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How to watch Paramount Plus on Roku

Paramount Plus on Roku
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You can now watch Paramount Plus on Roku, the largest streaming platform in the United States — and the second-largest in the rest of the world.

The only question is how.

Paramount Plus is a rebranding and expansion of CBS All Access, which was on Roku for quite some time. So there was no way anyone was going to make Roku subscribers jump through hoops to make the transition. In fact, all the CBS All Access apps we've seen on every platform simply updated themselves to become Paramount Plus.

In other words: In order to watch Paramount Plus on Roku, you don't need to do a thing other than let your app update itself. Everything will switch over to Paramount Plus and it'll be business as usual. If you're not yet a Paramount Plus subscriber (opens in new tab) and need to start from scratch, that's easy, too. Just go to the Roku Channel Store and search for "Paramount Plus."

Or you can load the Paramount Plus channel onto Roku (opens in new tab) via a web browser.

But (and there is always a "but" to this sort of thing), there's also a Paramount Network channel on Roku. That's different, however. It is the standalone Paramount Network and not Paramount Plus. The Paramount Network channel requires a different subscription and doesn't have the same shows and movies as Paramount. Plus. Go for Paramount Plus, not Paramount Network.

Paramount Plus Key Info

  • What is it? Paramount's streaming service features bags of movies, TV dramas and plenty of original content. 
  • Is there a free trial? Yes, there's a one-week Paramount Plus free trial, so you can try before you buy. 
  • How much does it cost in the US? $4.99 (with ads) or $9.99 (ads-free). 
  • How much does it cost in the UK? £6.99 (there's just one plan).

Head to the Paramount Plus website for more info and to sign up (opens in new tab)

No matter which of the plans you choose there's a one-week Paramount Plus free trial — which gives you some time to dip into the streaming service and try before you buy.

Another thing you can take to the bank? You'll be able to sign in to Paramount Plus for free with an existing cable account (or live streaming login) and watch your local CBS affiliate — no Paramount Plus subscription required. (That's if you're in the United States.) You won't get all the on-demand content, but you'll still get live CBS.

Need another one? You'll absolutely be able to watch live sports on Paramount+. And that includes watching live NFL games on Paramount.

We've got you sorted.

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations and is the Dad part of Modern Dad.