How to Install and Activate Paramount Plus on Samsung Smart TV

Paramount Plus on Samsung Smart TV

Paramount Plus features 1000s of full episodes, Hollywood hit movies, and originals. With this app, you can watch watching live and on-demand content. Additionally, it hosts exciting shows from CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and more. The Paramount Plus app is compatible with 2017-2022 Samsung Smart TV models. Moreover, you can install the app from the Samsung Smart Hub for free.

Key Features

  • Watch Paramount+ with Showtime all together in a single application.
  • Enjoy offline viewing by downloading TV series and movies.
  • Live telecast of UEFA Champions League and NFL games on CBS.
  • Stream popular originals like Halo, 1883, Star Trek: Picard, iCarly, SEAL Team, etc.

Paramount Plus Subscription

If you are new to Paramount Plus, you are eligible for a 7-day free trial. Visit the Paramount Plus website to choose a plan and activate your account. You can even cancel the plan before the trial period ends if you wish to access it for free.

Essential plan + SHOWTIME$11.99/mo$119.99/year
Premium plan + SHOWTIME$14.99/mo$149.99/year

How to Get Paramount Plus on Samsung Smart TV

#1 Launch Samsung Smart TV and press the Smart Hub button on the remote.

#2 Move to the Apps and click the Search icon at the top right corner.

Paramount Plus on Samsung Smart TV

#3 Type Paramount Plus in the search and tap Done.

#4 Select Install to download the app and click Open to launch Paramount Plus app.

#5 Click the Sign in with Paramount+ button. Then select any of the two options.

  • Select On my TV and enter the email address and password of your subscription account.
  • Choose On the Web if you want to activate your account using a code.

#6 Now, go to the Paramount+ activation website from a web browser on a PC or mobile.

#7 Enter the code displayed on your TV and click the Activate button.

Paramount+ activation code

#8 Sign in with your Paramount+ account to verify your account.

#9 Then, start streaming all the Paramount video content on your Samsung Smart TV.

How to Watch Paramount Plus on Older Samsung Smart TV

Those with old Samsung Smart TV models can stream Paramount Plus by screen mirroring. With the SmartThings app, you can screen mirror your smartphone to your TV. SmartThings app is available on both Google Play Store and App Store.

SmartThings - Paramount Plus on Samsung Smart TV

#1 Connect your smartphone and Smart TV to the same WIFI network.

#2 Launch the SmartThings app on your Android or iOS device.

#3 Select Add devices, and it displays the available Samsung devices.

#4 Choose the Samsung Smart TV, and a PIN appears on the Smart TV.

#5 Type the PIN to connect and select Smart View to mirror the screen.

#6 Open the Paramount+ app on your smartphone.

#7 Login to your Paramount Plus account and choose a movie or TV show you want to mirror.

The selected media file will start playing on your Samsung Smart TV.

Note: You can also install Paramount Plus on Vizio Smart TV if you have Smartcast 3.0 Vizio TV models (P, M, V, E, and D-Series).

Paramount Plus Not Working on Samsung Smart TV [DIY Fixes]

If you have issues in streaming Paramount Plus, follow these troubleshooting methods to fix the issue.

Check TV Compatibility

First, check whether your Samsung Smart TV is compatible with the Paramount+ app. You can visit the Samsung official website to know the supported TV models. In case your TV model is not listed, you can still watch Paramount+ using screen mirroring.

Power Cycle Samsung Smart TV

Power cycling is another useful way to fix the streaming issue. Unplug the TV cord from the source and keep it unplugged for 60 seconds. Meanwhile, long press the Power button for 30 seconds. Then connect the TV cord back to the power outlet and turn it on.

Check Internet Connection

Check whether your internet speed is slow or not. Restart the router in case you are getting poor bandwidth. Also, disconnect other unused devices if they are connected to the same WIFI network.

Update the Paramount Plus App

You have to update the Paramount Plus to the latest version and sign in again with your account. Click on Apps on the Samsung Smart TV home screen. Search for Paramount+ and select the app. If it shows an update, tap Update.

Clear Paramount Plus Cache

Delete the Paramount Plus app cache to remove the corrupted files if any. From your Samsung TV, go to Settings Support Self DiagnosisTV Device ManagerClear Now. After that, choose Show App List and select Paramount Plus. Further, tap View details and choose the Clear Cache option.

Reinstall the Paramount Plus App

If the previous method doesn’t work, you can reinstall the Paramount+ app. Go to Apps on your Samsung TV and click the Settings icon. From the list of apps, choose Paramount+ and click the Reinstall option. Then restart Samsung TV and access the app.

Update Samsung Smart TV

It is necessary to update your Samsung Software to fix any errors. On your Samsung Smart TV, go to Settings Support Software UpdateUpdate Now.

Check Server Status

Visit the Downdetector website to see if there is an outage in the Paramount+ server. If that’s the reason, you should wait until the issue gets fixed by the technical team.

Reset Smart Hub

For issues like app crashing, black/blue screen, or volume not working on your Samsung TV, it is recommended to reset Samsung Smart Hub. To do so, open Settings Support Self DiagnosisReset Smart Hub.


1. Why can’t I find the Paramount Plus app on Samsung Smart TV?

The Paramount Plus app will not be available if your TV model is not compatible with the app.