Does Paramount Plus have a free trial?

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Paramount Plus' annual subscription is available for half price in the Black Friday sales. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Paramount Plus is your one-stop shop for all things CBS and Showtime. It surpassed 46 million subscribers in February of 2023, delivering old favorites and new original programming. Whether you're hoping to spend some time marathoning Star Trek, want to spend time with friends catching up on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars or want to take a peek at new original planning, it's all in one place. While there isn't a free trial right now, their Black Friday deals are still running and worth checking out!

Paramount Plus & Showtime: 3

Paramount Plus & Showtime: 3 Months for just $3.96/month
Stream your way through two extensive libraries of TV shows and movies, for a price that can't be beat. The Paramount Plus and Showtime bundle usually costs $11.99 a month. Now a part of the Paramount Plus Premium plan, Showtime costs $10.99 a month on its own, meaning you're spending just $1 more for a bigger and better library. Watch Yellowstone and Yellowjackets in equal measure with the best of both in this streaming deal.

Expires December 3

Yep, it's true. Offering 30,000+ hours of TV shows and movies across Paramount's staple networks, including BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and more, you can get a taste for a bargain

Is there a Paramount Plus free trial?

At the moment, ParamountPlus has suspended their free trial in lieu of offering 3 months at a whopping 67% off. That means it's only $1.99/month for Paramount+ Essential, and $3.96/month for Paramount+ with Showtime! This deal only runs until December 3, 2023, so be sure to take advantage while you can.

While there isn't currently a Paramount Plus free trial, don't panic. The service often changes out their deals, including adding and changing a free trial.

Once the trial pricing ends after December, the pricing is still very affordable. The service starts at $5.99/month, and the Paramount+ with Showtime plan runs for $11.99/month.

Alternatively, if you subscribe to Walmart Plus or are thinking about it, members get Paramount Plus for free as a part of their package.

RuPaul for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 7 promo

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What is the cheapest way to get Paramount Plus after your free trial?

Once your Paramount Plus free trial ends, there are a few options available that help secure you access to the service for an affordable rate.

Sign up for Paramount Plus and pay annually for its Essential or Premium plan and you can save 16%, starting from just $59.99 a year.

We recommend Paramount's Premium plan which combines both Paramount Plus and Showtime's library of content. Save by subscripting to its annual plan for $119.99 a year

You'll then be able to add popular series like The First Lady, Billions, and Dexter: New Blood to your watchlist.

Sam Elliot in 1883, the Yellowstone prequel series

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What can I watch on Paramount Plus?

Funnelling in content from CBS and Paramount, as well as its other associated networks, Paramount Plus is also home to a ton of Original TV shows and movies, including:

  • 1883
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
  • Halo
  • The Offer
  • The Fairy Odd Parents: Fairly Odder
  • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Jackass Forever
  • Why Women Kill
  • iCarly (reboot)
  • The Good Fight

It's also the place to watch lots of sporting coverage such as UEFA Champions League and Europa football, NFL, March Madness, and The Women's Cup.

And movie watchers are catered for, too, with options for all ages and interests. Discover old favorites like Anchorman, Catch Me If You Can, Mean Girls, and Top Gun. There are also newer releases including Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

For a full rundown of the most eye-catching content on the service, check out our full guide to the best Paramount Plus shows.

Alice Marshall
eCommerce Editor

Alice is eCommerce Editor at Future with a focus on streaming services, such as Disney Plus and HBO Max, and VPN. She predominantly writes buying and streaming service guides, as well as how to watch articles. Previously a Commercial Content Writer at Trusted Reviews, Alice has five years experience giving online buying advice, and over two years writing about consumer tech.

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