New Paramount+ With SHOWTIME Bundle Discounts
Until October 2, subscribe to a Paramount+ and SHOWTIME combo for less money than Netflix or HBO Max.
It was inevitable that Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS to TV non-nerds) would combine its biggest streaming services, Paramount+ and SHOWTIME, into a single package—and it just happened. Well, sort of: you can still subscribe to either Paramount+ or SHOWTIME separately, but it’s now easier (and cheaper) to bundle the pair for less money than Netflix or HBO Max.
New subscribers to the P+S combo will pay only $7.99 a month (Paramount+ Essential plan with ads) or $12.99 a month (Paramount+ Premium plan with no ads) if they sign up before October 2, 2022. You can also opt to pay annually: Paramount+ Essential with SHOWTIME for $79.99 a year or Paramount+ Premium with SHOWTIME for $129.99 a year.
And it’s not just a temporary discount: these prices will stay locked in for the duration of your bundle subscription, even past October 2.
After that, the subscription rate for new P+S bundle subscribers will jump to $11.99 a month/$119.99 a year (Paramount+ Essential with SHOWTIME) and $14.99 a month/$149.99 a year (Paramount+ Premium with SHOWTIME). So if you want the best price on this combo, now’s the time to strike (well, click).
Bundle pricing before October 2, 2022
- Paramount+ Essential (with ads) SHOWTIME bundle: $7.99/mo. or $79.99/yr.
- Paramount+ Premium (no ads) SHOWTIME bundle: $12.99/mo. or $129.99/yr.
Bundle pricing after October 2, 2022
- Paramount+ Essential (with ads) SHOWTIME bundle: $11.99/mo. or $119/yr.
- Paramount+ Premium (no ads) SHOWTIME bundle: $14.99/mo. or $149.99/yr.
Separate Paramount Plus and SHOWTIME pricing
- Paramount+ Essential: $4.99/mo. or $49.99/yr.
- Paramount+ Premium: $9.99/mo. or $99.99/yr.
- SHOWTIME: $10.99/mo. or $99.00/yr.
If you’ve just slogged through that wall of numbers and info and are thinking, “I’m already a Paramount+ subscriber so I can’t get the bundle—curse you, cruel world!”—first, chill. Second, the bundle is available to current Paramount+ or SHOWTIME subscribers, if not necessarily at the discounted price. The wording on the Paramount+ Help page is a bit cagey about pricing for current customers. Proceed with caution.
Even without the discount, the Paramount+ with SHOWTIME bundle isn’t a bad deal. The Paramount+ Essential plan at $4.99 a month combined with a separate SHOWTIME streaming plan at $10.99 would add up to $15.98 a month ($3.99 more than the bundle); the Paramount+ Premium plan at $9.99 a month combined with a separate SHOWTIME streaming plan at $10.99 monthly would add up to $15.98 a month ($5.99 more than the bundle).
If you’re currently a subscriber to both Paramount+ and SHOWTIME separately and want the bundle, you’ll have to cancel your SHOWTIME sub and then add SHOWTIME through your Paramount+ account.
But if you’re a SHOWTIME-only subscriber and want the P+S bundle, you’ll still have to cancel SHOWTIME, subscribe to Paramount+, and then add SHOWTIME through your new Paramount+ account . . . whew.
All of this extraneous math adds up to a convenient and less costly combo, even without the new subscriber discount. If you want both Paramount+ and SHOWTIME, we’d suggest jumping on this cheaper bundle while you can.