This is Anson from Anson Alex calm and I’m really excited about this quick video I have for you today about 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 gets the conclusion that it can’t be done.
And I accepted that for a little bit, but the tech person that I did a little more troubleshooting help for my girlfriend even and we figured it out. So when you go to Showtime, you have to have a Showtime account for this, you have to have a subscription.
I’m not showing you anything illegal, how to watch Showtime without a subscription if you’re looking for that. You’re not going to find it on my channel, and this is a legal way of watching Showtime, it didn’t work on Mac. So we tried Chrome, Firefox, Safari, none of them work for watching Showtime.
What would happen is that we’d be in Showtime, we’d log in, go ahead and click play. And it would look like it was playing with it, would 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 plug-in called Wide vine that plug-in is made by Google which is actually its own company, and then Google bottom. But that’s the long story. If you install this plug-in and go to tools google.com 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, which is easy on my girlfriend’s Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.7, she didn’t get this pop-up and the reason is that she already had Wide vine installed, but it wasn’t updated periodically, she would get a message saying you need to update Wide vine.
If you’re having that problem, you can go ahead. If you’re not getting any message, you definitely want to update Wide vine. I’m going to go ahead, install it quickly, 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 or reinstall. And the second here is to ask 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.
I got a double click on this and open that up, and you 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.
So I’m going to go ahead and quit out of Google Chrome. Once fully quits, 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 showing time in time calm. But I Google it, so it is cool.
I should be logged in. Let’s see if I’m already logged in here. If not, I’ll have to login for you quickly, I have not logged in. So I’m going to cut to when I log in. So I’m just finishing the login process here.
Now if I click to watch any show, I 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 on YouTube, which 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 which has already been installed, you need to update it. I would recommend if you’re not getting that pop-up to update, I would go ahead and delete it, you can go ahead and use spotlight search for Wide vine, delete it off your computer, reinstall 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 helps, give me thumbs up. And if you want to see more technology tips and tutorials, go ahead and subscribe to my channel.