The new Paramount Plus streaming service has launched, but you’ll need to install an app on your Roku device if you want to watch it. Here we’ll reveal what Paramount+ delivers and how you can get it on your Roku streaming device.
What is Paramount Plus?
Paramount Plus is like Netflix or Amazon Prime, in that it’s a streaming service with lots of film and TV shows to stream. Paramount owns the rights to Mission Impossible, Indiana Jones and Star Trek, amongst other things. For Trekkies in the UK, this is the first time you’ve been able to watch the back catalogue on a streaming service.
Right now, they also have a 7 day free trial, so if you’re not sure about committing your hard-earned cash, this seems like a great way to check it out first.
How do I install Paramount Plus on Roku?
Time needed: 2 minutes
Add the Paramount Plus app on Roku
- Search for the channel
Select “Search” from the main menu and look for “Paramount Plus”. Select the channel when it appears on the right-hand side – it will have an icon next to it showing a TV with a cloud above it and an arrow pointing down, to represent a streaming channel.
- Install the channel
Select the option that appears to “Add channel” and it will be installed on your device.
- Launch the app
Once installed you can select the option “Go to channel” to launch Paramount Plus. Afterwards, you’ll be able to launch it from the Home screen.
How do I move the Paramount Plus channel?
By default, the channel will have appeared at the very bottom of your list on the Home screen. It’s very simple to move it up the menu.
- Highlight the channel in question and press the * button on the remote control
- Select “Move channel” from the menu that appears
- Use the arrow keys to move the channel around and then press “OK” to confirm its new location