing the down arrow on a universal remote doesn't let me get to it).
Seems to be blocking downloads in latest update 2/5
By Not Taking It Anymore
Twin Peaks episodes that had been downloaded to my iPad Air are no longer accessible, nor can I download them again, but streaming is still working... a step backward, since I don't have an unlimited data plan. Worked great before latest update. May have to uninstall this app and cancel the Showtime subscription.
'Video Playback Failed; Try Again Later' 1/5
Sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't and I get the above error. Worthless!
Unable to login 1/5
I keep trying to login with my DirecTV
credentials and I keep getting the same error: "Sorry, something went wrong. Please try again later."
Verified my credentials are correct by being able to login through the website.
I'm using the latest version of the application.
Can someone please reach out to me to fix this? Been having this issue for the last couple of weeks.
So bad I wrote a review. I've never written a review before.
By Tyler gilert
Needs a few things 2/5
By Don't shoot v5
I wish the app had a skip forward 30 seconds like Amazon does. Also some way to keep shows you watch so you can continue where you left off.
Otherwise the app works well and the chrome cast support is spot on.
Won't stop buffering 1/5
Buffers every few minutes while trying to watch movies/ tv episode. Have to restart the app, play the video from the beginning then fast forward to where I left off in the video. Will not be paying for this service past the free trial.
I wouldn't get this app it is slow and has bad quality
The absolute worst 1/5
By tinkerbells revenge
It rarely works, neither on my iPhone, or the Apple TV. It just stops working during a show and that's it. So frustrating.
Worked once, then never again 1/5
This app is buggy as sh-t. Crashed repeatedly, wouldn't load, then loaded, then played for two minutes then timed out. I received multiple different error messages, leading my wife to say "I'd be happy just watching 'Amazing Race.'"
Total junk 1/5
By Groove explore
The app freezes constantly. Tried the subscription free for a month and could not enjoy a single moment. I'm not mad...just disappointed.
What happened to the free 30 day trial? 1/5
Downloaded the app on Appletv and entered my info but I was charged right away. Disappointing to say the least.
Live TV Terrible! 1/5
Live tv is constantly freezing, clothing or going to black multiple times. Impossible to watch. If it were a free service I'd be fine with it but paying monthly? Not worth it!
This app is terrible! I can't watch Twin Peaks on live TV because this app crashes on Apple TV every few minutes. Episode 5-6 is supposed to be available after episodes 3-4 air live, but this app doesn't have them. Fix this immediately. You are ruining my Twin Peaks experience, which I have been waiting 27 years for. I will consider changing my review if you fix this app immediately.
Bare bones but works on ATV 3/5
Haven't had any problems but definitely needs an upgrade in the UI department when compared to other services that offer Showtime. At least it's integrated with TV app. Twin Peaks has been killer and the 30 day trial seems awfully generous.
complete crap 1/5
would give no stars if possible. crashes incessantly.
Great App 5/5
If you download the content it works in airplane mode you can manually adjust going forward or back. The first thing I did when downloading was watching live view worked fine. You get east and west live views . I've watched a couple of movies now no problems and will catch up on seasons. Please workout a deal with direct tv now !
Poorly done 1/5
I constantly have to restore my iTunes purchase when launching this app... about one out of three times I launch it. I subscribed for Twin Peaks to find the live stream is garbage. The sound was terrible, the picture kept freezing and/or downgrading in quality to a giant blur. Sound would go out of sync. It was such a bummer for a premiere I was anticipating so much, and the only reason I subscribed to Showtime.
Just keeps loading 1/5
I have tried using this on my iPad my Apple TV my chrome cast and even just on my phone and it loads for a min buffers then stops or won't even load and just keeps having the stupid loading ball rolling around. I have never had problems with any other app casting like this before. I have HBO and STARZ and they work perfectly fine. I'm so disappointed in this app
By Catherine the fighter
I have show time. However, app does not let u connect to it. It would b nice if I could connect both situations.