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Paramount Plus and SHOWTIME now let you access all of their streaming content in a single app. The Paramount Plus and Showtime catalogs were initially combined as a subscription last September, but users may now access the whole library of TV episodes and movies using the Paramount Plus app.
From now until October 2nd, new subscribers can purchase the Paramount Plus and SHOWTIME bundle at a discounted rate of $7.99 per month or $79.99 annually for the Essential plan (which includes advertisements) and $12.99 per month or $129.99 annually for the Premium plan (which adds more sports, live broadcasts of your local CBS station, downloads for offline viewing on mobile, and no advertisements, except for Live TV and some shows). The combined Essential tier will cost $11.99 per month after October 2nd, while the Premium plan will cost $14.99 per month.
Without SHOWTIME, Paramount Plus will still be offered as a standalone service on two subscription tiers: the ad-supported Essential plan $4.99 per month or $49.99 annually, and the ad-free Premium tier $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually.
While SHOWTIME standalone subscription will cost you $10.99 per month with a 30-day free trial, you can save 25% on an annual plan which is just $99 per year for a limited time (previously $131.88 per year).
“This singular user experience streamlines sign-up and enhances discovery, and this lower price will allow more households to enjoy with exceptional entertainment offering,” Paramount Global Streaming president Tom Ryan said in a press release announcing the new service.
Mid-August 2022, Paramount Plus teamed up with Walmart to bundle the Paramount Essential plan with Walmart Plus (and this offer started today), and it had previously been a part of similar deals with T-Mobile’s wireless service. These packages don’t have the same price tags as cable did in the past, but bringing the content closer together is similar to Disney’s strategy when it combined Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus at $13.99 per month (with advertisements) or $19.99 per month (no advertisements) while Disney Plus standalone plan cost $7.99 per month.