Paramount+ Plans and Pricing in 2022 — Everything You Need to Know

By Eric Liston • Published Aug 05, 2022

Wondering what Paramount+ plans and pricing options are available? Paramount+ is the home of shows from ViacomCBS and so much more. You can watch old episodes of your favorite shows, as well as top originals like Star Trek: Picard and coverage of sports like the UEFA Champions League. Read on, and get all the details you need about Paramount+ plans and pricing.

Paramount+ Essential – $4.99/month or $49.99/year

If you’re on a tight budget, the Paramount+ Essential plan is the way to go. This Paramount+ plan costs $4.99/month or $49.99/year. It includes access to all on-demand content from Paramount+, as well as live feeds for the UEFA Champions League and NFL on CBS.

However, it also does include commercials breaks while watching on-demand content, and you don’t get access to a live feed of your local CBS Station, so keep this in mind when you subscribe.


7 day free trial

$5.99 / month
A mountain of entertainment
No ads
Live and on-demand titles

Paramount+ Premium – $9.99/month or $99.99/year

If you’ve got a bit more cash to throw around and you don’t like watching ads, the Paramount+ Premium plan is a good choice. You’ll pay $9.99/month or $99.99/year for this plan, so it’s almost exactly twice as expensive as the Paramount+ Essential Plan.

What’s the difference? Ad-free viewing of all on-demand content! You also get full access to a live stream of your local live CBS station. And you should note that, while on-demand content is ad-free, ads  will run normally on your CBS station, as well as on NFL and Champions League games, just like they would while watching live TV.

Add Showtime to your plan for an extra fee

If you also want to watch Showtime, you can add it to your Paramount+ plan for a small additional fee. Pricing for Paramount+ and Showtime plans are as follows:

  • Essential Plan + Showtime – $11.99/month or $119.99/year
  • Premium Plan + Showtime – $14.99/month or $149.99/year

With one of these plans, you can get full access to live and on-demand Showtime content, as well as everything that Paramount has to offer. Normally, Showtime costs $10.99/month on its own, so combining it with your Paramount+ plan offers some significant savings.

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Eric Liston is a content writer based in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2015, he’s been writing about technology, cord-cutting, and helping everyday people save money. He also has expertise writing about medicine, dentistry, insurance, and a variety of other industries. No matter what he’s writing, his focus is always on simplifying complex concepts and making them approachable for everyone. When he’s not slamming away on his keyboard at his home office, you’ll find Eric reading sci-fi novels, improving his disc golf game (he just hit his first 400-foot drive) and playing video games on his gaming PC.

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