Paramount's recent Godfather series may have left critics cold, but the entertainment giant has seen fit to make potential Paramount Plus subscribers an offer they can't refuse.

Studio Top Gun: Maverick has launched a limited-time promotion (opens in a new tab) giving streamers the chance to try out their growing Paramount Plus library, which now includes Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the Halo TV series. , for a month. totally free.

The deal (opens in a new tab) applies to the Essential (ad-supported) and Premium (ad-free) tiers of the streaming service and expires June 20, so act fast if you want to catch up on some of the Most talked about new movies and TV shows of the year.

In addition to the aforementioned Star Trek and Halo series, Paramount Plus currently hosts recently released movies like Jackass Forever and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, as well as a host of older movies, including Interstellar, Titanic, and Django Unchained. For a roundup of all the serialized content worth considering on the still-young streamer, head over to our list of the best Paramount Plus shows.

Paramount is also offering a cheap promotion (opens in a new tab) on its Showtime package right now. For just $10 a month (that's the same price as the premium Paramount Plus), you can access both streamers' libraries (Showtime is a subsidiary of Paramount), giving you the chance to dial in the likes of Yellowjackets and Super Pumped: The Battle also for Uber on their watch list.

Is Paramount Plus the sleeping giant?

Understandably, much of the conversation surrounding streaming services in 2022 revolves around the three biggest players in the industry: Netflix, Disney Plus, and HBO Max. But like Apple TV Plus, Paramount Plus is growing at an impressive rate.

The streamer's parent company, ViacomCBS, was recently renamed Paramount Global (or, more simply, Paramount) in a bid to generate more name recognition for the company's core entertainment studio, and the announcement came with a commitment to invest more than €6 billion. new streaming content in the next two years.


The Halo TV show is the highest-profile arrival on Paramount Plus to date (Image credit: Paramount)

Paramount expects its streaming service to surpass 100 million subscribers worldwide by 2024, and the platform continues to launch in new countries (the UK gets Paramount Plus later this month) in pursuit of this goal.

However, to truly compete with its more established rivals, Paramount Plus's parent company will likely have to come to the negotiating table.

Following Amazon's acquisition of MGM Studios and Discovery's merger with WarnerMedia (which owns HBO Max), Paramount should (and invariably will) take advantage of its prominent position in the industry in an effort to grab the market. victory.

In February, Deadline (opens in a new tab) reported that Showtime boss David Nevins wanted to strike a deal to secure Starz (producer of shows like Power) and its parent company, Lionsgate (responsible for franchises like The Hunger Games and Twilight). Such a move would almost certainly make some of the biggest movie franchises in recent history exclusive to Paramount Plus.

That said, for a streamer that launched just over a year ago, Paramount Plus is already in great shape, and its content offering looks even more enticing when it's free for a month.

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