Consumers can currently save 50-percent on the first year of Paramount+ if signing up to an annual plan before the service officially launches in March. This is a good option for those who are interested in becoming a Paramount+ subscriber as the discount can be used against either the ad-supported or ad-free plans.
In January, ViacomCBS confirmed that the Paramount+ streaming service would go live in the U.S. on March 4 as a rebranded version of CBS All Access. Similar to what was on offer when HBO transitioned to HBO Max, Paramount+ not only includes content available through CBS, but other popular brands owned by ViacomCBS as well. For example, Paramount+ also includes shows and movies from BET, Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon under the one subscription.
Paramount+ is due to arrive priced at $5.99 per month for the ‘with ads’ version and $9.99 per month for the ad-free plan. Alternatively, there’s the option to pay $59.99 per year for the ad-supported version or $99.99 for twelve months of Paramount+ without the ads. Now, Paramount+ is offering consumers the option to save 50-percent on those prices when subscribing to a yearly plan. With the discount in effect, the ad-supported Paramount+ plan drops down to $29.99 and the ad-free version down to $49.99.
To get the deal, simply head over to the Paramount + website and click through the ‘Try it now’ link. Alternatively, sign up through CBS All Access using the PARAMOUNTPLUS promo code when checking out.
Paramount+ 50% deal caveats
The major caveat to be aware of is this deal is only available as a pre-order promotion. With Paramount+ starting to stream on March 4, consumers will need to sign up before the close of business on March 3, 2021 to secure the lower price. NBCUniversal used a similar tactic prior to the launch of the Peacock streaming service with a 40-percent discount on offer to those who pre-ordered the service before it went live.
This deal is also only available to those who sign up to the annual plan, with no similar savings currently on offer to monthly subscribers. Likewise, the deal will automatically result in the discounted Paramount+ subscription being charged at the full yearly rate, once the first twelve months (from sign-up date) have ended. Subscribers looking to avoid paying the higher rate will need to cancel before the end of the first year, especially as the subscription will be billed annually once again.
Another caveat is that the signing up process actually takes place through the existing CBS All Access service. Due to this, unlike the previous Peacock pre-order deal, once signed up, the twelve-month discounted clock already begins to tick down. A CBS All Access subscription will immediately become active and transition to a Paramount+ subscription when the service launches on March 4.
Therefore, any consumers who simply want to guarantee they have the longest possible Paramount+ subscription, at the cheapest price, may want to wait until closer to the launch date before signing up, possibly right up until March 3 – the day before Paramount+ goes live. Otherwise, those who sign up in the meantime can consume all the content currently available through CBS All Access safe in the knowledge they’ll have access to Paramount+ on launch date.