Paramount Plus Review
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.
Paramount+ is compatible with Roku and Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android phones, tablets, and Android TV, PlayStation, Xbox, Google Chromecast, and web browsers on both PC and Mac.
Paramount+ will also remain the destination for all CBS All Access exclusives, including The Stand, Star Trek: Picard, The Good Fight, Why Women Kill, Tooning Out the News, and Star Trek: Discovery.
Paramount+ is home to a library of over 10,000 episodes of television including most shows that have aired on CBS in recent years. This includes those like NCIS, Blue Bloods, and Hawaii Five-0, as well as reality series like Survivor and The Amazon Race.
For those looking for a little nostalgia, the service is the home of Twin Peaks, Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, I Love Lucy, and Cheers.
Paramount+ has a growing collection of movies like the Rocky films, but there are admittedly better services if you are looking for classic and new release movies.
Paramount+ is making a big push into content for kids. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run is a feather in the cap of on-demand and live content from Nickelodeon. Next year the service will also be adding over 1,000 episodes of kids programming including Danger Mouse, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Inspector Gadget, The Adventures of Paddington Bear, Madeline, and Heathcliff.
Up to 3 Devices
Paramount Plus allows you to stream on up to 3 devices simultaneously.
Paramount Plus is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast (Google Cast)
- Android TV
- Android Phone/Tablet
- LG Smart TV (AirPlay)
- Samsung Smart TV (AirPlay)
- Sony Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV (AirPlay/Google Cast)
Paramount Plus is not compatible with Nintendo devices.
Paramount+ streams most content in HD, with some older shows like “Cheers” in SD. They don’t currently offer any content in 4K.
Paramount+ offers surround sound on their Original series, and offer stereo sound on the rest. They don’t currently support Dolby Atmos.