The new Paramount Plus streaming service launches today and, if you have Apple TV, you’ll need to install the appropriate app to watch it. Our guide will show you how to search for and install the app, and how to move it around the Home screen.
What is Paramount Plus?
Paramount joins existing studios, such as Disney, by providing TV and film content via a paid-for streaming service. Paramount owns the franchise for films series such as Mission Impossible, Star Trek and Indiana Jones. TV content is likely to include the Star Trek back catalogue, including the recent series Strange New Worlds which, so far, has not been available in the UK.
If you’re not sure whether you want to pay out more cash for yet another streaming service then they also have a 7 day free trial, which is worth checking out.
How do I install Paramount Plus on Apple TV?
Time needed: 2 minutes.
Install Paramount Plus app on Apple TV
- Launch the App Store
Press the Home button on your Apple TV remote and then select and launch the App Store app.
- Search for the app
In the App Store app, select the magnifying glass in the top bar, which is the search option. Type in “Paramount”. Highlight the app when it appears and click it.
- Install the app
You should now see a “Get” button, alongside details about the new app. Highlight and click on the this to install the app.
- Launch the app
Once installed that “Get” button should change to “Open”. You can now click on this button to launch the Paramount Plus app. In future, however, you should find it on your Home menu.
How do I move the Paramount Plus app?
By default, the app will have appeared at the very bottom of your list of apps on the Home screen. Moving it, though, is quite easy.
- Highlight the app in question and hold down the select button. After a second the app should start shaking.
- You can now use the directional controls on the remote to move the app around the Home screen
- Once it’s in the right place, press Select to place it