With this year’s finale of “Star Trek: Picard” (and the latest season of “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” there’s more Trek on TV than ever before, nearly all of it live on the Paramount Plus streaming service. And now, you can beam up a subscription for 67% off your first three months ahead of Black Friday.
You can get a limited-time offer on the Paramount Plus streaming service on sale right for 67% off.
There are no less than 27 different Star Trek films, TV series or documentaries available on Paramount Plus right now and plenty of other sci-fi to choose from (like the awesome Halo TV series). But a typical subscription, like the Essential Plan with limited ads, currently costs $5.99/month or $59.99/year. This early Black Friday deal is offering the first three months at just $1.99/month, saving you about $12 off the same period while you decide whether to keep the service, or just binge as much Trek TV as you can in 90 days.
If you’re looking for more movie choices in that three months, Paramount Plus is also offering 67% off a bundle the cable channel Showtime, cutting the price of three months of THAT plan from $36 to just $12 (at $4/month). The deals for both the Essential Plan and the Showtime bundle run through Dec. 3 and are for new and former subscribers looking to rejoin (sorry current subscribers).
Paramount Plus is a streaming service that offers access to a vast catalog of full TV series, including every Star Trek movie and nearly every Trek TV series. (Note: Star Trek: Prodigy is currently unavailable and headed over to Netflix in December). There’s a wide selection of original series as well, like the excellent Halo series based on the sci-fi video game, as well as the new Trek TV shows like “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Picard,” “Lower Decks,” and the amazing “Strange New Worlds.” You’ll also find a deep library of other TV programming, including thoughtful sci-fi like the CBS show “Extant” starring Halle Berry as an astronaut. You can also find live news, NFL and other sports on Paramount Plus.
Key Specs: A streaming service accessible via the internet for use at home on your TV, computer and on mobile devices via an app. It includes a vast library of thousands of TV episodes and films to choose from, as well as access to Showtime’s library for an additional fee.
Consensus: This Black Friday deal does offer 90 days of Paramount Plus at a good discount, but last year you could get a full year of the streaming service for 50% off, not just 3 months. This offer for 2023 doesn’t go that far, but does get you a discount with some flexibility of extra time to see if you want to keep the service.
Buy if: You don’t have the service but would like an extended trial period Paramount Plus with a lot of flexible time in which to sample its different TV series, films and original programming.
Don’t buy if: You’re a current subscriber already or are not interested in Star Trek, Halo or the bulk of Paramount’s CBS programming, or if you’re satisfied with cable TV or another service.
Alternative models: Black Friday week is just beginning so you may want to wait to see if other streaming platforms have promotions of their own before deciding. You do have until Dec. 3!