Paramount+, the streaming home of new Star Trek, continues to evolve. Today they launched a new lower cost ad-supported option and announced more new content and features on the way.
Essential plan for $4.99 and “My List” function being added
Today Paramount+ launched a new plan in the U.S. with limited ads for $4.99 a month. The new “Essential Plan” provides access to all the same episodes and movies as the $9.99 “Premium Plan,” as well as access to live NFL and Champions League games and 24/7 news from CBSN. In addition to no ads, the Premium Plan offers live access to local CBS affiliates and mobile downloads as well as 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision. The previously offered limited commercial plan will no longer be available for new users, but existing users will maintain access.
Later this month, Paramount+ will also roll out a new feature called “My List” that will allow subscribers to save shows and movies to watch at a later date, available with both Essential and Premium plans.
“The breadth and depth of premium feature films and exclusive series coming to the service further strengthens our position in the market as a premium entertainment destination and, by offering this compelling content portfolio at an all-new low cost, makes us even more accessible to a wide consumer audience,” said Tom Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer, ViacomCBS Streaming.
2,500 movies including Star Trek Beyond
Paramount+ is also scaling up its offering of feature films with plans to include 2,500 movies by the end of summer 2021. The first 1,000 films will be available starting June 10, including 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, the latest film in the Trek franchise. Currently Paramount Plus also includes Star Trek IV, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek: Nemesis. TrekMovie is currently trying to get more details on the rest of the Trek film franchise for Paramount Plus, so look for a future update on that.
Other films being added this week include Terminator: Dark Fate, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Skyfall, Gemini Man, Rocketman, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Birdcage, The Dictator, The School of Rock, and Tropic Thunder. Also arriving are family films like Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Sonic the Hedgehog, and The Addams Family.
There are also new exclusive movies arriving this summer. On June 10 the service will also exclusively debut Infinite, a sci-fi action film starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor and directed by Antoine Fuqua. PAW Patrol: The Movie will debut on August 20, the same day it hits theaters. A Quiet Place Part II also arrives on Paramount+ on August 20th, following its recent theatrical release.
Lower Decks and more original series coming this summer
Summer 2021 will include a number or new and returning shows for Paramount+, including the second season of Star Trek: Lower Decks on August 12th.
Also arriving this summer: iCarly, (June 17), Evil (June 20), RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (June 24), RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked! (June 24), The Good Fight (June 24), Behind the Music (July 29), and more.
You can sign up now with one free week and they are also offering 16% annual discount for both the Essential and Premium plans at paramountplus.com.
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