Paramount+ has added a ‘My List’ watchlist feature to the app allowing subscribers to bookmark shows, movies and originals so they can be easily watched at a later time. Although it may seem strange that a streaming service like Paramount+ didn’t already offer a watchlist, that has exactly been the case since launch.
Considering Paramount+ only launched in March of this year, it is a newer streaming service compared to many others, and this can mean some features that subscribers might expect to come as standard have yet to be added. However, unlike other streaming services, Paramount+ didn’t launch as an entirely new app. Instead, all of the previously available CBS All Access apps were updated overnight to become Paramount+. Therein is where the problem was, as CBS All Access also did not offer a watchlist for bookmarking content.
Paramount+ is now in the process of updating its apps with the new watchlist feature, officially called My List. As this is rolling out as part of an update, users will need to ensure their device apps are running the latest version – 8.0.22 for both Android and iOS users. Both the Google Play Store and the App Store are showing the 8.0.22 version as now available, so anyone downloading the app for the first time will immediately gain access to Paramount+’s new My List.
For subscribers that have already downloaded the app, they will need to wait until the latest version rolls out to their device for My List to become available. Of course, users can speed up the process of gaining access to 8.0.22 by uninstalling the app from their device and then reinstalling Paramount+ again. Once available on a device, the feature works much like any other watchlist. The My List button will be visible after clicking or tapping through to a show, movie or Paramount+ original, and located directly next to the existing Watch Now button.
After clicking on the My List “+” icon, the video will then be added to the subscriber’s watchlist and automatically available on any supported device connected to the account. Subscribers will find the new My List section on the Paramount+ home page, located directly below the Keep Watching row. Again, similar to other watchlist features, users can just as easily remove any videos added to their Paramount+ My List by heading back to the same show or movie page and then clicking or tapping on the X button.