What happened to CBS All Access? Let’s get the streaming service’s fate explained as audiences notice the name is no more.
Remember the days when just one streaming service felt satisfactory?
Well, for many, it’s safe to say that those days are long behind us, as there really are so many to choose from now.
The likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have long been heralded as essential subscriptions, while plenty have championed such alternatives as Hulu, Apple TV+, Shudder and more.
Over the years, customers have also grown to cherish CBS All Access, which launched back in October 2014.
It has offered original content, new CBS content and a range of both popular and more obscure titles from the ViacomCBS library. However, you may have noticed that the streaming service has somewhat vanished, so what happened to CBS All Access?
What happened to CBS All Access?
- CBS All Access was renamed Paramount+ on Thursday, March 4th 2021.
As highlighted by Entertainment Weekly, it is essentially the same streaming service that subscribers have grown accustomed to over the years, besides some new and improved updates.
The decision came after CBS merged with Viacom back in 2019. Months after the merger, the company announced it had bigger plans for the streaming service, teasing the transition from CBS All Access to Paramount+.
Those who have grown fond of original CBS All Access titles such as Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Fight can rest easy knowing that they will remain on Paramount+.
As for new and forthcoming content, audiences can expect such titles as Halo, The Man Who Fell to Earth and Y: 1883. Additionally, revivals of Frasier, Rugrats and Criminal Minds are in the pipeline.
Over on the movie side of things, the likes of Paranormal Activity 7 are set to be released exclusively on the service too.
Subscribing to Paramount+
If you were already subscribed to CBS All Access then you don’t have to do a thing. Your membership basically transfers over to Paramount+ from Thursday, March 4th 2021.
For those who aren’t already subscribed, the streamer is offering new customers a 7-day free trial, in which they can get a feel of the vast library.
After the 7-day free trial, the ad-free membership option costs just $9.99 per month. The $4.99-per-month ad-supported option won’t be made available until June 2021.
Bob Bakish on Paramount+
The President and Chief Executive Officer, ViacomCBS – Bob Bakish – has said of the Paramount+ launch:
“In today’s entertainment landscape, ViacomCBS stands apart as the only media company to fully embrace every segment of the streaming universe across free, premium and pay. The launch of Paramount+ supercharges our strategy with a broad pay service that will be home to everything consumers love, all in one place: live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment, at scale.”
In regards to film and television, ScreenRant notes that Paramount+ boasts 30,000 TV episodes and 2,500 movies.
Paramount+ is available from Thursday, March 4th 2021.
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