Paramount+: What You Expect and What Happened to Your CBS All Access account


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CBS All Access now officially become a Paramount+ streaming service after its rebranding on March 4, 2021, where people can catch the latest live events, sports, breaking news, reality shows, movies, and popular series episodes from CBS BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Smithsonian Channel.

There’s all-new Paramount+ Originals content available to watch, including the SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, 76 Days, The Real World Homecoming: New York, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, 60 Minutes+ and For Heaven’s Sake, Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning out the News. These titles join a growing slate of originals currently on the service exclusively, including The Good Fight, Why Women Kill, The Stand, Star Trek: Lower Decks, No Activity, Coyote, and more.

“Coming this Spring to Paramount+ is an extensive lineup of live sports including every UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League match, culminating with the UEFA Champions League Final on May 29; coverage of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, featuring all of CBS’s games throughout the tournament highlighted by the National Championship game and Final Four with first-round coverage beginning on March 19; and CBS Sports’ coverage of The Masters.”

The Paramount+ will also continue to expand with 36 exclusive originals coming to the service in 2021, including the following titles that will debut this spring: Rugrats, an all-new series featuring Nick’s iconic babies, back together with the original voice cast and an all-new CG animation style; No Activity, a half-hour police comedy that will transition from live-action to animated for season four; and Behind the Music, the groundbreaking and prolific music documentary series returns with several new episodes and the best of the vault remastered.

Beginning late spring, the Paramount+ film library will grow to over 2,500 titles including recent hits from Paramount Pictures, such as Bumblebee, Crawl, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Gemini Man, Like a Boss, Pet Sematary, Playing with Fire, Rocketman, and Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as popular movies from MGM, such as Bill & Ted Face the Music, Skyfall, The Addams Family, Child’s Play and Valley Girl.

Paramount+ has two pricing tiers subscription to catch the best of live and on-demand programming. The Premium tier, at $9.99, is available now and combines live sports, including NFL games, soccer, and more; breaking news through CBSN; CBS’ live linear feed; and commercial-free, on-demand entertainment options spanning Paramount+ originals to the full suite of current and library shows and movies with 4K, HDR, and Dolby Vision and mobile downloads.

In June, Paramount+ will be launching a new ad-supported tier called Essential at $4.99, that offers live NFL games, news, and entertainment, but no longer includes local live CBS station programming. A $5.99 ad-supported tier, which includes live CBS programming, is available until June at which point only the $4.99 and $9.99 tiers will be offered to new subscribers.

You can download the Paramount+ app to your mobile devices via App Store or Google Play Store, gaming consoles as well as connected TV devices.

“The launch of Paramount+, which builds on our legacy of innovation and superior storytelling, is a significant milestone for ViacomCBS that demonstrates our commitment to being a global leader in streaming,” said Tom Ryan, President, and Chief Executive Officer, ViacomCBS Streaming. “By combining fresh original content with live and on-demand programming and an established library of titles from world-class entertainment brands, we have created an unrivaled service that offers live sports, breaking news, and entertainment for all audiences.”

But what happened to your old CBS All Access account?

Don’t worry about your existing CBS All Access subscription, because it will automatically become a Paramount+ subscription, so you can enjoy the rest of the content with the new Paramount+ service.

If you don’t have a Paramount+ subscription yet or are new to Paramount+, then you can join and try 1-month of Paramount+ free at no additional cost.