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Apple Reveals Paramount+ And Showtime Will Merge Next Month

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Paramount Plus and Showtime will finally become one next month. That’s according to emails that are now being sent out by Apple.

The merging of the two services has been on the table for some time now. While it has already been revealed that Showtime would become available as a tier within the Paramount Plus service, it still remained unclear as to when the change would actually take place.

That seems to be much clearer now. According to an email from Apple, Paramount Plus and Showtime will merge on or around June 27. As the email explains, Apple is advising those already signed up to Paramount Plus (as an Apple TV Channel) of the upcoming change, and that the merging means their “subscription is getting even better.”

The email also explains that subscribers won’t have to do anything, with the change due to take place automatically for those subscribed through Apple TV Channels.

According to the details that had previously come through, the new Showtime tier within Paramount Plus will be called Paramount+ with Showtime, and this will be available alongside the current Essential ad-supported plan.

What remains less clear is whether an ad-free version of Paramount Plus without Showtime will continue to be available after the change. If not, subscribers won’t only be choosing between ads, but also between Showtime as well.

With a little over one month until that change takes place, we’ll know the finer details soon enough.

John Finn
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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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