With CBS broadcasting this year’s Super BowlFans looking to stream the Big Game can again turn to the television network’s streaming service: Paramount Plus — if they do not have an antenna, cable, satellite or streaming TV provider.
This will be CBS’ third Super Bowl to stream on its own service, as the 2019 and 2021 Super Bowls were available on CBS All Access (the precursor to Paramount Plus). More importantly, Paramount Plus is one of the last streaming services that still offers a one-week free trial, so fans who want to watch can do so for free. No promo code is needed to get the trial; You’ll just need to set a reminder to cancel service after the Super Bowl in case you don’t want to keep it.
Paramount Plus offers two tiers: a basic “Essential” option that costs $6 per month and has ads, as well as a more expensive “With Showtime” plan that costs $12 per month, includes access to the Showtime premium cable channel, lets you download shows for offline viewing and has no ads “except live TV and some programs.”
Both options are available at a discount if you want to sign up for an annual subscription ($60 per year for Essential, $120 per year for the “with Showtime” option), and either plan will get you live NFL games, including the Super Bowl this year.
You can stream Paramount Plus on a variety of devices ranging from iOS and Android phones and tablets and Xbox and PlayStation game consoles to smart TVs and streaming players running software from Amazon, Apple, Google, LG, Samsung, Vizio or Roku.
Paramount Plus details how to cancel the streaming service on their website, although for easier use it may be best to register through a browser and then log in on the device of your choice. If you do it this way, you can simply go to the Paramount Plus website, click on your username in the top right corner, then head to “account” and select “unsubscribe” when you want to sign out.
Signing up by other means can make canceling service a little more complicated. Going through other services like Amazon Prime Video or Apple TV Channels, for example, may require you to contact Amazon or Apple to close your Paramount Plus account.
Paramount’s approach of offering a free trial is a welcome change from other NFL streamers. Peacock, which had two exclusive NFL games this season, including a wild-card weekend contest between the Chiefs and Dolphins, notably doesn’t offer a free trial, so fans looking for that game had to sign up and pay . ESPN Plus, which also had an exclusive NFL game during the regular season, also does not offer free trials.
In addition to the free trial, it’s worth noting that some services offer packages that include Paramount Plus. Walmart Plusfor example, it bundles a subscription to Paramount Plus Essential with its rival Amazon Prime subscription shopping service.