How to Watch ShowtimeAnytime on a Mac OS X Computer

By Gavin | March 07, 2018

How to Watch ShowtimeAnytime on a Mac OS X Computer

Hello everyone, this is Anson from Anson Alex calm, and I'm really excited about this quick video I have for you today. 

How to watch Showtime on your Mac OSX computer? My girlfriend and I were having a lot of problems doing this, I searched everywhere a bunch of different forums, and everybody kind of gets the conclusion that it just can't be done, and I kind of accepted that for a little bit, but as the tech guy that I am, I did a little more troubleshooting help for my girlfriend even, and we figured it out so. 

For a lot of you when you go to Showtime now, you have to have a Showtime account for this, you have to have a subscription. I'm not showing you anything illegal here how to watch Showtime without a subscription, if you're looking for that you're not going to find it on my channel. This is a legal way of watching Showtime, it just didn't work on Mac, so you know we tried Chrome, Firefox and Safari, none of them work for watching Showtime. What would happen is we'd be in Showtime, we'd be logged in and we would go ahead and we would click play and it would look like it was playing. It would let you know start playing and then the screen would go blank, and this was actually on a different computer where we were doing this, and we didn't get any message, and you'll see that on my screen right now. I get a message saying that I need to install a video plugin called Wide-vine, that plugin is made by Google, is actually its own company, and then Google bottom but that's the long story, and if you install this plug-in which is as if you go to tools, slash DL page, slash Wide-vine, you can find this optimizer and you can install it and you'll be able to watch Showtime now. 

Here's the big problem on my computer I get this pop-up telling me I need it, OK, cool, that's pretty easy on my girlfriend's Mac-book Pro running OS X 10.7, she didn't get this pop-up and the reason is because she already had Wide-vine installed, but it wasn't updated and periodically she would get a message saying you know, hey, you need to update Wide-vine. I'm so if you're having that problem you can go ahead, if you're not getting any message you definitely want to update Wide-vine. Simple, I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to install it real quick and then I'll show you how you can update it. If you're having that problem, if you're getting the pop-up message to update Wide-vine, that's the easy way to update it. But if you're not getting that message, you can either uninstall it and re-install, and the second here is can asked me to close out Google Chrome, so I'm going to do that and we're going to finish installing Wide-vine at least. I thought it would ask me to close out Google Chrome let's see where we're at here. Okay, I got a double click on this and open that up, you guys can see what I'm working with on my work computer. Here get a sneak peek into the ants and Alex work account for ants and Alex dot-com. Okay so it's asking me to close Chrome so I'm going to go ahead, and I'm going to quit out of Google Chrome once, fully quits now it says install complete. So if I go back into Google Chrome and I go to show time any time, I forget the actual web addresses probably, just show time in time. Calm and I search it in Google, so it's cool. Alright, so now I should be logged in, let's see if I'm already logged in here. If not, I'll have to login for you real quick. I'm not logged in, so I'm going to cut until when I am logged in. 

Okay, so I'm just finishing the login process here, now if I click to watch any show, I actually have Showtime pretty much for Dexter but we could take a look at ray Donovan. You'll notice I don't get that pop-up and my show starts to play, I obviously can't play any of that for you here on YouTube, that would be illegal, but this is hopefully helping out show time by showing their users how they can watch their content on their computer now. If you have Wi-Fi already installed you need to update it. I would recommend just if you're not getting that pop-up to update it, I would just go ahead and delete it. You can go ahead and use spotlight search for Wide-vine, delete it off your computer, re-install it and you will be off and watching Showtime on your Mac OSX computer. 

The people who said you can't do it, they were wrong, we are right. We figured it out, enjoy Showtime that's all I have for you today. 

It's Anson from Anson Alex calm, if it helped give me a thumbs up, and if you want to see more technology tips and tutorials, go ahead and subscribe to my channel.