Paid streaming service
SkyShowtime is a paid streaming service owned by Sky Limited and Showtime Networks Inc. This streaming service is available in 22 European countries at the moment. The service aims to provide quality content from many media conglomerates such as Paramount, NBC and more. If you prefer other popular movie networks, you can try Netflix, Hulu, or HBO.
Because it’s geared towards the European market, there is lots of local content, including their own productions such as Spanish language originals “Bosé” and Fleeting Lies. These unique shows won’t stream elsewhere, and more are coming. The platform seems very prolific, too, given its recent launch in September 2022.
When you pay for streaming services, the most important feature is content. In the case of SkyShowtime, the company claims to offer thousands of hours of quality entertainment. You can find top series and movies such as Yellowstone, Halo, Yellowjackets and The Rising, to name a few.
It’s also geared towards the whole family since there are popular movies and shows for children, such as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Paw Patrol.
Puzzling absences too
Since the service offers shows from top companies like Paramount, it’s a wonder why popular TV shows are added later to this platform. For instance, Yellowjackets was added after it was available elsewhere.
There are also anticipated series, such as 1923, which get delayed for unknown reasons. Unfortunately, there’s also no way to know exactly what content it offers when you are new to the site, except for some news about upcoming releases.
A promising future
SkyShowtime might be seen as yet another streaming service trying to tackle Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime and HBO, with glaring issues. This is fueled, in part, thanks to some top omissions and delays. Why pay for it, when you can watch these shows and series elsewhere?
The answer is: not quite. Whereas other platforms might have a more robust library, the unique European approach SkyShowtime offers makes its originals intriguing for anyone interested in local content. With time, it may be one of the main defining factors for this streaming service. Until then, you can start enjoying some originals and possibly a handful of your favourite shows.