Everything you need to know about Paramount Plus in Australia

Everything you need to know about what's streaming on Paramount+ and how much it all costs. 

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Brodie Fogg
Dec 19, 2023
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Paramount Plus is a streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) service like Netflix, Stan and Binge from Network 10 and ViacomCBS. It replaced 10 All Access when it launched on the 11th of August 2021 and costs $9.99 per month or $89.99 per year. It features TV shows like Yellowjackets, The Offer and The Gilded Age, blockbuster movie franchises like Transformers and Mission Impossible and sports (A-League and W-League football).

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What is Paramount Plus?


Late 2019, the Viacom-CBS merger fused the power of Paramount Pictures and the TV talents of CBS, creating a single media powerhouse, ViacomCBS. It was just like when Disney acquired Fox but nowhere near as exciting. With their powers combined, the Viacom and CBS partnership came to a climax when the company revealed its new streaming service, Paramount Plus, revealing a teaser for the service during this 2020's Super Bowl.

Yes, there are already too many streaming services in Australia, but thankfully Paramount Plus has replaced an existing streaming service, the woefully inept 10 All Access just like it replaced CBS All Access in the US.

Paramount Plus combines the television shows from CBS with content from the various properties under the wider ViacomCBS banner, including but not limited to Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV.

Paramount Plus is now available in Australia. For new subscribers, there's a 7-day free trial so you can see what the service is all about.

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How much does Paramount Plus cost in Australia?

$9.99 per month for Standard or $13.99 per month for Premium.

Paramount Plus offers monthly and annual subscription options in Australia. The Standard monthly plan costs $9.99 per month and the annual plan costs $89.99 per year, which works out $7.49 per month (15% off.) That gets you 108op HD streaming and two simultaneous streams. 

In 2023, Paramount Plus also added a Premium plan in Australia. That plan gets you 4K streaming, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atomos Audio on up to four devices for $13.99 per month. You can also subscribe for a year for $124.99, saving yourself $42.89 per year. 

You can either sign-up for a 7-day free trial directly through Paramount Plus or add the service to your Amazon Prime Video account (7-day free trial included.)

Paramount Plus plans

Standard
Premium
Price per month$9.99$13.99
Maximum quality1080pUp to 4K
Simultaneous streams24

Does Paramount Plus have a free trial?

Paramount Plus offers a 7-day free trial for new subscribers.

After that first week, subscribers will be charged $9.99 for their first month as a customer or $89.99 upfront for the year, depending on which plan they choose.

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How does Paramount Plus compare?

Compared to services like Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video, the Paramount Plus TV show and movie library is quite thin. There are some great TV shows from Showtime, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon but the library of classic movies isn't comparable to most major streaming services. Take a look below to see howParamount Plus compares with other major Australian streaming services.

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
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | Reviews.org AustraliaFoxtel Now Essentials
HD streaming
2 streams
Access to over 30 channels
Deal: 10-day free trial
$25/mth
ShudderShudder plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Hayu | Provider logoHayu Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Paramount+Paramount+ plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$9.99/mth

How many devices can I stream Paramount Plus on?


Each Paramount Plussubscription allows for two simultaneous streams at once. That means you and another family members can stream Paramount Plus at the same time without any issues.

Paramount Plus compatible devices

Paramount Plus is available to stream on all the usual suspects, like desktop via supported web browsers and smartphones and tablets via the iOS and Android apps but there are a few Australia-specific streaming devices in the mix too. Here's the complete list of compatible devices for Paramount Plus in Australia:

  • Desktop (web)
  • iPhone and iPads via iOS app (iOS 10 and iOS11+)
  • Apple TV Gen 4  and Gen 5 (4K)
  • Android app (smartphone and tablet)
  • Compatible Android TV devices
  • Chromecast
  • Compatible Fire TV devices
  • Fetch TV
  • Telstra TV
  • Samsung Smart TV (2017 or later)

Paramount Plus Australia TV shows

Over 450 TV shows and counting.

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Here in Australia, Paramount Plus launched with prominent TV shows, such as Twin Peaks and Dexter, many that were previously available on Stan locally. Standout Comedy Central series like Nathan For You and Detroiters were also previously available on Stan but have found a new home on Paramount Plus in Australia.

In addition to those popular TV shows, Paramount Plus launched with a small collection of original TV shows created exclusively for the service, including Aussie comedy-drama Five Bedrooms and the SpongeBob SquarePants prequel series Kamp Koral.

Since it first launched, Paramount Plus has released a number of hit television shows. Here's a short list of its most popular offerings: 

  • The Curse (2023)
  • The Gilded Age
  • Fellow Travelers
  • Ghosts
  • NCIS: Sydney
  • Yellowjackets
  • Lawmen: Bass Reeves
  • 1923
  • Survivor
  • Frasier
  • Tulsa King
  • 1883
  • Halo
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks

Movies on Paramount Plus

Over 600classics and recent releases available.

While Paramount Plus has gained popularity thanks to its original and exclusive TV shows, its movie collection instead relies on the company's library of classics and recent theatrical releases. 

There are over 600 movies available on Paramount Plus at the time of writing, the most popular of which include Top Gun, The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Godfather, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Paw Patrol: The Movie and Crazy Rich Asians. 

Here's a quick look at some of the more recent movies added to Paramount Plus in Australia: 

  • Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  • Top Gun Maverick
  • Babylon
  • Scream VI
  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Unlike its TV fare, CBSViacom has maintained its distribution deals with other streaming services. Top Gun, for example, is also available on Binge, Foxtel Now and Stan, and The Godfather can be streamed on Binge, Amazon Prime Video and Stan too. 

All this is to say that you probably won't be subscribing to Paramount Plus for the movies alone, especially if you're already signed up for a number of streaming services. 

Sports on Paramount Plus

A-League and W-League football matches are streamed live on Paramount Plus.
Soccer/Football on Paramount+

Prior to launch, ViacomCBS revealed an exclusive five-year partnership with the A-League and W-League that would see every match of both leagues streamed live on the paid Paramount Plus service. On free-to-air, there is one A-League match every Saturday on Channel 10 and one W-League match every Sunday on 10Bold during regular seasons. Both weekly matches are then syndicated to Network 10's digital catch-up service, 10Play. In addition to the A-League and W-League, Paramount Plus also has the rights to stream Socceroos and Matildas matches.

This makes Paramount Plussomething of a competitor for other Australian sports streaming services, such as Stan Sport, Kayo Sport and Optus Sport.

When did Paramount Plus launch in Australia?

Launched on Wednesday, the 11th of August 2021.

Paramount Plus is now available in Australia.

The Australian release date for Paramount Plus was first announced in a report by The Sydney Morning Herald where ViacomCBS confirmed that Paramount Plus would launch on the 11th of August 2021 here in Australia.

Answering your questions about Paramount Plus

These are some of the most frequently asked questions about Paramount Plus in Australia.

Is Paramount Plus free with Prime?

Paramount Plus isn't free with Prime, the Amazon subscription service, but it can be accessed via Prime Video Channels. Essentially, you're eligible for the same 7-day free trial and will pay the same $9.99 per month fee but you will access Paramount Plus through the Amazon Prime Video app.

This is mostly a matter of convenience and only really worth trying if you're already signed up with Prime though it does come with the added benefit of allowing you to stream through Prime's more extensive list of compatible devices.

How can I watch Paramount Plus in Australia?

As mentioned above, you can watch Paramount Plus in two ways: via a standalone subscription on one of the many compatible devices or through the Amazon Prime Video Channels feature. Once you've chosen which of those two routes you've taken, it's just a matter of signing up to the free 7-day trial.

Does Paramount Plus work in Australia?

Yes, it does. Paramount Plus launched in Australia shortly after it did in the US. With that said, there are a lot more movies and TV shows available on Paramount Plus in the US. If you're more interested in accessing the US version of the streaming service, you could always use a VPN for streaming content outside of Australia.

How to cancel Paramount Plus

Cancelling your Paramount Plus account is incredibly easy if you follow these steps:

  • Head to paramountplus.com and sign in with the email address and password you nominated when signing up. 
  • Once logged in, click on the user profile in the top-right corner of the screen (which should have your first and last name initials). 
  • Click on 'Account' 
  • Scroll down and click on 'Cancel subscription' 
Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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