What shows are on Paramount Plus and how can you watch them for free?

US streaming service Paramount Plus has arrived in the UK and Ireland and will offer subscribers a whopping 8000+ hours of content

Paramount Plus: what shows can you watch for free?
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Paramount Plus has officially launched in the UK and Ireland, nearly eight years after it first dropped in the US. 

The North American popular streaming platform will be available in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland from June 22, bringing its Netflix-style approach across the Atlantic Ocean with a mixture of original and borrowed content. 

Here's everything you need to know about Paramount Plus, including what shows it offers and how you can enjoy all its goodies totally free of charge. 

What shows are on Paramount Plus? 

With Paramount Plus promising subscribers 8000+ hours of content, you can bet your bottom dollar this new streaming service will have something for everyone in the family. Like Netflix, it will offer original productions as well as iconic classics –meaning you can tune in for brand new shows or take a trip down memory lane by rewatching your favorites. There will also be a kids-only corner (with that much-needed parental control) to keep the little ones entertained. 

If you're looking for some suggestions to enjoy during your free trial period, here are woman&home's top picks: 

  • The First Lady
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth 
  • Yellowstone 
  • The Twilight Zone 
  • Queen of the Universe
  • Why Women Kill 
  • Ru Paul's Drag Race
  • Grease 

How to watch Paramount Plus for free 

If you're already subscribed to Sky Cinema subscription as part of your Sky Q package, then Paramount Plus is yours to enjoy for free. Otherwise, you can sign up for a free trial of Paramount Plus, which will give you seven days of complimentary content before requiring payment. 

If you do decide to make the purchase, Paramount+ will set you back £6.99 a month. Alternatively, you can buy an annual membership for £69.90, which will save you £14 a year. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.