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

By John Finn

John started Streaming Better to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been editing and writing about technology and streaming for online publications since 2014, and believes the best streaming approach is to rotate between services as needed.

John's preferred live TV streaming service right now is YouTube TV although he does tend to switch live TV services multiple times each year to keep up to date with their changes. Outside of live TV, John also actively streams HBO Max (for the shows), Peacock (for Premier League), and Paramount Plus (for Champion's League). However, John is also currently subscribed to Apple TV+, Discovery+, Hulu, Starz, Showtime, and Shudder.

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