Spending too much on streaming? How to cancel Paramount+

Formerly known as CBS All Access, Paramount+ launched in 2021 to bring together ViacomCBS (now known as Paramount Global) brands. That means CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Smithsonian Channel, VH1 and now Showtime are all in one place.

In a world of ever-increasing video streaming services, it’s hard to go wrong when you can watch Avatar: The Last Airbender, Darya, Dexter, Halo, Country, Nat for you, NCIS, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Star Trek: DiscoveryParamount’s catalog of new and classic movies and live coverage of the NFL, football, golf, college basketball and college football on the same platform.

But if you’re unhappy or just don’t have time to fully enjoy when you’re already paying for Netflix and HBO Max, it might be time to cut ties with Paramount+. Here’s how to cancel or at least downgrade your account.


Cancel Paramount+

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You must visit the Paramount+ website(Opens in a new window) to make changes to your account. If you plan to cancel, go to the site and choose your profile. Hover over your profile icon in the upper right corner and select Account. Select the unsubscribe under the Subscription and billing section.

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In an effort to retain your business, Paramount may offer you a special discount. I received 50% off my plan for two months when I tried to cancel the service. If you are determined to continue, you can refuse this offer. Check the box then click Yes, Cancel to make it official.


Change plans

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Now, if you want to keep Paramount+ but want to save some extra money, you can adjust your plan accordingly. From the Account page on the web, click the Change plan link next to your active plan. You can then select a new plan and click Change plan to confirm.

If you subscribe to the $9.99 Premium plan, you can save money by upgrading to the ad-supported $4.99 Essential plan. If the $12.99 premium with Showtime is too high, you can make $7.99 with ads or drop the package altogether.

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For additional savings, you can also upgrade to an annual plan, which will be around 16% cheaper than your current plan. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to see the annual prices for these packages. Paying $99.99 for a full year of Premium will cost closer to $8.30 per month. At $49.99 per year for the Essential plan, you’d pay just over $4 per month.

T-Mobile customers and Walmart+ subscribers can also get the Paramount+ Essential plan for free, so check out those deals if you can.

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