Walmart+ Members to Get a Free Streaming TV Service

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Soon, subscribers to Walmart+ will have free access to the Paramount+ streaming service.

The retailer announced Monday that those with Walmart+ memberships will be able to stream the Paramount+ Essential Plan for free starting in September.

The streaming service features popular programming ranging from exclusive shows like “1883” and “Star Trek: Discovery” to “PAW Patrol” and live sports.

The Paramount+ Essential Plan normally costs $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year. It’s the cheaper of two main Paramount+ plans because it includes limited commercials.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Walmart and Paramount Global have entered into a 12-month exclusivity agreement as well as a two-year deal that lets Walmart+ members access the ad-supported streaming service.

In a press release, Chris Cracchiolo, senior vice president and general manager of Walmart+, says:

“Eighty-five percent of U.S. households use streaming services and Paramount+ has the premium content and broad appeal that our members are looking for — like Walmart, they have something for everyone.”

In addition to free streaming, Walmart+ comes with several other perks, including free next-day and two-day shipping with no minimum as well as gas discounts.

A Walmart+ membership costs $12.95 a month or $98 a year.

While free access to Paramount+ is a big perk, it’s not the only way to watch streaming entertainment at no charge. For more, check out “17 Streaming Services That Are Completely Free.”