How to add Paramount Plus to Prime Video

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// Create a one-stop shop for both Paramount Plus and Prime Video
Alex Kidman
Dec 19, 2023
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Published on December 18, 2023

It’s easy to add Paramount Plus to your existing Amazon Prime Video app for a one-stop approach to accessing content on both services. Here’s how to make that happen.

Amazon Prime Video sits in an interesting space relative to streaming competitors such as Netflix, Disney Plus or Stan. Those services are very much silos that like to pretend that other streaming services don’t exist at all. They only want you to watch content on their services, and that’s it.

Amazon Prime Video’s approach is a little more layered, with the option to add additional select subscription streaming services into Amazon Prime as effective “channels” of content. Paramount Plus is one of the bigger players that can become part of your Amazon Prime experience with a nice easy sign-up process directly from within the app.

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How do I add Paramount Plus to my Prime Video app?

The steps for adding Paramount Plus to an existing Amazon Prime Video subscription may vary ever so slightly depending on the precise device you’re using, because Amazon Prime Video presents slightly differently on, say a mobile device to the way you might view it in a web browser or on a TV. For this tutorial we’re using a Google Chromecast with Google TV, but the broad steps should be basically the same across most platforms:

  • Open Amazon Prime Video
  • Select your profile if you have profiles enabled
  • Scroll down the primary page to “My Subscriptions”. You should at least see Prime here as a subscription
  • Scroll across to Paramount+ (often the first available choice, but not guaranteed)
  • Click to select it.
  • If you’re going through a device like the Chromecast we’re using, you’ll get a QR code, or you can head to to sign in or start a 7-day free trial. If you’re on a device with a browser, it should head there automatically. Select “Try for free” if you’ve not used Paramount Plus before.
  • Confirm the details for the trial account (and set a calendar alarm if you only want the trial and don’t want to be charged $9.99/month after your seven days are up)
  • Click “Start Your Free Trial

That’s it – you should now have access to Paramount Plus content from within your Amazon Prime app. Be aware that signing up this way means that billing will come via Amazon, rather than Paramount Plus if you want to cancel in the future.

Alex Kidman
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Alex Kidman
Alex Kidman is some kind of word-generating AI from the future that somehow worked out how to sneak back in time to 1998 to start its journalism career. Across that time, including editorial stints at ZDNet, CNET, Gizmodo, PC Mag and Finder, as well as contributions to every major tech masthead, nobody has quite managed to figure out this deeply held secret. Let’s keep it between us, OK?

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