On 4 March 2021, CBS All Access will be rebranding to Paramount+. Paramount+ will begin rolling out globally from March 2021. The name change will better reflect the Viacom-CBS merger. Existing customers will be moved over from CBS All Access to Paramount+ automatically. You can see more detail on Paramount+ here.
More than 10,000 episodes. Classic TV shows, originals and favorites.
Free trial. Despite the type of subscription you choose, start with a free 7-day trial.
Parental controls. Keep track of what your kids are watching with the click of a button and rating restrictions.
Ads. Unless you upgrade to the $9.99 a month version, you’ll sit through advertisements.
Limited streams. Stream just 2 devices at a time.
What features does Paramount+ offer?
Even with the large content library, Paramount+ offers a few minor features that set it apart from other streaming services.
Use your iOS mobile device to watch CBS All-Access on your Apple TV using Apple’s Bonjour software. It automatically detects other Apple devices, and lets you cast onto your Apple TV.
Download and Play lets you watch offline and store up to 25 episodes. Available only with the $9.99 tier, you can download on up to 99 devices.
Watch episodes as they air using its Live TV feature. Once you enter your ZIP code, it generates local channels, however, blackouts and commercials apply, even with the highest tier.
Smart home devices
Whether you have an Amazon Alexa or Google Home smart device, link your Paramount+ to use voice commands to watch.
What devices is Paramount+ compatible with?
CBS All-Access is compatible with mobile, desktop and third-party streaming devices. As long as you have the app downloaded and a stable Internet connection, you can watch hours of content.
Smart TV devices:
Mobile Phones and Tablets:
Amazon Fire TV Stick
How much is CBS All-Access?
A basic subscription to Paramount+ is $5.99 a month, while the upgraded subscription costs $9.99 a month. Both subscriptions give you access to thousands of hours of content, but the upgraded version doesn’t saddle you with ads.
Note about the annual subscription
Annual subscriptions can save you 15%, but you can only sign up through the desktop version of the CBS webpage. A monthly subscription is your only option when you sign up with a mobile or third-party device.
Paramount+ offers new customers a 7-day free trial for either subscription you choose.
What can I watch with Paramount+?
Paramount+ offers a pretty generous content library, with both live and on-demand options with more to come soon. Daytime, primetime and late-night CBS TV programs, including:
You can use as many devices as you like with Paramount+, but you can only stream from 2 at the same time.
You’re able to add on a Paramount+ subscription via Amazon Prime Video. Going down this path won’t cost you any extra, it’s still $5.99 per month for limited access with advertisements or ad-free for $9.99 per month.
CBS’ Sports content is also available via fuboTV. However fuboTV ($54.99 per month) costs significantly more than Paramount+ ($5.99 or $9.99 per month).
New episodes are available to watch as they air when you utilize the Live TV feature. In the event you don’t watch as it airs, it’ll be available to watch on-demand as early as the next day.
UEFA Champions League matches are available to watch live and on demand in the United States.
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