A year of Paramount Plus with Showtime is half off ahead of its impending price hike

2024-07-02 13:38


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The current promo lets you secure a better rate than either of the monthly plans, but you’ll have to pay upfront. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

With a Paramount Plus price hike coming on August 20th, now might be a good time to secure a year’s worth of access to the streaming service. Thankfully, Paramount is offering new and returning subscribers 50 percent off its Paramount Plus with Showtime plan, dropping the price of an annual ad-free plan to $59.99 (down from $119.99) until July 14th. That’s about $5 broken down monthly, as opposed to its forthcoming monthly rate of $12.99.

Paramount has steadily loaded its streaming coffers over the years with movies and shows from its film divisions, CBS networks, and more. Do you like planes, Tom Cruise, or a combination of both? Top Gun: Maverick should be your first stop if you haven’t already seen the modern take on dogfighting aviation. Trekkies will be in heaven with all of the Star Trek content available, from archives of the classic series to modern spinoffs like Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. You’ll also find ageless sketch comedies like Chappelle’s Show and Key & Peele, the whole Yellowstone catalog, and even reality shows like Jersey Shore if you’re still living in your Snooki era. You can also check out newer dramas like Evil, Mayor of Kingstown, and the polarizing Halo series.

The service also has live sports and news, including in-market NFL games, UEFA Champions League matches, and 24/7 access to whatever’s playing on your local CBS affiliate station. The Showtime component you’ll get adds a lot more with older fan favorites, such as Dexter, and newer series like The Chi and Yellowjackets. Paramount Plus hasn’t always been the most exciting streaming service, but its attractiveness has heightened in recent years, and today’s deal is the perfect opportunity to see why for yourself.

More money, more savings

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  • Amazon and Best Buy are selling Lego’s Mars Rover Perseverance for $79.99 ($20 off), which is the best price we’ve seen on the set so far. Designed for ages 10 and older, the 1,132-piece Technic kit allows you to build a functional land vehicle with 360-degree steering. Lego says its six-wheel suspension can handle uneven terrain, and you can mechanically control the placement of its arms. It also comes with a mini Mars Ingenuity helicopter and works with a companion augmented reality app, which lets you traverse a virtual moon to collect samples.
  • Woot’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal is back until August 1st, allowing new and existing subscribers to pick up a month for $11.79 (around $3 off) or three months for $34.49 (about $10 off). The subscription is your ticket to online multiplayer and party chat on Xbox, plus access to a rotating library of games across console and Windows PCs. It practically pays for itself if you’re a heavy gamer, as Microsoft provides day-one access for nearly all of its first-party titles and even some third-party releases. This includes the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, the first game in the series to get such treatment since Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard.

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/2/24190642/paramount-plus-showtime-streaming-logitech-yeti-gx-mic-deal-sale