Paramount+: How Long is the Free Trial and How Much Does It Cost?

Paramount+ is the latest streaming service vying for your time and money. The service is a rebranded and expanded version of CBS All Access, which has just launched a new set of originals plus 30,000 hours of new content. The price of the service, however, has not changed—though new subscribers have a month to take advantage of an extended free trial.

How long is the Paramount+ free trial?

Usually, the service offers a seven-day free trial. However, new subscribers are able to take advantage of a special offer throughout March.

Until March 31, users can sign up for either of the platform's two tiers (more on which below) and get a month free to watch new originals like For Heaven's Sake, Kamp Koral and The Real World: Homecoming: New York as well as the rest of the Paramount+ catalog for 30 days for nothing.

How much does Paramount+ cost?

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Paramount+ is a rebranded and expanded version of CBS All Access which launched in March. Paramount+

After that initial free month, the service costs the same as CBS All Access, despite offering much more content.

The basic tier of the service costs $5.99 a month with ads (of $59.99 a year), or $9.99 to watch without commercials ($9.99 a year). In June, however, the service is expected to get a price drop to $4.99 a month.

This would make it one of the cheapest of the streaming services—the same price as AppleTV+ and the ad-supported tier of Peacock. At $5.99, meanwhile, the service costs the same as Hulu's limited tier.

Students can get the service even cheaper. The streamer is currently offering a 25% discount for those currently at college.

Currently, the service is available in the U.S. and Canada. Australia's 10 All Access will also rebrand as Paramount+, and the European and Latin American service of the same name is also set for a revamp.

The service is launching with a small number of originals, including the U.S. premiere of the new Spongebob Squarepants movie, 60 Minutes+ and Season 2 of Stephen Colbert's Tooning Out the News.

The service also has maintained the CBS All Access catalog, which has its own set of originals. These include Good Wife spin-off The Good Fight, the reboot of The Twilight Zone from Get Out director Jordan Peele and a number of Star Trek shows including Discovery and Picard, starring Patrick Stewart.

However, the streamer has announced big plans for its catalog in the future. Recently, the service announced its roster of upcoming programs, which includes reboots of Rugrats, Frasier and iCarly. The service will also be the first streaming service to get the upcoming Paramount movies, which include A Quiet Place Part 2 and Mission Impossible 7.