Paramount+ To Launch Ad-Supported Tier Minus Live TV Access

The "Limited Commercials" tier will be replaced with a new option starting Monday that eschews live TV access in favor of a lower price.


Paramount+ is getting a new, less-expensive subscription tier for those who aren't already overwhelmed by the sheer number of streaming services. The new tier goes live on Monday, June 7.

If you subscribe to Paramount+ right now, you have two options. If you're feeling premium, you can pay $10/month or $100/year to get access to the "Commercial Free" plan, which includes ad-free streaming and live television with limited commercial interruptions. If you don't mind more ads, you can pay $6 per month or $60 per year for ad-supported streaming and the same live television access. Starting Monday, though, ViacomCBS is replacing that lower tier with a new option.

The $6 "Limited Commercials" plan will disappear, and a new $5 "Essential" plan will replace it. This plan keeps the same ad-supported streaming but drops the access to live television.

If you want to grab that cheaper streaming plan that includes live TV, you have until Monday to subscribe at the $6 tier. As long as you stay subscribed, you'll be able to access live TV at that lower price point. If you subscribe or re-subscribe later, though, the Limited Commercials plan will be unavailable.

If you're wondering whether or not to take advantage of that price, you'll want to check out our list of the best horror shows and movies on the service. You can also look forward to the upcoming Rugrats revival, the Mark Wahlberg sci-fi thriller Infinite, and the in-development Pet Sematary sequel. Paramount+ began as CBS All Access, but was rebranded last fall.

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