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A New Streaming Service Has Launched In Australia And It’s Armed With Some Great Shows And Movies

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A New Streaming Service Has Launched In Australia And It’s Armed With Some Great Shows And Movies

Paramount+ is the latest streaming service to hit Australia.

When lockdowns strike, you can never really watch too much TV. And if you’ve completely exhausted your Netflix and Stan titles, we’ve got some news for you. A new streaming service — Paramount+ has come to town and it’s bringing with it dozens of exciting shows and movies.

What is Paramount+?

Owned by US media giant ViacomCBS, Paramount Plus is the latest streaming service to launch in Australia. The new service will be giving tough competition to streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime and homegrown services like Binge and Stan.

You can see the official announcement below.

The USP of Paramount+ lies in its extensive library of Paramount Pictures along with CBS, MTV, BET Comedy Central, Showtime, the Smithsonian Channel, Nickelodeon and Sony Pictures Television. So you can expect some truly exciting content to grace your television screens right from classics like The Godfather and Indiana Jones to fan favourites like the Dark Knight trilogy and Lord of the Rings.

Paramount+ Australia Price

A huge reason Paramount+ has an edge over its competitors: it’s cheaper. Priced at $8.99 per month, the only streaming service with a cheaper price is Amazon Prime at $6.99.

You will also be privy to a number of Paramount Pictures’ original content along with some Australian originals. Some titles to look forward to include action-thriller Infinite starring Mark Wahlberg, the Nancy Drew TV series and Two Weeks To Live starring Maisie Williams among others.

There is also good news for parents who’ve reached their wits’ end trying to keep their kids entertained in lockdown. Paramount is bringing heaps of new Nickelodeon cartoons including SpongeBob Squarepants and Rugrats. 

Similar to the Disney+ model, the service will also feature its theatrical releases from Paramount Pictures if you prefer to watch your movies from the comfort of home.

Paramount+ series and movies

Although a full list of titles is yet to be released, some movies and TV shows coming to the platform will be:

  • The Godfather
  • Mission Impossible
  • Indiana Jones
  • Transformers
  • A Quiet Place
  • Jackass
  • Grease
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Harry Potter
  • Batman
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Austin Powers
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • PAW Patrol
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Hangover
  • South Park
  • Broad City
  • Ray Donovan
  • Evil
  • Why Women Kill
  • Geordie Shore
  • Jersey Shore

What devices can you use to stream

The streaming platform is available on a number of devices as an app. This includes iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Chromecast, Fetch, Telstra TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google TV (as mentioned on their website). It’s also available via web browser on your laptop or computer.

If your interest is piqued, you can signup here.

Meanwhile, check out all the cool content streaming on Netflix Australia in August.