Paramount Plus now claims 32.8 million subscriptions, beating out rival Peacock’s 9 million, and plans to offer Showtime for an extra fee…
Paramount+ now boasts nearly thirty-three million paying subscribers. This represents more than three-and-a-half times of rival Peacock, which claims 9 million. The ViacomCBS product also outperformed ESPN+, which has 17 million subscribers, as well as Discovery+, which has 20 million. However, it’s still much less than Disney+, which hit 118 million paid global subscribers in Q4 2021, and Netflix, which leads with 222 million.
Paramount Plus Reaches 32.8 Million Subscribers and will Soon Offer Showtime for an Extra Fee
Paramount Plus — formerly known as CBS All Access — will also soon offer Showtime through its own app, but it will cost extra. Currently, Showtime’s standalone streaming app is $10.99 per month. But soon, subscribers will be able to bundle the two, for $12 per month or $15 per month for the ad-free experience. Tom Ryan, head of streaming at Paramount says:
“Within Paramount+, it will be seamless to sign up for Showtime, and easier than ever to discover great shows. You’ll be able to simply upgrade your Paramount+ subscription to a bundle that includes the Showtime service and then view all that content in a single user experience.”