Paramount Network, or just Paramount Network is a new streaming service from the movie studio owned by Viacom. It’s not clear if it’s the same as Paramount Plus, but this new streaming service will launch on May 1st and cost $6 per month. Paramount Plus launched in November 2017 and was an add-on to the Paramount digital subscription service. Therefore you had to have both if you wanted access to movies, TV shows, and original programming on Viacom networks like Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Paramount Plus is no longer supported as of March 31st, 2019. So does that mean we should expect any changes soon for Paramount Network? Well, here’s everything you need to know about this new streaming service from Paramount Studios.
Is Paramount Network The Same As Paramount Plus?
No, Paramount Network and Paramount Plus are two different channels. Paramount Network is the network that airs “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible.” Paramount Plus is a premium service that offers exclusive content not available on the regular network. It includes new episodes of “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Good Fight,” and “American Gods.”
Will Paramount Network Be Available To Everyone?
- Paramount Network will be available to all U.S. customers of Hulu, Viacom’s streaming service.
- Some of the content on the channel will be ad-supported and some will be available only with a $6 monthly subscription to Paramount Network, along with a Hulu subscription.
- The ad-supported channels include Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central, and TV Land.
What Are The Differences Between Paramount Network And Paramount Plus?
- Price Paramount Plus is a premium service available for $5.99 per month. You can get it as a part of the Paramount digital subscription service, which costs $13.99 per month. The new streaming service is just $6 per month on its own and not part of any other package or bundle. There’s no other way to access the new streaming service at this time, but there’s a chance it could be included in another package or bundle in the future.
- Content Paramount Plus includes all of the previously mentioned shows plus additional content like “Project Runway,” “The First Wives Club” and more movies from their catalog like “The Godfather,” “Top Gun,” and more. The only show that isn’t currently available on Paramount Network is “American Gods.” It was originally exclusive to Starz before moving over to Amazon Prime for season 2, so you can watch that season on Amazon if you have Prime Video.
- Platforms Paramount Network is only available on mobile devices and the Apple TV app right now. Unfortunately, that means it’s not available as a stand-alone streaming service unless you want to use your computer or TV to stream it. There’s no word on when they’ll be added to other platforms like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and more.
What are The Features of Paramount Network
- The new streaming service will have over 1,000 hours of original content.
- The following shows are already available on the platform: “Mission: Impossible,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” and “American Gods.” All of these shows will be available in their entirety, including all seasons.
- There will be a lot of exclusive content added to the platform in the future, too. They’ll also be adding more old shows that aren’t currently on other streaming services like “The Wonder Years” and more from Paramount’s library, as well as some original series that haven’t been made yet but are in development for the platform.
- There will be two different tiers of programming on Paramount Network: ad-supported and premium (also known as $6 per month). Anyone can access the ad-supported channels with a Hulu subscription for $6 per month and there are no restrictions on what you can watch. However, if you want to watch premium content (which includes all of the above shows and more), you’ll need to pay $6 per month for that tier.
- The ad-supported channels can be watched on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and mobile devices like iOS and Android. The premium channel can only be accessed on Apple TV at this time.
- There are no restrictions on how long you can watch the content on either tier. There’s no limit to how many episodes or seasons you can watch from a show or how many times you can watch a movie from Paramount’s library before it gets deleted from the service — it just keeps getting added back to your library in case you want to rematch it again later.
What are The Features of Paramount Plus
- The premium tier is $10 per month and you can access it on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and mobile devices like iOS and Android.
- You’ll also be able to watch the premium tier on your computer or other devices as long as you have a subscription to one of those services.
- You’ll be able to watch all of the shows that are available on the ad-supported tier with a premium subscription and you can sign up for a free trial at ParamountPlus.com
- There are no restrictions on how long you can watch content from either tier. There’s no limit to how many episodes or seasons you can watch from a show or how many times you can watch a movie before it gets deleted from the service — it just keeps getting added back to your library in case you want to rematch it again later.
- If there’s anything available in the premium tier that’s not available on the ad-supported tier, you won’t be able to access it. Also, if there is content available in both tiers, you can only access the premium tier.
How to use Paramount Network
1. Sign up for PU digital service.
PN digital service is the same as the one you use to watch on your cable TV provider’s digital box. However, you need a digital receiver that works with your service offered by a cable provider to access their services. You can sign up for PN digital service with any provider. Two important notes about PN digital service: – You can’t use the same account you used for your cable provider. You have to create a new account with PN. – PN digital service is an on-demand service, meaning you can’t watch it on a set schedule. You can watch it whenever you want. If you want to record a show, you need to watch it live first.
2. Download the app.
To be able to watch PN shows, you need to download the app on your device. The app will be available for most platforms including Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, and others. To download the app on your device, go to your app store and search for the “Paramount Network.” Once you log in to your account, the app will be loaded on your device.
3. Go to the website.
The website of PN is the same as on cable TV providers. It is available in most of the devices and provides you with an option to sign in to your account for the digital service. After logging in to your account, navigate to the menu options such as Home, Watch Now, Series, New Series, Upcoming, and Library to find the content available on PN.
4. Watch the shows on TV.
You can watch the shows on your digital receiver connected to the cable provider’s TV. However, if you don’t have a digital receiver, you can also use an antenna to watch shows on PN. To watch the shows on your TV, you need to connect it with a digital receiver that works with your cable provider. You can also use an OTA (over-the-air) antenna to watch the shows on PN. You can find the OTA antenna you should use depending on your location and the type of channels you want to watch. Make sure you follow the antenna’s installation instructions and follow the channels you want to watch.
5. Have a Paramount Network party!
PN is available in digital receivers only. Your friends can also watch PN on their devices by downloading the app and connecting the receiver to their TV. You can invite your friends to watch Paramount Network at your place. You can also watch shows with your friends at a party by using the receiver and antenna. If you want to watch shows with your family, you can buy a digital receiver for all of you. You can also buy a TV and connect it with a receiver. If you want to watch shows with your friends but don’t want to spend a lot on a receiver, you can also buy a TV and connect it with a receiver. You can buy a TV with a screen with a resolution of 720p or higher. You can also buy an antenna to watch channels.
The Last Line
We’re not quite sure yet. While the content on the network looks good, we’ll need to wait and see if it’s worth the $6 per month price tag. The new content on the network looks good at first glance, but we’ll need to wait until we see how much content is actually on the network. Hopefully, it’ll be worth it.