4 Best Streaming Bundles with Showtime

As of April 2024, Showtime has shut down its standalone streaming app, which means the only way you'll be able to watch Showtime originals like Yellowjackets and The Curse is via Paramount+ with Showtime. That in itself is a bundle that brings together Paramount+ content with Showtime shows and your CBS local channel, if your area has it. But it's not the only way to watch Showtime, either. For instance, live TV providers like YouTube TV and DirecTV offer packages that bundle Paramount+ with Showtime into their plans. So does on-demand streaming service Amazon Prime. If you want to know more about them and similar bundles, read our brief guide about the best Showtime streaming bundles below.

Paramount+ with SHOWTIME (previously Paramount+ Premium) is mostly a Netflix-style streaming service, offering movies and TV shows on-demand like The Good Fight and Yellowstone. It gives you access to Live TV from CBS: CBS local channels, CBS News (CBSN), CBS Sports, ET live, and some live sporting events like NFL on CBS Live. It also offers on-demand access to programming from Comedy Central, MTV, BET, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Pictures, and Smithsonian Channel. As of 2023, it increased its monthly price to $11.99, but with that comes a significant upgrade: members now have access to all of Showtime's content, which includes movies and shows like Billions, Dexter, and Yellowjackets, as well as live coverage on sports including boxing, football, and MMA. Since Showtime shut down its standalone service in early 2024, this Paramount+ plan is now one of the few ways to watch Showtime without cable.

Price: $11.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Airplay supported, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation 4, Portal TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Shareplay supported, Vizio, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Xfinity Flex

Channel lineup: CBS local channels, CBS Sports HQ, CBSN, ET Live

With YouTube TV's entertainment bundle, you get three premium services for the discounted price of $30—that's $5 off compared to getting Max (without ads), Paramount+ with Showtime, and Starz separately. It may seem pricey, especially since you'll be paying it on top of YouTube TV's already costly subscription, but it could be worth it if you're looking to get a first-rate entertainment package. Max alone gives you access to HBO's critically acclaimed shows, Warner Bros.'s blockbusters, and Discovery's many wildlife features. But coupled with Paramount+ with Showtime and Starz, you get prestige dramas, trendy comedies, and insightful documentaries on top of all that, not to mention YouTube TV's unrivaled DVR storage feature and lengthy live channel list. It's a bundle tailor-fit for TV and film enthusiasts.

Price: $102.98/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Sharp, Vizio, Xbox

Channel lineup:

With the DirecTV & Paramount+ with Showtime bundle, you get both Paramount+ and Showtime originals (including current fan favorites Yellowjackets and Star Trek) and local CBS channels added to your DirecTV package of choice. You also get access to Showtime's roster of live sporting events, which cover boxing, MMA, and football, to name a few. Once you purchase the bundle, DirecTV automatically adds the bundle to your channel lineup and allows you to use your DirecTV credentials to log in to the Paramount+ with Showtime app. DirecTV likes to vary the discounts, but at the moment, it offers the bundle 50% off for 3 months, which means you only have to pay $6.99/month on top of your base DirecTV package (the most basic goes for $70/month at the moment) until the deal expires. After that, DirecTV automatically charges you the regular price of $11.99/month.

Price: $82/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV

The Amazon Prime Video and Paramount+ Bundle is for those looking to boost their streaming subscription with even more original shows, popular films, and live broadcasts of news and sports. Under the Paramount tent, you get ongoing franchises like Star Trek and Yellowstone, kids' TV shows like Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer, and blockbusters like Top Gun and Everything, Everywhere, All at Once—not to mention local CBS stations that stream news, sports, and other live events. And now that Paramount+ has merged with Showtime, you also get the latter network's enviable lineup of documentaries, series, and sporting coverages. 

Since the merger is fairly new, Amazon Prime will occasionally offer the bundle at discounted rates, but generally, it still costs $11.99/month on top of Amazon's $14.99/month subscription. That's not a bad deal for a bundle packed with popular movies, original shows, and live TV.

Price: $26.98/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Website, Wii, Xbox

Channel lineup: CBS local channels

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