Thursday, June 23, 2022

All About Paramount Plus UK: Launch Date, Price, Shows, Movies, And How to Try New Streaming Service for Free

Paramount Plus will bring hundreds of films and TV shows to UK audiences, including the Star Trek franchise and Mission: Impossible 7

Paramount+ is launching in the UK & Ireland this week, with a host of exciting titles set to arrive on the platform.

The streaming service launched in the U.S. in March 2021, as a replacement for CBS All Access, and has since been rolled out in Canada, Latin America and Brazil, the Caribbean, Australia, and South Korea.

When is Paramount+ available in the UK?

Paramount+ will launch in the UK & Ireland on Wednesday 22 June, with plans to launch in Italy in September, in Germany, Switzerland, Austria (GSA) and France in December, and a further 45 markets expected to launch by the end of the year. The service is also slated to launch in India in 2023.

In the UK, Paramount+ will be available online at, on mobile via iOS and Android apps and a wide range of connected TV devices via distribution through Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku® and Samsung, and more. Users will be able to sign up to the service for £6.99 per month/£69.90 per annum in the UK and €7.99 monthly or €79.90 annually in Ireland after a free seven-day trial.

Paramount+ will also launch on Sky platforms in the UK and Ireland as part of a new multi-year distribution agreement that also includes the extended carriage of Paramount’s leading portfolio of pay TV channels. Sky Cinema subscribers will get Paramount+ included at no extra cost through a standalone app on Sky Glass and Sky Q.

The app isn't being added to NOW, but as part of Sky Cinema’s continued relationship with Paramount, NOW Cinema members will be able to stream brand new Paramount blockbusters through Sky Cinema and enjoy a library of Paramount’s films on demand at no additional cost.

Maria Kyriacou, President, Australia, Canada, Israel and UK, Paramount, said: “The addition of Paramount+ to our strong portfolio of free-to-air, pay TV and streaming services will broaden the range of choice available to our audiences in the UK and Ireland.

“Paramount+ will be a one-stop destination for Paramount’s biggest brands, where fans of all ages can find exclusive original premium content, global hits, and discover a world of favourites from Paramount’s vast catalogue.”

How much will it cost?

Paramount+ will cost £6.99 monthly, or £69.90 yearly, after a seven-day free trial. Sky Cinema customers will be able to access Paramount+ for free.

When it first launched in the US in March last year, two different prices were available. Viewers could opt for a budget plan at $4.99 (£3.68) per month and this option includes advert breaks. Alternatively, viewers could get an ad-free version if they selected the premium plan priced at $9.99 (7.37 per month). At the moment, it doesn’t appear that Paramount+ will follow a similar price-tier structure in the UK.

A free trial of Paramount Plus is available for new customers to sign up for online, after which a monthly or annual subscription plan can be chosen.

What content will be featured?

Paramount+ will feature more than 8,000 hours of content, with titles that fall under the Paramount brand, such as Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, SHOWTIME and Paramount Pictures.

As part of its ‘Mountain of Entertainment’, Paramount+ will premiere some of the year’s most highly anticipated titles to viewers in the UK and Ireland, including the sci-fi hit Halo and The First Lady. The streaming service will also be the home of a selection of new blockbuster films after their theatrical and home entertainment release, including Top Gun: Maverick.

The entirety of the Star Trek franchise will be available, along with future seasons of Taylor Sheridan’s critically acclaimed Yellowstone series.

Thousands of hours of Kids and Family content on the service will include SpongeBob SquarePants and PAW Patrol, as well as Paramount+ Original series Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under YearsRugratsFairly Odd Parents: Fairly OdderiCarly S1 & S2, the reimagined Rumble and Big Nate

These will join original TV movies including Honor Society, Promposal, Little Wing, Snow Day, Nicole From Last Night and Blue’s Big City Adventure.

Paramount+ will also offer unlimited access to blockbuster movies with new releases like Scream 5, time proven classics such as Grease and Star Trek, and family friendly selections like PAW Patrol: The MovieClifford the Big Red Dog, and more. Live-action reboots for Dora the Explorer are also in the works.

The company also announced a host of new TV shows set for release this year, including Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies, a musical prequel to the classic film featuring new music and choreography, a revival of Frasier, a mini-series about the making of The Godfather called The Offer, and a Halo series based on the popular video game.

Other new series from Paramount include Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, 1883, Mayor of Kingstown, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, The First Lady, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Queen of the Universe, and Jerry & Marge Go Large. They will join other titles such as South ParkMTV ShoresSouth Park: Post CovidSuper Pumped: The Battle for Uber and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

It will also premiere a new Beavis and Butt-Head movie, followed by new episodes of the animated series, and South Park will premiere two events on Paramount Plus each year for the next six years. All episodes will be exclusive to the service internationally this year and in the US in 2025.

It also retains the rights to other UK dramas, including Sexy Beast, A Gentleman in Moscow, Flatshare, The Burning Girls, The Ex-Wife and The Blue.

Also coming to the UK and Ireland service this year are Paramount+ exclusives The Thing About Pam and Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons.

Starting in 2024, all its feature films will be moved to the streaming services after their theatrical runs. This will include the newly released Top Gun: Maverick and The Lost City, plus the heavily delayed Mission: Impossible 7.

Paramount also announced that the third instalment of John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place is scheduled for 2025, following the huge success of the sequel in 2021, which was instrumental in encouraging people back to cinemas after long Covid closures.

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Tom Ryan, President & CEO, Streaming at Paramount, said: “This is a phenomenal year of growth for Paramount+. By the end of the year, we expect to be live in 45 countries with our unbeatable content offering, with a diversified set of major distribution partners.

“The UK and Ireland are key strategic markets in the global rollout of Paramount+ given the broad distribution of our brands across the free-to-air and Pay TV landscape. Our partnership with Sky gives us a strong foothold here and in several other markets where we plan to launch Paramount+ this year. Our differentiated strategy means we are poised to keep bringing the most compelling stories to audiences around the world.”

Zai Bennett, MD of content for Sky UK and Ireland, said: “Paramount is synonymous with Hollywood – which is why adding Paramount+ to the Sky Cinema package is not only the perfect pairing, but it will offer great added value for our customers who will be able to access a vast catalogue of premium content at no extra cost.”

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Originally published: June 22, 2022 at 02:36 BST.

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