Paramount Plus and Showtime bundle now within single app

You can now watch Paramount Plus and Showtime in a single app. The bundle still gives subscribers a discount.

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You can now watch Paramount Plus and Showtime within a single app. 

Paramount Plus began offering a bundle to subscribers last September. But subscribers would have to use the Showtime app and Paramount Plus app separately. 

On Wednesday, Paramount Global announced that the two services could be streamed within Paramount Plus. 

Between now and Oct. 2, new and returning subscribers can get a discount for the Paramount Plus and Showtime bundle. 

U.S. subscribers can sign up for a limited-time price of $7.99 per month for the Essential Plan and $12.99 per month for the Premium Plan.

“The Paramount+ with SHOWTIME bundle offers consumers unprecedented value by providing one of the broadest content libraries in streaming at one of the lowest prices in the marketplace,” said Tom Ryan, president and chief executive officer of Paramount Global Streaming. “This singular user experience streamlines sign-up and enhances discovery, and this lower price will allow more households to enjoy this exceptional combined entertainment offering.”

Current subscribers can add Showtime within the app, or by going to their Paramount Plus account online.

After the promotion ends on Oct. 2, pricing will return to its regular rate.

How much is the Paramount Plus and Showtime bundle?

Since last September, the bundle gave subscribers a monthly discount of $3.99 per month for the Essential plan, and $5.99 per month for Premiere plan. 

Showtime on its own still costs $10.99 per month after a 30-day free trial

The Essential plan for Paramount Plus costs $4.99 per month on its own. The commercial-free premium plan costs $9.99 per month on its own and includes more live sports such as SEC on CBS.

Paramount Plus rebranded last year after debuting under the name CBS All Access. It has had a run of well-rated originals. “The Mayor of Kingstown” starring Jeremy Renner, which was renewed for Season 2 earlier this year. 

More Paramount Plus originals are coming this fall, including “Tulsa King”, and “On the Come Up”. 

Another “Yellowstone” spinoff “1923” will debut on Paramount+ in December, starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. And whenever “Top Gun: Maverick” completes its historic run in theaters, Paramount+ is expected to be its new home on streaming.

A common complaint among TV viewers shifting to  streaming is that finding favorite movies and TV shows is getting harder. 

Some streaming platforms – such as Google TV – have been aggregating several streaming services into a single screen. But not every streaming app is supported.

The Paramount Plus with Showtime bundle isn’t the only one offered by the company. 

Walmart announced on Aug. 15 that a Paramount Plus subscription would be an added perk to its delivery service, Walmart Plus. 

Walmart Plus subscribers pay $12.95 per month for free delivery of store purchases, and other discounts. 

  • Paramount Plus with Showtime bundle: Get the discounted price (valid until Oct. 2, 2022).

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