Showtime is the sleeper hit of the premium streaming movie world. HBO might get all the hype, but Showtime has been quietly earning its place among the greats with incredible movie selection and original series. Now comes its next great step; Showtime on Hulu. For less than the cost of a movie ticket each month, Hulu subscribers can have it all. Here’s how to add Showtime to Hulu.
Before you can watch Showtime on Hulu, you’re going to need a Hulu account. While Hulu is on the cutting edge of a la carte streaming packages that one baseline requirement of the $7.99 Hulu subscription remains.
Thankfully adding Showtime to your Hulu package as a subscriber is incredibly easy, you just need to visit the Add-ons section of the site. Users can reach Add-ons by selecting their username in the upper left corner of the Hulu site. On the next menu select Add-ons under Your Subscription. Or you can just visit this link. We support your choice. Either way, know only the main account holder can make changes to the Hulu account.
At the top of the page, you’ll see a header marked Manage Your Subscription. Scroll down the options for Switching Plans and Feature Add-ons, until you arrive at Premium Add-Ons. This section is where Hulu keeps its premium movie channel options.
Locate the Showtime option and click the Add This button next to the listing, and click the Continue button at the bottom of the page. Hulu will take you to a confirmation page to explain your new monthly costs. Confirm your purchase and press continue. You’re not ready for Showtime on Hulu.
Showtime on Hulu is an incredible deal at just $8.99/mo. This includes access to their current movie lineup, along with their award-winning original programming and documentaries. Coupled with the $7.99/mo base service, Hulu with Showtime costs around $16.98/mo in total.
You can indeed. Your Hulu logins can be used to make a Showtime Anytime profile, allowing you to use the Showtime app on all supported devices. You can even watch on the Showtime app while someone else watches on Hulu.
Hulu with Live TV subscribers will be happy to learn Showtime works with the service. If you miss the old days of seeing what’s on late night movie cable, you’re in luck. The only catch is Hulu with Live TV isn’t supported by all Hulu devices. However, a vast majority of devices are supported, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Roku, Nintendo Switch, and more. PlayStation users are sadly out of luck when it comes to this feature.
If all you care about is movies, it doesn’t matter why you subscribe to Showtime as long as you subscribe. The advantage of using Showtime through Hulu, on the other hand, is a matter of consistency. As we introduce more apps into our lives, centralization of a few basics becomes a convenience. Rather than have to teach your family how to watch something on Hulu, Showtime Anytime, Amazon Prime, or whichever apps are the favorites you can just point them to Hulu.
While Hulu’s interface takes a little bit of time to learn, it quickly becomes second nature.
Based solely on Showtime’s content, the service is well worth your money. Shows like The Affair and Masters of Sex rival anything on HBO or Netflix and no one features better suspense or horror movies than Showtime. At $8.99/mo Showtime is a great deal on Hulu, on par with what you should expect to pay anywhere.
Centralizing your streaming to one app is a big selling point for many users, and the ability to use Showtime Anytime with your subscription adds flexibility. If you’re already planning on subscribing to Showtime, the added ability to stream that content on Hulu for the same price as a standard subscription is a hard deal to pass up.
Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.