Paramount + arrives in Italy at an aggressive price

From September 15 Netflix, which for some months has had more than one problem due to fierce competition, will have a new competitor on the Italian market: Paramount +, the streaming platform of the American giant Paramount Global. This platform will be added to the existing Netflix, Prime Video and Disney + and will complete the panorama of Italian streaming.

With Paramount +, in fact, practically all big global of this sector will be present in Italy and the Italian user will have one full choice of subscriptions. In the case of Paramount +, among other things, the offer includes content from many channels and broadcasters acquired over time by Paramount and, based on an agreement already stipulated in the past, the new platform will be free for some users. Sky: those with the Cinema package (but not Sky Q customers, who will have to subscribe separately). Not all the important information for judging Paramount + is available yet, but we know the monthly price and annual and that’s enough to say that it has what it takes to compete strongly with Netflix.

Paramount +: how much it costs and what it offers

The monthly price of Paramount + will be of 7.99 eurosthe annual one will be 79.90 euros. This is the same price as the base subscription to Netflix and we don’t know if there will be other packages at higher prices or a single subscription to Paramount + (Netflix offers three options, with prices from 7.99 to 17.99 euros).

Within € 7.99 there are, as Paramount likes to say playing with its logo, “A mountain of content“, that is, those of:

  • Paramount Pictures
  • CBS
  • MTV
  • Nickelodeon
  • BET
  • Comedy Central
  • Showtime
  • Pluto TV
  • Simon & Schuster

Is Paramount + better than Netflix?

To really judge the quality of the Paramount + offering, a lot of fundamental information is still missing, such as the amount of devices which can be used simultaneously with the same subscription, the maximum video resolutionthe possible presence of more subscription ranges.

Netflix, for example, it has a basic subscription from 7.99 euros which, however, allows you to use only one device and standard resolution. To use 2 devices in HD you pay 12.99 euros per month and for 4 devices and 4K you pay 17.99 euros per month.

Disney +, on the other hand, it has only one plan from 8.99 euros that includes 4K content and allows you to use the service from 4 devices at the same time. Number that drops to 2 on Prime Videowhich costs even less (despite the already announced increases) but is part of a larger and richer Amazon Prime package that goes far beyond streaming.

In short: to understand how much is Paramount + really worth we will have to wait a few more weeks, until the offer for the Italian market is formalized and we will be able to read the economic and technical details. But from the price we already understand that it will hardly be worse than Netflix for relationship between price, functions and catalog.

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Paramount + arrives in Italy at an aggressive price

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