In this article, I will show you how to watch Showtime PPV (pay-per-view) events on Amazon FireStick devices, including Fire TV Cube, FireStick Lite, and FireStick 4K. I will mention both the official and unofficial methods to stream Showtime PPV fights on FireStick. Stay till the end to learn every method.
Showtime is home to some of the high-profile PPV fights in the US. The company holds rights to major fights such as Canelo vs Plant, Davis vs Cruz, and more. These PPV events are readily available to stream on FireStick. Here’s how you can watch Showtime PPV on FireStick.
Understanding Showtime PPV
Showtime PPV is separate from the usual Showtime subscription. You can’t sign up for a Showtime account and start streaming PPV fights. That’s not how PPV events work in general. Besides, you can’t subscribe to a streaming service that has support for the Showtime channel and call it a day.
You need to buy a separate Showtime PPV fight from the official website and only then will the fight appear under your account. Based on the fighters’ popularity and overall tempo around the event, Showtime puts a price tag on the PPV event. Usually, it goes for around $79.99 for a single PPV event.
Showtime PPV for Cable vs Cord Cutters
Cable users can simply call the operator and buy the PPV event. After a successful purchase, the event will appear for you on the Showtime channel.
That’s not the case with cord-cutters though. FireStick users need to purchase PPV from the website and stream the PPV fight on the Showtime app.
The official Showtime app is available on all major platforms, such as Android, iOS, web, Apple TV, Roku, and FireStick. It’s best to install Showtime on FireStick to start watching PPV fights.
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Read: How to Install and Use Best VPN for FireStick
How to Install Showtime on FireStick
Follow the step-by-step instructions below to download and install Showtime on FireStick.
The app is officially available on the Amazon App Store. You don’t need to go through dozens of steps just to download Showtime on FireStick. Let’s get started.
1. Go to the FireStick home screen and click on the Find tab.
2. Select Search.
3. It will open a virtual keyboard on FireStick.
4. Type Showtime and then select it when it appears in the suggestions list.
5. Find and select the Showtime app in the search results.
6. Click the Get or Download button to install the app on your FireStick.
It will take a minute or two to complete Showtime installation on FireStick. Now that you have Showtime installed on FireStick, you are all set to stream PPV events on FireStick. Here’s how.
Buy Showtime PPV from Official Website
As I mentioned earlier, the regular Showtime subscription doesn’t come with PPV support. It only costs $10.99 per month, and it’s obvious that Showtime can’t bundle expensive PPV fights for such a low price (after all, Showtime needs to cover costs as well).
You can visit the Showtime PPV website and check upcoming fights on the service. Click on the relevant link and pay for the fight using a credit/debit card. There are other ways of paying for Showtime PPV events as well. But I advise you to stick with the official Showtime website for payments.
If you haven’t created a Showtime account before, create one and purchase the PPV fight on Showtime.
Once you complete the transaction, the PPV event will appear under your account in Showtime on FireStick.
You simply need to open the Showtime app on FireStick and sign in with your account details. Then you can watch PPV without cable.
Watch Showtime PPV for Free (Unofficial Apps)
Showtime PPV events don’t come cheap. If you are a fan of boxing and regularly watch all PPV fights, you are looking at a huge cost to catch all action on FireStick. There is an alternative and cheaper way though.
It’s quite easy to install third-party streaming apps, Kodi addons, and IPTV providers on FireStick. These unverified services come with PPV support to watch Showtime PPV for free.
Before you leap into the air and start installing these apps to FireStick, let’s have a word of caution. These apps aren’t available on the Amazon App Store. That alone raises some red flags about the content these apps host.
You might accidentally stream unlicensed content. You need to create a private browsing experience using ExpressVPN on FireStick. That way your FireStick streaming history is safe and secure from your local government and ISP providers.
Here’re the steps to start using ExpressVPN on Amazon FireStick:
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV Stick and go to Find followed by Search option.
Step 3: Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results.
Step 4: Click Download to install the ExpressVPN app on Fire TV / Stick.
Step 5: Open the app and enter the login credentials that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click Sign in.
Step 6: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
Now that your streaming activities are private, go through my recommendations below to watch Showtime PPV on FireStick for free.
Kodi is one of the best third-party streaming apps that was kicked out of the App Store for legal reasons. That didn’t put a single dent in Kodi’s popularity though. You can easily sideload Kodi to FireStick.
Don’t expect wonders from the Kodi app only. You need to integrate relevant Kodi addons within the main Kodi app to start streaming Showtime PPV on FireStick without cable.
Glace through my best Kodi addons list and start watching tons of content without paying a dime.
Sports Streaming Websites
The option above will require you to sideload Kodi on FireStick. It will take some time to get them up and running on FireStick. If you want a last-minute solution to stream Showtime PPV fights, move your attention to sports streaming websites.
Use the Amazon Silk browser and go through my free sports streaming websites list to start watching PPV events for free. Just don’t share any personal or financial details on these websites. They are filled with ads and trackers. You wouldn’t want them to steal your personal data.
You can’t rule out IPTV services from the unofficial apps list. IPTV providers offer a plethora of media content, including entertainment, news, and sports for a small monthly price.
All you need is a capable IPTV player such as IPTV Smarters or TiviMate for FireStick to stream IPTV service content.
Do you plan to place bets on your favorite fighter for the upcoming Showtime PPV event? Sign up for a MyBookie account and cheer for your preferred fighter. How are you planning to watch Showtime PPV on FireStick? Share your choice in the comments section below.
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