The players in the streaming service game continue to grow, and the somewhat “new guy” is Paramount, with Paramount Plus coming to light in March this year, replacing CBS All Access.
Viewers have two options for their subscriptions. The new budget version is called Paramount+ Essential and will include ads and exclude CBS live programming. The pricier variant will have everything the platform can offer, with ads showing only on live TV and some select shows. The prices for the two options are $4.99 and $9.99.
Up until now, Paramount’s budget offer had the CBS live programming included with it. However, after today June 7, that is no longer true. All who subscribed to the old version of Paramount Plus will have their subscription grandfathered and locked in. You will be able to subscribe to the new Paramount+ Essential plan only if you cancel your subscription to the previous Limited Commercials ($5.99) one.All in all, this change might make those who don’t watch anything related to CBS happy since they will get a better deal out of it. Any new subscribers joining after 7 June who are fans of the content CBS offers would have to pay up an additional $5.00 to get that.