Parents' Guide to


By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Parent controls with no code = easy access to all content.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Free to try Entertainment
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Since most of Showtime's content is quite mature, parents will need to keep a close eye on the use of this app. One subscription can be used on multiple devices, and viewing restrictions are tied to the account rather than the device. That means parents will have to change the restrictions if they want to watch a mature show and remember to change the restrictions back before kids watch. Also, since there are no parental gates or passwords protecting the settings, kids can easily change them. Unlike HBO Now, Showtime is best used on a passcode-protected device that only parents use.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (seven-day trial then $10.99/mo.)
  • Release date: July 7, 2015
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Publisher: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Last updated: March 13, 2019

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