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Paramount+ Review 2022

Daniel Blechynden

In a Nutshell

Paramount+ appears like an attractive option at first glance, with competitive prices, a great selection of unique titles, and attractive desktop and mobile apps. The customer service seems average, at best. But if you’re looking for the titles Paramount+ offers, the 7-day free trial will enable you to test it.

pros

  • A large media library
  • Full 7-day free trial
  • User-friendly desktop and mobile apps

cons

  • Performance issues are common
  • Customer service is average

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Paramount+: Plans & Pricing


Essential

Best for those on a tight budget

Premium

Best for ad-free watching

Essential + SHOWTIME

Best for low-cost SHOWTIME access

Premium + SHOWTIME

The best of the best


Cost Per Month


$4.99


$9.99


$11.99


$14.99

Cost Per Year
$49.99 (Save 16%)
$99.99 (Save 16%)
$119.99 (Save 16%)
$149.99 (Save 16%)
Ad-free streaming
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NFL access
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Live CBS streaming
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SHOWTIME access
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How Much Does Paramount+ Cost? 

The 2 stand-alone Paramount+ plans cost $4.99 and $9.99 per month respectively ($49.99 and $99.99 per year). These both provide full access to the Paramount+ library, although the cheaper Essential plan comes with built-in commercials. There’s also a 7-day free trial. 

Both plans also provide access to any NFL games broadcast on CBS, along with the UEFA Champions League live streams. The Premium plan also provides access to your local CBS station via a live stream, which may have commercials. 

There’s also a Paramount+ and SHOWTIME bundle that’s available with 2 subscription options. You can save up to 28% by subscribing to this rather than the 2 services separately. The cheaper Essentials plus SHOWTIME bundle comes in at $11.99 per month ($119.99 per year), while the more expensive Premium plus SHOWTIME plan costs $14.99 per month ($149.99 per year). 

Paramount+ has similar prices to its main streaming competitors. For example, Netflix starts at $9.99 per month, the same as Paramount+’s ad-free plan, while Disney+ starts at a lower $7.99 per month. 

Optional Add-Ons

There are no add-ons. Once you have a subscription, you will have access to the entire Paramount+ library and all features. 

How Does Paramount+ Work? 

To get started with Paramount+, you will need to create a new account. On the platform’s website, you can do this by clicking the Try It Free button and following the prompts. This may vary on other devices, but a full list of sign-up instructions is available here

Note that you will need to enter payment information to access the 7-day free trial, so make sure you cancel your account before this expires if you don’t wish to continue with a subscription. 

Once you’ve created an account, you can head to your app of choice and begin configuring your account. You can add shows and movies to the My List watchlist to watch later, and titles you’ve started without finishing are shown at the top of the main screen. You can also browse titles by category.

Paramount+’s mobile apps are similarly simple, with much the same design as the apps most other streaming services use. They enable you to download titles for later use (with a Premium plan), add titles to your watchlist, and of course, view movies and TV shows. 

All Paramount+ subscriptions enable you to create up to 6 profiles, and there is a selection of parental controls that you can use to restrict access to certain content. You can also stream on 3 devices concurrently.

Is Paramount+ Reliable and Safe? 

Paramount+ is a safe network that’s owned and run by media giant ViacomCBS. However, even a quick web search shows that it’s one of the lowest-rated streaming platforms on the market. 

Help and Support

Paramount+ offers live support via email, phone, and social media. There’s also a built-in chatbot that you can use to help solve simple problems. Common problems have included slow response times. 

On the plus side, there’s a decent Help Center with a nifty selection of self-help resources. These are cleverly categorized, and there’s a search bar that you can use to find resources relating to your exact question. 

What About the Paramount+ App? 

Like most major streaming services, Paramount+ offers mobile apps for both Android and iOS devices. Both provide full access to the platform’s entire media library, and there are loads of tools to boost the user experience.

At the bottom of the app, you will find 5 tabs that you can use to switch between areas. The Home tab presents a selection of suggested content, along with links to the content library of each of the platform’s main brands (including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and CBS). 

The Browse tab does exactly what you would expect it to, enabling you to browse movies and TV shows by genre—although these aren’t always categorized very well. The Live TV tab lets you watch CBS live (with a Premium subscription), the Search tab lets you search, and the More tab takes you to more features. 

Overall, the app is attractive and easy to navigate. 

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Bottom Line

Paramount+ has a tidy and intuitive user interface, there’s a load of unique content from channels including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and MTV, and its prices are more than affordable. If you want to try Paramount+, we’d encourage you to take advantage of the 7-day free trial to assess the platform for yourself. 

FAQs

Is Paramount Plus free on Prime? 

No, Paramount+ isn’t free with Amazon Prime. It’s available as a channel on Prime Video, but you will have to pay $9.99 per month for access—the same price as Paramount+’s own Premium plan. 

What channels are on Paramount Plus? 

Paramount+ boasts over 30,000 movies and TV episodes from a range of channels, including Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTC, CBS, the Smithsonian Channel, and others. 

What does Paramount Plus cost? 

The cheapest, ad-supported Essential Paramount+ subscription costs $4.99 per month ($49.99 per year). The Premium plan removes ads and costs $9.99 per month ($99.99 per year).

 

Contributing to many popular websites, Daniel’s writing focuses on technology, science, and dependable reviews. He holds degrees in Chemistry and Marine Science from the University of Western Australia and has been a regular critic of software, web hosting, website builders, and a variety of other tech products and services for several years, leaning on his academic background for rigor in research and writing.

Paramount+ customer reviews

Based on 25 reviews

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Top Reviews

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a month ago

I have been using this service for several weeks now and am very satisfied with the viewing options that are available to me and the ease of operation and use.

a month ago

Paramount+ has movies, tv shows and sports. Most of what I watch is on this service.

1 months ago

I think they have a great selection of shows and movies to watch that can entertain my whole family. Every so often it doesn't track the episodes I've watched and will backtrack on those episodes.

1 months ago

I love Paramount+. It has great shows and I get original programs. Great value for the service. I watch it quite often.

2 months ago

My favorite streaming service. I always find good movies. Well worth the money.

2 months ago

Lots of really good original shows on that network. I don't have anything else to say. It's a good value for that price.

2 months ago

Paramount+ has a great selection of movies like Transformers and such. I like the live sports options.

2 months ago

They have good service and great shows. All my favorite shows are on this service. The price is also excellent.

2 months ago

Paramount+ is a streaming service where I can watch some of my favorite programs I couldn't be able to stream anywhere else. I appreciate that I can watch them when I have the chance and not have a time limit to view them.

2 months ago

They have high quality, very reliable service, rather good rates and great customer service. They have a great selections of movies and TV shows

2 months ago

I find the service to be excellent and a rather good price. I really love the live option.

2 months ago

It is reliable, and works great on our smart tv. We enjoy watching a show a few nights a week.

2 months ago

It has the movies and shows that I like the most, and I can always find something I want to watch.

2 months ago

Inexpensive and has a lot of great stuff to watch. We watch it fairly often. Even the kids likes it.

2 months ago

Paramount+ has a lot of shows that aren't available on other streaming services.

3 months ago

Paramount+ is a great streaming TV service because it has so many different types of programs on it. I particularly like watching the entire 15 seasons of Criminal Minds.

3 months ago

It is a less expensive than cable with way too many great movies and TV. I have thoroughly enjoyed Paramount+.

4 months ago

Great shows with really good, interesting writing and wonderful acting. I can't wait for next season shows.

4 months ago

It is reasonably priced and the only way I can receive live local and national news using a Firestick.

a month ago

Love every show that is on it and it is not that bad of a price for what is offered on tv.

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