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Paramount Plus Review

  • Ad-Supported
  • 3 Simultaneous Devices
  • No Offline Downloads
Updated on Jason Gurwin

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+.

In the UK, there is a single plan for £6.99 / month, or £69.99 / year (£5.83 / month). On benefit for UK subscribers is that they also have access to Showtime series at no extra charge.

Paramount+ has more than 8,000 hours of content for the whole family, spanning new and exclusive Paramount+ originals, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from SHOWTIME, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon.

The streamer will also be available in both countries on Sky platforms. Sky Cinema subscribers will get Paramount+ included at no extra cost through a standalone app on Sky Glass and Sky Q.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Review

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.


Content

Originals

Paramount+ is home to various original programming, such as Sponge on the Run (2020) and Y-1883 (2021).

Here you’ll also be able to catch Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2020), Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies (2020), and more.

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.

TV Shows

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.

Movies

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.

Kids

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.

Paramount Plus
£6.99 paramountplus.com
30-Day Free Trial

Features

Up to 6 Profiles

Each profile has its own individual Keep Watching list and recommended carousels based on the viewing history.

Parental Controls

Parents can choose a rating category that best suits their child’s age and what they’re allowed to view. The account holder manages these profiles, meaning your kids won’t be able to change them on their own.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Netflix and Star also have parental control features.

Up to 3 Devices

Paramount Plus allows you to stream on up to 3 devices simultaneously.

Offline Downloads

Paramount+ does have offline download capabilities, but only under their ad-free plan.

International Access

Paramount+ is only available in certain markets. However, you can still watch shows or movies you’ve downloaded offline to your mobile or tablet device.

Paramount Plus
£6.99 paramountplus.com
30-Day Free Trial

Compatible Devices

Paramount Plus is compatible with these devices:

Paramount Plus is not compatible with Nintendo devices.

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android Phone/Tablet
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • LG Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Sony Smart TV
  • VIZIO Smart TV

  • Nintendo
Paramount Plus
£6.99 paramountplus.com
30-Day Free Trial

Tech Specs

4K
1080p
720p

1080p HD

Paramount+ streams most content in HD, with some older shows like “Cheers” in SD. They don’t currently offer any content in 4K.

Surround Sound

Surround Sound

Paramount+ offers surround sound on their Original series, and offer stereo sound on the rest. They don’t currently support Dolby Atmos.

Paramount Plus
£6.99 paramountplus.com
30-Day Free Trial

DIRECTV STREAM Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $50 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Sling TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $25 Uber Eats Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Hulu Live TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $35 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Hulu Live TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.