Owners of post 2018 LG smart TVs in the UK and Ireland can now download the Paramount+ app, ending the need to use third-party apps to access the service’s line-up of content.
Paramount+ launched in the UK last June with apps available for Samsung TVs and streaming devices from Apple, Roku and Amazon but was noticeably absent from LG TVs, despite the brand being one of the most popular choices of TV in the UK and the fact that the app has long been available in the US.
This left LG owners having to use an add-on device such as a Fire TV stick or needing to subscribe to Paramount+ via either the Prime Video or Apple’s add-on channels services.
However owners of LG TVs with webOS 4.0 or higher (2018-current models) can now install the Paramount+ app and subscribe to the service directly. The app is initially available in the UK and Ireland but will expand to more countries over time.
Paramount+ is the exclusive UK streaming home to the new Star Trek: Strange New Worlds series, Halo – a TV adaptation of the popular console gaming franchise, and the Yellowstone franchise. It also offers major new blockbusters such as the latest Scream movie, The Lost City and Tom Cruise’s hit action picture Top Gun: Maverick which launched just before Christmas.
Owners of TVs which don’t support the app can still watch via the following options:
Via the Prime Video app
Prime Video subscribers can subscribe to Paramount+ as an add-on channel which can be added via the Amazon website* or via the Prime Video app. (*Affiliate Link. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.)
The service costs £6.99 per month in addition to your Prime subscription and is billed by Amazon. Once subscribed, you’ll be able to watch all Paramount+ content through the Prime Video app on any device.
Via the Apple TV app
Apple also offers 3rd party channels through its Apple TV app which is available for a range of devices including LG TVs. Unlike the Prime Video option above, you don’t need a subscription to Apple’s own Apple TV+ streaming service to add the channel. Billing for the service’s £6.99 per month subscription will be handled by Apple and you’ll need to watch via the Apple TV app.
The Paramount+ mobile and tablet app supports casting but you’ll need a compatible device such as Chromecast or a TV which has built in support for Chromecast or Apple Airplay. To use this option, you’ll need to subscribe directly through the app or via the Paramount+ website.