T-Mobile and Paramount+ announced today that the wireless network operator is giving its customers a free year of streaming service. The promotion — which gets you the $5-per-month basic Paramount+ subscription — starts on November 9, and requires you to have a T-Mobile consumer postpaid plan. And it’s good for current Paramount+ subscribers, as well as if you’re just signing up for the first time. After 12 months of service, you start paying that $5 per month plan through your T-Mobile account.
“The partnership with T-Mobile is an important part of our growth strategy as we continue to scale Paramount+ to become a global leader in streaming,” said Jeff Shultz, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Business Development Officer of ViacomCBS Streaming, in a press release. . . “This incredible offering is available to T-Mobile’s full range of postpaid consumers, exposing Paramount+ to a huge new and diverse audience that will have the opportunity to experience the service’s unparalleled content portfolio and unique value proposition as a total household product.”
With Paramount+’s basic subscription, you’ll have access to almost everything on the streaming service, including almost the entire Star Trek universe. That includes new originals such as Star Trek: Discovery, which is about to start its fifth season, as well as Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Prodigy and the coming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Paramount+ is also home to the growing Yellowstone universe. Season 4 of the tentpole series is about to premiere, as is one of its first spin-offs, Mayor of Kingstown, starring Jeremy Renner.
Paramount+ is also home to all kinds of live sports, including Champions League football and the National Women’s Soccer League. You can also watch your regional NFL games live.
It’s important to note a few things about Paramount+’s basic plan. The first is that it contains advertisements in the on-demand content. And second, there’s no live feed from your local CBS affiliate (that won’t affect your ability to watch NFL games, though). The “Premium” plan fixes all that for $10 a month and includes the ability to watch some content in 4K resolution on supported devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV 4K.
To get the free year of basic Paramount+, go to T-Mobile’s website and link your account from November 9. In addition to this Paramount+ promotion, T-Mobile also offers its customers breaks on Netflix and Apple TV+ subscriptions.