In a world where streaming services have become an integral part of our daily entertainment, Walmart+ is teaming up with Paramount+ to provide its subscribers with an additional perk. Starting in September, members of Walmart+’s subscription program will gain complimentary access to the Paramount+ Essential Plan, an offer valued at $4.99 per month. While this new addition might not rival the full scope of Amazon Prime’s benefits, it enhances the appeal of Walmart+ memberships.
A Rivalry in the Making: Walmart+ vs. Amazon Prime
Walmart+ has been making strides to compete with Amazon Prime. The retail giant’s subscription service offers benefits such as free shipping on select Walmart-stocked items and same-day, free deliveries from local stores for orders over $35. The service even provides a 10 cents per gallon discount on fuel at Walmart, Murphy, and ExxonMobil stations. With the addition of Paramount+, Walmart+ is solidifying its position in the streaming market.
Activating Paramount+ with Walmart+
To activate Paramount+ through your Walmart+ subscription, follow these steps:
- Navigate to your Walmart+ account page.
- Click on the “How streaming works” button.
- You will be directed to the Paramount+ page.
- Click on “Get Paramount+” and follow the prompts to create your Paramount+ account.
This collaboration between Walmart+ and Paramount+ adds a dynamic edge to the Walmart+ subscription and offers members a streaming service alongside their existing benefits. While this new offering might not encompass the entire Paramount+ library, it does provide access to most of its content, albeit with “limited” ads.
American Express Platinum Cardholders in the Mix
The story takes another interesting turn when you consider that American Express Platinum cardholders already received a monthly credit for Walmart+ subscriptions. This unique perk, while sometimes ridiculed for its association with a retail giant, becomes even more attractive with the addition of Paramount+.
The partnership between Walmart+ and Paramount+ not only bridges the gap between retail and entertainment but also offers a diverse range of content to subscribers. From exclusive shows to NFL football and a variety of soccer leagues, this collaboration is set to cater to a broad spectrum of entertainment preferences.
As of now, Walmart has announced that access to Paramount+ will commence in September, although an official launch date has yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, American Express Platinum cardholders who have yet to make use of their Walmart+ benefit might want to consider doing so, especially given the new and compelling addition. To get started, cardholders can enroll within their card member benefits on the American Express website. Once enrolled, using the Platinum Card to pay for the monthly Walmart+ membership will trigger a statement credit within 3-5 days of the charge.
In the ever-evolving world of streaming services, this collaboration between Walmart+ and Paramount+ is sure to attract attention and offer subscribers a more comprehensive membership experience.