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- CBS All Access became Paramount Plus on March 4.
- The rebranded streaming service features original shows and movies from popular franchises.
- Paramount Plus starts at $6/month, and new members can get a seven-day free trial.
Paramount Plus offers a handful of new original series and films, like a “SpongeBob Squarepants” movie and a spinoff show. More exclusive programs are set for release in the coming months including “Why Women Kill” season two on June 3.
The service also has live CBS sports, including UEFA Champions League and Europa League action. If you sign up for Paramount Plus now, you can get a seven-day free trial.
Below, we’ve detailed all the ins and outs of Paramount Plus, including pricing, release dates, and what you can expect to watch. For full impressions on the service, check out our Paramount Plus review.
What is Paramount Plus?
Paramount Plus is a subscription streaming service from ViacomCBS. The service replaced the company’s previous platform, CBS All Access, on March 4.
The rebranded service promises an expansion of its predecessor’s on-demand lineup while maintaining access to live CBS networks (with the premium plan) and sports. ViacomCBS announced that the rebrand features the addition of at least 10,000 TV episodes.
Paramount Plus includes programs from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and The Smithsonian Channel. New and classic movies from Paramount, Miramax, and MGM are included as well. The library also features Paramount Plus originals you won’t find anywhere else.
When does Paramount Plus launch?
Paramount Plus launched in the US, Canada, and Latin America on March 4. Nordic countries received Paramount Plus on March 25, while Australia and New Zealand are expected to get the streaming service on August 11.
How much does Paramount Plus cost?
Paramount Plus offers an ad-supported plan for $6 a month ($60 a year) and a premium plan for $10 a month ($100 a year). The premium plan includes live CBS playback with commercials, along with ad-free streaming for on-demand content.
Beginning in June, Paramount Plus will replace the current ad-supported plan with a cheaper option for $5 a month. It should be noted, however, that the new ad-supported plan will not include live streaming for your local CBS network. For live CBS access, you’ll need the premium plan.
Does Paramount Plus offer a free trial?
Paramount Plus offers a seven-day free trial for new members.
You can also get 25% off Paramount Plus if you’re a student at a US college or university. This offer is only available for the monthly ad-supported plan. Students are eligible for the discount for a span of four years.
What devices can I use to watch Paramount Plus?
Paramount Plus is compatible with the following devices:
- Apple TV
- Fire TV
- Portal TV
- Samsung smart TVs
- Vizio TVs
- LG TVs
- Xfinity Flex
How does Paramount Plus compare to CBS All Access?
Paramount Plus is essentially an expansion of CBS All Access.
Former CBS All Access members transitioned over to Paramount Plus on March 4, enabling them to use their same account information. The CBS All Access app automatically switched to Paramount Plus. This means you get all the same content offered from CBS All Access, along with brand-new shows and more classic titles.
That said, Paramount Plus will be introducing a new ad-supported plan in June, and it does differ from the old CBS All Access ad-supported plan in one key area. Though the new Paramount Plus base plan will cost $1 less each month, it will no longer offer live CBS streaming. You’ll need to have the premium plan in order to keep live CBS.
What can I watch on Paramount Plus?
Paramount Plus offers access to live CBS streaming and a ton of on-demand content. You can watch classic and original programs from the likes of Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Paramount Pictures, and CBS.
The service will be home to brand-new movies, including Paramount’s upcoming theatrical releases 30 to 45 days after they debut on the big screen. This includes major titles like “A Quiet Place 2” and “Mission: Impossible 7.” Older films will also be included. The service launched with over 2,500 titles, including movies from popular franchises like “Indiana Jones” and “Star Trek.”
New Paramount Plus originals set for release over the next two years include “Halo,” a show based on the video game series of the same name, and “Y:1883,” a prequel to the popular show “Yellowstone.” If nautical nonsense is something you’re after, a new animated series “Kamp Koral: Spongebob’s Under Years” began streaming on March 4.
You can find a full breakdown of new Paramount Plus movies and shows here.