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Paramount+ debuts cheaper ad-supported plan without 4K HDR streaming

09 Jun 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |

Paramount+ has launched a new ad-supported plan that saves you $5 per month compared to the ad-free plan. Only the premium plan supports 4K HDR streaming.

No 4K, more ads

Just like HBO Max, Paramount Plus' new cheaper ad-supported 'Essential' plan ($5 per month) excludes access to 4K HDR10 and Dolby Vision streaming, according to the company. - "Premium plan users can currently enjoy 4K, Dolby Vision or HDR10 premium video formats on supported devices that are connected to a 4K/DV/HDR10 capable TV," said Paramount+. Only the premium plan ($10 per month) offers access to the highest streaming quality. Compatible devices include Apple TV 4K, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV (4K Stick, Cube) and select Roku models.


Paramount+ plans in the US

Paramount+ does not have a lot of movies and series in 4K HDR to offer right now but it is planning to add more in the future. It said that over 2500 premium titles will be available by the end of summer 2021, although it is unclear how many will be available for streaming in 4K HDR. Paramount+ is available in the US and a few other regions such as Nordics where it does not offer 4K streaming at all.

Paramount+ summer content

In the company's own words: Building on the brand’s legacy as a hit movie maker, Paramount+ is dramatically scaling its feature film offering to include more than 2,500 popular titles by the end of summer 2021. The first 1,000 films will be available starting June 10, 2021. The service will also exclusively debut “Infinite,” a sci-fi action film starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor and directed by Antoine Fuqua, on June 10; premiere the much anticipated “PAW Patrol: The Movie” on August 20, the same day it hits theaters; and become the streaming home for “A Quiet Place Part II'' following its successful theatrical release. Beginning this week, subscribers will have access to a renowned movie collection that showcases popular titles, such as:
  • Action and adventure films, including “Terminator: Dark Fate,” “Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,” “Red Dawn,” “Skyfall,” “The Avengers,” “Gemini Man” and “The Rhythm Section”;
  • Critically acclaimed titles, including “Rocketman,” “Judy,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Revolutionary Road,” “71,” “The Soloist,” “The Birdcage,” “The Full Monty” and “Little Women”;
  • Kids and family favorites, including “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” “Sonic the Hedgehog,” “The Addams Family,” “Wonder Park,” “The Adventures of Tintin” and “Charlotte's Web”;
  • Horror titles, including “Body Cam,” “Saint Maud,” “Crawl,” “Child’s Play,” “Gretel & Hansel,” “Pet Sematary,” “The Prodigy,” “The Haunting,” “Paranormal Activity 3 & 4” and “Arachnophobia”;
  • Comedies, including “Like a Boss,” “The Hustle,” “Valley Girl,” “What Men Want,” “Fighting with My Family,” “The Little Hours,” “The Dictator,” “I Love You, Man,” “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” “Tropic Thunder,” “No Strings Attached,” “Hello, My Name Is Doris” and “The School of Rock.”
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