As the festive season looms, savvy streamers are on the hunt for streaming deals, and Paramount+ UK is stepping up to the plate.
For Black Friday, the popular streaming service is slashing its subscription prices in half for a limited time, offering a prime opportunity for binge-watchers to indulge in their favourite shows and movies at a fraction of the cost.
Paramount+ is known for several original shows, such as Yellowstone, Special Ops: Lioness, most of the Star Trek shows and films, and Paramount+ blockbusters such as Top Gun: Maverick and the Scream franchise.
From now until November 27, you can get a monthly subscription to Paramount+ UK for 50% off, for up to three months.
You can get the deal either directly via Paramount+, or via its Amazon Prime Video Channel. The regular 7-day free trial is not available along with this new deal, and there are a few additional caveats – see the full details below.
Paramount+ In The UK: Changes Coming Up Soon
Paramount+, owned by Paramount Global (previously ViacomCBS), launched in the US in 2014 and was originally known as CBS All Access. The service launched in the UK back in 2022.
Notably, the price of Paramount+ in the UK hasn’t changed since its launch (while competing services such as Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+ have raised their prices), and has remained at £6.99/month.
However, big changes are coming to Paramount+ in the near future, as we previously reported.
Instead of just one tier, a Premium Plan will roll out in some countries this month (but not in the UK yet), which will enhance the viewing experience with features like 4K UHD, HDR10, and Dolby Vision support – but at a higher cost.
This plan will also allow for four concurrent streams, catering specifically to family audiences.
While the current tier may maintain its current price, future pricing estimates for the Premium Plan in the UK market suggest a potential monthly fee of £10 to £12 and an annual subscription between £110 to £130 – but official pricing hasn’t been announced yet.
Additionally, 2024 will see the launch of a Paramount+ ad-supported tier in select markets, beginning with Australia and Canada.
This tier aims to balance subscription costs with advertising revenue, a trend already observed in other major streaming services like Netflix and Disney+.
How Can I Watch Paramount+?
Paramount+ UK has a standalone app for most of the streaming devices available in the UK, including:
- iPhones / iPads
- Android Smartphones / Tablets
- Desktop Browser
- Apple TV 4 / 5
- Amazon Fire TV Devices
- Roku Devices (Roku Express, Roku Express 4K, Roku Premiere, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Streambar)
- Android TV
- Chromecast / Google TV
- NOW TV Smart Sticks
- Samsung TVs (2017 and newer)
- Virgin Media (TV 360 and the Stream Box)
If your device is not currently supported, but it does have the Amazon Prime Video app – you can sign up and watch via the Prime Video Channels version of Paramount+.
Paramount+ Black Friday Deal
Normally, Paramount+ costs £6.99/month or £69.90/year in the UK.
During the Black Friday promotion (if you subscribe before November 27), you can enjoy a 50% discount on the monthly subscription for the first three months, which means you’ll only pay £3.49 per month during this period.
Note that there’s usually a 7-day free trial that’s available to all new customers – but the free trial is not available for the time being – so you’ll be charged immediately.
Also, remember that once the three months are up, the subscription will automatically renew at the regular price (£6.99/m) unless you cancel before that happens.
This deal is only available to New or Returning – so if you’ve had Paramount+ before, you can come back with the discounted price – but if you have an active Paramount+ subscription, you can’t get this offer.
The deal is available either directly via Paramount+ or on the Prime Video Channels version.
However, keep in mind that the two versions are separate – if you subscribe via Prime Video Channels, you won’t be able to use the standalone Paramount+ app/website, and vice versa.
The Prime Video option is ideal for users who lack a device compatible with the Paramount+ app but can access Prime Video, or for those who prefer consolidating their streaming expenses into a single Amazon bill.