Walmart and Paramount are teaming up to bring you a subscription service that could rival Amazon Prime.
Soon, Walmart Plus subscribers will receive a subscription to Paramount Plus Essential at no additional cost. In addition, Walmart Plus currently costs $98 a year and, according to the Press release (opens in new tab) the price will not change after Paramount Plus is added to the package.
The move will likely help Walmart position Walmart Plus as a worthy alternative to Amazon Prime, which attracts subscribers not just with Prime’s free delivery perk, but with Prime Video’s suite of shows and movies, among other benefits.
The Essential level of Paramount Plus usually costs $49.99 per year (after a week-long trial) and includes access to shows like the Halo TV series, Star Trek: Picard and iCarly, NFL matches via CBS live, live football matches including the Champions League and access to 24/7 CBSN news coverage. However, it does come with ads and you can’t download shows to watch them offline later – for these benefits you’ll need to upgrade to Paramount Plus Premium.
In addition to accessing Paramount Plus streaming content, Walmart Plus offers subscribers a few other benefits. You can get free next-day or two-day delivery on Walmart.com orders with no minimum spending limits, plus you can get free grocery deliveries if you spend $35 or more — although there may be some restrictions based on where you live. . You’ll also get 10 cents off every gallon of fuel you buy at over 14,000 gas stations across the US.
While it’s not as feature-packed as Amazon Prime – which doesn’t offer discounts on fuel but does offer a year of GrubHub Plus, access to Amazon Music, Prime Reading and unlimited photo storage through Amazon Photos – Walmart Plus is cheaper. . A year of Amazon Prime will cost an extra $41, coming in at $139 compared to $98 for Walmart Plus.
Fortunately, Walmart will find other ways to make its subscription service even more attractive to subscribers – and as long as the price doesn’t go up, we won’t be complaining about more benefits anytime soon.