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Paramount+ Supported Devices: Compatible Smart TVs & Players

Paramount+ is available to watch on a variety of devices, although there are still some smart TVs, players and other devices missing support.

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Paramount+ is available to stream on a variety of compatible devices, including smart TVs, streaming players, smartphones and more. However, there are still many platforms and devices that have yet to gain Paramount+ support. Due to this, it is important to check whether the devices in a home are supported before signing up to the ViacomCBS streaming service.

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Paramount+ plans start at $4.99 per month, making it an affordable option. Furthermore, with the service pulling content from a number of popular brands, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, and more, a Paramount+ subscription is likely to appeal to all members of a busy household as much as the individual subscriber.

In spite of the low price, and the wide selection of shows and movies to stream, device support is likely to be an issue for some individuals and households. For example, there is currently no Paramount+ app available to download on a PlayStation 5. Likewise, a Paramount+ app also cannot be downloaded on any Windows 10 devices or on Apple’s MacBook either.

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Paramount+ supported devices

Generally speaking, Paramount+ subscribers should not find it too difficult to stream their favorite shows and movies, as the service does support all of the most popular platforms.

Paramount+ supported device list:

  • Android TV
  • Android phone and tablet
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Fire TV
  • iPhone and iPad
  • LG TV
  • PlayStation 4
  • Portal TV
  • Roku
  • Samsung TV
  • Vizio TV
  • Xbox
  • Xfinity Flex

Streaming Paramount+ on a smart TV

Smart TVs are often one of the more neglected areas of device support, although that’s not quite the case with Paramount+.

  • Android TV (Hisense, Sony Bravia and TCL)
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • LG TV
  • Roku
  • Samsung TV
  • Vizio TV

With Android TV, Fire TV and Roku support alone, many individuals and households will likely find their smart TV is able to download a Paramount+ app. Depending on the operating system, the app should be available to download either from the Amazon App Store, Google Play Store or Roku Channel store.

For those without a TV running on one of these popular smart TV platforms, Paramount+ is also available to directly download on Samsung TVs from the Samsung App Store, LG TVs from the LG Store and on Vizio TVs from the Vizio Store.

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However, there are some limitations to the level of smart TV support afforded to these platforms. For example, owners of an older model may find their TV is not supported even though the platform is.

  • Samsung: 2017 and newer TVs running Tizen
  • Sony Bravia: 2015 and newer TVs running Android TV
  • LG: 2018 and newer TVs running webOS 4.0 or higher
  • Vizio: P-Series Quantum and Quantum X, M-Series, Quantum, V-Series, E-Series and D-Series running SmartCast 3.0 at a minimum.
  • Hisense: TVs powered by Android TV
  • TCL: 3-Series Smart TV (Model 32S330)

On a streaming player

If a smart TV is not supported, there are a number of streaming players that can be used to bridge the gap and watch Paramount+ shows and movies.

  • Android TV
  • Apple TV (4th Gen, 5th Gen and 4K)
  • Chromecast
  • Fire TV
  • Roku
  • Xfinity Flex

Similar to the situation with smart TVs, many individuals and households will find that the Android TV, Fire TV and Roku support covers most of their streaming player needs. Once again, there are some limitations that may affect owners of older devices.

  • Android TV: Nvidia Shield and Xiaomi Mi Box
  • Fire TV: Fire TV, Fire Stick and Fire Cube
  • Roku: Roku 2, 3 and 4, Roku Ultra and Ultra LT, Roku LT, Roku HD, Roku Streaming Stick (3500x, 3600X or later), Roku Premiere and Premiere+, Roku Express and Express+

For Roku device owners, most variants of each device are supported with a few exceptions. The model numbers listed below are currently not supported:

  • Roku LT (2400X, 2450X)
  • Roku HD (2500X)
  • Roku 2 HD (3000X)
  • Roku 2 XD (3050X)
  • Roku 2 XS (3100X)
  • Roku Streaming Stick (3400X and 3420X)

It is worth noting the players listed here are the ones with official support. For example, owners of a different Android TV device may find the app is able to be downloaded (or sideloaded) on their device, even though it is not listed as an officially supported device. For those without one of these players, the included Apple TV, Chromecast and Xfinity Flex support may prove to be enough. If not, there are still some devices that can be used to stream Paramount+ shows and movies.

Other devices and via a browser

Besides smart TVs and streaming players, Paramount+ can also be watched on smartphones, games consoles and even Facebook’s Portal TV.

  • Android phones and tablets
  • iPhone and iPad
  • Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Series X
  • Portal TV
  • Sony PlayStation 4

While there’s currently no Windows PC or Mac apps available, most devices with access to a web browser will be able to stream Paramount+ directly within a browser. Again, this will depend on the browser and version, but the service is relatively well supported in this respect.

  • Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari

Paramount+ supported devices summary

Paramount+ provides a good level of device support overall, although not all platforms and devices are supported. The major platforms, including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV and Roku are supported. Likewise smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Vizio are all supported as well, so long as they are more recent models and running on a newer software version.

Other than smart TVs and streaming players, Paramount+ subscribers can also watch on their smartphones, tablets, and select game consoles. This is in addition to watching on a Windows PC/laptop, Mac computer or MacBook through a web browser.

Read more: Why Paramount+ Premium (Ad-Free) Subscribers Still See Ads

By John Finn

John started Streaming Clarity to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been writing about technology and TV-related services and devices since 2014 and believes the best streaming approach is to bounce between services as needed. Contact John via email at john@streamingclarity.com or on Twitter

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