Paramount+ launching in the UK: What's streaming and how to watch it
Another big name streaming service is set to arrive on UK screens with the launch of Paramount+ this summer.
But in an already crowded market, what sets the service apart and which must-see shows can subscribers expect to access?
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Here's everything you need to know about how to get Paramount+, what it will cost, and which content your subscription fee will unlock.
When is Paramount+ coming to the UK?
The new streaming service has been announced as launching in the UK on 22 June.
It has been available in the US since 2021.
What channels, shows and movies are available on Paramount+?
Although Paramount hasn't yet confirmed the exact list of channels and shows that subscribers will get access to, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon will all be included, as well as of course Paramount Pictures and the huge back catalogue of movies that brings with it.
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Amongst the most famous shows that the service will feature are Star Trek series such as Picard (currently available on Amazon Prime in the UK) and Strange New Worlds.
Paramount has recently released videogame spin-off series Halo, and is famous for long-established comedies South Park and Beavis and Butthead, as well as the Jackass franchise of TV shows and films.
Other titles will include The Offer, Mayor of Kingstown, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, The First Lady, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Queen of the Universe and Jerry & Marge Go Large.
Also look out for Paramount+ originals Sexy Beast, A Gentleman in Moscow, Flatshare, The Burning Girls, The Ex-Wife and The Blue.
Thanks to Nickelodeon, there's plenty for kids to look forward to as well, including animation giants PAW Patrol, Rugrats and SpongeBob SquarePants.
Factual series will include Haunted, The Box, Rise of the Tech Titans, MH370: The Lost Flight, Chalet Girls, LA Hairdressers, Fashion House, Pervert: Catching the Strip Search Caller and Girl Taken.
When the final Paramount+ offering is firmed up, it's likely that many of their titles will be pulled from rival streaming services.
How much does Paramount+ cost and how do I watch it?
The monthly cost of Paramount+ is set at £6.99 with a free seven-day trial for new subscribers.
Viewers can also get a discount if they pay for the full year in one go, at £69.90.
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However, if you're already a subscriber to other TV services, you may find that you don't need to pay anything extra to view Paramount+.
A deal with Sky for the UK launch means that Sky Q customers will be able to bundle in the new service with their existing plan, while Sky Cinema subscribers will automatically be able to access it for free.
Paramount+ is set to be available through an app that can be used on phones, tablets and smart TVs.
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