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.
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.
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.
Keeps crashing 1/5
Keeps crashing in the middle of show. Error message says it's incompatible encoding. Tried deleting app and reinstalling, also reset my iPad. Just keeps crashing. 😒
By Johnny Trench
This app is such trash. What a waste of money to have to deal with an app that's so slow and crashes every time. Go home, Showtime.
Won't connect to tv 1/5
Keep trying to pair the showtime app with my phone and it just closes out each time it searches for nearby device
No Twin Peaks For Me 1/5
By Deja DeMoss
I'm sorry we can not locate Showtime at the moment, try again later. :(
Showtime anytime 5/5
By James J 1984
So far I have not had any trouble with this app I'll see how things go
Worst sign in ever. 1/5
Glad I only did the free trial. Since activating from from phone on iTunes. I can't use it on Apple TV. Already canceled and done.
Doesn't Work 1/5
By Shiny Happy Punk
The title says it all; just keep getting the loading ball of death...
Terrible app 1/5
Good luck with this app. No fast forward or rewind available. Can't pause. App closes when not in use.
Needs a "Watched Show" Indicator/Buffering An Issue 3/5
1. This app needs an indicator of the shows that you have watched (like Netflix). I sometimes go days or weeks between past episodes of a series I am watching. There is no way to tell where I am in the series and I sometimes have to watch a few minutes of several episodes to figure it out.
2. This app needs a "Recently Watched" section. The only way to get back to a series you are watching is to navigate from the main menu and find the series again. Combined with issue 1 above, it makes it very frustrating to watch a series over an extended period of time.
3. Buffering is an issue. Frequently the audio and video get out of sync and I have to end the episode and restart them to get them back in sync. I will work with support on this, but I shouldn't have to. None of my other streaming apps have this issue.
Love Showtime but... 2/5
What's up with the crashing of the app??
Buffering issues 1/5
By Sgt 714
The Showtime app worked for a couple of months but for the past month it has been buffering, taking all the joy out of watching any program. Our other apps are not stalling out, just Showtime. Suddenly buffering is a big problem.
An improvement of sort 4/5
I just recently signed up with the showtime app after a 3 month hiatus from my cable cutting. The app is more refreshed from when I used showtime anytime app, however, the same nagging issue of orientation still persists. Please fix this issue where I can flip my smart phone and the app will fix its orientation also.
*update 5/4/17. One upped the star rating due to quick response from developer and willing to bring an update to current state of the app.
Crashes on launch 1/5
Can't even open
Do NOT pay for this app. It's awful. It worked for one day and since then it won't even open. I've looked for updates, my phone is a 6 so it's not old, I've tried it on my iPad. It simply doesn't work.
Constantly Crashing 1/5
I downloaded the app for the free trial and it worked fine for the first couple days and now the app won't even open. Ive deleted and downloaded the app several times, restarted my phone and Internet connection several times but still no luck. Will not pay for this.
just no. 1/5
app stopped opening 2 days into my free trial. now will never know if it would actually be worth the money or not.
App Doesn't Load 1/5
Sad! Since subscribing for the second time about a month ago (subscribed a couple years back), the app is still freezing multiple times mid-show on the Apple TV and doesn't load at all on the iPhone. Why pay for a service that doesn't work? I give up...time to take my business elsewhere. Again. I thought two times'd be the charm.
Will not open. 1/5
Just updated the app and it will not open.
Lie, this is not free even if you pay for ST! 1/5
I have all the movie channels through AT&T. I would never pay to have them on my iPad. I will go through AT&T.
App is not compatible with a mac computer. Why even make it if it won't work on a mac computer.
Not good for the traveling viewer... 2/5
The app works as advertised when you're using it on the native device. However, if you anticipate using your iphone or ipad in tandem with the official Apple AV Digital adapter, think again. The app explicitly does NOT support this use case.
I use the Apple AV Digital adapter regularly, as I download shows from Netflix to watch in hotel rooms while I'm offline. It's particularly useful when I travel internationally. I simply hook my phone up to the adapter and the adapter to the TV and presto, the TV displays my offline content. Be warned, this setup will NOT work. This is a specific, likely DRM-related, decision made by Showtime and their developers. It's very disappointing.
Many might suggest using AppleTV instead. I have no interest in doing so as I don't want to lug a heavy Apple TV around with me.
Why it's not working 5/5
By Boo bear esraa
Is it not compatible with international or what although I have OSN at my home and I do have show time but it's strange not working
Great App! 5/5
I love being able to watch Homeland and Billions anytime I want!
Update Flaw 2/5
By Great Skate
I just updated the app and now can only access my Watchlist from the home screen only. (The previous version allowed you to access it from any show Info page also). Very annoying! Please fix!
This app allows a free trial but after that charges you the 11 dollars and sends it to your junk mail so you don't know. 2 months later and I had no clue till I went in my junk email. I deleted it from my subscriptions but I just got charged again. A big waist of money and bad quality.
Works when it wants to