How long is the Paramount Plus free trial?

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It's coming up for two years since CBS All Access rebranded as Paramount Plus, home to both CBS and Paramount Pictures TV shows and movies, with 46 million subscribers as of February 2023. And unlike other streaming platforms that have done away with their free trial within the first six months, those after RuPaul and his All Star drag queens, or intergalactic entertainment with the Star Trek franchise can enjoy a Paramount Plus free trial right now.

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 without spending a cent.

Read on in our guide to find out the current length of the Paramount Plus free trial, and how to get your subscription on the cheap after it ends.

Paramount Plus: 30-day free trial with code ADVANCE (opens in new tab)

Paramount Plus: 30-day free trial with code ADVANCE (opens in new tab)
To celebrate the start of the UEFA Champions League, you can now subscribe and get an extended Paramount Plus free trial period, upgrading from 7-days to a whole month. Simply quote the code ADVANCE when you sign up to claim it. 

Expires April 4th

Is there a Paramount Plus free trial?

The good news is that there is a Paramount Plus free trial! New subscribers can sign up now and enjoy 7 whole days for free (opens in new tab).

Thereafter the service starts from $4.99 a month, with more details of plans and costs in our Paramount Plus price guide.

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

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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 $49.99 a year (opens in new tab).

Or get even more bang for your buck with the Paramount Plus and Showtime bundle. Throwing together both services, pay $11.99 a month (opens in new tab). That's after benefitting from a 7-day Paramount Plus free trial.

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

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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.