You can watch Paramount+ without spending a dime. Here are the best ways to get the network for free.
Trying to watch some Star Trek and Big Brother? Paramount+ costs $4.99 (with commercials) or $9.99 (no commercials) per month.
Keep reading for how to test out Paramount without spending money.
Like most streaming services, you try out Paramount+ for free without subscribing. Paramount offers a 7-day free trial of the service. You can watch all Paramount movies, shows, and new original programming exclusive to Paramount+ during the free trial.
There is no contract and you can cancel online at any time.
Note: When you sign up, you’ll need to link a method of payment and you’ll be automatically charged at the end of the trial.
To avoid being charged, make a note on your calendar when the 7-day trial ends. Otherwise, you’ll be charged monthly, whether or not you want to keep the service.
Currently, the Paramount+ official website is only offering a 7-day free trial. However, they occasionally offer promo codes for 30 days free. This is usually around the release of a new season of a popular show. Keep your eyes peeled!
You can also get 50% off an annual subscription with the code YEAR (though it’s not clear when this promo will end, so act fast).
But there are other ways to get a free month.
Amazon is now offering one free month of Paramount+ to Prime members. To redeem the promo, sign in through Prime Video and you can watch movies and shows via the Amazon Prime Video app.
And that’s on top of the 2-day shipping, (usually) free returns, and literally thousands of items on Amazon.
You cannot log in with an existing cable service to watch Paramount+. To access the service, you’ll need to pay the full Paramount+ price (either $4.99 with commercials or $9.99 without commercials).
These fees come after the Paramount+ free trial period.
Note: If you eventually want the no-commercials plan, you can save roughly 16% by choosing the annual subscription ($9.99 monthly vs. $99.99 yearly).
Paramount+ carries over 30,000 episodes of some of the most popular shows ever. In comparison, CBS All Access (Paramount’s predecessor) only provided about 10,000 episodes.
Paramount+ features programming from CBS, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, BET, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Smithsonian Channel, VH1 and more. It also includes all content previously offered by CBS All Access.
Here are the old favorites you can watch:
Star Trek (including but not limited to DS9, Enterprise, TOS, TNG, and Voyager)
The Young and the Restless
The Bold and the Beautiful
God Friended Me
The Late Show
They have a bunch of originals only available on Paramount+:
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Picard
Star Trek: Short Treks
Tell Me A Story
The Good Fight
The Twilight Zone
Why Women Kill
You can also get live broadcasts such as NFL on CBS.
Paramount+ generally always has a free trial period of 7 days. But occasionally, you can get a free one-month promo code. Keep an eye out for the extended trial to get the most bang for your buck.
Just remember that you’ll pay quite a bit more to skip out on commercials after the free trial ends.