Showtime’s Streaming App is Shutting Down & Moving People to Paramount+





Last January, Showtime was rebranded. The new name is Paramount+ with Showtime. This is the same name as the premium bundle of the Paramount+ streaming service but, as of right now, does not include Paramount+. Instead, the YouTube TV Paramount+ with Showtime add-on just offers the old Showtime networks.

Now, Paramount is shutting down the Showtime streaming service that allows people to subscribe to Showtime. In a statement on the SHowtime help page, Paramount announced you can now only access Showtimes streaming content through the Paramount+ with Showtime plan.

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.  Current SHOWTIME streaming subscribers will continue to have access to the SHOWTIME streaming service until it is shut down on April 30, 2024.

Beginning May 1, 2024, the only way to stream SHOWTIME programming is with a subscription to the Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plan on Paramount+.  

This comes as, Paramount in December announced that the Showtime TV Network will be rebranded as Paramount+ with Showtime. This follows the early 2023 announcement that the SHOWTIME streaming apps will shut down and be merged into the Paramount+ app. Now, the TV Network has been rebranded as the app adds programming from Paramount+.

With this move to shutdown the Showtime app the last remains of the Showtime brand continue to fade away.

The new rebranded network will continue to air Showtime Original series, including A Gentleman in Moscow, the George Clooney executive-produced The Department, and The Woman in the Wall as well as the award-winning and culture-shifting Showtime hits Fellow TravelersThe ChiThe CurseYellowjackets, and Your Honor. You will also find Paramount+ programming airing on the network when the rebrand happens, including Halo (S1), Taylor Sheridan’s Mayor of Kingstown (S1-2), Star Trek: Discovery (S1-4), and Wolf Pack (S1).

Some services, such as DIRECTV, Spectrum, Hulu, and DIRECTV STREAM, are including free Paramount+ if you subscribe to the newly renamed Paramount+ with Showtime channel. At this time, YouTube TV has not announced if they will also include free Paramount+ streaming if you subscribe to the TV channel.

Paramount+ with Showtime network on YouTube TV is $10.99 a month. The Paramount+ with Showtime streaming service is $11.99 a month.

Be aware if you subscribe to Paramount+ with Showtime through some services like YouTube TV. It may be less expensive, but it doesn’t include all the same content that the Paramount+ streaming service offers. YouTube TV’s live channel does include on-demand access to programs on the old Showtime TV network and at this time it does not include content that only streams through the Paramount+ streaming service.

With this rebranding, this week the confusion surrounding Paramount+ streaming service that also includes a Paramount+ with Showtime plan and the newly rebranded Showtime TV channel to Paramount+ with Showtime has grown. To make it even more confusing, there is a second TV network called Paramount.

So, to get the content you want, make sure you do your research and know what you are subscribing to.

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