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


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, it contains a wealth of movies and TV shows from those networks, and its own exclusive 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). It has a library of content including new shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the the iCarly revival and Yellowstone prequel-1883

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

When will Paramount Plus arrive where I am?

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 it expand 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 free trial and for how long (it’s seven days, FYI).

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

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. 

The aim is to draw 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, at least at first.

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 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.

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(Image credit: Paramount Plus)

Paramount Plus apps: which devices are compatible?

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
  • Fire TV (including Fire Stick and Fire Cube)
  • Portal TV
  • PS4
  • 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, so strap in tight!

January 1

  • A River Runs Through It
  • Arachnophobia
  • Arrowhead
  • Atlantic City
  • Barbershop
  • Blue Hawaii
  • Bound
  • Boys And Girls
  • Bull Durham
  • Carolina
  • Cursed
  • Days of Thunder
  • El Dorado
  • Forces Of Nature
  • French Postcards
  • Girls! Girls! Girls!
  • Glory
  • Good Burger
  • Grease
  • Halloween VIII: Resurrection
  • Hang ‘Em High
  • Hatari
  • Home For The Holidays
  • House Arrest
  • Jinxed!
  • Mean Creek
  • Minority Report
  • Morning Glory
  • Paper Moon
  • Paranormal Activity 2
  • Paranormal Activity 3
  • Paranormal Activity 4
  • Paycheck
  • Pony Express
  • Pret-A-Porter
  • Road Trip
  • Roman Holiday
  • Serpico
  • Shaft
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • Shirley Valentine
  • Silence
  • Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Starting Over
  • Swingers
  • Teaching Mrs. Tingle
  • The Duchess
  • The Fighting Temptations
  • The Foot Fist Way
  • The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
  • The Hunter
  • The Italian Job
  • The Lonely Man
  • The Longshots
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • The Monster Squad
  • The Prince and Me
  • The Romantics
  • The Sons of Katie Elder
  • The Thin Red Line
  • The Two Jakes
  • The Whales Of August
  • Walking Tall
  • We’re No Angels
  • Wes Craven Presents: They
  • Young Guns II

January 2

  • Hell Bound

January 3

  • A Green Journey
  • A Matter of Sex
  • Blue Chips
  • Clerks
  • Cold Mountain
  • From a Whisper to a Scream
  • Gentlemen in White Vests
  • Have You Seen My Son?
  • Hell Raiders
  • Homeless
  • Incident in an Alley
  • Intimate Betrayal
  • Invasion of the Star Creatures
  • Jealousy
  • Joe Dancer I: The Big Black Pill
  • Joe Dancer II: The Monkey Mission
  • Legion of Iron
  • Mad Bull
  • Memorial Day
  • Mercy Or Murder?
  • Ministry of Vengeance
  • Money Talks
  • Moving Target
  • Murder By the Book
  • NYPD Mounted
  • Private Parts
  • Rain Without Thunder
  • Right of the People
  • Riot on Sunset Strip
  • Rosebud
  • Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story
  • Savage Weekend
  • Secret of Deep Harbor
  • Secret Screams
  • Slipping Into Darkness
  • Son-Rise
  • Starflight One
  • Stranger Who Looks Like Me
  • Take It All
  • Taxi Driver
  • Terraces
  • Terror Squad
  • The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington
  • The Hard Ride
  • The Manster
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • The Running Man
  • The Secret of the Ice Cave
  • The Soloist
  • The Time Travelers
  • The Whisperers
  • The Witches
  • This Girl for Hire
  • Three on a Spree
  • Timestalkers
  • Underground Aces
  • Virtuosity
  • Wild Zone
  • Windrider

January 4

  • High School Hellcats

January 5

  • Crime Against Joe

January 9

  • Released January 9
  • 12 Angry Men
  • A Different Story
  • A Small Town In Texas
  • A Twist Of Sand
  • American Friends
  • An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Billie
  • Breakdown
  • Clue
  • Consuming Passions
  • Devil In A Blue Dress
  • Ghosts Can’t Do It
  • Hammer Down
  • Hannibal Brooks
  • Hell Boats
  • High Season
  • In The Arms Of A Killer
  • Instant Karma
  • Jeremy
  • Joe Dancer III: The Big Trade
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth
  • Juliet, Naked
  • Kansas
  • Kidnap
  • Killers Three
    Kiss The Sky
  • Lois Gibbs And The Love Canal
  • Love Bites
  • Love Or Money?
  • Mad Dog Time
  • Married To It
  • Mary Had A Little
  • Meatballs 4
  • Megaville
  • Million Dollar Rip Off
  • Miracle Beach
  • Mortal Passions
  • My Father’s House
  • Night Game
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Night Visitor
  • Oleanna
  • One More Chance
  • Operation Bottleneck
  • Osama
  • Our Winning Season
  • Out of Time
  • Over The Brooklyn Bridge
  • Pale Blood
  • Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin’ In Brooklyn Heights
  • Pieces Of Dreams
  • Playing Mona Lisa
  • Portrait In Terror
  • Predators
  • Prey For The Hunter
  • Pursuit
  • Return From The Ashes
  • Rockula
  • Saintly Sinners
  • Saving Grace
  • Scorchers
  • Showgirls
  • Sketch Artist II: Hands That See
  • Ski School
  • Some of My Best Friends Are…
  • Something Short Of Paradise
  • Spill
  • Storefront Hitchcock
  • Summer Heat
  • Survival Game
  • Sword Of The Conqueror
  • The Barbarians
  • The Big Caper
  • The Brady Bunch Movie
  • The Burning
  • The Case Of The Hillside Stranglers
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • The Golden Seal
  • The Hanging Garden
  • The Happy Hooker
  • The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood
  • The Hoodlum Priest
  • The Hustler
  • The Iron Triangle
  • The Last Of The Finest
  • The Longshot
  • The Love Guru
  • The Nevadan
  • The Norseman
  • The Passage
  • The Revolt of the Slaves
  • The Seven Magnificent Gladiators
  • The Thousand Plane Raid
  • The Transporter
  • Traces Of Red
  • Trackdown
  • Under Age
  • Underworld
  • Underworld Awakening
  • Underworld Evolution
  • Underworld; Rise of the Lycans
  • Vietnam Texas
  • Virgin HighWar-Gods Of The Deep
  • Warriors From Hell
  • When The Clock Strikes
  • Why Me?
  • Wicked Stepmother
  • Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades Of Blue

Released January 15

  • 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 
  • Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love 
  • Midnight Cowboy 
  • Octopussy 
  • Paths of Glory Platoon 
  • Quantum of Solace 
  • Red River 
  • Return Of The Pink Panther 
  • Rob Roy 
  • Robocop 
  • Rocky 
  • Rocky Balboa 
  • Rocky II 
  • Rocky III 
  • Rocky IV 
  • Rocky V 
  • Run Silent, Run Deep 
  • Skyfall 
  • That’s Entertainment 
  • The Alamo 
  • The Apartment 
  • 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 
  • Witness For the Prosecution

Released January 21

  • Hercules (2014)

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