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Paramount Plus Streaming Service

Paramount Plus is the latest streaming platform to enter the increasingly crowded streaming platform market alongside, Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max etc. This article will look at the Paramount Plus release date, the subscription price, which shows are available, how to get the free trial, and more.

What is Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus (also stylised as Paramount+) initially began as CBS All Access and will transfer all of its content across, with other original content being added in the future. The platform is available through the Paramount Plus website, through the Paramount+ app for both Android and iOS devices, and also directly through your smart TV.

Paramount Plus Release Date

Paramount Plus was released in the US on the 4th March, 2021, along with several Latin American countries. Canadian users of CBS All Access will become Paramount Plus members as initially, only the name will change, before more content being added later in the year. A launch in Australia is planned for mid-2021. There is currently no UK release date for Paramount Plus, however given the success of other streaming platforms in the UK it is most likely.

Paramount Plus Subscription Cost

The Paramount Plus price is $9.99 per month without commercials, or $5.99 with commercials (this version will be reduced to $4.99 in June). Both subscription plans have the same library, the main differences are the lack of adverts, access to local CBS stations and more sports.

Note: Live TV will still have commercials even if you pay for the $9.99 version, and select shows will still have ads.

Paramount Plus Free Trial

There is a 30-day free trial. This offer is currently only available until March 31st 2021. There may be further trials after this date, however this has not yet been confirmed. You can begin the free trial by signing up on their website.

Paramount Plus Shows

Currently Paramount Plus has:

  • Over 30,000 episodes and movies from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Smithsonian Channel and more.
  • Previous originals, including hits like The Good Fight, Star Trek: Discovery, The Twilight Zone and The Stand.
  • Brand-new originals and exclusive content, such as Kamp Koral, a new original from Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • Live sports, shows and news with your local CBS station, CBSN, CBS Sports HQ and ET Live.

See here for Full List of Paramount Plus Shows.

Paramount Plus Compatible Devices

Paramount Plus is currently compatible with the following devices:

  • Apple TV (‘Supported versions)
  • iPhone and iPad (iOS 11+)
  • Android TV
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Chromecast
  • Fire TV (Fire Stick and Fire Cube)
  • Portal TV
  • PS4
  • Samsung TV
  • LG TV
  • Vizio TV
  • Roku
  • Xbox Series S|X
  • Chrome, Safari and Microsoft Edge Web browsers.

How to Update CBS app to Paramount Plus

If you have previously been using the CBS app on your chosen device, it should automatically update to Paramount Plus. If it hasn’t, then go into the settings and manually update the app. Click here for a detailed guide to updating the CBS app for your relevant device.
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