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How to Download and Watch Showtime on PS4 and PS5 in Germany

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Wondering how to download and watch Showtime on PS4 and PS5 in Germany?

Showtime is a premium cable and streaming television network. It offers a wide range of content, including dramas, comedies, documentaries, and more.

To access Showtime shows and movies on PS4 and PS5, you need to download the Showtime app from the PlayStation Store.

However, if you’re in Germany and want to enjoy Showtime’s content on your PS4 and PS5, the process is complex due to the absence of native VPN support.

But don’t worry, In this blog, I will guide you through the steps to easily install and stream Showtime on your PS4 and PS5, even if you’re not currently in the United States. 

So, without further ado, let’s get started.


How to Watch Showtime on PS4 and PS5 in Germany

To watch Showtime in Germany on PS4 and PS5,, you need the following things:

  • A VPN Subscription – Purchase a premium VPN connection, such as ExpressVPN
  • Showtime  Subscription – Sign up for HBO Showtime  on their website if you haven’t already
  1. VPN Subscription

I tested several top VPNs for streaming HBO Showtime  on PS4 and PS5, and ExpressVPN stood out as the best performer.

To use ExpressVPN:

  1. Choose ExpressVPN as your VPN provider.
  2. Visit their website, pick a plan, and create an account.
  3. Complete the subscription with your preferred payment method.
  4. Download and install the VPN app on your device.
  5. Log in using your account credentials.
  6. Connect to a server for secure and private internet access.

After obtaining a VPN subscription, the next step is to sign up for Showtime .

   2.  Showtime Subscription

Follow these step to use Gift Card without US Payment and get a Showtime subscription:

  1. Begin by purchasing a Showtime gift card from a reputable online source, such as www.mygiftsupply.com.
  2. Take note of the code received in your email upon purchasing the Showtime gift card.
  3. Connect to a US server using a VPN; in this instance, ExpressVPN was utilized.
  4. Visit the Showtime website and select the ‘Start your free trial‘ option.
  5. Click on “Have a gift code? Redeem it here” and input the gift card code from your email. Click “Redeem.”
  6. Provide the necessary details to create your account and proceed. 
  7. For a US address and zip code, easily locate one on Google.
  8. Choose your preferred plan and wait for the process to complete.
  9. Voila! Your Showtime account is now ready for use!

Watch Showtime on PS4 and PS5– 3 Methods

To watch Showtime on PS4 and PS5, you can use one of these methods:

  • Use DNS Server – Method 1
  • Connect your PS4 and PS5 to a VPN router – Method 2
  • Set up a VPN on PS4 and PS5 over PC – Method 3 

Use DNS Server – Method 1

DNS server is a service offer to watch geo-blocked content on devices that do not support VPN apps directly, such as PS4 and PS5. 

There are many VPN services that offer DNS servers, but I found ExpressVPN’s DNS server (known as MediaStreamer) the best among all to watch Showtime on my PS4 and PS5. 

Here how to use DNS Server to watch Showtime on PS4 and PS5 in Germany:

  1. Head to www.expressvpn.com/dns_settings and sign in with your username and password. 
  2. A verification code will be sent to your email address to get DNS settings access.
  3. Enter that code to access DNS settings. 
  4. Now on the DNS Settings page, under IP address registration, click on Register my IP address. (Note if you only see “Register” instead of “Register my IP address”, there is no need to do anything).
  5. Now enable the “Automatically register my IP address.”
  6. Go to www.expressvpn.com/setup#playstation
  7. When the page opens, you will see the DNS server IP address, copy that address. 
  8. Now open your PS4 and PS5, Settings → Network → Settings → Set Up Internet Connection. 
  9. Go to the Advanced Settings of the Internet connection that your PS4 and PS5 is using. 
  10. In Advance Settings, do the following:
  • IP Address Settings: Automatic 
  • DHCP Host: Don’t Specify 
  • DNS Settings: Manual 
  • Primary DNS: Use the DNS IP address you copied before 
  • Secondary DNS: leave as it is
  • Proxy server: Don’t use 
  • MTU Settings: Automatic
  1. Now click OK and wait for the process. 
  2. Once you are connected go to the PS4 and PS5 main menu, search Showtime, sign in and start streaming. 

Connect your PS4 and PS5 to a VPN router – Method 2

If you’re not ready to purchase Aircove, you may be able to set up ExpressVPN on your router manually: 

  1. Check to see if your router supports manual setup.
  2. Open your router’s admin page by entering the router’s IP address in your browser search bar. You’ll need to log in using your router’s username and password.
  3. Look for VPN options in the Settings or Advanced Settings section, then follow the manual setup instructions for your model.
  4. Once the VPN is set up, you can connect your PS4 and PS5 to the router as normal, by Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi.
  5. Now head to the Showtime app on your PlayStation, sign in and enjoy!

Set up a VPN on PS4 and PS5 over PC – Method 3 

You can also share a VPN connection from a Windows PC that is running ExpressVPN. Just create a mobile hotspot, then connect your PS4 and PS5 to it: 

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN and install the app for Windows. Then, select the Control Panel and choose Network and Internet. Switch on the Mobile Hotspot feature.
  2. Click on Status and select Change Adapter options. In the list of Network connections, identify your Network name.
  3. Right-click on the ExpressVPN Tap Adapter and choose Properties.
  4. In the pop-up window that shows up, go to the Sharing tab and tick the box that permits other network users to connect.
  5. In the menu, pick the hotspot you’ve set up, and click OK.
  6. Finally, open the ExpressVPN application, connect to your desired server location, and choose the OpenVPN (either UDP or TCP) protocol.
  7. Now connect your PS4 or PS5 with the hotspot and enjoy Showtime right now!

Can I Watch Showtime on Other Devices in Germany?

Yes, you can download and watch Showtime in Germany on following devices are listed below:

Which Best Shows and Movies are Available to Watch on Showtime?

Here is the list of Best Shows and Movies to Watch on Showtime:

Best Movies to Watch on Showtime 

  • Bacurau
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes
  • A Ghost Story
  • Blue Collar
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • A Love Song
  • Bringing Out the Dead
  • Midsommar

Best TV Shows to Watch on Showtime

  • Goliath
  • Yellowjackets
  • We Hunt Together
  • Chi
  • Shameless
  • Your Honour
  • Billions
  • Dexter: New Blood
  • Ghosts of Beirut

Why is ExpressVPN the Best VPN to Download and Watch Showtime on PS4 and PS5 in Germany?

After extensive testing of multiple VPN providers, I found ExpressVPN is the best VPN to download and watch Showtime on PS4 and PS5 in Germany, here is why

It provides an extensive network of more than 3000 servers in 94 countries, including 1000+ in the US, and ensures that you can access your preferred content without any limitations.

Also, Its incredible streaming speed, which measures out to an astonishing 89.42 Mbps download and 84.64 Mbps upload on a 100 Mbps connection. This means smooth streaming in high resolution for on-demand content and even for live TV streaming.

Apart from supporting devices like iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Amazon Firestick/Fire TV, ExpressVPN also plays well with various devices that do not support VPN directly such as PlayStation, Roku, Xbox, Apple TV, and Smart TV.

By providing MediaStreamer (Smart DNS), router set up, and routing through PC, you can download and stream your favorite streaming service on all the devices that do not support VPN native apps including Showtime , Max, YouTube TV, Sling TV, ESPN Plus and more in Germany. 

With support for up to eight simultaneous connections, it ensures both security and convenience, perfect for families or individuals with multiple devices. 

And with 24/7 live chat support, you never miss watching your favorite shows and movies on Showtime  as well as other streaming services like Hulu, Peacock, Sling TV, YouTube TV, Paramount Plus, ESPN+ and more.  

Also, ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, showcasing its commitment to user satisfaction.

How VPN Allows Me to Watch and Download Showtime in Germany?

Due to content licensing Showtime is not available in Germany. This means if you try to access Showtime on Germany, it won’t allow you to stream the content. 

But, there’s a way around this! With VPN, you can mask your local IP address and change it with a US IP address, tricking Showtime that you are somewhere in America.   

When you use a VPN and connect to a server in the USA, your device pretends to be in America. After that, when you try to access Showtime , The streaming service believes that you are actually there since an IP address is the only way to identify the user’s location and allows you to watch the content.

FAQs

01
Can I access Showtime in Germany?

Yes, you can access Showtime in Germany by obtaining an American IP address with the help of a VPN.

02
Which VPN is best for Showtime?

ExpressVPN – The best VPN for Showtime.

03
Can I get Showtime on Playstation 4?

Yes, you can get Showtime on PlayStation 4.

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Sebastian Petrosi, Editor of various cord cutting websites, founded BingeManiacs in 2024. With a Masters’s degree in communications, Sebastian specializes in gathering details, checking facts, and writing easy to understand cord cutting guides. In addition to writing articles and testing VPNs, Sebastian loves to play games and binge watch his favorite shows over the weekends.

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