Paramount+ Launches Today: What to Know About the New Streaming Service





Today, CBS All Access rebrands to become Paramount+. Here’s what to know about the new app, from pricing to features to the content you’ll only find on Paramount+

Plans and Pricing

An ad-free premium subscription costs $9.99/month. An ad-supported basic tier will be added in June. Until then, the service will keep its $5.99 plan.

When the $4.99 tier goes into effect over the summer, you’ll get some live sports, CBSN and CBS News on demand, plus thousands of TV episodes, movies, and CBS content on demand. You’ll need the $9.99 “premium” plan to get additional CBS sports, live CBS news, and your live CBS station.

Where is Paramount+ Available?

Paramount+ is launching today in the US, Canada, and Latin America. The Latin American launch will include Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The service will launch in the Nordics on March 25 and in Australia later this year.

How to Sign Up

If you were already using CBS All Access, your app should automatically update to become Paramount+. Some subscribers have said that they needed to run an update on their streaming device before they saw the rebranded app.

If you aren’t already subscribed, you can sign up now and get a one month extended free trial of the new service.

How to Get One Month of Paramount+ for Free

Paramount+ Content

With the new app, you’ll get live sports, breaking news, and entertainment from across ViacomCBS’ portfolio of brands, including exclusives and originals.

Check out this post for all of the original content coming to the service. Looking for recommendations? TV Guide has you covered. (Note: CCN and TV Guide are owned by the same parent company.)

The service promises:

Live Sports: With UEFA Champions League, NFL on CBS, NCAA Basketball, the PGA Tour & so much more, you’ll never miss an unforgettable play again. Plus, get the full story on all your favorite teams with live sports news, analysis & highlights on CBS Sports HQ.

Breaking News: Stay in the loop 24/7 with award-winning reporting & in-depth interviews from CBSN national & CBSN local.

A Mountain of Entertainment: Watch tens of thousands of episodes from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian Channel, as well as exclusive originals and hundreds of iconic movies from Paramount Pictures. 

What About Yellowstone?

Fans of Paramount’s most well known series may be wondering if they’ll be able to watch Yellowstone on the new app. Yellowstone will not be available on Paramount+. The first three seasons are available to stream on Peacock. Paramount+ is developing spinoffs including a prequel that’s scheduled to premiere later this year.

Profiles and Simultaneous Streams

With Paramount+, you can create up to six profiles, each with its own recommendations and watch history. The service allows for up to three simultaneous streams.

Does Paramount+ Have 4K Streaming?

Yes. Paramount+ originals are available in 4K, HDR, and Dolby Vision.

Mobile Downloads

Content is available to download on mobile devices, with a limit of 25 titles at a time, and you can switch from one device to another without losing your spot in your show or movie.

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