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Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME Bundle Review 2023

We’ve tested both Paramount+ and SHOWTIME for hundreds of hours—now we’ll tell you how well they bundle.

Most content for cheap

Price: $11.99/mo.

Free trial: 30 days

Live channels: 6

Library: 31,000+ hrs.

Plan Price Channels Streams Details
Paramount+ With Showtime (ad-free) $11.99/mo. or $119.99/yr. 6 6* View plan

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by area and are subject to change.

* Three streams for each streaming app.

Is Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME bundle good?

The Paramount+/SHOWTIME bundle is a fantastic deal on streaming TV service for the whole family, with 31,000+ hours of content. That’s a smaller library than most streaming services offer, but it’s quality over quantity at a reasonable price.

With Paramount+, you get popular series from CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon, plus every Star Trek series and tons of on-demand movies. You’ll also get up to four live channels (CBS, CBSN, CBS Sports HQ, and ET Live).

SHOWTIME includes dozens of premium series, hundreds of popular movies, and the network’s live East Coast and West Coast feeds so you can watch live boxing and MMA events.


  • Great value
  • Quality over quantity
  • Tons of premium movies and shows
  • 3 streams for each service


  • Smaller library
  • Standalone SHOWTIME app being phased out
  • No individual SHOWTIME subscription, except as cable add-on

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Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME bundle deals

You can try Paramount+/SHOWTIME free for 30 days, which is great since Paramount+ typically has only a seven-day trial.

Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME bundle plans and prices

Plan Price Channels Streams Details
Paramount+ With SHOWTIME (add-free) $11.99/mo. or $119.99/yr. 6 6* View plan

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by area and are subject to change.

* Three streams for each streaming app.

With the Paramount+/SHOWTIME bundle, you’ll save 35% over the regular prices of Paramount+ ($5.99 a month for the ad-supported Essential plan) and SHOWTIME ($10.99 a month). That’s a solid deal for so much content (we’ll get into specifics later).

Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME bundle vs. competition

Plan Price Live channels Library Streams Details
Paramount+ With SHOWTIME $11.99/mo. or $119.99/yr. 6 Paramount+: 30,000 hrs.
SHOWTIME: 600+ titles
6* View plan
Max $9.99–$19.99/mo. or $99.99–$199.99/yr. N/A 2,800 titles 3 View plan
Discovery+ $4.99–$6.99/mo. N/A 55,000 hrs. 4 View plan
Netflix $6.99–$19.99/mo. N/A 5,400+ titles 1–4 View plan
Amazon Prime Video $8.99–$14.99/mo. or $139.00/yr. N/A 25,000+ titles 3 View Plan
Hulu $7.99–$14.99/mo. N/A 40,000+ titles 2 View plan
Peacock $5.99–$11.99/mo. or $59.99–$119.99/yr. N/A 40,000–60,000 hrs. 3 View plan

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by area and are subject to change.

* Three streams for each streaming app.

The main competition for Paramount+/SHOWTIME is Max (formerly HBO Max), now that it’s combined with Discovery+. The price for the new Max streaming service is $9.99–$19.99/mo. or $99.99–$199.99/yr., and that’s a pretty good deal. Max, with its newly added library of Discovery+ content, has much more content than even Paramount+/SHOWTIME’s hefty library.

Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME bundle channels

Live TV is one advantage Paramount+ and SHOWTIME have over Max and Discovery+. SHOWTIME includes two live channels—East Coast and West Coast feeds of the same broadcast. All SHOWTIME content is available on-demand, but these live channels help you catch live boxing and MMA events right as they’re happening.

Live channel lineup

Channel Paramount+ With SHOWTIME (ad-free)
CBSN (news)
CBS Sports HQ (sports news, scores, and highlights)
ET Live

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by area and are subject to change.

With Paramount+, you get up to four live channels. With the ad-free Paramount+ With SHOWTIME plan (previously Paramount+ Premium), you’ll get CBS (the live local channel), CBSN (news), CBS Sports HQ (sports news, scores, and highlights), and ET Live (entertainment and celebrity news and event coverage).

Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME bundle shows and movies

In the following table, you’ll see two measurements for catalog sizes: content hours and titles. We wish streaming services would decide on a standard way to measure libraries, but we won’t hold our breath. In the meantime, remember that every “title” might be worth one hour—or dozens of hours.

Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME bundle library size vs. competition

Streaming service Library
Paramount+ With SHOWTIME Paramount+: 30,000 hrs.
SHOWTIME: 600+ titles
Max 3,500+ titles
Discovery+ 55,000 hrs.
Netflix 5,400+ titles
Amazon Prime Video 25,000+ titles
Hulu 40,000+ titles
Peacock 40,000–60,000 hrs.

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by area and are subject to change.

*’s estimate.

So Paramount+/SHOWTIME bundle’s catalog is probably one of the smallest among its competitors, but it’s a matter of quality vs. quantity. Paramount+ and SHOWTIME bring a lot of great content to the bundle—everything from popular CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon series to live sports to premium original series to popular films.

Also, Paramount+ and SHOWTIME both include live sports, which you won’t find on Max, Hulu, or Netflix. (But Amazon Prime Video and Peacock do carry some live sports).

Bottom line: You’ll have a lot to watch with this Paramount+/SHOWTIME bundle. Here’s a sampling of the included movies and shows from each service.

Shows on Paramount Plus (partial list)

  • 1883
  • Bar Rescue
  • Beavis and Butt-head
  • Big Brother
  • Bubble Guppies
  • Chappelle’s Show
  • Cheers
  • Criminal Minds
  • CSI
  • Daria
  • Evil
  • Frasier
  • The Good Wife
  • iCarly
  • Joe Pickett
  • Key & Peele
  • Love Island
  • Peppa Pig
  • Players
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Star Trek series
  • MTV’s The State
  • Survivor
  • Teachers
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Wings
  • Young Sheldon

Shows on SHOWTIME (partial list)

  • The Affair
  • American Gigolo
  • Back to Life
  • Billions
  • Black Monday
  • Californication
  • Dexter (original and New Blood)
  • The Good Lord Bird
  • Happyish
  • House of Lies
  • I’m Dying Up Here
  • I Love That For You
  • Kidding
  • The L Word (original and Generation Q)
  • Moon Base 8
  • Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
  • Queer as Folk
  • Ray Donovan
  • Shameless
  • Super Pumped
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Twenties
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • United States of Tara
  • VICE
  • We Need to Talk About Cosby
  • Who Is America?
  • Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
  • Yellowjackets

Movies on Paramount Plus (partial list)

  • Anchorman
  • Beavis and Butt-head Do the Universe
  • Black Sunday
  • Charlotte’s Web (2006)
  • Clerks
  • Faults
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Forrest Gump
  • Good Burger
  • The Heavenly Kid
  • Hey Arnold! The Movie
  • Indiana Jones movies
  • Interstellar
  • Jackass Forever
  • J.D.’s Revenge
  • Legend of Leadbelly
  • Love and Monsters
  • Mission Impossible 1, 2, and 4
  • Office Space
  • The Ring
  • Scream 1–4
  • South Park specials
  • Spongebob movies
  • Spy Kids movies
  • Star Trek movies
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Movies on SHOWTIME (partial list)

  • Climax
  • The Farewell
  • Fear of a Black Hat
  • The Go-Go’s
  • The Green Knight
  • Hereditary
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties
  • The Jesus Rolls
  • Lamb
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Long Shadow
  • Madonna & Basquiat
  • Mission Impossible 3
  • New York Ninja
  • Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
  • Run Lola Run
  • Same Sex America
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Tusk
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • Whiplash
  • XY Chelsea
  • You’re Watching Video Music Box

Pro tip: Paramount+ and SHOWTIME share many films. So, when a movie drops off of either service, check the other one—there’s a good chance you’ll find the film there. You won’t find that benefit with Max, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or any other streaming TV service.

Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME bundle streams

Plans Streams
Paramount+ With SHOWTIME 6

Data as of post date. * Three streams for each streaming app.

With the Paramount+ With SHOWTIME plan, you’ll get three simultaneous streams—on each app. That’ll come in handy with big families.

Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME bundle devices

Device SHOWTIME Paramount+
Amazon Fire Cube, Stick, TV
Android phones, tablets (Android 7.0+)
Android TV (LeEco TV, Sony Bravia, Hisense TV)
Apple TV (3rd gen.+)
Apple TV 4K
Chromecast, Chromecast with Google TV
Cox Contour Box
Facebook Portal TV
iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Mini iPhone, iPad
LG Smart TV (with webOS)
Nintendo Switch
Oculus Go Via web browser
Oculus Quest Via web browser
PC browsers
Mac browsers
PlayStation 4, 5 PS4 only
Roku, Roku TV
Samsung TVs (select models)
TiVo Stream 4K
VIZIO TV (select models)
Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Xfinity Flex, X1
Xiaomi devices Xiaomi Mi Box Select devices

Data as of post date.

Keep on bundlin’

Bundling streaming TV services is a fun way to create a custom TV package tailored to your tastes. Our guide 9 Streaming Bundles to Replace Cable offers custom bundle ideas for film lovers, sports fans, busy parents, low-income households, and more.

Final take

If you’re looking for a bargain on quality on-demand streaming TV services, the Paramount+/SHOWTIME bundle has what you want—plus a bit of live TV, which most competing streaming services don’t have—for a very reasonable price.

Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME bundle FAQ

Is the Paramount Plus/SHOWTIME bundle worth it?

Yes, the Paramount+/SHOWTIME bundle is absolutely worth it. The Paramount+ With SHOWTIME plan ($11.99 a month) has nearly 32,000 hours of ad-free content, plus six live channels (CBS, CBSN, CBS Sports HQ, ET Live, and two live SHOWTIME feeds) with live sports, news, and entertainment.

Is SHOWTIME included with Paramount Plus?

As of June 2023, SHOWTIME now comes with Paramount+ with the Paramount+ With SHOWTIME plan ($11.99 a month). The separate Paramount+ Essential plan is still available without SHOWTIME for $5.99 per month.

I’m a SHOWTIME subscriber—can I upgrade to the Paramount Plus bundle?

Yes, you can upgrade your SHOWTIME subscription to the Paramount+/SHOWTIME bundle. In fact, with the standalone SHOWTIME streaming app being slowly phased out, upgrading to the same-priced Paramount+ With SHOWTIME plan would be in your best interest.

  1. Log into your SHOWTIME account.
  2. Go to “Settings.”
  3. Scroll down to Your Account and look for the “Paramount+” link. Select your preferred version of the bundle.

I’m a Paramount Plus subscriber—can I upgrade to the SHOWTIME bundle?

You can upgrade your existing Paramount+ subscription to the Paramount+ With SHOWTIME plan (previously called Paramount+ Premium plan).

  1. Log into your Paramount+ account.
  2. Go to “Subscription & Billing,” then “Paramount+ Plan,” then “Edit Plan.”
  3. Select “Paramount+ with SHOWTIME” from the choices.

Are there any bundles that include Paramount Plus?

Check out the Paramount+/SHOWTIME bundle, which has almost 32,000 hours of content. There is now just one bundled plan: Paramount+ With SHOWTIME (no ads) for $11.99 a month, or $119.99 a year.


Our TV experts have logged hundreds of hours researching and testing Paramount+, SHOWTIME, and their competitors. For this review, we compared the Paramount+/SHOWTIME bundle with competing on-demand streaming services and bundles, looking at plans, pricing, content, features, and more.

We then analyzed the data, converting it into accurate, helpful recommendations for our readers. For more on our process, see our How We Rank page.

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