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Paramount Plus in Australia: Everything you need to know

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Just when you thought there were enough streaming services in Australia, another one pops up. Paramount Plus has been available in Australia for a few years now and is vying for a spot on your credit card’s list of recurring payments. So here’s everything we know about Paramount Plus.

What is Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus is media powerhouse ViacomCBS’ new streaming service. The service covers content from the properties under the giant’s banner, including CBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and naturally, Paramount Pictures.

Locally, Paramount Plus replaced 10 All Access, and, as such, it also includes Australian content from Ten.

How much does Paramount Plus cost?

Paramount Plus costs $9.99 per month in Australia.

At $9.99 per month, Paramount Plus is cheaper than most streaming services available in Australia.

The only cheaper options are Hayu, Flash and BritBox. Netflix starts at $10.99 per month locally. Check out this table for comparison:

Alternatively, you can opt for an annual plan and pay just $89.99 for the entire year — this essentially gives you two months free every year. Use the table below to compare streaming services that offer an annual discount:

What is showing on Paramount Plus?

Locally Paramount Plus has a huge range of original content and has brought every show and movie on 10 All Access over with it. This includes titles like NCIS, The Traitors, Survivor, and Hunted.

Paramount Plus also features original content dubbed Paramount Plus Originals. Some of these include Tulsa King starring Sylvester Stallone, Yellowjackets and 1883 and 1923 — prequels to the Yellowstone franchise.

Paramount Plus naturally features movies from Paramount, but they aren’t necessarily exclusive. The service will seemingly have first dibs, however.

Paramount Plus is also home to the A-League and W-League in Australia, thanks to an exclusive five-year partnership. While one A-League and one W-League match will be available on free-to-air per week, Paramount Plus will be the only place to watch every game.

How do I get a Paramount Plus free trial?

Paramount Plus offers a seven-day free trial to all new users. Simply log onto their app via your TV or the Paramount Plus website via a desktop browser

Simply enter your Full Name, Email and Password for your new Paramount Plus account to begin the signup process.

How do I watch Paramount Plus?

To stream shows and movies through Paramount Plus, you’ll need an internet connection and a compatible device. Internationally, the Paramount Plus app is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. You can also watch it directly in a web browser.

If you’re unsure if your TV or streaming device can handle Paramount Plus, use our compatibility table below:

How much data does Paramount Plus use?

Paramount Plus’ documentation doesn’t disclose how much data it uses, however, advises a minimum streaming requirement of 4Mbps or more to watch comfortably. Expect to use around 3GB per hour for high-definition video or 7GB per hour for 4K, based on other streaming services.

If you’re connected to WiFi but say mobile data will vary based on the quality of your mobile connection. Paramount Plus’ mobile data usage can fluctuate between 74MB per hour with a poor connection and can go as high as 800MB per hour with a good connection.

How do I sign up for Paramount Plus?

There are a few steps to signing up for a Paramount Plus subscription:

  1. As with signing up for a free trial, you’ll need to log onto the Paramount Plus app via your Smart TV, streaming device or web browser.
  2. You’ll need to provide your Full Name, Email address and create a password.
  3. Next, you’ll choose your plan. This will either be monthly charged at $9.99 per month or annually charged at $89.99 after your seven-day trial ends (provided you’re a new customer). Paying annually will lock you in for a whole year but you’ll save 24%.
  4. Fill out your card details to verify payment. Paramount Plus accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. You can also enter a promotional code at this point if you have one.
  5. Once you complete these steps and click Agree and Subscribe you will be acknowledging you have read and agree to Paramount Plus’ subscription terms. You won’t be billed until the end of your free seven-day trial and if you cancel your trial before this point, you won’t be charged.

And that’s all there is to it! Simply use your chosen Email and Password to log in and start watching.

Paramount Plus alternatives

Naturally, there are plenty of other streaming services to choose from if you’re looking for a service other than Paramount Plus.

Netflix: This streaming service giant is undoubtedly one of the most popular names in the game.

Stan: This homegrown option offers a wide range of content, including originally-made TV shows and exclusive programming from the Showtime network plus sports. Price-wise plans are similar to what you’ll pay for Netflix.

Binge: This Foxtel-owned service starts at just $10 per month and is where you’ll find plenty of big-name content you’d normally need to subscribe to Foxtel for. Binge includes titles like Succession, Euphoria, The Last of Us and The Walking Dead.

Disney Plus: The central hub for all things Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, Fox, and Star — a unique category of shows and movies for those who aren’t into Sci-Fi or animation. Though it’s one of the pricier services at $13.99 per month, you’ll never be bored on Disney Plus with shows like Ahsoka, the new season of Futurama and The Bear.

Amazon Prime Video: One of the most perk-filled streaming services in Australia, customers with an Amazon Prime Video subscription also score access to exclusive sales and discounted shipping on select Amazon products. The library is not as extensive as what you’ll find on Netflix or Disney Plus but it does offer exclusive content such as Good Omens and The Grand Tour.

Apple TV Plus: A seriously underrated streaming platform, Apple TV Plus only has exclusive content with big-name actors like Idris Elba’s Hijack, Jason Sudeikis’ Ted Lasso and Taron Egerton’s Tetris.

There is an abundance of free streaming options like ABC (iView), Ten (TenPlay), 7 (7Plus), 9 (9Now) and SBS (On Demand) also available if you want to keep costs down.

Paramount Plus FAQs

Can I add Paramount Plus to my Prime Video account?

Yes, you can add Paramount Plus as a channel to your Amazon Prime Video account. There are two different ways to do this — via a web browser or on your device via the app:

Setup via a web browser:

  1. Visit amazon.com/channels and search for/select the Paramount Plus channel.
  2. Select Learn More from the banner at the top of the screen and select Start your seven-day free trial.
  3. Select the Paramount Plus with SHOWTIME plan, which is priced at $11.99, and click Start your free trial.
  4. After the free trial ends, you will be billed via your Amazon account. Note: the Paramount Plus Essential plan is not currently available via Prime Video.

Setup on your device:

  1. Open the Prime Video app and search for Paramount Plus or scroll down to the Prime Video Channels category and select Paramount Plus.
  2. Select Learn More located on the banner at the top of the screen.
  3. Select the Paramount Plus with SHOWTIME plan, which is priced at $11.99, and click Start your free trial.
  4. After your free trial ends, you will be billed through your Amazon account. Note: the Paramount Plus Essential plan is not currently available via Prime Video.

How many devices can I watch Paramount Plus on at once?

You can watch Paramount Plus on up to three devices simultaneously with a single subscription.

Does Paramount Plus have live TV?

In Australia, Paramount Plus has live news and sports channels.

How do I cancel Paramount Plus?

If you signed up to Paramount Plus on your desktop, gaming console, smart TV, or mobile web browser, the easiest way to cancel is through the Paramount Plus website. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Visit paramountplus.com
  • Click on your profile in the top right-hand corner
  • Click Account
  • Scroll down and click Cancel Subscription

If you signed up via the Paramount Plus app on your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings app
  • Tap your profile
  • Tap Subscriptions
  • Tap Paramount Plus
  • Tap Cancel Subscription and then confirm

And if you signed up to Paramount Plus via the Android app on a phone, tablet, or TV, follow these steps:

  • Visit g.co/play/subscriptions
  • Select your Paramount Plus subscription
  • Click Cancel subscription and follow the steps