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Origin brings back 12 months of free Paramount+ on any internet plan

Entertainment buffs and freebie-enjoyers jump for joy – Origin and Paramount+ are teaming up once again to bring customers a major deal. 

Origin has brought back its free year-long Paramount+ streaming offer for new internet customers, as well as a 12-month broadband plan discount. This deal will net you a huge 12 months of Paramount+ absolutely free, and is available across any Origin internet plan (including NBN and OptiComm).

In addition to a free year of entertainment, Origin is also throwing in a monthly $5 bill credit. This is on top of the monthly $10 discount available on internet plans when you bundle with energy, meaning you can save up to $287.88 in a year on your internet and streaming all in one.

The Origin and Paramount+ offer is able to redeem now, but will only be available through to April 14, 2023  meaning you have a little over a month to get in on the deal. 

You can sign up by following the links on the tables below, through Origin’s website, or over the phone. Eligible customers will receive an email within five days of signing up for their Origin NBN or OptiComm fibre plan, with an activation link for their annual Paramount+ subscription. 

What can you watch on Paramount+?

Paramount+ features some old favourites and revivals, such as Twin Peaks, Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, as well as some juicy originals including Yellowjackets, The First Lady, 1923, and Halo.  Soccer fans will also enjoy access to A-League, with all games streaming on Paramount+.

A subscription to Paramount+ costs $8.99 per month, so Origin’s offer will save you a total of $107.88 for the full 12 months.

If you decide to not take up the free subscription offer, but still want to give Paramount+ a go, new customers are able to get seven days free to dip their toes into the pool of content. 

Origin NBN Plans

Origin offers six NBN speed tiers, NBN 25 through to ultra-fast NBN 1000. The retailer also gives customers a $10 per month discount on its internet plans if you bundle with energy (alongside the current $5 bill credit for new internet customers, which is available even without an accompanying energy plan).

NBN internet plans start from $74 per month on the Everyday NBN 25 plan, but this is reduced to $64 per month if you bundle with electricity and gas. Factor in that extra $5 discount, and you’ll pay $59 per month for your first 12 months (or $69 for 12 months if you’re solely an internet customer). The same goes for the Everyday Fibre 25 OptiComm plan, which also starts at $59 per month for one year including bill credit and an energy bundle, or $69 per month unbundled. 

The below table features selected published Origin NBN plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a wider range of providers. These are products with links to a referral partner.

Origin Energy Prices

The following tables show Origin electricity prices in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. Please click on your state’s tab to see relevant plan pricing.

Origin Energy Prices NSW

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for NSW. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 3911kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Origin Energy Prices VIC

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for Victoria. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Origin Energy Prices QLD

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for SE QLD. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4613kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Origin Energy Prices SA

Here are the Origin Energy plans on our database for South Australia. These are products from a referral partner†. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes general energy usage of 4011kWh/year for a residential customer on a single rate tariff. Please use our comparison tool for a specific comparison in your area. Our database may not cover all deals in your area. As always, check all details of any plan directly with the retailer before making a purchase decision.

Is Paramount+ worth getting after my free 12 months is up?

Paramount+ has steadily worked its way into many Australians’ streaming rotations, due to its library of high-quality classics and original content and relatively affordable price of $8.99 per month. In addition to A-League and W-League soccer, there’s a host of films including The Godfather trilogy and Indiana Jones, as well as a range of shows including the latest offerings from the Star Trek franchise plus some classic TV shows such as Twin Peaks, Daria, and The Twilight Zone

After some Disney classics? Sign up to Disney+! There are two plan options to choose from – a monthly subscription, or prepay for a year. Both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
Disney+ Logo

Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices

min. cost $13.99 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $13.99
Advertised Cost/month
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *
Disney+ Logo

Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost

min. cost $139.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $139.99
Advertised Cost/year
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *

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Tom Fleming
Content Producer
Tom Fleming was a content producer and digital account coordinator at Canstar Blue for three years until 2024, producing content for the Streaming and Telco sections. Tom holds a Bachelor of Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology.

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