DIRECTV NOW Just Added Showtime As an Add-on

A few months ago, DIRECTV NOW announced that they would be adding CBS owned stations including Showtime. Overnight, AT&T added Showtime to their apps, but you won’t find it on their website yet.

DIRECTV NOW has slowly been adding CBS owned and operated stations and just yesterday they added a few more CBS locals. Before today though none of the other networks promised like POP and CBS Sports have appeared on DIRECTV NOW. As of last night, Showtime has shown up inside the DIRECTV NOW app.

For now, you are not able to subscribe to it on the DIRECTV NOW website. When you search for showtime, it shows up and will ask you if you want to subscribe. Trying to subscribe brings you to their account page with options to add HBO, STARZ and more, but no Showtime option yet. That option will likely go live very soon, but may already be on some versions of their apps.

“This is another key milestone in bringing DIRECTV NOW users access to their favorite entertainment, news and sports from all of the major broadcast networks,” said Daniel York, senior executive vice president and chief content officer – AT&T Entertainment Group. “As we add more live national and local channels, we know even more people will choose DIRECTV NOW as their go-to streaming service.”

We have reached out to DIRECTV NOW for comment and will update this story when we learn more.

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8 Responses to DIRECTV NOW Just Added Showtime As an Add-on

  1. Mike Carver September 16, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    I would consider subscribing to STARZ if they allowed login to the standalone APP. They would need to do the same thing for SHOWTIME.

    • Daniel Richards September 16, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

      they do with HBO, I would assume showtime will allow it as well as I know Vue does that with there showtime, not sure about Starz, I don’t think even Vue has Starz app access.

  2. Andrew September 16, 2017 at 11:06 am #


  3. pops87 September 16, 2017 at 11:12 am #

    DTV is closing the gap between it and PS Vue, this pleases me.

    • Daniel Richards September 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

      needs more then 2 streams, a DVR and/or app access for all the majors, there are still so many apps I can’t access with DTVNow that Vue has access to, particularly the ones that lack 72 hour rewind content on DTVNow like Discovery and Velocity to name a few.

      • Billy Jingles September 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm #


  4. slimegoat September 17, 2017 at 8:21 am #

    Great news, but cable gave me free Showtime and Starz as an incentive to utilize their triple play option, as opposed to paying just internet service. So, I got the basic tv package and phone for an extra $5/month.

  5. james spyropoulos September 17, 2017 at 9:36 am #

    Maybe they should focus on their infrastructure instead of talking about all the great content we are going to get. I’m so sick of the buffering all the time when watching something or navigating the channel guide. Their helpdesk is a joke as well. I run gigabit service and have my internet connected directly so there is no hiccups in service. And their helpdesk individuals always say it’s my internet connection.