You Can Now Subscribe To Paramount+ Essential Through Prime Video Channels

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The Paramount+ Essential plan is now available as an add-on option through Amazon’s Prime Video Channels. This plan does include ads, but it also offers a cheaper way to subscribe to Paramount+ through Amazon’s channel store.

While Paramount+ was already available as a Prime Video Channel, Prime members only had the option to subscribe to the $11.99/month Paramount+ with Showtime plan. With the Essential plan also now available, Prime members can sign up to Paramount+ from as little as $5.99 a month.

Even though this isn’t any cheaper than subscribing to Paramount+ directly, Prime Video Channels offers Prime members another way to subscribe. Not to mention, the ability to have the additional subscription managed by Amazon.

Regardless of whether signing up to the Essential or Paramount+ with Showtime plan, all new Paramount+ subscribers get access to a 7-day free trial when subscribing through Prime Video Channels. Once the free trial has come to an end, the subscriber will be charged the full monthly amount, based on their previously chosen subscription tier.

As a reminder, Prime Video Channels are only available to those with an active Prime membership. For those new to Prime, a membership costs $14.99 a month or $139 a year, and a 30-day free trial is available. It is also worth noting that, in addition to ads, Paramount+ Essential subscribers don’t get access to any of the Showtime content available through Paramount+.

For those considering signing up to Prime Video to get access to Prime Video Channels and the general Prime Video catalog, only the ad-supported version of Prime Video will be included with Prime membership from January 29. For an additional $2.99 a month, Prime members will be able to maintain access to an ad-free Prime Video experience.

John Finn
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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