It’s been almost two years since we first heard that Paramount Plus Pictures was working on its own video-streaming service, and now it looks like we’re finally getting closer to its launch date. But what exactly will Paramount Plus be like, and how does it compare to the other streaming giants? Here’s everything we know about the upcoming service so far!
What is Paramount Plus?
Paramount Plus is a new streaming service launching this fall and is owned by the same company that owns Paramount Pictures. So what is it? It’s a streaming service that offers shows from all of Paramount Pictures’ TV networks (including Nickelodeon, ABC, FOX, FX, and SyFy) for $9.99 per month or $89.99 for the year.
It will also offer movies from Paramount Pictures (including Avatar and Star Trek) as well as other studio content (like Warner Bros.). The app will work on most devices including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and the web browser. The best thing about Paramount Plus is that it offers a 30-day free trial so you can try it out before you buy!
What do you get with your subscription?
With a Paramount Plus subscription, you get access to all of Paramount’s major motion pictures on your devices and in 4K HDR. This includes titles like Mission Impossible, Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom, and A Quiet Place. You can also use the app as a free trial for one month before deciding whether or not you want to continue with your subscription. The Paramount Plus service is launching on June 25th, so keep an eye out!
How much does it cost?
There is no monthly fee, but you can buy individual episodes for $2.99 and movies for $4.99 each. The app will also have a free trial period so you can try it before you buy. Paramount on Demand is available on any device with a web browser, including iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices as well as Roku players and Xbox 360 consoles.
Users are able to use the Paramount TV website or app at the same time they’re watching their favorite show on their mobile device or other connected devices like TVs, tablets, or laptops.
When will it be available?
The Paramount+ app will be available for download on January 17, 2019. The app is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems, so you can download it from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. In order to sign up for a free trial, you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid credit card. After your three-day trial period expires, you’ll be automatically charged $14.99 per month unless you cancel beforehand.
The service also includes an ad-free streaming experience and access to original content from Paramount Pictures’ catalog including classics like Casablanca and Breakfast at Tiffany’s as well as newer hits like Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
Who owns the content of the service?
The content on the service is owned by Paramount Pictures, MTV, and NBC Universal. Although there are no plans for any live TV at this time, movies such as Star Trek Beyond and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will be available the same day they’re released on DVD or Blu-ray. A key difference between Paramount Plus and other streaming services is that it won’t offer a free trial period or an ad-supported version.
Can I stream if I don’t live in the US?
No. If you live outside of the US, you cannot stream Paramount Plus. However, if you have a VPN service, it is possible to do so.
Will any new TV shows be added during my subscription?
The only new TV show that will be added during your free trial is a live stream of the Broadway musical School of Rock. This new Paramount Plus app is launching soon and there are a lot of things you should know before jumping on board. Here’s what you need to know about their subscription: how much it costs, when it launches, what they offer, and more.
What is time shifting and how does it work?
Time-shifting is just like it sounds. It means the ability to watch a show that has aired in the past on your own time, which is usually by streaming or downloading a recording of the show. This has become popular because it allows you to catch up on a show you might have missed, or not be able to watch live due to your work schedule or other obligations.
The way time-shifting works can vary depending on what service you’re using and how you’re watching it (streaming vs. downloading). Some services will require you to download the episode first, while others allow streaming with just an internet connection. Once downloaded, episodes can be watched as many times as desired (including offline) until they expire after a certain amount of time.
How can I watch outside of my home network or country?
The only way you’ll be able to watch Paramount Plus without being in your home country is by using a VPN. The cheapest and most reliable VPN service is NordVPN, which offers a 3-year plan for $3.25/month or an annual plan for $2.75/month. A VPN will mask your IP address, making it appear as if you’re coming from the country where the service originates. In this case, that would be Canada, meaning you can access all of Paramount Plus’ content as if you were on a Canadian server. It also lets you bypass any geographical restrictions that might be in place on certain shows or movies.