Paramount Plus will replace CBS All Access on March 4, and you can get 50% off an annual plan if you sign up now

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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 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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