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Paramount+, Walmart+ Latest Streaming Bundle; Who Else Has Joined Forces to Offer Deals, Savings?

Joshua Thiede

While Paramount+ and Walmart+ are teaming up to enhance the retail giant's membership bundle, the unique partnership is far from first to hit the streaming scene. As competition increases, and subscriber growth plateaus, streaming bundles can make subscribing far more economic, but also potentially far more difficult, for customers to enjoy their favorite digital content.

Linear TV such as cable and satellite has long known the benefits of bundling services. By forcing customers to subscribe to large swaths of channels whether they will ever watch them or not allows pay-TV providers the chance to charge more money. With monthly contracts that are difficult to break and hundreds of channels that will never be watched, it’s no wonder that paying hundreds of dollars just to watch the latest episode of “Succession” seems like a rip-off to today’s audiences.

But the bundles that streaming services are introducing have the exact opposite goal in mind, they are looking to provide more meaningful benefits at a lower price. A recent report from MoffettNathanson suggests that the “streaming wars” may be at an end, and that the upcoming rebundling era could finally shift benefits in the customers' favor in the long run.

The latest Walmart+ deal is an excellent example, as it bundles the ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) Paramount+ tier with its offerings, giving Paramount a whole lot of ad revenue opportunities that more than make up for a loss of subscription fees. The companies did not announce whether Walmart would be compensating Paramount to include the streamer in its membership plan, but even if it doesn’t, it should be a boon for Paramount+’s subscriber totals and bottom line.

Whether streamers are convincing new customers to check out their AVOD options or they’re bundling services to gain more subscribers, there is still a lot of savings to be had with many of these current deals.

Paramount+/Walmart+

The bundle of the day is the latest in a spate of media superhero team-ups. Paramount+ hosts the studio’s library of existing films and shows alongside a wealth of original programming. Recently pushing its Star Trek brand with new series such as “Picard” and “Brave New Worlds,” the studio’s link with Walmart gives the superstore’s customers a lot to play around with. As far as Walmart+ is concerned, the advantages are mainly on the shopping side, but as the duo attempts to overthrow the Amazon Prime dominance of a media/shopping experience, a free Paramount+ subscription goes a long way to hit that market.

Walmart+ has a $12.95 monthly fee, and subscribers can add Paramount+ for no additional charge.

Paramount Plus

Paramount+ is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 12,000+ TV show episodes including originals Star Trek: Discovery, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, and MTV’s Laguna Beach. Meet captivating characters, catch up on your favorite sport, explore new worlds in the growing collection of Paramount+.

Previously under the name ‘CBS All Access,’ Subscribers can choose between their Essentials Plan (which includes ads) for $4.99/month, or go commercial-free with their Premium Plan for $9.99/month. Subscribers can add Showtime to either plan for an additional $3/month.

With their Premium Plan, in addition to not having ads, you will also get access to your local CBS affiliate to stream your local news, prime-time line-up, and late-night. You will also be able to download offline and watch select shows in 4K.

With the lower cost “Essential” plan, you will still be able to watch live NFL games, Champions League, and national news – but you will no longer get your local CBS affiliate like the old ad-supported plan.

With their new app, enjoy advanced recommendations, curated homepages, and new content categories while still being able to stream major live sports like NFL, College Football, College Basketball. Sports fans will also appreciate the service’s inclusion of NFL on CBS, PGA Tour, along with every match of UEFA Champions League and Serie A.

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Disney+/Hulu/ESPN+

The Disney bundle brings all three of the media conglomerate’s most popular streamers together at one price point. Including Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, the deal drops the total cost of grabbing all three services by quite a bit. The discounted grouping is a triple whammy for larger households, with Hulu for offering more adult content, ESPN for sports fanatics, and Disney+ with family-oriented viewing.

The bundle is also set to become even more valuable as the individual services are all set to raise their prices in the coming weeks and months, but — as of now — the bundle rate will remain unchanged.

  • Disney+: $7.99
  • Hulu: $6.99
  • ESPN+: $6.99
  • BUNDLE: $13.99 ($8 savings)
  • Disney+

    Disney+ é um novo serviço de transmissão vídeo sem anúncios que oferece séries e filmes exclusivos da Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Guerra nas Estrelas, National Geographic, e muito mais. A Disney revelou que seu serviço de streaming será lançado no Reino Unido no dia 24 de março de 2020.

    O serviço de streaming da Disney custará R$ 29 / mês ou R$ 279.90 / ano (R$ 23.32 / mês).
    O aplicativo suporta streaming 4K, downloads ilimitados, 4 transmissões simultâneas, até 7 perfis, com centenas de avatares para seu perfil pessoal.

    O primeiro ano incluirá 25 novas séries originais, mais de 10 filmes, 7.500 episódios passados, 100 filmes recentes e 400 títulos do catálogo, incluindo todo o Disney Vault. Novos lançamentos como “Toy Story 4”, “O Rei Leão”, “Aladdin” e clássicos como “A Pequena Sereia” e “Cinderela” estarão disponíveis para transmissão.

    A empresa anunciou 6 programas e filmes originais que estarão disponíveis no lançamento, incluindo a continuação de Guerra nas Estrelas com 8 episódios de $100 milhões, “The Mandalorian”, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “O Mundo Segundo Jeff Goldblum,” “A Dama e o Vagabundo” e “The Imagineering Story.”

    Você pode ver a lista completa dos programas e filmes Disney, Disney Channel, Guerra nas Estrelas, Pixar, Marvel, Nat Geo disponíveis, ou todo o conteúdo Disney Plus disponível, conferindo nossa Lista de filmes em streaming Disney+.

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    Obtenha Disney+ por apenas R$ 23.32. Quando você escolhe o plano anual.

  • Hulu

    Hulu is a video streaming service that gives access to thousands of full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, kids shows, and Hulu Originals like The Handmaid's Tale.

    It offers a good selection of current TV shows and its ad-supported tier is cheaper than both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You will be able to watch most shows from networks like ABC, NBC, Fox, and cable channels like Bravo, USA Network, FXX, FXM, HGTV, and more.

    The service has a Limited Commercials plan for US$ 6.99 a month, or you can upgrade to their No Ads plan for US$ 12.99 a month. For US$ 69.99 a month, you can get Hulu Live TV from major cable channels, live locals and regional sports networks.

  • ESPN+

    ESPN+ is a live TV streaming service that gives access to thousands of live sporting events, original shows like Peyton’s Place, the entire library of 30 for 30, E:60, The Last Dance, as well exclusive written analysis from top ESPN insiders.

    The service can be subscribed for US$ 9.99 / mês per month or annually for US$ 99.99 / ano.

    You will get a daily out-of-market game from MLB, and every out-of-market NHL and MLS game with NHL.TV and MLS LIVE.

    The service has some of the most attractive soccer coverage including Bundesliga, LaLiga, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredevise and more.

    College sports fans will be able to watch thousands of games and events including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf, and more.

    For boxing and UFC fans, the service offers Top Rank boxing and will be the home of 15 exclusive UFC events.

    ESPN+ now includes exclusive insights from analysts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (which used to be part of ESPN Insider), as well as premium Fantasy Tools & PickCenter.

    What it does not include is most live sports that air on ESPN e ESPN2.

    To get access to those channels you have to subscribe to a live TV streaming service. We suggest reading our guide on How to Watch ESPN without Cable.

Amazon Prime

Like the Walmart+ bundle, Amazon Prime combines shopping and video benefits into one single subscription. Prime members receive free shipping, exclusive discounts, eBook borrowing, unlimited photo storage, and much more, not to mention access to the Prime Video streaming library.

The Amazon Prime subscription runs a bit more than Walmart’s version, coming in at $14.99 per month or $139 annually.

In addition to the Prime membership, Amazon also allows customers to build their own a la carte bundle of streaming services via its Prime Video Channels hub. While this service isn’t really about saving cash, it is focused on providing convenience, allowing customers to incorporate their favorite streamers and channels — such as Showtime and discovery+, and maybe soon HBO Max, into the Amazon Fire ecosystem. Their catalog of offerings is comprised of:

Amazon channel Monthly cost
NBA League Pass (all teams) $15
MLB.TV $25
Showtime $11
BET Plus $10
Cinemax $10
PGA Tour Live $10
Starz $9
Noggin $8
discovery+ $5
BritBox $7
Sundance Now $7
Hallmark Movies Now $6
Paramount Plus $10
PBS Masterpiece $6
Shudder $6
Acorn TV $7
Boomerang $5
PBS Kids $5
Up Faith & Family $5
LIfetime Movie Club $5
Curiosity Stream $3

Spotify/Hulu/SHOWTIME (Student-Eligible)

Full-time scholars are in for a special treat when they choose to bundle their Spotify account with some primo video streaming. For just $4.99 a month, students get access to Spotify’s Premium-tier music service bundled with Hulu and SHOWTIME absolutely free. Even customers who are already subscribed to the streamers can shift their existing memberships over to the program at no charge. With Hulu at $6.99 and SHOWTIME’s streaming cost peaking at $10.99 per month, that’s a pretty decent savings, especially for budget-minded students.

  • Hulu

    Hulu is a video streaming service that gives access to thousands of full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, kids shows, and Hulu Originals like The Handmaid's Tale.

    It offers a good selection of current TV shows and its ad-supported tier is cheaper than both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You will be able to watch most shows from networks like ABC, NBC, Fox, and cable channels like Bravo, USA Network, FXX, FXM, HGTV, and more.

    The service has a Limited Commercials plan for US$ 6.99 a month, or you can upgrade to their No Ads plan for US$ 12.99 a month. For US$ 69.99 a month, you can get Hulu Live TV from major cable channels, live locals and regional sports networks.

  • SHOWTIME

    SHOWTIME offers a subscription video streaming service that gives access to content on Showtime without the need of a cable subscription. With your subscription, you’ll get access to all of their current originals like Billions, Shameless, Homeland, Ray Donovan, Black Monday, and On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

    With your subscription, you’ll also get access to their critically acclaimed catalog of previous shows like Dexter, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, House of Lies, Californication, Queer as Folk, and The L Word.

    SHOWTIME also has new-release films from CBS Films, Amblin Partners, and IFC Films, which appear on the streaming service 7-8 months after they are in theaters. Every month they also have hundreds of additional older movies from major movie studios.

    You can subscribe for US$ 10.99 a month either directly from SHOWTIME, or through Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, or Roku Premium Subscriptions.

    If you choose to bundle Showtime with Paramount+, you can get both services for $7.99/month (with ads) or $12.99/month (ad-free).

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Paramount+/SHOWTIME

Walmart’s deal with Paramount isn’t the only lucrative deal the studio has in its pocket. As Paramount has moved more and more into streaming, many onlookers have called for the company to bring all of its streaming services under the Paramount+ umbrella. However, to date, the studio has resisted those moves, keeping SHOWTIME, BET+, and Noggin separate from the flagship streamer.

But, the company has started offering an option to integrate SHOWTIME's premium cable streamer into the Paramount+ platform while also offering a substantial discount for the pair.

Customers can bundle SHOWTIME’s usually expensive content with Paramount+, dropping the monthly cost for the lower-priced Paramount+ Essential package from $14.98 per month to just $11.99 for the pair and the Premium package from $20.98 to just $14.99 per month.

  • Paramount Plus

    Paramount+ is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 12,000+ TV show episodes including originals Star Trek: Discovery, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, and MTV’s Laguna Beach. Meet captivating characters, catch up on your favorite sport, explore new worlds in the growing collection of Paramount+.

    Previously under the name ‘CBS All Access,’ Subscribers can choose between their Essentials Plan (which includes ads) for $4.99/month, or go commercial-free with their Premium Plan for $9.99/month. Subscribers can add Showtime to either plan for an additional $3/month.

    With their Premium Plan, in addition to not having ads, you will also get access to your local CBS affiliate to stream your local news, prime-time line-up, and late-night. You will also be able to download offline and watch select shows in 4K.

    With the lower cost “Essential” plan, you will still be able to watch live NFL games, Champions League, and national news – but you will no longer get your local CBS affiliate like the old ad-supported plan.

    With their new app, enjoy advanced recommendations, curated homepages, and new content categories while still being able to stream major live sports like NFL, College Football, College Basketball. Sports fans will also appreciate the service’s inclusion of NFL on CBS, PGA Tour, along with every match of UEFA Champions League and Serie A.

    Avaliação de 30 dias

    For a Limited Time, Get 1-Month of Paramount+ With Code: REALITY.

  • SHOWTIME

    SHOWTIME offers a subscription video streaming service that gives access to content on Showtime without the need of a cable subscription. With your subscription, you’ll get access to all of their current originals like Billions, Shameless, Homeland, Ray Donovan, Black Monday, and On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

    With your subscription, you’ll also get access to their critically acclaimed catalog of previous shows like Dexter, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, House of Lies, Californication, Queer as Folk, and The L Word.

    SHOWTIME also has new-release films from CBS Films, Amblin Partners, and IFC Films, which appear on the streaming service 7-8 months after they are in theaters. Every month they also have hundreds of additional older movies from major movie studios.

    You can subscribe for US$ 10.99 a month either directly from SHOWTIME, or through Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, or Roku Premium Subscriptions.

    If you choose to bundle Showtime with Paramount+, you can get both services for $7.99/month (with ads) or $12.99/month (ad-free).

    Avaliação de 30 dias

    Get 6 Months of Showtime For Just $4.99/Mo. (normally $10.99), After 7-Day Free Trial

Apple One/Apple TV

Apple has always been pretty big on making its own ecosystem. It makes sense that they would bundle all six of their major services under a single banner. Included in the Apple One bundle are the brand’s Music, Arcade, News, Fitness, iCloud and TV offerings. Grouping all of these services under a single plan nets subscribers a $6 savings on the individual plan, and $8 and $25 on the premiere and family plans respectively.

Cellular Bundling Plans

Several cell phone companies are hoping to hammer down more contracts by including major streamers as free offerings on more expensive plans. Since mobile phones are some of the most popular ways that customers consume media, linking these two forms of digital engagement makes a lot of sense.

Verizon/Disney+/Hulu/ESPN

The biggest free offer comes from Verizon, bringing the entire Disney+ Bundle to the carrier’s “unlimited” tier customers. The free year is enough to get subscribers hooked, and represents pretty nice savings, too. Current unlimited customers can turn on their freebies right away and customers can switch to the higher tier at any time.

AT&T/HBO Max

AT&T also offers its unlimited subscription customers a nice bonus in the way of HBO Max. Eligible plans include:

  • AT&T Unlimited Elite®
  • AT&T Unlimited PlusSM
  • AT&T Unlimited Plus EnhancedSM
  • AT&T Unlimited ChoiceSM
  • AT&T Unlimited Choice IISM
  • AT&T Unlimited Choice EnhancedSM
  • AT&T Unlimited & MoreSM Premium

T-Mobile/Netflix

With the Magenta and Magenta Max plans (the T-Mobile version of unlimited talk and text), T-Mobile will pick up their customer’s Netflix subscriptions at no extra charge. While screen viewing is limited based on the level of your plan, a free Netflix account is still nothing to sneeze at. Subscribers can watch on a single screen with the standard Magenta, along with, Military, 55+ and First Responders Magenta plans. Magenta MAX plan members can watch on up to two screens.

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