Paramount+: Stream Original TV Shows, Channels, Pricing
What exactly is Paramount Plus?
For those of you who are not familiar with Paramount Plus, you may have heard of CBS All Access. We should inform you that Paramount Plus is its replacement, but before you get upset about that, we want you to know that it’s basically just a brand-new name with an even more diverse catalog! In addition, if you were already a CBS All Access subscriber then your subscription will transfer over to Paramount Plus.
What channels does it feature?
For the most part, Paramount Plus includes live news and sports, on-demand shows and movies. You’ll even be able to check out some of the originals from the parent company ViacomCBS’ brands such as CBS, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Paramount Network, as well as the Paramount Pictures movie studio.
What can I watch on Paramount Plus?
Paramount Plus will offer several movies by Paramount Pictures about a month and a half after they premiere in theatres. For instance, Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to reach cinemas in November and then stream on Paramount Plus in January. As for other movies, they will most likely have a longer time frame between their debuts in theatres and the date that they’re available to stream.
Paramount Plus anticipates having a library with over 30,000 television show episodes and 2,500 movies. They also will be debuting 36 original series in the upcoming year. Some of the originals incorporated include a revival of the 1990s sitcom, Frasier, a CG-animation update of Nickelodeon's Rugrats, and a new studio founded by the original creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender, in which they will be producing various programs, such as a new animated film.
How much does it cost?
Paramount Plus offers a premier option which costs $10 a month or $100 annually to stream ad-free. If you don’t mind ads, you can opt for the $6 a month or $60 annual option. Furthermore, they will be adding a limited $5 a month tier in June which will incorporate advertisements and remove access to CBS’ live network. By this point, the $6 a month/$60 annual option will no longer be available.
Where is Paramount Plus available?
It is currently available in the United States, Canada, and 18 Latin-American countries, it’s launch date was March 4, 2021.
Paramount Plus will initially be in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
It expanded to Europe, firstly in the Nordic countries, on March 25th 2021 and it will spread to Australia with a total rebrand and expansion later this year, with more markets to follow.
How can I watch Paramount Plus?
Paramount Plus is available to stream directly on ParamountPlus.com. You can also stream through the Paramount Plus mobile apps for Apple iOS devices and Android devices.
ViacomCBS mentioned that Paramount Plus will have the same "broad distribution" that All Access had. CBS All Access was accessible on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Android TV, Android phone and tablet, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Portal TV, PlayStation 4, Samsung TV, Vizio TV, LG TV, Roku, Xbox, and Xfinity Flex.
What extra features are included?
Paramount Plus originals support 4K/HDR and Dolbyvision premium visual formats, as well as some Smithsonian content. Paramount Plus does not support Dolby Atmos sound at this time.
They do permit mobile downloads, so long as it’s for no more than 25 titles.
You can create up to six separate profiles in the apps, just like Netflix does, it keeps recommendations and watch history separate for each individual member on the account.
The service also permits simultaneous streams for up to three people, meaning that they can use the app at the same time. Lastly, they will most likely offer tailored kid profiles, the same way CBS All Access did.
Is Paramount Plus worth getting?
It seems that Paramount Plus is worth getting if you’re one of the niche markets that they’re targeting, such as nostalgic millennials who grew up watching SpongeBob SquarePants or Trekkies who are eager to watch all the Star Trek TV episodes with a simple click of a button.
It seems that the strongest qualities that Paramount Plus exhibits is the interface which incorporates a large rotating banner showcasing promoted content. You also get category buttons for each brand (CBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Smithsonian Channel).
Paramount Plus also includes a queue containing previously viewed content that is editable, and not just when being viewed in a web browser. Navigating through the rows of shows and movies in Paramount Plus is simple. Filters allow you to see all the shows or movies in alphabetical order and they have filters by genre as well.
For the most part, it seems that this service is worth getting so long as you don’t already have on-demand access to the channels and shows that it includes. In addition, it appears that there are streaming services with more options for more competitive costs. This is a great alternative if you’ve already exhausted all options on your other streaming services.