Paramount Reveals New Streaming Service, Paramount+

Published on February 10, 2021

A new streaming service has arrived, thanks to Paramount Pictures. Paramount+ will be debuting in March. What’s important to know is that Paramount+ will actually be a merger of CBS All Access in addition to new content.

Paramount+ Explained

On March 4th CBS All Access will officially change its name to Paramount+. So what sort of content does a subscription to Paramount+ get for a potential subscriber? The Paramount+ streaming service will give streamers access to content from Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS, and the Smithsonian Channel. Subscribers will also get exclusive access to new films like Spongebob: Sponge on the Run, which was actually released in the U.K last November but has yet to debut in the U.S

Paramount+ subscribers will be able to watch CBS All Access exclusive shows like Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery, The Stand, and more. There will also be a film catalog of 6,000 Paramount Pictures movies to choose from. Subscribers will also get access to the newest movies from Paramount Pictures within a year of their release in theaters.

What Will It Cost? Do I Have To Make a New Account if I’m Already Subscribed to CBS All Access?

The good news is that CBS All Access subscribers will not have to make a new account for Paramount+ when the changeover occurs on March 4th. All any existing subscribers have to do is download the Paramount+ app and log in with their existing CBS All Access information.

Pricing is $5.99 a month for a limited commercials subscription, or $9.99 a month for a premium no-commercial subscription.

According to a Mashable report, anyone that signs up for a CBS All Access subscription before the debut of Paramount+ can get 50% off an annual subscription with the promo code PARAMOUNTPLUS.

A Note For Owners of Second and Third Generation Apple TV’s

The CBS All Access app will no longer work on second and third generation Apple TV’s on March 4th. A notice from CBS notified Apple TV users what devices the new Paramount+ app will be compatible with. (This was first spotted by MacRumors.)

Source: MacRumors

Some other new original programming that will be exclusive to Paramount+ includes the highly anticipated iCarly reboot, a reboot of The Game, a behind-the-scenes series that explores the filming of The Godfather called The Offer, a Behind The Music reboot and more. Subscribers will also be able to watch all of the South Park episodes.

Check out the Paramount+ Super Bowl ad below featuring prominent figures from programming that will be available on the new streaming service, plus a callback to an iconic Spongebob episode.

Source: Paramount+

Subscribers will also get access to popular shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race, Awkwafina is Nora From Queens, The Daily Show, Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue and more. The app definitely looks promising with access to a lot of familiar and new programming. Will you be subscribing to Paramount+?

Katherine Stinson is an award-winning journalist and Staff Reporter at Grit Daily News, where she covers Texas and Southern states' startup and entrepreneurship news. Based in San Antonio, Texas, she also contributes to ScreenRant, Outlander TV News, and San Antonio Magazine.

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