Paramount+: Your Guide to Streaming, Plans & Content

Paramount+ is a streaming service from ViacomCBS, with over 30,000 episodes from ViacomCBS brands, such as BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and the Smithsonian Channel. Plus, it includes exclusive originals, live sports, breaking news, kids and family programming, your local CBS station (Premium plan only), and more. Paramount+ is available for everyone everywhere, offering a wide range of content for families, adventurers, and moviegoers alike. If you’re wondering exactly what Paramount+ is, or how it will fit into your current streaming plans, SmartMove has you covered with the key details below.

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How Much Does Paramount+ Cost?

Currently, there are two plan options:

  • Essential - For $4.99/month, viewers can stream tens of thousands of episodes and movies with limited ads, along withthe NFL on CBS and UEFA Champions League soccer. Please note that your local, live CBS channel isn’t included in the Essential plan. You also have the option to save a few dollars by paying $49.99 for a full year of service up front. This plan offers great value for those looking to enjoy a wide variety of content at an affordable price.

  • Premium - Subscribers can upgrade to the ad-free plan for $9.99/month or $99.99/year, which includes your local, live CBS channel, plus even more live sports. You also get the ability to download shows and movies to watch without an Internet connection. This plan is perfect for those who want the best viewing experience, with additional features like access to Showtime and a bundle with YouTube.

What Do You Get With Paramount+?

Both plans mentioned above offer the same wide on-demand selection that is unique to Paramount+. Below we’ll run through some highlights of the huge library:

  • Full episodes of TV shows from major channels such as BET, CBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and the Smithsonian Channel, featuring stories that cater to various viewing habits.
  • Original series from Paramount+, such as Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Mayor of Kingstown, iCarly, 1883, RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars, and more.
  • Both plans include live sports from the NFL on CBS, UEFA Champions League and Europa League, and other top soccer leagues. With the Premium plan, you get even more live sports, like SEC football, NCAA March Madness, and PGA golf.
  • National and local news from award-winning CBS News services like the 24/7 streaming news channel CBSN, along with 60 Minutes, Sunday Morning and Face The Nation, providing news careers and investor relations information.
  • Family favorites like Clifford the Big Red Dog, SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, PAW Patrol, Dora the Explorer, Peppa Pig, The Loud House, and more, perfect for family fun and creating memorable moments.
  • ‚ÄčThousands of movies from Paramount Pictures, MGM and more, like A Quiet Place Part II, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, Queenpins, and upcoming releases such as Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Clancy's Without Remorse, and Scream VI.

What Do You Need to Get Paramount+?

All you need is a supported device and a reliable Internet connection! Paramount+ makes it easy to stream on your computer, mobile device, connected device, smart TV, and gaming console. According to Paramount+, a list of current supported devices includes: 

  • Android mobile devices and TV

  • Apple iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

  • Google Chromecast

  • Facebook Portal TV

  • Amazon Fire TV

  • Select LG, Samsung and Vizio smart TVs

  • PlayStation 4 and 5

  • Roku

  • Xbox

  • Xfinity Flex and X1

How does Paramount+ compare?

See how Paramount+ compares to other top streaming services with SmartMove's streaming service comparison table here!

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Paramount+ Frequently Asked Questions
Does Paramount+ have a free trial?

Yes, Paramount+ has a 7-day free trial for all its plans.

How many devices can I watch Paramount+ on at once?
You can watch up to three simultaneous streams on three devices. You can also create up to five separate profiles, one for each member of your household, to customize your streaming experience.
How do I sign up for Paramount+?

It’s quick and easy — just visit and click the “Try it Free” button! With Paramount+, you'll have access to a world of entertainment, from action-packed adventures to heartwarming stories, all at your fingertips.

What is the difference between Paramount+ and the Paramount Network?

Paramount+ is Paramount’s origianl streaming service, formerly known as CBS All Access. The Paramount Network is a cable channel, formerly known as Spike TV.

Is Paramount+ worth getting?

With the amount of shows, movies, and live options available at such an affordable price, subscribing to Paramount+ is certainly worth it.

How much does Paramount+ cost each month?

The Essential plan costs $4.99/month, while the Premium plan costs $9.99/month. You can save money over time by subscribing to an annual plan.