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Walmart to offer some Pluto TV content without commercials

The partnership comes after Walmart Plus started offering free access to Paramount Plus.

The partnership comes after Walmart Plus started offering free access to Paramount Plus.

Retail giant Walmart has extended its partnership with Paramount Global to include an offering of commercial-free content through the media company’s free, ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV.

Starting this month, members of Walmart’s retail subscription service Walmart Plus will be able to access a special portal for Pluto TV with a curated list of ad-free content. The portal is accessible within the Walmart Plus website or app, and customers will have to create a Pluto TV account from within that portal to get ad-free access to a handful of Pluto TV titles.

Select titles include “The Andy Griffith Show,” “CSI: Miami and “Everybody Hates Chris.” Only certain episodes of each show will be offered ad-free, and the select titles will rotate each month, the companies said.

Related: Walmart offers free Paramount Plus to Walmart Plus members

The ad-free content is available in Pluto TV’s on-demand library, which offers thousands of movies and TV shows without a subscription. Pluto TV’s linear content streams will still have commercial breaks, even if streamers have Walmart Plus.

The Pluto TV perk builds on a partnership between Walmart and Paramount that already gifts free access to the ad-supported version of Paramount Plus to shoppers with a Walmart Plus membership.

Walmart Plus costs $13 a month or $98 a year. Streamers can get a 30-day free trial of Walmart Plus when they sign up by clicking or tapping this link.

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