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Paramount+, SHOWTIME Bundle Available in Single App; Save Up to 50% Until October

Matt Tamanini

At long last, Paramount Global is uniting its two biggest streaming properties and combining Paramount+ and SHOWTIME into a single user experience that the company is not-so-cleverly calling “Paramount+ with Showtime.” This bundled service will bring together the libraries of both platforms into the Paramount+ app and customers will be able to save on the merged services for the next five weeks.

This bundling has been a long-time in the making as it was originally announced in February and will give subscribers full access to Showtime programming in the Paramount+ app. The two services had already been available via a bundle, but they maintained their separate platforms until the new experience began rolling out on Wednesday.

“The Paramount+ with SHOWTIME bundle offers consumers unprecedented value by providing one of the broadest content libraries in streaming at one of the lowest prices in the marketplace,” Paramount Global Streaming’s president and CEO Tom Ryan said. “This singular user experience streamlines sign-up and enhances discovery, and this lower price will allow more households to enjoy this exceptional combined entertainment offering.”

To celebrate the in-app upgrade, the company is extending a discount for customers who sign up for the services by Oct. 2. The limited-time price is just $7.99 per month for the Essential Plan — which includes commercials — and $12.99 monthly for the ad-free Premium Plan. A Paramount representative told The Streamable that Showtime content will continue to be ad-free, even on the Essential Plan.

The discounted rate for annual options will allow subscribers to opt into the Essential + Showtime Plan for $79.99 or the Premium + Showtime Plan for $129.99 per year through Oct. 2.

Following the introductory offer, the monthly prices will increase to $11.99 and $14.99 respectively with the annual rates coming in at $119.99 and $149.99. Previously, the Paramount+/SHOWTIME bundles ran $9.99 and $12.99 monthly and $99.99 and $129.99 annually.

The SHOWTIME streaming app will remain available on its own for $10.99 per month and Paramount+’s solo Essential and Premium Plans will maintain their $4.99 and $9.99 options.

Paramount Plus

Paramount+ is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 40,000+ TV show episodes from BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and more. The lineup includes “1883,” “Tulsa King,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and MTV’s “Laguna Beach.” From well-loved franchises to compelling originals, Paramount+ offers a great library worth streaming. Live NFL games are included. The service also offers the option to watch your live CBS affiliate.

Subscribers can choose between the Essentials Plan (which includes ads) for $4.99/month, or go commercial-free with the Premium Plan for $9.99/month. Subscribers can add Showtime to either plan for an additional fee.

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 lineup, 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.

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.

The service was previously called CBS All Access.

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