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

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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, there's a wealth of movies and TV shows from those networks, and exclusive original 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). The weighty library includes new shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the iCarly revival and Yellowstone prequel - 1883. New titles landing this year are equally as exciting, and include a hefty James Bond collection, the Rocky films, and classics like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. 

Also the place to live stream NFL, Paramount Plus has amassed more than 39.6 million subscribers, and is 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.

Where is Paramount Plus available?

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 expansion 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 seven-day free trial.

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

Get Paramount Plus FREE with Walmart Plus sign ups

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. 

Paramount Plus draws 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.

Paramount Plus cost: How much are plans?

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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 for $49.99 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.

Paramount Plus apps: which devices are compatible?

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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 tablets
  • Chromecast
  • Cox Contour box
  • Fire TV (including Fire Stick and Fire Cube)
  • Portal TV
  • PS4 and PS5
  • Samsung TV
  • Vizio TV
  • LG TV
  • Roku (most models)
  • Xbox Series S and X
  • Xfinity Flex
  • Web browsers: Chrome, Safari (Max OS X 10.10+) and Microsoft Edge

Paramount Plus shows, movies and originals

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

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 2
  • Are You the One? Season 9 
  • Teen Wolf: The Movie 
  • Wolf Pack 

New shows to Paramount+ in early 2023:

  • Tough as Nails
  • NCIS Crossover Event
  • Lingo Season 1
  • Kiri & Lou Seasons 1, 2
  • The Loud House Season 5
  • The Smurfs (2021) Season 1
  • Acapulco Shore Seasons 8, 9
  • Taxi Seasons 1 – 5
  • The Astronauts Season 1

New movies on Paramount+ in early 2023:

The list of new movies coming to Paramount+ is enormous, and whittling it down to a 'best of' list still left us with a huge range of titles, so strap in tight!

  • Good Burger
  • Grease
  • Halloween VIII: Resurrection
  • Minority Report
  • Paranormal Activity 2, Paranormal Activity 3, Paranormal Activity 4
  • Pony Express
  • Road trip
  • Roman Holiday
  • Serpico
  • Shaft
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • Shirley Valentine
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • The Duchess
  • The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
  • The Italian Job
  • Wes Craven Presents: They
  • Starflight One
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • The Witches
  • 12 Angry Men
  • An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Devil In A Blue Dress
  • Meatballs 4
  • Megaville
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Playing Mona Lisa
  • Showgirls
  • The Brady Bunch Movie
  • 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 
  • Midnight Cowboy 
  • Octopussy 
  • Quantum of Solace 
  • Return Of The Pink Panther 
  • Robocop 
  • Rocky, Rocky Balboa, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V 
  • Skyfall 
  • The Alamo 
  • 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 

Interested in other platforms? Check our our guide to the best Netflix shows to stream right now.

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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