July 11, 2021

How to Watch Paramount Plus for Free

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You can watch Paramount+ without spending a dime. Here are the best ways to get the network for free.

Trying to watch some Star Trek and Big Brother? Paramount+ costs $4.99 (with commercials) or $9.99 (no commercials) per month.

Keep reading for how to test out Paramount without spending money.

How Can I Watch Paramount Network for Free?

Like most streaming services, you try out Paramount+ for free without subscribing. Paramount offers a 7-day free trial of the service. You can watch all Paramount movies, shows, and new original programming exclusive to Paramount+ during the free trial.

There is no contract and you can cancel online at any time.

Note: When you sign up, you'll need to link a method of payment and you'll be automatically charged at the end of the trial.

To avoid being charged, make a note on your calendar when the 7-day trial ends. Otherwise, you'll be charged monthly, whether or not you want to keep the service.

Is Paramount streaming app free?
The Paramount Network app is free to download but you need to log in to view additional content. You can sign in with your TV provider or a dedicated account for Paramount+.

How Do I Get My Free Trial Month of Paramount+?

Currently, the Paramount+ official website is only offering a 7-day free trial. However, they occasionally offer promo codes for 30 days free. This is usually around the release of a new season of a popular show. Keep your eyes peeled!

You can also get 50% off an annual subscription with the code YEAR (though it's not clear when this promo will end, so act fast).

But there are other ways to get a free month.

Is Paramount+ free with Amazon Prime?

Amazon is now offering one free month of Paramount+ to Prime members. To redeem the promo, sign in through Prime Video and you can watch movies and shows via the Amazon Prime Video app.

And that's on top of the 2-day shipping, (usually) free returns, and literally thousands of items on Amazon.

Can you watch Paramount+ for free on Firestick?
You can access the Paramount+ free trial (including the entire streaming library of movies, TV, original programming, and live sports coverage) on Amazon Firestick. Users can stream on up to 3 devices at the same time.

Is Paramount+ free with cable?

You cannot log in with an existing cable service to watch Paramount+. To access the service, you'll need to pay the full Paramount+ price (either $4.99 with commercials or $9.99 without commercials).

These fees come after the Paramount+ free trial period.

Note: If you eventually want the no-commercials plan, you can save roughly 16% by choosing the annual subscription ($9.99 monthly vs. $99.99 yearly).

What You Get with Paramount+

Paramount+ carries over 30,000 episodes of some of the most popular shows ever. In comparison, CBS All Access (Paramount's predecessor) only provided about 10,000 episodes.

Paramount+ features programming from CBS, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, BET, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Smithsonian Channel, VH1 and more. It also includes all content previously offered by CBS All Access.

Here are the old favorites you can watch:

  • Star Trek (including but not limited to DS9, Enterprise, TOS, TNG, and Voyager)
  • The Young and the Restless
  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • NCIS
  • God Friended Me
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Survivor
  • Young Sheldon
  • The Late Show
  • Cheers
  • Gunsmoke
  • Frasier
  • Family Ties
  • Happy Days
  • MacGyver

They have a bunch of originals only available on Paramount+:

  • No Activity
  • One Dollar
  • Star Trek: Discovery
  • Star Trek: Picard
  • Star Trek: Short Treks
  • Strange Angel
  • Tell Me A Story
  • The Good Fight
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Why Women Kill
  • iCarly reboot

You can also get live broadcasts such as NFL on CBS.

Is Paramount+ worth it? Starting at just $5 per month, Paramount+ is one of the cheapest streaming services out there. If you're a big fan of classic sitcoms, Star Trek, and old favorites from basic cable channels like MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon, we'd say Paramount+ is worth the fee.

Bottom Line

Paramount+ generally always has a free trial period of 7 days. But occasionally, you can get a free one-month promo code. Keep an eye out for the extended trial to get the most bang for your buck.

Just remember that you'll pay quite a bit more to skip out on commercials after the free trial ends.

Amber Kong is a content and creative at CreditDonkey, a tv comparison and reviews website. Write to Amber Kong at amber.kong@creditdonkey.com. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for our latest posts.

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