Paramount Plus is coming to the UK on 22 June 2022 – here’s what you need to know
Paramount Plus is set to join the army of streaming services available in the UK, giving subscribers access to content that has recently only been available to US audiences.
Unlike streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, Paramount Plus hasn’t been as easy to transfer over into the UK market. As always, distribution rights are a little more complicated, as Sky has historically owned the rights to many of the intellectual properties available on Paramount Plus. Here’s what you need to know.
Paramount Plus was launched in 2021 in the UK with a huge catalogue of content. This includes films from Paramount Pictures as well as TV shows from channels like MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central.
In an already crowded streaming space, Paramount Plus gained a strong subscriber base of around 40 million US subscribers. To put that in perspective, Netflix has around 200 million subscribers around the world… for now.
Paramount Plus will be available in the UK from 22 June 2022. This will coincide with the release of several highly anticipated TV shows that are exclusive to the platform.
One of Paramount’s biggest intellectual properties is the Star Trek franchise, and with the launch of Paramount Plus in the US, Star Trek Discovery was swiftly removed from international Netflix libraries. This means Star Trek fans outside the US and Canada have still not been able to watch the latest season of Discovery.
The launch of Paramount Plus in the UK means that we’ll finally be able to binge season 4 and catch up with Burnham and her crew before we start on the latest spin-off. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premiered on 5 May exclusively on Paramount Plus in the US, so at least fans won’t have as long to wait before catching up in the UK.
Paramount Plus will cost £6.99 a month or £69.90 a year in the UK, and comes with a seven-day free trial for you to explore and see if you’d like to add it to your list of streaming services.
You’ll be able to sign in on two devices at a time with as many as six user profiles allowed on one account fo no extra cost.
Paramount Plus can be added to your Sky TV subscription for an additional fee, allowing you to access it via your Sky set-top box. However, if you’re a Sky Cinema subscriber, you’ll get free access to Paramount Plus on Sky Glass, Sky Q and Sky+.