Paramount Plus UK: how to watch, price, shows, movies, and more

Paramount Plus logo in front of promo images for movies and TV shows available on the platform
Paramount Plus UK sells itself as a "mountain of entertainment" and who are we to argue? (Image credit: Paramount / ViacomCBS)

Paramount Plus UK is one of the newer streamers on the block, having only landed in the United Kingdom in 2022. Even so, there's no shortage of quality content to watch on a platform that's rapidly establishing itself as one of the best streaming services out there.

As well as producing original content of its own, this self-proclaimed "mountain of entertainment" is home to major entertainment brands such as Nickelodeon, Showtime, Comedy Central and MTV. Paramount Plus UK's extensive catalogue of content also features recent blockbuster hits (Top Gun: Maverick, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves), all-time classics (Pulp Fiction, The Godfather), and almost every Star Trek movie or TV show in the history of the 57-year-old franchise.

Throw in the likes of Paw Patrol and SpongeBob SquarePants and you've got something for the entire family, making Paramount Plus UK an ideal streaming destination. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the platform before you subscribe, including information on cost, free trials and what's available to watch.

How much does Paramount Plus UK cost?

The main character in Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves stand in a bearpit

New blockbusters such as Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves arrive on Paramount Plus UK regularly. (Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

You can purchase the Paramount Plus UK service for £6.99 per month or £69.90 for the year. Before you sign up, though, do check out the latest Paramount Plus coupon codes that are available today to save money on your subscription fee.

This subscription service is available via desktop browser, mobiles, TVs and the Paramount Plus app. We've included a full list of compatible devices below.

As well as this, Sky customers can access the Paramount Plus app on Sky platforms in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. Paramount Plus doesn't come free with a standard Sky subscription, but if you sign up to Sky Cinema, you'll get Paramount Plus included at no extra cost. 

Sky’s streaming service, NOW TV, also offers subscribers the chance to enjoy a Sky Cinema membership, which includes Paramount titles.

However, Sky Cinema members on NOW won’t be able to access the Paramount Plus service for free, though NOW Cinema members can stream most of Paramount’s latest blockbusters and the service's library of on-demand movies at no extra cost.

Lastly, Paramount Plus UK is a channel on Prime Video, too, for which you pay the subscription fee of £6.99 a month. You need to have an Amazon Prime subscription to access the service via this platform (which can be launched on a range of devices).

Is there a Paramount Plus UK free trial?

Jean-Luc Picard outside a building on the world of Vashti in Star Trek: Picard season one.

Star Trek: Picard is one of many Star Trek movies and TV shows available on Paramount Plus. (Image credit: Trae Patton/CBS)

Indeed there is, but it's a quick one. You can get a free trial for seven days, so maybe time it up for the weekend to make sure you as much as you can from your free trial. 

To sign up for a free trial, simply click here. That will take you to the homepage where the option of a free trial will be offered alongside a monthly membership. You'll need to enter your card details, so make sure you set a reminder to cancel before the seven days are up if you don't plan on sticking with the service. 

Want to know more? Check out our in-depth guide to the Paramount Plus free trial.

Paramount Plus UK compatible devices

Paramount Plus app icon on a smartphone

It's easy to watch Paramount Plus UK on your smartphone and many other devices. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Paramount Plus UK is available on the following supported devices. For more information, Paramount Plus UK's help page has you covered. 

  • Desktop (web)
  • iOS app (phone & tablet) - iOS 14.0+
  • Apple TV 4 (tvOS) & 5 (4K)
  • Android app (phone and tablet)
  • Compatible Android TV devices
  • Compatible FireTV devices 
  • Roku
  • Chromecast
  • Samsung TV (2017 or newer)
  • LG TV (LG TVs with webOS 4.0 or higher, 2018 and newer models)
  • Sky Q, Sky Q Mini, Sky Puck, Sky Glass (UK & Ireland only)
  • Xbox

You can currently watch two simultaneous streams on a Paramount Plus UK subscription, with six user profiles allowed per account.

What TV shows are available on Paramount Plus UK?

The Dutton family standing at the entrance to a cabin in Yellowstone season 5

Paramount Plus UK is the place to go to watch Kevin Costner's smash hit US show Yellowstone. (Image credit: Paramount Network)

There's a lot to get through here, so we'll just offer a sample of the growing range of diverse offerings on Paramount Plus UK.

Yellowstone, the Kevin Costner-led hit drama, is available to stream, as are prequel series 1883 and 1923. You can also enjoy the zeitgeist-grabbing Yellowjackets, acclaimed Emma Stone-starring cringe comedy The Curse, and Mayor Of Kingstown, a gritty crime story starring Jeremy Renner and Kyle Chandler as members of a family whose business is quite literally prison.

Sci-fi fans are well served by the mega-budget TV adaptation of the Halo videogame series and, of course, enough Star Trek to fill a Spacedock. The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery, Picard, Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks are all available to stream on Paramount Plus UK now.

There's plenty of classic shows on the platform, too, including Billions, The Affair, Blue Bloods, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Dexter, Elementary and a whopping 26 seasons of South Park. You can also catch every season of Cheers and its more famous spin-off Frasier – including last year's reboot. 

Kids are also well served, with SpongeBob SquarePants, Paw Patrol and Avatar: The Last Airbender among the many attractions on Paramount Plus UK.

What movies are available on Paramount Plus UK?

Tom Cruise's Maverick in the cockpit in Top Gun: Maverick

Feel the need for speed with Top Gun: Maverick on Paramount Plus UK. (Image credit: Paramount Studios)

There's no shortage of quality movies on Paramount Plus UK. Recent blockbusters are represented by Top Gun: Maverick, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Scream VI, Sonic the Hedgehog and the latest instalment in the Transformers franchise, Rise of the Beasts. (Every movie in the series – except for Bumblebee – is available on the platform.)

It's in terms of classic movies that Paramount Plus UK really comes into its own, however. Pulp Fiction, The Talented Mr Ripley, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, American Beauty, Chinatown, Grease, No Country for Old Men, Airplane!, and The Godfather trilogy are just a few of the all-time greats you can watch right now.

Classic high school movies are represented by Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Clueless and Mean Girls, while Tom Cruise embarks on six impossible missions – the only M:I adventure missing from the Paramount Plus UK library is the most recent, Dead Reckoning: Part One. (Check out our guide to Mission: Impossible movies ranked.)

It wouldn't be Paramount Plus UK without a healthy offering of Star Trek movies, and you can boldly watch all of Kirk and Picard's big screen outings aside from Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond. The undoubted standout is Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, one of our best sci-fi movies

Want to know how the voyages of the starships Enterprise (and Voyager and Discovery) fit together? Our guide to watching Star Trek in order has got you covered.

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