Paramount Plus: cost, where to watch, shows, movies and more

Paramount Plus is a streaming service that includes content from a host of other networks including CBS, Nickelodeon, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, The Smithsonian Channel, BET and, of course, Paramount Pictures. Launched in the US in 2021, it contains a wealth of movies and TV shows from those networks, and its own exclusive content, too. 

Though not yet quite a contender for the likes of Netflix and Disney Plus, Paramount Plus does have more hours of streaming under its belt than, for example, HBO Max (over 30,000 to its 10,000). It has a library of content including new shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the the iCarly revival and Yellowstone prequel-1883

Paramount Plus: sign up for a 7-day free trial now

Also the place to live stream NFL, Paramount Plus has amassed more than 39.6 million subscribers, now available in Latin America, Canada, and Australia, Europe and the UK with plans to expand even further. Stay tuned for more on how to watch it, how much it costs and what else is on, or check out our lists of the best Paramount Plus movies and the best Paramount Plus shows for even more information.

When will Paramount Plus arrive where I am?

Paramount Plus is currently available in the US, Latin America, Canada, Australia, European countries including the UK, Germany, Italy and France, and Nordic countries like Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Late 2022 saw it arrive in the Caribbean, and 2023 will see it expand across Africa and Asia.

Is there a free trial for new Paramount Plus subscribers?

For those looking for a Paramount Plus free trial, head to our guide where you can learn about how new subscribers can enjoy a free trial and for how long (it’s seven days, FYI).

Alternatively, Walmart Plus subscribers can get Paramount Plus thrown in for free with their subscription.

Get Paramount Plus FREE with Walmart Plus sign ups
For existing and new customers to Walmart Plus, you can now stream Paramount Plus for free as a part of your membership on top of discounts on fuel, free delivery on groceries, as well as free shipping on other items. Subscribers will get the Paramount Plus Essential plan, which is valued at $49.99 a year.

What is Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus is the rebranded platform of CBS All Access service. Outside the US, most countries don’t have CBS All Access, meaning ViacomCBS has little in the way of a streaming footprint. So, while the rebranding part is important for US customers, the global ambition is what matters here on a wider level. 

The aim is to draw on a deeper well of content from the parent company’s portfolio, with a library of older shows and movies alongside a selection of originals. CBS All Access featured news and sports content, like UEFA matches – whatever US customers enjoyed on CBS All Access now forms a key part of Paramount Plus.

Paramount Plus features over 40,000 episodes of TV shows and more than 2,500 movies, as well as a whole host of original shows to get stuck into.

Internationally, the content will vary depending on current licensing deals. For example, Amazon has the rights to show Star Trek: Picard outside the US as it stands – so don’t expect to see an identical library globally, at least at first.

Paramount Plus cost: How much are plans?

This is how Paramount explains the difference in pricing tiers. (Image credit: Paramount Plus)

The Paramount Plus price is $4.99 with ads or $9.99 per month without ads.

Both tiers will feature the same selection of on-demand originals and library content, but the difference is access to local CBS stations – that’s exclusive to the higher tier. You also get live CBS TV and more sports through the higher tier option. The image above breaks it all down.

The premium plan also offers the option to download your shows and watch them offline.

You can also choose to sign up to an annual plan to save 16%, making the essential plan $4.17 a month and the premium $8.33.

More recently, Paramount Plus has introduced a bundle deal which throws in Showtime from just $11.99 a month, giving you access to the likes of Yellowjackets, Billions, and reboot Dexter: New Blood.

(Image credit: Paramount Plus)

Paramount Plus apps: which devices are compatible?

Paramount Plus is available on the following supported devices, according to this help page:

Apple TV (‘Supported versions’ on 4th Gen and 4K)iPhone and iPad (iOS 11+)Android TV (including Nvidia Shield, Sony Bravia TVs from 2015 onwards, Hisense Android TVs, TCL 3-Series Smart TVs)Android phones and tabletsChromecastFire TV (including Fire Stick and Fire Cube)Portal TVPS4Samsung TVVizio TVLG TVRoku (most models)Xbox Series S and XXfinity FlexWeb browsers: Chrome, Safari (Max OS X 10.10+) and Microsoft Edge

Paramount Plus shows, movies and originals

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is at home on Paramount+ (Image credit: Paramount+)

Promising “live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment”, Paramount Plus is already brimming with fantastic TV shows, movies and live coverage, including exclusive, original shows like Yellowstone prequel, 1883, Mayor of Kingstown, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

In 2022 the platform saw the arrival of Halo, based on the popular games of the same name, which feels like the closest the service has to a massive The Mandalorian-type show. Frasier fans can also look forward to its revival arriving on the platform at some point this year (in the meantime, catch up with the original seasons, which are in the vault). The Yellowstone-verse will continue to expand with a second spin-off, 6666, also in the works.

Sports on the service include UEFA soccer, PGA golf, NFL, NCAA basketball, The Masters and National Women’s Soccer League.

In terms of movies, your kids will be pleased with the likes of SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run exclusive to the service. The same goes for Star Trek and Indiana Jones movies, which were available at launch.

Paramount Plus has also made a deal to be the streaming home of MGM’s new movies, like No Time To Die, House of Gucci and Creed 3, after they’ve made their paid TV debut. 

Other movies span a range of genres and eras, from newer titles like Top Gun: Maverick, Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2, Transformers 7, Dungeons and Dragons to older favourites such as Scream, Minority Report, Interstellar, The Wolf of Wall Street and tons of others.

Paramount Plus: What’s new for 2023?

There is a huge cohort of movies and shows joining the platform in early 2023. Below, we list the Original shows and movies, followed by movie and show titles that will already be familiar. 

New to Paramount+ in early 2023: Originals

Mayor of Kingstown Season 2Are You the One? Season 9 Teen Wolf: The Movie Wolf Pack 

New shows to Paramount+ in early 2023:

Tough as NailsNCIS Crossover EventLingo Season 1Kiri & Lou Seasons 1, 2The Loud House Season 5The Smurfs (2021) Season 1Acapulco Shore Seasons 8, 9Taxi Seasons 1 – 5The Astronauts Season 1

New movies on Paramount+ in early 2023:

The list of new movies coming to Paramount+ is enormous, so strap in tight!

January 1

A River Runs Through ItArachnophobiaArrowheadAtlantic CityBarbershopBlue HawaiiBoundBoys And GirlsBull DurhamCarolinaCursedDays of ThunderEl DoradoForces Of NatureFrench PostcardsGirls! Girls! Girls!GloryGood BurgerGreaseHalloween VIII: ResurrectionHang ‘Em HighHatariHome For The HolidaysHouse ArrestJinxed!Mean CreekMinority ReportMorning GloryPaper MoonParanormal Activity 2Paranormal Activity 3Paranormal Activity 4PaycheckPony ExpressPret-A-PorterRoad TripRoman HolidaySerpicoShaftShakespeare in LoveShirley ValentineSilenceSpy Kids 3-D: Game OverStar Trek BeyondStarting OverSwingersTeaching Mrs. TingleThe DuchessThe Fighting TemptationsThe Foot Fist WayThe Good, The Bad and the UglyThe HunterThe Italian JobThe Lonely ManThe LongshotsThe Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceThe Monster SquadThe Prince and MeThe RomanticsThe Sons of Katie ElderThe Thin Red LineThe Two JakesThe Whales Of AugustWalking TallWe’re No AngelsWes Craven Presents: TheyYoung Guns II

January 2

Hell Bound

January 3

A Green JourneyA Matter of SexBlue ChipsClerksCold MountainFrom a Whisper to a ScreamGentlemen in White VestsHave You Seen My Son?Hell RaidersHomelessIncident in an AlleyIntimate BetrayalInvasion of the Star CreaturesJealousyJoe Dancer I: The Big Black PillJoe Dancer II: The Monkey MissionLegion of IronMad BullMemorial DayMercy Or Murder?Ministry of VengeanceMoney TalksMoving TargetMurder By the BookNYPD MountedPrivate PartsRain Without ThunderRight of the PeopleRiot on Sunset StripRosebudSamaritan: The Mitch Snyder StorySavage WeekendSecret of Deep HarborSecret ScreamsSlipping Into DarknessSon-RiseStarflight OneStranger Who Looks Like MeTake It AllTaxi DriverTerracesTerror SquadThe Happy Hooker Goes to WashingtonThe Hard RideThe MansterThe Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!The Running ManThe Secret of the Ice CaveThe SoloistThe Time TravelersThe WhisperersThe WitchesThis Girl for HireThree on a SpreeTimestalkersUnderground AcesVirtuosityWild ZoneWindrider

January 4

High School Hellcats

January 5

Crime Against Joe

January 9

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Released January 15

A Fish Called Wanda Carrie Casino Royale Father of the Bride  Fiddler On the Roof For Your Eyes Only Goldeneye Judgment At Nuremberg License to Kill Live and Let Die Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love Midnight Cowboy Octopussy Paths of Glory Platoon Quantum of Solace Red River Return Of The Pink Panther Rob Roy Robocop Rocky Rocky Balboa Rocky II Rocky III Rocky IV Rocky V Run Silent, Run Deep Skyfall That’s Entertainment The Alamo The Apartment The Defiant Ones The Dirty Dozen The Living Daylights The Magnificent Seven The Man with the Golden Gun The Manchurian Candidate The Pink Panther The Pink Panther Strikes Again The Silence of the Lambs The Thomas Crown Affair The Unforgiven The World is Not Enough Tomorrow Never Dies View To A Kill Witness For the Prosecution

Released January 21

Hercules (2014)

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