Paramount’s recent Godfather series may have left critics cold, but the entertainment giant saw fit to make prospective Paramount Plus subscribers an offer they can’t refuse.
Studio Top Gun: Maverick has released a limited time promotion (opens in new tab) giving streamers the chance to try out their growing Paramount Plus library – which now includes Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the Halo TV series – for one month, completely free.
O wake up (opens in new tab) applies to both essential (ad-supported) and premium (ad-free) tiers of the streaming service and expires on June 20. So act fast if you want to catch up on some of the hottest new movies and TV shows of the year.
Along with the aforementioned Star Trek and Halo series, Paramount Plus is currently home to recently released movies like Jackass Forever and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, as well as a number of older movies including Interstellar, Titanic, and Django Unchained. For a rundown of all the serialized content worth worrying about in the young streamer, head over to our list of the best Paramount Plus shows.
Paramount is also offering a economy promotion (opens in new tab) in your Showtime package now. For just $10 a month (i.e. the same price as the Paramount Plus award), you can gain access to both streamers’ libraries – Showtime is a subsidiary of Paramount – giving you the chance to score games like Yellowjackets and Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber off your wish list too.
Is Paramount Plus the sleeping giant?
Much of the conversation around streaming services in 2022 has understandably revolved around the three biggest players in the industry: Netflix, Disney Plus and HBO Max. But how Apple TV PlusParamount Plus is growing in stature at an impressive rate.
The streamer’s parent company, ViacomCBS, recently renamed to Paramount Global (or, more simply, Paramount) in an effort to generate more name recognition for the company’s core entertainment studio, and the announcement came alongside a commitment to invest more than $6 billion in new streaming content over the next two years. years old.
Paramount expects its streaming service to surpass 100 million subscribers worldwide by 2024, and the platform will continue to roll out in new countries – the UK is getting Paramount Plus later this month – in pursuit of that goal.
To truly compete with its more established rivals, the parent company of Paramount Plus is likely to have to move closer to the bargaining table.
Following Acquisition of MGM Studios by Amazon and Discovery’s merger with WarnerMedia (owner of HBO Max), Paramount should (and invariably will) seek to leverage its significant position in the industry in an effort to win over one of the few entertainment giants left.
Back in February, Deadline (opens in new tab) reported that Showtime boss David Nevins is interested in a deal to secure Starz (producer of shows like Power) and its parent company, Lionsgate (responsible for franchises like The Hunger Games and Twilight). Such a move would almost certainly make some of the biggest movie franchises in recent history exclusive to Paramount Plus.
That said, for a streamer that launched just over a year ago, Paramount Plus is already in great shape – and its content offering looks even more enticing when free to try for a month.