The Paramount+ $5-a-month Essential plan launches today. Here’s what you need to know – Ben Patterson

If you’re interested in signing up for Paramount+ but don’t want to cough up $10 a month for its commercial-free plan, good news: Starting today, Paramount+’s more affordable ad-supported plan becomes even cheaper.

The Paramount+ “Essential” plan launches today for $4.99 a month, or a buck less than the old Limited Commercials plan that migrated over from CBS All Access.

Besides adding a “limited” number of ads, the Essentials plan drops a few features compared to the $10-a-month Commercial Free plan, and it’s also missing an important perk from the old Limited Commercials plan—which, by the way, isn’t totally going away.

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