Streamers in the UK and Ireland have now another new service to try out, as Paramount begins a rapid global expansion.
Paramount+ already has over 40 million subscribers. After today’s launch in the UK and Ireland, the streamer is also planning to launch in Germany, France, Italy Switzerland and Austria before the end of the year.
In the UK and Ireland, Paramount+ launches with more than 8,000 hours of content, spanning new and exclusive Paramount+ originals, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from Paramount’s brands and production studios, including Showtime, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon. On-demand content streams in HD, depending on a user’s internet connection.
To mark the occasion, Channel 5 (which is owned by Paramount Global) will show the first episode of sci-fi series Halo at 10pm tonight (Wednesday). Halo is a Paramount+ exclusive, and will only be shown on the live version of Channel 5. It won’t be available on catch-up – viewers will need to access Paramount+. And further episodes will only be available on Paramount+.
How much does Paramount+ cost in the UK and Ireland?
UK: £6.99 per month / £69.90 per annum.
Republic of Ireland: €7.99 a month / €79.99 per annum.
A free one week trial is available at launch.
How can I access Paramount+ ?
Paramount+ is available across a variety of devices and platforms, including mobile phones & tablets and the following connected TV platforms from launch. You can watch Paramount+ on up to three devices at the same time.
- Android TV
- Apple TV,
- Apple TV Channels,
- Samsung TV (2017+),
- Sky (details below)
Elsewhere, users will be able to access via desktop computers or mobile web at www.paramountplus.com
Additional platforms will follow.
Will it be available on Sky?
The app is available on Sky Q and Sky Glass part of a deal with Sky announced last year.
For specific details, please see: How to access Paramount+ on Sky and NOW
What’s on Paramount+ ?
Audiences in the UK will have access to the Star Trek universe; and the library and new seasons of Taylor Sheridan’s critically acclaimed Yellowstone series.
South Park and the MTV Shores will also be available, and kids and families franchises, this include SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Rugrats plus new originals based on Nickelodeon’s most beloved characters such as Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years.
The following shows will be available from launch:
- Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,
- The Offer,
- Mayor of Kingstown,
- Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber,
- The First Lady,
- The Man Who Fell to Earth,
- Queen of the Universe
- Jerry & Marge Go Large.
UK factual originals
Hours of original factual titles from the UK production community will also be available, including Haunted, The Box, Rise of the Tech Titans, MH370: The Lost Flight, Chalet Girls, LA Hairdressers, Fashion House, Pervert: Catching the Strip Search Caller and Girl Taken.
Kids and Family
Thousands of hours of Kids and Family content on the service will include Paramount+ Original series Fairly Odd Parents: Fairly Odder, iCarly S1 & S2, the reimagined Rumble and Big Nate. They will join original TV movies, including Honour Society, Promposal, Little Wing, Snow Day, Nicole From Last Night and Blue’s Big City Adventure .
Paramount+ will offer unlimited access to blockbuster movies with new releases like Scream 5, time proven classics such as Grease and Star Trek, and family friendly selections like PAW Patrol: The Movie, Clifford The Big Red Dog and more.