Showtime to Shut Down Standalone Streaming Service in April

If you want to stream your favorite Showtime series, there will soon be only one option for doing so.

Showtime has informed subscribers to its standalone streaming service — which launched back in 2015 — that the platform will officially shut down on Tuesday, April 30. Beginning May 1, the only way for viewers to stream original Showtime series will be by subscribing to the Paramount+ With Showtime Plan (details below).

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“Now that subscribers can access their favorite Showtime programs on Paramount+ by subscribing to the Paramount+ with Showtime plan, the Showtime streaming service will shut down on April 30, 2024,” reads a notice on Showtime’s Help Center page. “Current Showtime streaming subscribers will continue to have access to the Showtime streaming service until it is shut down on April 30, 2024.” (Showtime’s homepage also alerts visitors that the app will shutter at the end of the month.)

Showtime will still exist as a linear premium cable channel even after the app’s shutdown; that channel, however, has also been rebranded as Paramount+ With Showtime, as of this past January.

Showtime’s standalone streamer first launched in July 2015, allowing users to stream Showtime content without necessarily subscribing to the linear channel. When Paramount+’s merger with Showtime was first announced in January 2023, it was indicated that Showtime’s streaming service would in turn shutter.

Need to get a Paramount+ With Showtime subscription in the wake of Thursday’s shutdown news? Sign up here:

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