Does your family need a streaming subscription service where Spock, Dora the Explorer, the Paw Patrol pups, and Beavis and Butt-Head all live on the same mountain? Paramount+ is hoping the answer to that question is a responding “yes.” With Super Bowl LV behind us, many families are more confused than ever about whether to not they need to sign-up for Parmaount+. What is it? How much does Paramount+ cost? Do you already have it?
Most of all, does Paramount+ have more to offer than Disney+? Well, yes and no. But it still may be a good deal. Here’s everything families need to know about Paramount+.
What is Paramount Plus?
Technically, Paramount+ is simply a re-branding of CBS All-Access. If you already have CBS All-Access, then, starting in March, you’re going to have Paramont+. This exists because of a (boring) re-merger between Viacom and CBS, who actually parted ways in the early aughts. In the ’90s they were one company, and then they weren’t, and now, they’re one company again. For families, this means that a ton of Paramount movies (like Indiana Jones and Mission: Impossible) will now be streaming on the same service. (This is also why Indiana Jones is suddenly NOT on Netflix.) This also means new CBS All-Access shows (like the various new Star Treks and Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone) will now become Paramount+ shows overnight. To be clear, there’s a ton of old-shows on here, too, including all the family-friendly old Star Treks, the classic Mission: Impossible sitcoms like Cheers, and a lot, lot more.
Is there good Kids’ stuff?
Because CBS All-Access/Paramount+ recently added a bunch of Nickelodeon Shows to the service, parents should know that yes, this is actually a pretty good deal if you’re looking for a streaming service that has a bunch of kids’ content, but a decent amount of grown-up stuff, too. Chances are, that unless you pay for Nickelodeon with an old-school cable provider, you have to get Dora, Peppa Pig, Bubble Guppies and Paw Patrol through Amazon Prime add-ons, or through kid-specific content curators like Noggin. However, subscribing to CBS-All Access (Paramount+) side-steps all of that.
How much does Paramount+ cost?
There are two versions
- Commerical free $9.99 per month
- With commercials: $5.99 per month.
However, up until the March 4, 2021 re-branding, CBS All-Access/ Paramount+ is offering half-off the first year. So, that means, if you get the cheaper option, it will come out to roughly 2 bucks a month. Considering you’re going to watch some of these kids’ shows anyway, that might be well worth it.
Check out more info on Paramount+ here.