Is Paramount Plus worth it for NFL fans?
Paramount+ is worth it only for NFL fans who can’t access CBS with an over-the-air antenna and don’t want to pay for an expensive TV service.
If you’re shopping specifically for live NFL games, Paramount+ will have only what your local CBS station airs. These NFL on CBS broadcasts account for half of the NFL’s Sunday afternoon games, emphasizing AFC matchups and NFC crossovers. The other half of those Sunday afternoon games air on FOX.
During the 2022 NFL regular season, around 38 NFL on CBS games will air in each market—including national games on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Of course, your local team will not play all their matches within the scope of those 38 games. Some weeks, they might play on FOX. While other weeks, they could be on Amazon Prime Video for Thursday Night Football, NBC for Sunday Night Football, or ESPN for Monday Night Football.
If you don’t mind watching on a phone or tablet, you’re better off signing up for the newly launched NFL+. The streaming service offers every live local and national game for $4.99 a month.
Paramount+ is more worthwhile for NFL fans who want access to a blend of shows, movies, and live sporting events—especially soccer. We really love how it has every English-language broadcast of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
There are also a handful of live 24/7 Paramount+ channels to dig into, including CBS Sports HQ and CBS News. But you won’t get access to CBS Sports Network, CBS’s premium sports channel that shows a lot of college football games.