Works when it wants to
Keeps crashing... 2/5
I've been trying to open the app to watch Homeland and it crashes. I deleted the app and then uploaded again. The same issue occurred. FIX THIS! Otherwise, I fail to see why I'm paying for this.
App won't even open! 1/5
I paid my 10.99 yesterday and the app crashes when I try and open it. I even deleted it and downloaded again with the same result. Very disappointed.
Won't even open. Crashes every time.
Constant crashing 2/5
By Hippie Locs
I have had no problems with the app up until recently. every time I try and open it the screen just goes black and brings me to my home page, I have un-downloaded and re-downloaded it and the problem still occurs. Also all my other apps are not crashing it's just this one.
Needs help 3/5
By Kings with Blessed 👑
Should fix the app because it closes on me. Great pictures but app could use fixes.
If you have a slow connection, avoid this 1/5
3.0 mbit per second or better is suggested. If you have slower, like me, all it does is sputter and pause. The popular 'MovieRental' service (NF) works fine.
The best 5/5
By Jam bud
I see a lot of bad reviews for this Showtime app. They must have upgraded it because I think it is great. I have HBO, Netflix, PBS and this Showtime app for streaming on my iPad. The Showtime app is the easiest one to use! I love it! The PBS one is the worst but I need a way to keep up with current news. The HBO one is pretty good and Netflix is Netflix.....😀
Doesn't work 1/5
By Agatha Addington
I am not going to contact help center all the time
Commercials are the only thing that loads 1/5
By Ann in Oakland
This app (on Apple TV) is terrible. An episode of a half hour tv show stalls every 45 seconds or so, making it entirely unwatchable.
AND YET... the ads play perfectly every time. Hmmm. (I currently have 50.7 Mbps download speed, so I know it's not my wifi.)
Keep in mind, I pay for this app, so why can't I have an ad-free viewing experience like most other quality tv apps? Netflix, HBO, etc. C'mon Showtime, this is garbage.
Don't enter your card info 1/5
By Kait q
Don't enter your card info they'll still charge you even if you get rid of it after the 7 day trial!!!
Caution Apple TV users 1/5
I decided to give Showtime a try after I saw a free trial for 7 days. After receiving a notification that the trial was active and a reminder to turn off auto-renew within 7 days to prevent being charged, I was billed a couple days later. After contacting Showtime about the issue they said I had used a free trial 2 years ago in 2015 and they refused to refund my money. Apparently I found it to be a useless and unmemorable service 2 years ago and just as useless today. I found it to have very little worth watching. So exercise caution and don't believe the free trial unless you are positive you have never used Showtime in the past. It will appear all is good, but it is not and you will be billed.
By Jim Jim 311
Complete bull. Got hdmi connection for iPhone 6 to watch on tv. Works with every other app except showtime 🙄 yea not excited to watch my shows on tiny screen
Have to reinstall regularly. Annoying.
By Evan Bacon
figure out persistent sign in 1/5
You know what would be fantastic? If you could figure out how to keep a user logged in. I'm constantly signing in on apple tv. You stream beautifully, I know you can figure out persistence.
I have this app on my iPad and it works fine when I'm watching. I'm not being charged more than I should. I'm on the 7-day free trial.
My problem is that every time I close the app, when I reopen it, it's just a blank black screen. Never loads. Even if I close all other apps and clear my ram. Every time, I have to uninstall and reinstall it.
You can't use it unless you have a cable provider !!even tho you have to pay 10$ a month for the other app it still won't let you log in unless you log in with you're cable provider , well what if I don't have cable !? Stupidest app ever !
It's not letting me leave the free trail thing, I want to cancel it but I can't.
Fundamental issues 1/5
Cannot playback shows at all. Constantly get video playback errors that drop me to the main menu. Unusable.
Don't bother to download. Watched one episode and app stopped loading video. Garbage
Keeps stopping videos playback every other second 1/5
Keeps crashing with message unable to load video
Not recommended, video streaming stops midway through an episode and doesn't allow play to resume. Tried on Apple TV v3, v4, iPhone and iPad with same result.
Fix it 1/5
I am not paying $11 a month for an app to constantly shut down . If the issue is not fixed I will cancel my subscription.
Not worth it 1/5
It keeps breaking my stream displaying, "videoplay back failed- cannot open"..again and again. This is simply horrible. I only subscribe to watch homeland and one week the new episode is not there cause of the super bowl and now this. Get it together showtime.
And why would they ever start a show to reveal episode 1, then take a week off to reveal episode 1 again. That makes no sense. Not happy
Crashes 10-15 seconds into viewing every time.
Stops playing in middle of show and demands signin
Please add a continue watching option 1/5
Netflix has spoiled me rotten. This app is terrible. You have to search for the show you want to watch every time you open the app. So glad I canceled it immediately after purchasing. Just have to hold on for 8 more episodes of Shameless!
Very buggy and frustrating. 1/5
Please invest in a better development team or better management, take it from another developer. What you've put out shouldn't be making it into production, this is very buggy, crashes (bad enough to crash my iPad entirely) and doesn't sync properly with Chromecast. Takes several tries to initialize a Chromecast connection, fails or otherwise plays both locally and on the Chromecast (seriously?).
This app has more glitches than a Turrets patient.
Constantly having to delete the app and reinstall it b/c it locks up and seizes.
Shame on you showtime.
This app is the worst. It continually skips parts of what you're watching and doesn't connect to the tv well.
Free trial?? 1/5
SHOWTIME doesn't know the meaning of "free." I wanted one month free trial but they charge you $10.99 no matter what. That's not a free trial. NO THANK YOU!
Not even worth it if it was free 1/5
First off the app is the worst, half the time it will never start the other half it will cut out or no sound. The other issue is the terrible lack of movies no good selection at all never any new releases, not even ones that go back a year!
Update: White screen of death 4/5
Creating a new Showtime password in a web browser and then updating this new password in AppleTv subscriptions seemed to fix my problem. Like the Showtime app a lot now and impressed with the TV app.
I purchased a Showtime subscription thru AppleTV 4th ed. and have only been able to watch once....on the day of purchase ~Jan 23 2017. My last attempts during the previous week (Jan 28th Til Feb 1st) only results in a milky white screen (with upper center sky blue areas) when aTV attempts to play my requested Showtime episode. I have no problem streaming via Hulu or aTV purchases. Really disappointed in the app, and hope they release an update or aTV/Showtime fix problem ASAP.
Please update!! 1/5
Really needs an update for bug fixes. Constantly freezes up or takes forever to load. Goes back to home screen during the middle of a show, takes forever to load again. Really ridiculous.
Not bad 4/5
I downloaded the free trial for one week. it was enjoyable but I only watched a couple of movies. Showtime is not my style.
By Former CapitalOne User
It is unfortunate I can't leave 0 stars...worse app ever!!!
So what if it's not fancy or perfect? It's free, and it lets me watch my fav shows on my iPad. That's good enough for me.
Busted Apple TV App, Glitchy iPad App 1/5
How does a premier content provider release an app that does not launch on arguably its primary platform (Apple TV)?
On launch, on the latest gen Apple TV, this app just loads... and loads... and loads... and loads... never actually launching.
On iPad Air, the app doesn't work unless to force quit it after the first time you launch it for the day.
HBO, Hulu, Netflix, ESPN, etc are much more stable and reliable. It's past time for Showtime to at least get up to par.
Horrible… Just fix it 1/5
Pay $11 a month for premium app, just so each time we want to watch a show we can delete the app, then restore the purchase, after reinstalling the app? Fix it Showtime!
Streaming Difficulties 1/5
There are a lot of streaming problems using this app with 4th generation Apple TV. It worked fine during trial period. Two days after subscribing, I could not connect at all.
So far.. it's OK👌🏻 4/5
Only way I can watch Shameless season 7 since it's not on Netflix and the app provides that so, so far I'm happy 😊
Sho App 1/5
By Non carpenter
Terrible app for this channel.
Rarely opens , shuts down frequently. Whats the point of having the premium channel if you cant access it ?
Dont send me back to cable!!!
Nothing will stream 1/5
Waste of time. Don't bother downloading because nothing on the app works
This is a great app! I love the setup. I can find any show I could possibly want.
Horrible app. Crashes. Won't launch. Ridiculous. 1/5
This is ridiculously bad. The app rarely launches. When it does it crashes. I even had to reset my entire AppleTV because the first time I installed it, it crashed my OS and I couldn't launch settings. Unbelievably bad app.
I have had this app for 3 days and have only been able to watch one episode of the show I'm watching. It's not even worth having for the free trail they give you because it doesn't work for 1 hour let alone 7 days! Worst app ever!!!
Unfortunately, a major disappointment 1/5
I was looking forward to watching "Homeland" on this app through my AppleTV and unfortunately it did not work. I downloaded the app and tried viewing the show last night with no luck. Tried this morning, no luck. I see only seconds of the program, before it pauses, then attempts to stream then pauses. Cancelled subscription just now. Glad for the seven day try-out before committing. I have the Netflix app on Apple TV and it works.
I enter my account and password and it lets me in. Then the app just freezes. Can't move anything and have to exit the app. Terrible.
Horrible I want my money back 1/5
Showtime still charges you even when you cancel your membership! I want my money back this is ridiculous!