Jeff Bezos is about to take an 11-minute flight to the edge of space. Here’s how his childhood obsession with the cosmos led to Blue Origin’s unprecedented spaceflight.

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  • Jeff Bezos will be aboard Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight on July 20.
  • The Amazon and Blue Origin founder has been a space enthusiast since childhood.
  • In 2013, he traveled out to sea for three weeks to retrieve pieces of the Apollo 11 spacecraft.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

On July 20, Jeff Bezos will be among the first human passengers to fly aboard New Shepard, a spacecraft built by his space exploration company, Blue Origin.

While it’s an unusual – and potentially risky – experiment, it’s not a very surprising one: Bezos has been obsessed with space since childhood.

“You’ve been passionate about space your whole life, but this is not just a plaything for you,” Mark Bezos said during an interview with his brother in 2017.

“No. God, no,” Bezos replied.

Bezos founded Blue Origin in 2000 with the goal of democratizing human spaceflight. The company has grown slowly over the years, but in 2015, it completed a remarkable feat, one Bezos will soon attempt: Flying the New Shepard rocket 62 miles above Earth and landing it safely on the ground.

On Tuesday, Bezos will embark on his own 11-minute trip outside of the Earth’s gravitational pull, decades after he first became obsessed with space travel. Here’s where Bezos’ passion for space began.

Bezos’ interest in space stems from his maternal grandfather

The lore around Bezos’ childhood is well-known by this point: Every summer, he would travel to the South Texas ranch belonging to his grandfather, Lawrence Preston Gise.

According to Brad Stone’s book, “Amazon Unbound,” Gise had spent the 1950s and 1960s working on space technology and missile defense systems for the Atomic Energy Commission, a federal agency that was created in 1946 to manage the use of nuclear energy for both civilian and military applications.

Bezos, it seems, developed his passion for space during those summers with his grandfather. There, he would watch Apollo launches and read science fiction books from the library, according to Stone’s book.

Bezos used his high school valedictorian speech to talk about colonizing space

By the time he was in high school in South Florida, Bezos had told his friends that he wanted to be a space entrepreneur, and already had big plans to make space travel a part of his career plans, according to a 1999 Wired profile.

He attended a space initiative for high schoolers at NASA’s campus in Hunstville, Alabama, and later started a summer camp for elementary school students that had a heavy emphasis on science – including interstellar travel and space colonies, according to Wired.

When Bezos became valedictorian of his senior class in 1982, he delivered a speech about overpopulation and pollution. His solution to those existential threats, according to Stone’s book, was to send civilization to space.

″[Bezos] wants to build space hotels, amusement parks, yachts and colonies for two or three million people orbiting around the earth,” a write-up of Bezos’ speech by the Miami Herald said. Then, it said, he would turn around and preserve Earth as one massive, national park.

Bezos has long been obsessed with science fiction about space travel

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Jeff Bezos attends the premiere of “Star Trek Beyond” in 2016.

Bezos’ love of science fiction – particularly “Star Trek” – is evident in many of his business pursuits. During the early days of Amazon, he considered naming the company “MakeItSo.com,” a reference to a line from “Star Trek” character Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Bezos played the role of an alien in the 2016 film “Star Trek Beyond,” and at Blue Origin’s headquarters in Kent, Washington, there’s a model of the Starship Enterprise, the spaceship in the original “Star Trek” movies, according to Stone’s book.

To top it all off, Amazon’s arguably most popular product was inspired by “Star Trek” too. According to Stone’s book, beginning in the early 2010s, Bezos started talking about wanting to build a computer that worked like a personal assistant and could answer any question – that wish became Amazon’s Echo devices, which are powered by the Alexa smart assistant.

Bezos has traveled to the bottom of the ocean to retrieve pieces of Apollo 11

In 2013, Bezos, his brother, his brother-in-law, and his parents spent three weeks at sea recovering pieces of the engine of the Apollo 11 spacecraft, which took the first humans to the moon.

“We’ve seen an underwater wonderland – an incredible sculpture garden of twisted F-1 engines that tells the story of a fiery and violent end, one that serves testament to the Apollo program,” Bezos wrote of the experience.

After being sent to conservationists, the artifacts were installed at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Bezos stepped aside as Amazon CEO in favor of spending more time working on Blue Origin

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When Bezos announced in February that he would step down as CEO of Amazon, he said he planned to spend more time on philanthropy, as well as his two other major endeavors: The Washington Post, which he purchased 2013, and Blue Origin.

But Bezos had hinted years earlier that space travel was rapidly becoming his focus.

“I get increasing conviction with every passing year that Blue Origin, the space company, is the most important work that I’m doing,” he said in 2018 during an interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner. (Axel Springer is Insider’s parent company.)

Bezos added that he believes if he doesn’t pursue space travel, “we will eventually end up with a civilization of stasis,” which he said he finds “demoralizing.” It’s his generation’s role, he said, to lower the barrier of entry to space travel.

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Paramount Plus is one of the most affordable streaming services available. On June 7, the platform dropped the price of its ad-supported plan from $6/month to $5/month.

The service offers a growing collection of original series and films, like a “SpongeBob Squarepants” movie and spinoff show, several “Star Trek” series, and a reboot of the popular Nickelodeon show iCarly.

Paramount Plus also has live CBS sports, with content for soccer fans like UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and the National Women’s Soccer League. Golf enthusiasts will find live events including the Masters and the PGA Championship. In addition, NFL and SEC football games that air on CBS are available on Paramount Plus.

Access to your local CBS station is also included, but only with the Premium Plan for $10 a month. 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. Paramount Plus plans to add 2,500 movies by the end of summer 2021, according to a press release.

Like its predecessor, Paramount Plus also offers live access to your local CBS network, but this option is only available with the Premium Plan.

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 two plans: an ad-supported “Essential Plan” for $5 a month ($50 a year) and an ad-free “Premium Plan” for $10 a month ($100 a year). The annual plans end up saving you about 16% compared to the month-to-month options.

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Both plans feature access to the platform’s on-demand library, but the Essential Plan is subject to commercial interruptions when streaming on-demand programs.

The Premium Plan steps things up with ad-free streaming of on-demand content, and it adds live access to your local CBS station. That said, live CBS streaming still features regular commercial breaks.

What happens if I subscribed to the original Limited-Commercial Plan?

The new Paramount Plus Essential Plan is a replacement for the Limited-Commercial Plan. The Limited-Commercial Plan cost $6 a month and was discontinued on June 7.

The new Essential Plan saves subscribers $1 a month but there is one key drawback. The Essential Plan is missing live CBS while the Limited-Commercial Plan included that feature.

Existing subscribers to the discontinued Limited-Commercial Plan will continue to pay the original $6/month rate unless they unsubscribe and resubscribe to Paramount Plus. These members also get to keep access to their live CBS network as long as they don’t cancel their existing subscription.

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:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Fire TV
  • Portal TV
  • Samsung smart TVs
  • Vizio TVs
  • LG TVs
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series S
  • Xbox Series X
  • Xfinity Flex

Can you stream Paramount Plus in 4K, Dolby Vision, and HDR?

Select Paramount Plus titles are available to watch in 4K, HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. These formats are only available to subscribers of the Premium Plan ($10/month), and are not supported on the cheaper Essential Plan ($5/month).

Shows available in these advanced video formats are marked with “badges” on their title pages, while movies that support these formats mention them in their description boxes.

Paramount Plus supports streaming in 4K, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 on the following devices:

  • Select Roku models
  • Amazon Fire TV (Stick 4K, Cube)
  • Select Android TV models
  • Apple TV 4K

How does Paramount Plus compare to CBS All Access?

Paramount Plus is essentially an expansion of CBS All Access.

CBS All Access members that had active subscriptions automatically 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 as well. This means you get all the same content that was on CBS All Access, along with brand-new shows and more classic titles.

That said, Paramount Plus introduced a new ad-supported Essential Plan in June, and it does differ slightly from the original CBS All Access Limited-Commercial Plan it replaces. The Essential Plan costs $1 less each month, but it no longer offers live CBS streaming.

New members who want to access live CBS streaming on Paramount Plus need to have the Premium Plan. Those who were still subscribed to the Limited-Commercial Plan when it was discontinued, however, can keep live CBS streaming as long as they don’t cancel their membership.

What can I watch on Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus offers access to classic and original programs from the likes of Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Paramount Pictures, and CBS. The Premium Plan also adds access to your local CBS network.

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 means you’ll be able to stream “A Quiet Place II” later this month while it’s still in theaters. “Snake Eyes,” “PAW Patrol: The Movie,” and “Mission: Impossible 7” are other major movies coming to the streaming service in 2021 and 2022.

Older films are also included. The service launched with movies from popular franchises like “Indiana Jones” and “Star Trek.” The streaming service will add more than 2,500 films by the end of summer 2021.

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” is available to stream now.

Originals that initially premiered on CBS All Access also remain available, including “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Picard,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “The Stand.”

You can find a full breakdown of new Paramount Plus movies and shows here.

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Jeff Bezos will soon take an 11-minute flight aboard a rocket his space exploration company built. Here’s how his childhood obsession with space led to Blue Origin’s unprecedented spaceflight.

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  • Jeff Bezos will be aboard Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight in July.
  • The Amazon CEO and Blue Origin founder has been a space enthusiast since childhood.
  • In 2013, he traveled out to sea for three weeks to retrieve pieces of the Apollo 11 spacecraft.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

On July 20, Jeff Bezos will be among the first human passengers to fly aboard New Shepard, a spacecraft built by his space exploration company, Blue Origin.

While it’s an unusual – and potentially risky – experiment, it’s not a very surprising one: Bezos has been obsessed with space since childhood.

“You’ve been passionate about space your whole life, but this is not just a plaything for you,” Mark Bezos said during an interview with his brother in 2017.

“No. God, no,” Bezos replied.

Bezos founded Blue Origin in 2000 with the goal of democratizing human spaceflight. The company has grown slowly over the years, but in 2015, it completed a remarkable feat, one Bezos will soon attempt: Flying the New Shepard rocket 62 miles above Earth and landing it safely on the ground.

In a few weeks, Bezos will embark on his own 11-minute trip outside of the Earth’s gravitational pull, decades after he first became obsessed with space travel. Here’s where Bezos’ passion for space began.

Bezos’ interest in space stems from his maternal grandfather

The lore around Bezos’ childhood is well-known by this point: Every summer, he would travel to the South Texas ranch belonging to his grandfather, Lawrence Preston Gise.

According to Brad Stone’s book, “Amazon Unbound,” Gise had spent the 1950s and 1960s working on space technology and missile defense systems for the Atomic Energy Commission, a federal agency that was created in 1946 to manage the use of nuclear energy for both civilian and military applications.

Bezos, it seems, developed his passion for space during those summers with his grandfather. There, he would watch Apollo launches and read science fiction books from the library, according to Stone’s book.

Bezos used his high school valedictorian speech to talk about colonizing space

By the time he was in high school in South Florida, Bezos had told his friends that he wanted to be a space entrepreneur, and already had big plans to make space travel a part of his career plans, according to a 1999 Wired profile.

He attended a space initiative for high schoolers at NASA’s campus in Hunstville, Alabama, and later started a summer camp for elementary school students that had a heavy emphasis on science – including interstellar travel and space colonies, according to Wired.

When Bezos became valedictorian of his senior class in 1982, he delivered a speech about overpopulation and pollution. His solution to those existential threats, according to Stone’s book, was to send civilization to space.

″[Bezos] wants to build space hotels, amusement parks, yachts and colonies for two or three million people orbiting around the earth,” a write-up of Bezos’ speech by the Miami Herald said. Then, it said, he would turn around and preserve Earth as one massive, national park.

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Jeff Bezos attends the premiere of “Star Trek Beyond” in 2016.

Bezos has long been obsessed with science fiction about space travel

Bezos’ love of science fiction – particularly “Star Trek” – is evident in many of his business pursuits. During the early days of Amazon, he considered naming the company “MakeItSo.com,” a reference to a line from “Star Trek” character Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Bezos played the role of an alien in the 2016 film “Star Trek Beyond,” and at Blue Origin’s headquarters in Kent, Washington, there’s a model of the Starship Enterprise, the spaceship in the original “Star Trek” movies, according to Stone’s book.

To top it all off, Amazon’s arguably most popular product was inspired by “Star Trek” too. According to Stone’s book, beginning in the early 2010s, Bezos started talking about wanting to build a computer that worked like a personal assistant and could answer any question – that wish became Amazon’s Echo devices, which are powered by the Alexa smart assistant.

Bezos has traveled to the bottom of the ocean to retrieve pieces of Apollo 11

In 2013, Bezos, his brother, his brother-in-law, and his parents spent three weeks at sea recovering pieces of the engine of the Apollo 11 spacecraft, which took the first humans to the moon.

“We’ve seen an underwater wonderland – an incredible sculpture garden of twisted F-1 engines that tells the story of a fiery and violent end, one that serves testament to the Apollo program,” Bezos wrote of the experience.

After being sent to conservationists, the artifacts were installed at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

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Bezos is stepping aside as Amazon CEO in favor of spending more time working on Blue Origin

When Bezos announced in February that he will step down as CEO of Amazon this year, he said he planned to spend more time on philanthropy, as well as his two other major endeavors: The Washington Post, which he purchased 2013, and Blue Origin.

But Bezos had hinted years earlier that space travel was rapidly becoming his focus.

“I get increasing conviction with every passing year that Blue Origin, the space company, is the most important work that I’m doing,” he said in 2018 during an interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner. (Axel Springer is Insider’s parent company.)

Bezos added that he believes if he doesn’t pursue space travel, “we will eventually end up with a civilization of stasis,” which he said he finds “demoralizing.” It’s his generation’s role, he said, to lower the barrier of entry to space travel.

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On March 4, ViacomCBS rebranded its CBS All Access streaming service. The expanded service is now called Paramount Plus. You can sign up for as low as $6 a month for ad-supported streaming.

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.

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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:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Fire TV
  • Portal TV
  • Samsung smart TVs
  • Vizio TVs
  • LG TVs
  • Playstation
  • Xbox
  • 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.

Existing CBS All Access exclusives also remain available, including “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Picard,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “The Stand.”

You can find a full breakdown of new Paramount Plus movies and shows here.

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Paramount Plus features a huge catalog of series and movies, including new ‘SpongeBob’ and ‘Star Trek’ shows – here’s everything announced so far

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  • CBS All Access became Paramount Plus on March 4.
  • The expanded service features new original shows and movies.
  • Brand-new Paramount films will also be available to stream as little as one month after they hit theaters.

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From revivals of hit ’90s shows to original movies based on popular franchises, Paramount Plus is entering the streaming game with dozens of upcoming projects.

The streaming service, a rebranding of CBS All Access, launched on March 4 and includes live sports along with exclusive series and films. In total, Paramount Plus hosts a catalog of over 2,500 movies and 30,000 TV episodes, including content based on popular franchises, like “SpongeBob,” “Star Trek,” and more.

If you sign up before March 31, you can get a one-month free trial of Paramount Plus. The streaming service currently has two types of plans, an ad-supported plan and a premium plan.

The ad-supported plan costs $6 a month ($60 a year) while the premium plan costs $10 a month ($100 a year). The premium plan includes live access to CBS channels with commercials along with ad-free, on-demand movies and shows. You can learn more about the service in our full Paramount Plus guide.

Here’s a roundup of all the original shows and movies announced for Paramount Plus:

Original shows available now

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After Paramount Plus launched on March 4, subscribers got immediate access to several original series.

Most notably, fans of the lovable sea creatures from Bikini Bottom can watch “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years,” a prequel to “SpongeBob Squarepants.” The 3D-animated show follows a young SpongeBob and other Bikini Bottom friends as they make their way around a camp at Lake Yuckymuck.

In addition to brand-new series, the service also continues to stream existing CBS All Access originals, like “Star Trek: Picard.”

Here’s a list of original titles, both new and old, that are available on Paramount Plus now:

  • “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years” 
  • “60 Minutes Plus”
  • “The Real World: Homecoming: New York”
  • “Star Trek: Discovery”
  • “Star Trek: Lower Decks”
  • “Star Trek: Picard”
  • “Star Trek: Short Treks”
  • “No Activity” 
  • “Tooning Out the News”
  • “The Twilight Zone”
  • “The Good Fight”
  • “Why Women Kill”
  • “Coyote”
  • “Interrogation”
  • “One Dollar”
  • “The Stand”
  • “Strange Angel”
  • “Tell Me A Story”
  • “Texas 6”
  • “That Animal Rescue Show”
  • “The Thomas John Experience”
  • “For Heaven’s Sake”

Original movies available now

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“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run”

Paramount Plus is also home to a couple of new movies including “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.” The film was originally set for a global release in 2020, but the pandemic delayed its US premiere.

Here’s a list of new Paramount Plus movies that debuted on March 4:

  • “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run”
  • “76 Days”

Original shows without a release date

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ViacomCBS has teased a number of upcoming Paramount Plus shows without confirmed release dates. 

The lineup includes live-action remakes of popular series from the past, such as kids programs like “The Fairly OddParents” and “Dora The Explorer.” 

Paramount Plus also plans to revisit other existing series and franchises with new “Star Trek” shows, a “Criminal Minds” revival, a prequel to “Yellowstone” called “Y:1883,” a drama based on “Flashdance,” a reboot of the ’90s sitcom “Frasier,” and more.

Video game fans can also rejoice that a “Halo” series will come to the streaming service in early 2022.

Here’s a list of all the shows announced for Paramount Plus without a release date:

  • “Avatar: The Last Airbender”-based show
  • “Y:1883”
  • “American Tragedy”
  • “Guilty Party”
  • “Fatal Attraction”
  • “The Man Who Fell To Earth” 
  • “Lioness”
  • “iCarly”
  • “Rugrats”
  • “Star Trek: Prodigy” 
  • “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds”
  • “The Harper House” 
  • “Halo”
  • “Grease: The Rise of the Pink Ladies”
  • “Frasier” (reboot) 
  • “Flashdance”
  • “The Fairly OddParents” (live-action)
  • “Dora The Explorer” (live-action)
  • “Yellowstone: 6666”
  • “Land Man” 
  • “The Italian Job”
  • “Love Story”
  • “Mayor of Kingstown”
  • “The Offer” 
  • “The Parallax View”
  • “The Game”
  • “8 Fights – The Life of Muhammad Ali”
  • “Console Wars”
  • “Girls with Guns”
  • “Happy Face”
  • “Mercy House”
  • “The Multivorce”
  • “Remote”
  • “RIP”
  • “Star Trek: Section 31”
  • “Twenty Four Seven”
  • Untitled Kenya Barris series
  • “You’re Killing Me”
  • “Unplugged”
  • “Yo! MTV Raps”
  • “The Weekly Show with Trevor Noah”
  • “Love Island on Paramount Plus”
  • “Ink Masters” 
  • “Queen of the Universe” 
  • “Road Rules” 
  • “Big Brother Live Feeds”
  • “The Challenge: All Stars” 
  • “Dating Naked”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”
  • “Inside Amy Schumer Specials” 
  • “Stories from the Beautiful Game”
  • “48 Hours Original: The Lie Detector”
  • “Behind the Music”
  • “Black Gold”
  • “From Cradle to Stage”
  • “Watergate”
  • “The Real Criminal Minds”
  • “Insta Docs”
  • “Younger” 
  • “Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon” 

Original movies without a release date

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More exclusive movies are also in the works for Paramount Plus.

The popular Nickelodeon franchise “Avatar: The Last Airbender” will see more stories on the streaming service, including a new animated film.

The movie will come from Avatar Studios, a collaboration between Nickelodeon Animation Studio as well as “Avatar” creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino.

New horror flicks, including entries in the “Paranormal Activity” and “Pet Sematary” franchises, are also in development for the streaming service.

Here’s a rundown of upcoming exclusive movies expected to debut on Paramount Plus:

  • “Avatar: The Last Airbender”
  • “Paranormal Activity 7”
  • “The In-Between”
  • “Workaholics”
  • “Beavis and Butt-Head”
  • “Pet Sematary Prequel” 
  • “Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In” (expected May 2021)

Brand-new movies coming to Paramount Plus

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In addition to new original series and films, Paramount Plus will also be the streaming home of upcoming Paramount theatrical releases as little as one month after they hit the big screen.

Some titles will arrive on the service just 30 to 45 days after they premiere in theaters, while others will be added after a longer period of time. Some new MGM movies will also make their way to Paramount Plus.

Here’s a list of some upcoming big-screen releases that are scheduled to stream on Paramount Plus in the months following their theatrical releases:

  • “A Quiet Place 2” 
  • “Mission: Impossible 7” 
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “James Bond: No Time to Die” 
  • “Creed III” 
  • “Transformers 7”
  • “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”
  • “Dungeons and Dragons”
  • “Snake Eyes” 

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  • CBS All Access became Paramount Plus on March 4.
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On March 4, ViacomCBS rebranded its CBS All Access streaming service. The expanded platform is now called Paramount Plus.

Paramount Plus offers a handful of new original series and films, like a “SpongeBob Squarepants” movie and a spinoff show. More exclusive movies and shows are set for release in the coming months.

New releases include an “iCarly” reboot, a “Frasier” reboot, and a “Workaholics” movie. Big-screen Paramount movies, like “A Quiet Place 2,” will also stream on Paramount Plus after they debut in theaters. On last count, we found just over 90 original movies and shows out now or on their way to Paramount Plus.

The streaming service comes with an assortment of live sports broadcasting, too, whether you’re a fan of UEFA soccer action or want to catch your favorite NFL team on Sundays. You can also use the streaming service to watch primetime CBS interviews as they air on the network.

If you sign up now through the end of March, you can get one month of the service for free. Previous CBS All Access trials have been for one week, so take advantage of this extended offer while you can.

Below, we’ve detailed all the ins and outs of Paramount Plus, including pricing, release dates, and what you can expect to watch.

What is Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus is a subscription streaming service from ViacomCBS. The platform replaced the company’s previous service, CBS All Access, on March 4.

The rebranded platform promises to offer an expansion of its predecessor’s on-demand lineup while maintaining access to live CBS networks (with the premium plan) and sports content. 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 with the streaming service, as well. The library also features Paramount Plus originals you won’t find anywhere else.

The new streaming service keeps its predecessor’s huge catalog of classic shows and the rebrand signals a deeper dive into ViacomCBS’ library over the next year. ViacomCBS has previously announced that the rebrand includes the addition of at least 10,000 TV episodes.

When does Paramount Plus launch?

Paramount Plus launched in the US, Canada, and Latin America on March 4. Nordic countries will get Paramount Plus on March 25, while Australia is expected to get the streaming service later in 2021.

How much does Paramount Plus cost?

Paramount Plus launched with an ad-supported plan for $6 a month ($60 a year) along with 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?

If you sign up for Paramount Plus through the end of March, you’ll be able to get a one-month free trial. CBS All Access previously offered a one-week trial, so it’s not a bad idea to jump on this extended trial while you can.

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:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Fire TV
  • Portal TV
  • Samsung smart TVs
  • Vizio TVs
  • LG TVs
  • Playstation
  • Xbox
  • 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’ll get all the same content offered from CBS All Access, along with brand-new shows and more classic titles.

With that said, Paramount Plus will be introducing a new ad-supported plan in June, and it does differ from the CBS All Access ad-supported plan in one key area. Though the Paramount Plus base plan will costs $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 access.

What can I watch on Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus offers access to live CBS streaming via its premium plan. It offers 50% more content than its predecessor in terms of on-demand TV episodes. You can expect to see original content 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. At launch, the service features over 2,500 titles, including movies from popular franchises like “Indiana Jones,” “Star Trek,” and more.

New Paramount Plus originals set for release over the next two years will 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.

Fans of the classic “Godfather” movies will be happy to see “The Offer,” a limited event series based on the making of the movie. There is also a reboot of MTV’s “The Real World” out now. Other upcoming reboots include MTV’s “Behind the Music,” BET’s “The Game,” Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” and “Rugrats,” and a “Criminal Minds”-inspired docuseries called “The Real Criminal Minds.”

Of course, existing CBS All Access exclusives will also remain available, including “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Picard,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “The Stand.”

Time will tell how Paramount Plus stacks up to similar streaming services, like Disney Plus and HBO Max. But, if you can lock in a plan with a one-month trial before the end of March, this deal alone could make this a very appealing streaming option.

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ViacomCBS is giving its CBS All Access streaming service an all-new look and an expanded lineup of shows and movies on March 4. The overhauled service will be called Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus will continue streaming live CBS (on the premium plan) while also offering new original series and films, like a “SpongeBob Squarepants” movie and a spinoff show. Upcoming Paramount movies, like “A Quiet Place 2,” will also stream exclusively on Paramount Plus after they debut in theaters.

There will also be an assortment of live sports, whether you’re a fan of UEFA soccer action or want to catch your favorite NFL team on Sundays.

The rebrand will take place on March 4, and you can get 50% off a one-year subscription if you sign up for CBS All Access before that date. Just use the code “PARAMOUNTPLUS” at checkout when you subscribe. The discount brings the price of an annual limited-commercial plan down to just $30, while the annual commercial-free plan comes out to $50.

Starting March 4, Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access) will cost $10 a month or $100 a year for the commercial-free plan. A new limited-commercial option will be added in June for $5 a month. 

Below, we’ve detailed all the ins and outs of Paramount Plus, including pricing, release dates, and what you can expect to watch.

What is Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus will be the new name for CBS All Access starting March 4.

The rebranded CBS All Access will offer an expansion of the streaming service’s current on-demand lineup while maintaining access to live CBS networks (with the premium plan) and sports content. The streaming service will include programs from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and The Smithsonian Channel.

New and classic movies from Paramount, Miramax, and MGM will be included as well. The library will also feature Paramount Plus originals you won’t find anywhere else.

The new streaming service will keep its predecessor’s huge catalog of classic shows and the rebrand will signal a dive into more of ViacomCBS’ library over the next year. ViacomCBS has previously announced that the rebrand will include the addition of at least 10,000 TV episodes.

When does Paramount Plus launch?

If you’re in the US, Canada, or Latin America, you can start watching Paramount Plus on March 4. Nordic countries will get Paramount Plus on March 25, while Australia is expected to get the streaming service later in 2021.

How much does Paramount Plus cost?

On March 4, Paramount Plus will launch with a premium plan for $10 a month or $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 add a cheaper ad-supported plan 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. 

Customers who sign up for CBS All Access before it becomes Paramount Plus on March 4 can lock in a special discounted annual rate. If you enter the code “PARAMOUNTPLUS” at checkout through the Paramount Plus website, you can get one year of the ad-supported plan for $30, or one year of the commercial-free plan for $50. The deal expires today at 11:59 p.m. GMT.

What devices can I use to watch Paramount Plus?

If the rebrand keeps the same devices that CBS All Access already supports, Paramount Plus subscribers can expect compatibility with the following devices:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Fire TV
  • Samsung smart TVs
  • Vizio TVs
  • LG TVs
  • Playstation
  • Xbox
  • Portal TV
  • Xfinity Flex

How does Paramount Plus compare to CBS All Access?

Paramount Plus will essentially be an expansion of CBS All Access. 

Current CBS All Access members will be transitioned over to Paramount Plus, enabling them to use their same account information. The CBS All Access app will automatically switch to Paramount Plus. This means you’ll get all the same content CBS All Access already offers, along with brand-new shows and more classic titles. 

With that said, the new Paramount Plus ad-supported plan won’t launch until June, and it does differ from the current CBS All Access ad-supported plan in one key area. Though the Paramount Plus base plan will costs $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 access.

What can I watch on Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus will offer access to live CBS streaming via its premium plan. It will also offer 50% more content than its predecessor in terms of on-demand TV episodes. You can expect to see original content from the likes of Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Paramount Pictures, and CBS.

The service will be home to brand-new movies, including all of 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. At launch, the service will feature over 2,500 titles, including movies from popular franchises like “James Bond,” “Star Trek,” and more.

New Paramount Plus originals set for release over the next two years will 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” is set to come out on March 4.

Fans of the classic “Godfather” movies will be happy to see “The Offer,” a limited event series based on the making of the movie. There will also be reboots of shows like MTV’s “Behind The Music” and “The Real World,” BET’s “The Game,” Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” and “Rugrats,” and a “Criminal Minds”-inspired docuseries called “The Real Criminal Minds.”

Of course, existing CBS All Access exclusives will also remain available, including “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Picard,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “The Stand.”

Time will tell how Paramount Plus stacks up to similar streaming services, like Disney Plus and HBO Max. But, if you can lock in the $30 or $50 deal for a one-year subscription before March 4, the low price alone could make this a very appealing streaming option.

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Paramount Plus promises to continue streaming live CBS while also offering new original series and movies, like “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run,” “The Offer,” and more. 

There will also be an assortment of live sports, whether you’re a fan of UEFA soccer action or want to catch your favorite NFL team on Sundays.

The rebrand will take place on March 4, and you can get 50% off a one-year subscription if you sign up before that date. Right now, you can subscribe to CBS All Access (soon to be Paramount Plus) for as little as $2.50 per month if you buy the annual limited-commercial subscription with the code “PARAMOUNTPLUS” at checkout. 

It’s unclear how much Paramount Plus will charge for an annual membership after March 3, so this deal is worth jumping on before it expires.

Below, we’ve detailed all the ins and outs of Paramount Plus, including pricing, release dates, and what you can expect to watch.

What is Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus will be the new name for CBS All Access starting March 4.

The rebranded CBS All Access will offer an expansion of the streaming service’s current on-demand lineup while maintaining access to all the live CBS local network and sports content subscribers already get. The streaming service will include programs from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and The Smithsonian Channel. From “Ridiculousness” to “The Daily Show,” there will be plenty to watch through Paramount Plus.

The increase of content will also mean new Paramount Plus originals, such as a reboot of Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” series and “Y:1883,” a prequel to the popular show “Yellowstone.” If nautical nonsense is something you wish, “Kamp Koral: Spongebob’s Under Years” is set to come out by the end of 2021. Of course, existing CBS All Access exclusives will also remain available, including “Star Trek: Discovery” and “The Stand.”

The new streaming service will also keep its predecessor’s huge catalog of classic shows and the rebrand will signal a dive into more of ViacomCBS’ library over the next year. ViacomCBS has previously announced that the rebrand will include the addition of at least 10,000 TV episodes.

When does Paramount Plus launch?

If you’re in the US or Latin America, you can start watching Paramount Plus on March 4. Additional regions are expected to be supported at a later date. 

How much does Paramount Plus cost?

CBS All Access currently costs $6 a month or $60 a years for the limited-commercial plan. For the commercial-free plan, you can pay $10 a month or $100 a year. Each plan comes with a free one-week trial. It’s unclear whether Paramount Plus will keep those prices once the rebrand launches on March 4.

With that said, customers who sign up for a CBS All Access subscription ahead of the transition can lock in a special discounted annual rate for Paramount Plus. If you enter the code “PARAMOUNTPLUS” at checkout through the Paramount Plus website, you can get one year of the limited-commercial plan for $30, or one year of the commercial-free plan for $50. That’s 50% off the regular annual rate.

ViacomCBS plans to reveal more about the Paramount Plus launch on February 24, but you can take advantage of this offer before then to lock in the discounted rate.

What devices can I use to watch Paramount Plus?

It’s unclear what devices Paramount Plus will support until ViacomCBS reveals more about the streaming service on February 24. 

If the rebrand keeps the same devices that CBS All Access already supports, subscribers can expect compatibility with smartphones, web browsers, Chromecast, Fire TV, Samsung smart TVs, Vizio TVs, LG TVs, Playstation 4, Xbox, and Roku.

How does Paramount Plus compare to CBS All Access?

Although it’s unclear what devices the new streaming service will support and what the cost for new members will be starting March 4, Paramount Plus will essentially be an expansion of CBS All Access.

It’s expected that current CBS All Access members will simply be transitioned over to Paramount Plus, enabling them to sign into the new app with their same account information. This means you’ll get all the same content CBS All Access already offers, along with brand-new shows and more classic titles. 

What can I watch on Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus will offer access to live TV and sports games via CBS and CBS Sports. It will also offer existing subscribers 50% more content than its predecessor in terms of on-demand TV episodes. You can expect to see original content from the likes of Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Paramount Pictures, and CBS.

Fans of the classic “Godfather” movies will be happy to see “The Offer,” a limited event series based on the making of the movie. There will also be reboots of shows like MTV’s “Behind The Music,” BET’s “The Game,” and a “Criminal Minds”-inspired docuseries called “The Real Criminal Minds.”

Other series will include Star Trek-based content, like “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” along with a straight-to-video release of “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run.” 

Time will tell how Paramount Plus stacks up to similar streaming services, like Disney Plus and HBO Max. But, if you can lock in the $30 deal for a one-year subscription, the low price alone could make this a very appealing streaming option.

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