YouTube Partners With Paramount to Promoting Paramount+ Alongside User-Created Star Trek Videos


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For years now, when someone uploads a video of Star Trek The Next Generation, you will see an option to buy that episode and watch it on YouTube. Now it seems Google has partnered with Paramount to instead promote Paramount+ as an option to watch Star Trek.

This is a great marketing tool for Paramount+, as thousands of user-created Star Trek videos are uploaded every month. Now these user-created videos are ads for Paramount+.

Here is an example of one of these ads:

Sadly there is no special deal to subscribe to Paramount+ through YouTube. Its still just a 7-day free trial, and the $9.99 offer for the ad-free option.

It will be interesting to see how many other companies partner with YouTube int he same way Paramount has.

Back in May, Paramount+ officially announced that it will be raising its price when it adds Showtime content on June 27th, 2023. This means your next bill after June 27th, 2023, will be higher.

When that happens, Paramount+ will be raising the price of its service by $1 to $2 a month account for the new Showtime content. The ad-supported plan will go up to $5.99 a month, and the ad-free version will go up to $11.99 a month.

The good news is there is a way around this. If you pre-pay for a year of the service now, you can avoid this by prepaying for the yearly membership. Right now, if you switch to yearly Paramount+ or signup for it, you can get the ad-supported plan for just $49.99 a year ($4.17 a month) or the ad-free plan for $99.99 a year ($8.33 a month) if you prepay for the year.

You do need to hurry as we don’t know how long Paramount+ will be offering the current pricing to new subscribers.

With a Paramount+ Premium subscription, you’ll get:

  • Your local CBS channel to watch news, sports including PGA golf, daytime TV, and prime-time shows
  • Original content exclusive to Paramount+, including 1883, Star Trek: Picard, iCarly, and more
  • Over 30,000 episodes and movies from BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Pictures and Smithsonian Channel
  • The NFL on CBS
  • UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League matches
  • Stream every match from Italy’s top soccer league live, only on Paramount`1+.

Terms and conditions:

Stream thousands of episodes, live sports, iconic movies, and exclusive originals from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and more. First 7 days free $9.99/month recurring billing, plus applicable taxes Cancel anytime You must be 18 or older to sign up for Paramount Plus. Some content may be removed or unavailable. Please refer to Community Guidelines for more details. YouTube Premium benefits (ads-free viewing, downloads for offline viewing, background play) may not apply. Terms apply.

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