Paramount Plus launched in the UK last summer, and it's the latest streaming service to compete with the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video.


The popular streaming service, which made its debut in the US in 2021, brings together blockbuster movies, TV series and children’s programming from a number of US television channels and film studios including Nickelodeon, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, CBS and, of course, Paramount Pictures.

Highlights include franchises such as the Star Trek universe, Taylor Sheridan’s hit series Yellowstone, as well as family-friendly franchises such as SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol and Rugrats.

In addition, Paramount is following in Netflix's footsteps and investing in Paramount originals, with titles such as Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The First Lady, The Man Who Fell to Earth and live-action series Halo.

If Paramount's film and TV offerings sound tempting then read on for everything you need to know about the streaming service. We walk you through how to watch Paramount Plus, how much it costs, the devices it can be watched on and some of our top film and TV picks to get stuck into.

What is Paramount Plus?

A Halo live-action series is coming to Paramount Plus
Halo live-action series. Paramount+

Paramount Plus is a streaming service that launched in the US on March 4, 2021, which also functions as a relaunched and rebranded version of the previous service CBS All Access.

The platform had been home to the popular Star Trek television franchise in the US but was otherwise struggling to establish itself in a competitive market. After relaunching in 2021 with a new logo, name and interface, Paramount now boasts over 60 million subscribers.

With an impressive slate of original television shows and movies (more on that below), Paramount Plus is attempting to solidify itself in the streaming world alongside other heavyweights like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

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How to get Paramount Plus in the UK

Here are all the different ways you can watch Paramount Plus in the UK.

How to get Paramount Plus on Amazon Prime Video

Paramount Plus is available as an add-on to Amazon Prime Video. You have to already have an Amazon Prime Video membership and you can then pay extra each month to get access to all of Paramount Paramount Plus' content through the Prime Video interface.

To add Paramount Plus to your Prime Video open the Prime Video app and search for "Paramount+" or scroll down to the Prime Video Channels category and select Paramount+. Select the banner at the top of the screen which says "Learn More." Here you can sign up for a 7-day free trial to Paramount Plus. Your paid membership starts when these 7 days are up.

How to get Paramount Plus in the UK on Sky

Paramount Plus is available at no extra cost to existing Sky TV customers with a Sky Cinema subscription. Simply buy a subscription to Sky Cinema and you will have access to all of Paramount's content.

How to get Paramount Plus on NOW

Sky’s streaming service NOW also has a Sky Cinema membership (at the cost of £9.99 per month), however, the Paramount Plus app won't be available on the streaming service.

But, NOW has said that NOW cinema members will be able to stream most of Paramount's latest blockbusters and on-demand movies at no extra cost.

Paramount Plus UK price: how much does it cost?

Sam Elliott in 1883
Sam Elliott in the Yellowstone prequel 1883. Paramount

Paramount Plus is available on the service for £6.99 per month or £69.90 per annum in the UK, after a free seven-day trial. The service is accessible on Apple, Google, Roku, and Samsung platforms, too.

You can also watch Paramount Plus on Amazon Prime Video for just £6.99 a month after the seven-day free trial. You can't get an annual subscription with Prime, just monthly. You can also get Paramount Plus for free with a Sky Cinema.

Paramount Plus UK apps: which devices can you watch Paramount Plus on?

UK customers will be able to watch Paramount Plus online, on their mobiles, and via a wide range of connected TV devices via the Paramount Plus app. These include Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, Android devices, Chromecast, and Samsung Smart TVs, and Roku. Check out the full list below:

  • Android app (phone & tablet)
  • Desktop (web)
  • iOS app (phone & tablet) - iOS 12.2+
  • Apple TV 4 (tvOS) & 5 (4K)
  • Compatible Android TV devices
  • Compatible FireTV devices
  • Roku
  • Chromecast
  • Samsung TV (2017 or newer)
  • Sky Q (UK & Ireland only)
  • Sky Glass (UK only)

For more information, visit Paramount Plus UK’s help page.

What movies and TV shows are on Paramount Plus in the UK?

The cast of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
The cast of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Paramount Plus

When it comes to movies and TV shows Paramount Plus is not short of content. Paramount Plus has announced that all of the feature films it makes will move to the service once they’ve completed their run in cinemas. This includes blockbusters like Mission: Impossible 7, Top Gun: Maverick, and The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum.

Paramount Plus also has a broad selection of classic films which include The Godfather, Titanic, and Forrest Gump. The children aren't forgotten either with a Paramount subscription giving access to Sonic the Hedgehog and Paw Patrol: The Movie.

On the series front, the entirety of the Star Trek franchise is available on Paramount Plus in the UK, as is the critically-acclaimed drama series Yellowstone. The company also announced a host of new TV shows and these included a revival of Frasier, a Grease prequel series, a mini-series about the making of the Godfather titled The Offer and a Halo series based on the popular video game.

Other original series include 1883, The Offer, 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. There are also new children's series in the works, too, including a remaking of the cartoon series Rugrats, plus live-action reboots for Dora and The Fairly Odd Parents.


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