Paramount+ previously known as CBS All Access, is a longstanding foray of Paramount Global in the streaming world. The site carries out almost every property of Paramount Global, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, and CBS, along with numerous other rotating titles. Further, the streamer stands out among on-demand similar-priced streamers due to its robust content library and live sports content.

Paramount Plus can give a little bit of everything, such as Top Gun: Maverick, Star Trek, soccer champion league, NFL football, etc. In all, it features approximately 30,000 shows from CBS, Paramount Network, VH1, Comedy Central, BET, and MTV. Various other channels and Paramount Picture Library’s hundreds of movies are included too.

Paramount Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Both subscription plans have 30,000 hours of content original content is less than competitors
Large on-demand content library Streaming channels are not accessible globally
Dolby Atoms and 4K HDR Some titles quickly go after launch
Delivers op-to-date content release CBS Local is accessible with the premium/highest plan
The subscription rate is budget friendly Paramount+ unskippable ads
Paramount movies’ early releases, that are in theatres still  

Paramount+ Key Features

This streaming platform is a perfect solution for those who want to enjoy their time with their entire family. Not only you can have three simultaneous service screens, but also you can restrict content for kids through parental control. Some other benefits of the site include original content, offline mobile download, 4K HDR, etc. Let’s discuss some of the prominent key features of the app:

4K HDR with Dolby Vision

Paramount+ provides support for the latest audio and video formats. You can get access to 4K HDR content with HDR10 and Dolby Vision support depending on your selected streaming device. In addition , Dolby Atoms audio support is available too on selected Apple devices, such as iPad, Apple TV, and iPhone. Of course, you are required compatible sound system fixed with your TV in the latter instance.

Live Channel Hub

This is a newly launched Paramount+ feature, to benefit all subscribers (including the Basic/Premium plan) with linear surfing. Moreover, it is compatible with live genre-grouped programs rather than live general TV channels broadcasting. For instance, Genre-wise Paramount Plus has channels for Family-friendly Classics, Crime and Justice, Kid’s Entertainment, Nostalgic Hits, and Preschool corners.

Parental Control

Like many other renowned competitors, Paramount+ provides parental control for elders in the family. In case, you are concerned about your kid’s content choice while subscribing to Paramount Plus, no worries, it is featured with restricted content options. Therefore, you’ll be able to keep your kid’s watch list in check and balance by limiting their watch library and setting a pin for adult content.

Simultaneous Streams

Paramount+ permits two or three simultaneous stream options for basic and premium packages, respectively. In addition, the streamer also allows offline downloads over most content for later watching, like BET, minus Comedy Central, Smithsonian, MTV, and a few Nickelodeon shows.

Paramount+ Available Content Library

With more than 30,000 hours of movies and TV shows, paramount plus presents content-specific hubs: Comedy Central, MTV, BET, CBS, Smithsonian, and Nickelodeon channels. You can also search for movies, live TV, and shows through the menu bar at the top. Moreover, you can watch CBS shows latest episodes after a day of their live CBS TV broadcast, including dramas, and comedies.

You can also watch late-night talk shows such as The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, etc., and news such as Face the Nation, and 60 Minutes. Other than this stand-up special, comedy shows, all 10 ten seasons of all Star Trek series, VH1 RuPaul’s Drag Race staple, and 60’s forward movie. Grammy Awards including other CBS specials can also be found on Paramount Plus.

Original Paramount+ Productions

The Paramount Plus exclusive original content is limited but constantly growing, including critical hits such as Why Women Kill, and The Good Fight. On the contrary few new additions have mixed reactions such as Twilight Zone by Jorden Peele and Tell Me a Story. Some of the renowned originals are:

  1. 1883
  2. Star Trek: Lower Decks
  3. The Game
  4. Star Trek: Picard
  5. Star Trek: Discovery
  6. Guilty Party
  7. iCarly
  8. Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head
  9. Star Trek: Prodigy

Other shows, movies, and Kid’s content on Paramount+ include:

  1. Chappelle’s Show
  2. Survivor
  3. Star Trek Series
  4. Wings
  5. Peppa Pig
  6. Blue’s Clue
  7. CatDog
  8. Indiana Jones Movies
  9. Up in Smoke
  10. Sahara
  11. Black Sheep

Live Sports on Paramount+

Paramount Plus’s live sports are limited to CBS TV and CBS cable Sports Network (only Paramount Plus with ShowTime plan). You can also find NCAA March Madness (excluding TNT, TBS, and truTV aired) games, NFL (including select years Super Bowl) games, college hockey, and Masters Golf. Additionally, the streamer also features NWSL and UEFA healthy lineup soccer coverage. Therefore, Paramount+ may not cater to your all sports needs, but is a bit more than many other streaming on-demand services.

Local Channels on Paramount+

The streaming platform facilitates one local channel, your area’s CBS affiliate live feed (only $11.99 tier). Paramount Plus does not accommodate a cloud DVR for live feed recordings because it provides all shows of CBS on-demand. Moreover, the live schedule doesn’t facilitate any news or local programming, only primetime CBS series.

Paramount+ Subscription Packages with Prices

Paramount Plus permits two different subscription packages having distinct benefits. The premium choice of the site can be the ultimate ad-free package, offering three simultaneous streams. Let’s have a look at these packages along with the specifications:

Plan Price Commercials
Paramount Plus Essential $5.99 /per month On-demand & Live-Yes
Paramount Plus with Showtime $11.99 / per month On-demand & Live-Yes

Paramount+ Web Interface

The web interface of Paramount Plus is quite similar to CBS All Access. It looks sleek with a dark color scheme and is easy to navigate. You can use your profile icon present in the upper-right corner, for account settings. The main screen appears with a large slideshow containing featured programming. Further, the content categories are shown in horizontal scrolling sections, like Recently Added Shows, Trending Shows, Trending Movies, Originals, On Now, etc. 

Paramount+ Mobile App

The mobile app contains the same interface as the web does, a dark color scheme with a sleek design. For navigation, you can use the menu bar at the bottom: Home, Search, then Live TV, and more. The Home section leads to the featured entries of the service catalog, and the search section of the catalog is divided into TV shows, movies, and genres. You can also search for Paramount+ live TV section programming lists.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Paramount Plus have Yellowstone?

Yellowstone a cable hit by Kevin Costner, was on Paramount but Paramount+ does not support it. The reason is it is not an original Paramount or CBS production, so they have left it.

How much does the streamer Paramount+ cost?

The basic subscription package for Paramount+ starts at $5.99, and if you want it with a Live TV streaming service or cable TV traditional provider it can go to $50.00 or $100.00 approximately.

What is the difference between Paramount Network and Paramount Plus?

The owner of both is Viacom CBS, although Paramount Network formerly known as Spike TV is a satellite/cable TV channel. On the other hand, Paramount+ is a revised name for CBS All Access and is an original streaming platform.
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