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Paramount+ Ad-Supported Plan Gets $1 Cheaper But Loses Live Channel Access


Paramount+, formerly known as CBS All Access, is replacing its $6 a month Limited Commercials plan with a new, $5 per month Essential Plan. It’s hard to say no to a discount, but for whatever reason, the new Essential Plan doesn’t include local CBS broadcasts, a prominent feature in the tier that it’s replacing.

As spotted by Android Police, the Paramount+ FAQ states that the Essential Plan will debut June 7th. Aside from local CBS channel access, it’s identical to the old Limited Commercials plan, providing access to over 30,000 TV episodes and movies, live feeds of the NFL on CBS and UEFA Champions League, and 24/7 national news through CBSN.

Thankfully, Paramount+ won’t force Limited Commercials subscribers to switch to the new ad-supported tier. If you were thinking about signing up for Paramount+ and want to stream your local CBS station, then you should sign up for the Limited Commercials plan before it’s supplanted on June 7th.

You could also sign up for the Paramount+ Commercial Free plan, which costs $10 a month or $100 a year. It includes offline streaming, ad-free viewing for most of Paramount+’s on-demand content, and of course, access to your local CBS broadcast.

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Sign up for the Paramount+ Limited Commercials plan before June 7th if you want to access your local CBS broadcast (plus Paramount+’s library of on-demand content) on a budget.

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