Does Paramount+ Have a Free Trial?

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Paramount+ is a subscription-based streaming service that provides on-demand and live programming. Its lineup includes movies and television programming from several networks, including CBS, the Smithsonian Channel, BET, MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central.

Given the growing number of available streaming services, it can be hard to choose which ones are worth that monthly or annual fee and which don’t have enough programming you’ll actually watch. Thankfully, you can get a Paramount+ free trial to get an idea of the types and quantity of programming the service offers before paying for it. Here’s how you can easily sign up for a free trial and cancel it without getting billed if you decide not to continue the service.

Does Paramount+ Have a Free Trial?

Paramount+ offers a free seven-day trial if you sign up on the Paramount+ platform. If you choose to cancel rather than keep Paramount+ before the end of the free trial, you can log in to your Paramount+ account online and go to your account settings to cancel your trial. If you sign up through another platform, you will need to cancel through that platform.

How To Sign Up for a Paramount+ Free Trial

To sign up for a Paramount+ free trial on a computer, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Paramount+ website.
  2. Click on “Redeem Now.”
  3. Choose a subscription plan and click “Select Plan.”
  4. Follow the prompts to create an account.
  5. Click “Continue” and follow the prompts to enter your payment information and complete the sign-up process.
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How To Cancel a Paramount+ Free Trial

If you don’t cancel your free trial, Paramount will automatically charge you for whichever subscription plan you choose when you sign up. It is essential to know both when to cancel and how to cancel if you decide not to continue with the service.

How To Cancel If You Subscribed on the Paramount+ Platform

The steps you’ll need to take to cancel will depend on how you subscribe. If you subscribe directly through Paramount, you will cancel through Paramount. If you add Paramount+ as part of another service, such as Prime Video or The Roku Channel, you must cancel through that service.

To cancel a subscription that originated on the Paramount+ platform:

  1. Go to the Paramount+ website.
  2. Click on your username in the upper right corner.
  3. Select “Account.”
  4. Select “Cancel subscription.”

How To Cancel If You Subscribed Through Another Platform

To cancel Paramount+ through another platform, you will need to follow the cancellation instructions for that platform. Most allow you to log in and unsubscribe. A few require contacting customer service to request cancellation.

When To Cancel To Avoid a Subscription Charge

Your Paramount+ free trial begins when you sign up and lasts for seven days. If you subscribe at 5 p.m. on a Saturday, day one of your trial lasts until 5 p.m. Sunday. Your seven-day free trial would end at 5 p.m. the following Saturday. You must cancel before 5 p.m. on that seventh day to avoid being billed. If you wait until 8 p.m. on the seventh day to cancel your subscription, your credit card may already be charged.

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How Long Is the Free Trial Period for Paramount+?

The Paramount+ free trial offered on the Paramount+ website is currently seven days. However, there are a few ways to get a longer free trial.

Is There a 30-Day Free Trial for Paramount+?

While you cannot get a 30-day free trial signing up directly through Paramount+, cash-back shopping sites such as Capital One Shopping sometimes have coupons for a free one-month Paramount+ trial.

If you sign up for a free 30-day Walmart+ trial, you can access Paramount+ for free as part of your Walmart+ trial. A Walmart+ membership includes the Paramount+ Essential plan.

How Do I Get One Year of Paramount+ for Free?

If you don’t have a Walmart+ subscription that provides free access to Paramount+, you might use other services that reward customers with a free year of Paramount+. For instance, eligible T-Mobile customers can get a free year of the Paramount+ Essential plan.

Is Paramount+ Free With Amazon Prime?

You can subscribe to the Premium Paramount+ plan through Amazon Prime Video, but it is only free during the seven-day trial period. The Paramount+ Essential plan is not available through Prime Video.

Ways To Get a Discounted Paramount+ Subscription

If you want to get a discounted Paramount+ subscription, there are several ways you can get one:

  • Cash-back shopping and coupon sites such as Capital One Shopping, Rakuten and Honey by PayPal often have discount offers for new subscribers.
  • Eligible students can get 25% off the Paramount+ Essential monthly plan.
  • Sam’s Club and other stores that sell discounted gift cards may have discounted Paramount+ gift cards.

Final Take

The cost of a few select streaming services can often be cheaper than paying for a cable or satellite TV package, provided you subscribe to only a few streaming services. Taking advantage of free trials can help you narrow your choices to those services you will use the most.

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The easiest way to sign up for a Paramount+ free trial is on the Paramount+ website. Just remember to cancel if you choose not to keep it past the trial period. Mark your calendar or set a reminder on your phone to avoid getting billed when the free trial ends.

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