Here’s a streaming TV deal that sports fans and movie watchers will love. Paramount+ streaming service (formerly known as CBS All Access) recently added a new plan that’s only $4.99 per month. It’s even cheaper if you sign up for an annual subscription.
Either way, the new plan saves you half the cost of a regular subscription.
What’s included in Paramount Plus?
Besides popular CBS programming like NFL and SEC football games, March Madness basketball, the Masters tournament and PGA Championship, and UEFA soccer, you’ll also get access to additional channels: Comedy Central, MTV, BET, Nickelodeon, and the Smithsonian Channel. Paramount+ also streams popular iconic movies from Paramount Pictures, exclusive originals, and kid-friendly shows.
With a Paramount+ subscription, you can watch on up to 3 devices and make separate profiles for each member of the family. You can also download shows and movies to watch offline.
How to get CBS’ popular streaming option at a discount
Paramount+ recently came out with an ad-supported option called the Paramount+ Essential Plan that gets you sports, movies, and TV starting at just $4.99 per month.
Besides the commercials, there are a few key differences between the Essentials and Premium plans, so be sure to carefully compare your options below.
There’s also a 25% student discount if you qualify.
New Paramount+ Essentials Plan
If you’re one of the many families that no longer subscribes to cable TV, but you’ve missed watching some of your favorite shows and sports, then give Paramount + a try at the new $4.99 per month rate.
The new Paramount+ Essential plan is just $4.99/month.
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The Paramount Essential plan lets you stream with limited commercial interruptions at an attractive monthly rate, or even cheaper at $49.99 per year. However, the discounted Paramount+ Essentials plan does not include your local live CBS station. If you get good reception for that station on your antenna, then you may not feel this is a deal-breaker.
Here’s what’s included in the Paramount+ Essentials Plan:
- $4.99/month or $49.99/year
- Stream with limited commercial interruptions
- Watch 30,000+ episodes, movies & originals on demand
- Stream NFL on CBS and Champions League live
- Get 24/7 national news with CBSN
- NO LOCAL, LIVE CBS CHANNEL
Paramount+ Premium Plan
You can skip the commercials (except during live shows) with the Premium plan at $9.99 per month (or discounted annual price of $99.99 per year). Note that live TV streams have commercials, and a few shows will include brief promotional interruptions about new and upcoming Paramount+ programming. The premium offering does include your local CBS affiliate station, so if you don’t have an antenna or don’t get good reception for that channel, the premium plan might be your preferred option. There are some additional benefits as well, so compare the two options and decide which you want.
Here’s what’s included in the Paramount+ Premium plan:
- $9.99/month or $99.99/year
- Stream with no ads (except live TV & a few shows)
- Watch 30,000+ episodes, movies & originals on demand
- Stream NFL on CBS, UEFA Champions League and additional top soccer leagues, plus even MORE sports like PGA golf and NCAA basketball
- Get 24/7 local and national news with CBSN and CBS live
- Download your shows to watch offline, anytime
- INCLUDES YOUR LOCAL, LIVE CBS CHANNEL
Paramount+ Free Trial
If you’re not sure whether Paramount + is for you, they do have a free trial. Right now, there’s a one-month free trial when you use the code MOVIES. But this extended trial offer ends July 1, so hurry and sign up!
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What’s on Paramount+?
The biggest benefit of CBS All Access/Paramount+ is probably that they have sports many people want to watch. Here are the sports you can watch with Paramount+:
- March Madness
- PGA Championship
- Masters Tournament
- and more
Note: if you’re already a SportsLine or 247Sports subscriber, you get a premium membership of Paramount+ bundled with your subscription.
Shows and movies
Paramount Pictures has been making blockbuster movies for years. You get many of those along with a lot of popular television series. Here are some of the popular shows and movies on Paramount+ currently:
- Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg
- Star Trek Beyond (movie) and Star Trek Discovery (series)
- iCarly and Zoey 101
- Mission Impossible
- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
- The SpongeBob Movie(s)
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Peppa Pig
- Paw Patrol
- Ink Master
- Criminal Minds
- Blue Bloods
- Blue’s Clues
- Perry Mason
- and many, many more
Which devices will stream Paramount+?
You can stream CBS All Access (now Paramount+) on all of these devices — and possibly more:
- Apple TV
- iPhone and iPad
- Android TV
- Android phone and tablet
- Fire TV
- Portal TV
- PlayStation 4
- Samsung TV
- Vizio TV
- LG TV
- Xfinity Flex
Paramount+ on Prime Video
You can stream Paramount+ channel on Amazon’s Prime video for an additional fee. There’s a 7-day free trial available on Prime Video, and you can choose the Essential plan ($5.99) or Premium subscription ($9.99). If you do it this way you’ll be billed through Amazon account, which may be convenient. However, if you decide to cancel your Prime subscription, your Paramount+ plan will be gone too. (But you can always sign up again by going directly to Paramount+.)
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