How To Watch Paramount Plus In New Zealand

Paramount+ is an American over the top subscription service that provides live and on-demand movies, original TV shows and sports all on one platform from CBS, BET, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Comedy Central. If you love to binge-watch TV shows, be it, fiction, non-fiction, reality TV, documentaries, comedies or rom-coms, then Paramount+ is the right streaming service for you. 

However, Paramount+ is only available in a select few countries and sadly New Zealand is not among them. There was news circulating in May of 2021 of Paramount+ coming to Australia and New Zealand by August 2021. The streaming service became available in Australia by August but New Zealand-ers are yet to receive this glad tiding. This article will provide you with a way around that so you do not miss out on any content. Stay with us!

Paramount Plus Subscription Plans

To watch stellar movies and TV series, you will obviously need to subscribe to a plan that suits you best. The Essential Plan with limited ads costs $4.99 a month or you may save 16% off your monthly price by getting an annual plan for $49.99. This plan does not include local CBS stations.

The ad-free Premium Plan costs $9.99 a month or an annual plan for $99.99. 

You can also bundle your subscription plans with SHOWTIME. The Essential plan + SHOWTIME costs $11.99 a month and $119.99 a year. This also does not include local CBS stations. The Premium plan + SHOWTIME is for $14.99 a month and $149.99 for a year.

How to Subscribe to Paramount Plus in New Zealand?

Since Paramount Plus is an American based OTT service available in only a few countries that are United States, Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, and Nordics, you will need to buy a subscription plan using a card from those countries, preferably the U.S. Ask your relative or a friend to buy it on your behalf if you do not have an American credit card. You can do this by following these steps:

  • Open Paramount Plus’ official website and head over to their subscription plans.
  • Buy a subscription plan that is best for you.
  • Enter your personal information, email address and password to sign up. 
  • Enter any random U.S. postal code.
  • Lastly, enter your U.S. credit card payment details. Paramount Plus accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and PayPal. 

How to stream Paramount Plus in New Zealand using a VPN?

Paramount+ is only available to stream in the United States, Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East (as a pay-TV channel), and Nordics. If you are a New Zealand-er or even if you are residing in any of these countries, but currently situated in New Zealand, then you will face geo-restrictions when trying to access Paramount+. To go around this, you will require a VPN. 

A VPN works by hiding your device’s true IP address on the internet which traces back to your geographical location. This is done by granting access through an entirely different IP address or location as per your choosing. Thus, enabling you to watch all the content that is unavailable in your region while keeping all your personal information and data secure. 

To watch Paramount Plus in New Zealand via a VPN, follow these steps:

  • Download and install VPN onto your device.
  • Subscribe to your opted VPN. 
  • Connect to a US server using the app.
  • Sign up at Paramountplus.com.
  • Now grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy watching Paramount+ in New Zealand.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need summarised information from the article? Refer to the FAQs below. 

Where is Paramount+ available to stream?

Paramount+ is available to stream in the United States, Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, and Nordics.

What channels are on Paramount+?

Paramount+ offers BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Pictures and Smithsonian Channel. 

How much is a Paramount+ subscription?

The subscription for Paramount Plus starts at $5 per month (with ads), and new subscribers can avail one-week free trial.

What happens if I try to access Paramount Plus without a VPN?

You will see a blank screen if you access Paramount Plus from outside of the geo-restrictions in place.

Are VPNs secure?

Yes, VPNs are completely secure. They do not sell your personal data to any third party.