The price of Paramount Plus is going up

Paramount Plus on an iPhone
Pictured: Paramount Plus on an iPhone
// Another day, another streaming service hikes its prices.
Alex Choros
Aug 02, 2023
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Published on August 01, 2023

Paramount Plus is the latest streaming service to increase prices, now billing $9.99 per month for its standard plan. That's a $1 price increase on the $8.99 it previously charged customers paying month-to-month. 

The price increase goes into effect from today for new customers, but existing customers won't pay the higher rate until their first bill in September.

Paramount Plus is attributing the price rise to its expanding content library. 

"Paramount Plus is growing, and in addition to all the great content we’ve always had, we’re bringing you new blockbuster movies, originals, exclusive series, hit shows of every kind, family favourites, and live sport," said the service in an email sent to customers. 

Annual pricing for Paramount Plus will stay firm at $89.99 per year, however. This means an annual subscription effectively gets subscribers three months for free. That's not the worst deal if you constantly rewatch Nathan For You

Paramount Plus' price increase has followed a string of other hikes this year. Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, and Spotify have all upped monthly fees in the past months. 

Here's how pricing compares for streaming services in Australia

Service
Details
Monthly price
More info
Binge LogoBinge Standard plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$18/mth
Apple TV+Apple TV+ plan
4K streaming
6 streams (Family Sharing)
Deal: 7-day free trial
$12.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Standard plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: $139.99 for 12mths
$13.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
Deal: $179.99 for 12mths
$17.99/mth
NetflixNetflix Standard + Ads
HD streaming
2 streams
$7.99/mth
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
$12/mth
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$25/mth
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If you're a fan of Paramount Plus but not the price rise, Origin Broadband is currently offering 12 months of free access to the service on all of its NBN plans.

This story first appeared on our sister site WhistleOut Australia.

Alex Choros
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Alex Choros is the Group Reviews Editor for Clearlink Australia's local websites - Reviews.org, Safewise, and WhistleOut - and the Managing Editor for WhistleOut Australia. He's been writing about consumer technology for over eight years and is an expert on the Australian telco sector, to the point where he knows far too many phone and internet plans by heart. He also contributes to Gizmodo and Lifehacker, and makes regular appearances on 2GB. Outside of tech, Alex loves long hikes, red wine, and death metal.

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