Summer is prime time for reality TV. And few streaming services do reality TV quite like Paramount+. The streaming network is home to many of the most popular competition reality shows, including “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” and “The Challenge.”
Looking for your next reality TV obsession? Here are the best reality TV shows you can watch on Paramount+ in 2022.
Paramount+ and Essentials are both subsidiaries of Paramount.
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Paramount+ subscription: $5 and up monthly
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How much does Paramount+ cost?
Paramount+ has two subscriber tiers available — the $5 per month “Essential Plan,” a budget-minded tier with ads, and the $10 per month “Premium Plan,” which costs more but is ad-free. Paramount+ also offers a one-week free-trial period, so if you were thinking of trying the platform, you can watch all these reality shows and more, risk-free.
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Keep reading to check out the best reality TV on Paramount+.
Contestants on “Big Brother” move into a house outfitted with 94 HD cameras and 113 microphones that record their every move 24 hours a day. Every week, houseguests compete for power and vote each other out until only one remains to claim the $500,000 prize.
The latest season premiered July 6 on CBS and Paramount+.
In this 63-time Emmy-nominated series, competitors are “stranded” on an island and split into teams. Castaways then compete in physical and mental challenges for food rewards and immunity from elimination. At the end, only one castaway earns the title of “Sole Survivor” and the grand-prize of $1 million.
You can stream all 42 seasons of “Survivor” on Paramount+.
‘The Amazing Race’
In “The Amazing Race,” 11 teams of two race across the globe and compete in mental and physical challenges for a $1 million prize. After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, Season 33 of this Emmy award-winning series is now streaming on Paramount+.
‘The Challenge: All Stars’
In this spinoff series of one of the longest-running reality competitions, former “Challenge” competitors compete for $500,000 and a chance to cement their legacy. New episodes are currently dropping weekly on Paramount+.
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
Hosted by world-famous drag queen RuPaul, this dynamic reality competition showcases talented drag queens looking to earn the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Twelve seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” are available to stream on Paramount+.
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’
In “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” fan-favorite queens from past seasons of “Drag Race” come back for the chance to be inducted into RuPaul’s Drag Race Hall of Fame.
The most recent season (Season 7) features the franchise’s first all-winners cast, with past victors returning to fight for the title of “Queen of All Queens” and a doubled-up cash prize of $200,000.
All seven seasons are streaming on Paramount+.
Tattoo artists from across the country compete in technical and creative challenges for a $100,000 cash prize and an editorial feature in Inked Magazine. Renowned tattoo artist Chris Nunez, veteran artist Oliver Peck and host Dave Navarro make up the judges panel (alongside a roster of guest judges) in this unique reality competition.
All 13 seasons are now streaming on Paramount+.
‘Love Island’ (USA)
This steamy series follows a group of single “islanders” who couple up and (hopefully) find love in a stunning, temptation-filled villa. Relationships and rivalries abound in this series, now a staple of summer reality TV.
Seasons 1 through 3 of Love Island are now streaming on Paramount+.
While CBS initially brought the international smash-hit show to the states, Season 4 of “Love Island” USA will be streaming on Peacock. “Love Island” USA Season 4 premieres July 19 on Peacock. To learn more about one of summer’s steamiest series, check out our guide on how to watch “Love Island” Season 4.
Are You The One?
MTV’s “Are You The One?” brings together a group of singles, all of whom have a “perfect match” in the form of another contestant. If all the contestants can find their algorithmically determined matches, the group wins $1 million.
“Are You The One?” was met with critical acclaim in its most recent season for exclusively featuring openly LGBT and sexually fluid contestants.
You can stream eight seasons of “Are You The One?” on Paramount+ now. The show has been renewed for a ninth season on the platform, but a release date has yet to be announced.
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65″ Samsung ‘The Frame’ QLED smart 4K TV (2021): $1,598
What makes Samsung’s “The Frame” smart TV so coveted is its built-in motion sensor that activates your device to display your favorite pieces of art in 4K resolution whenever you enter the room. So, yes, long after you’ve used the smart TV’s voice command to switch off an episode of “Real Housewives,” you can enter your living room and see a stunning piece from Renoir — and we mean stunning. This QLED TV produces 100% color volume in the DCI-P3 color space, which is the format for most cinema screens and HDR movies for television. (Translation: Colors on this TV will be vivid and true to life.)
The Samsung smart TV features 4K AI upscaling, and Samsung’s Adaptive Sound+ technology (to automatically adjust the TV’s audio).
65″ LG OLED C1 4K smart TV: $1,597
Right now, Amazon has this 65-inch LG OLED TV from its C1 series marked down more than $900. The smart TV features built-in Google Assistant and Alexa.
Unlike LED and QLED TVs, OLED TVs don’t have a backlight layer. Instead, each pixel is its own teeny-tiny LED light that can independently change its luminosity and even turn off completely. Because each of their pixels function independently, these TVs offer elite image quality — and the darkest shadows. OLED televisions also tend to be ultra thin. The LG set featured here measures just 1.8-inches thick.
65″ LG NanoCell 90 series smart 4K UHD TV: $858
On Amazon, this LG TV is more than $500 off right now. Its a7 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K and NanoCell display gives your picture crisp details and enhanced contrast and color. The TV is an excellent choice for gamers: It’s FreeSync Premium-compatible for real-time action with a fluid 120Hz refresh rate. The TV’s Game Optimizer feature provides easy access to all your favorite game settings.
The 90 series LG TV features built-in Google Assistant and Alexa. And did we mention it’s on sale for $858 — nearly 40% off its Amazon list price?
55″ Sony Bravia XBR OLED smart TV: $1,467
Rated 4.6 stars (out of 5) by users on Amazon, this OLED 4K Bravia XBR from Sony’s Master line has won fans for its “excellent,” “stunning,” and “amazing” picture. The smart TV features Google Assistant, and is compatible with Alexa and Siri. It boasts Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The 55-inch version of the Sony Bravia XBR OLED smart TV is marked down 13% right now on Amazon.
55″ Sony Bravia XR OLED TV
The 55-inch Sony Bravia XR OLED TV isn’t technically marked down on Amazon right now, but the listed price is in the neighborhood of previous sale prices we’ve seen. The Sony screen features a cognitive processor meant to deliver intense contrast with pure blacks, high peak brightness and natural colors. Thanks to its Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology, the screen is the speaker. This smart TV comes with access to Google TV, and works with most voice assistants.
65″ TCL QLED 6-Series with 4K resolution: $948
If you’re already used to a certain interface, switching can be tough, especially if you’re not particularly tech savvy. Fans of the super-simple Roku platform should look for a TV — like this TCL model — with a built-in Roku system. Plus, the picture quality of this 6-Series model is stunning for the money. Right now on Amazon, the 65-inch model is marked down nearly 15%.
50″ TCL 4-Series 4K HDR smart Android TV: $288
Android users can keep all of their tech in the same universe with a television that has built-in AndroidTV. The 4K smart TV includes Chromecast and Google Assistant. Get it right now for more than $30 off its Amazon list price.
55″ Amazon Fire TV 4-Series 4K smart TV: $350
A mid-size television, such as this Amazon Fire TV 4-Series 4K smart TV, is the ideal size for many living rooms. The TV is $170 off on Amazon right now. The device comes with a Fire TV Alexa voice remote; use it to find favorite apps, movies and shows, check the weather and more.
65″ Amazon Fire TV Omni series 4K smart TV: $500
Amazon currently has a 65-inch Amazon Fire TV with 4K resolution on sale for $500 — that’s more than $300 off the set’s Amazon list price. This TV with Alexa supports 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HLG and Dolby Digital Plus.
43″ Hisense R6 series Roku smart 4K TV
Keep an eye on this Hisense smart TV with Roku. Amazon has a history of offering steep discounts on it. The TV is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, and supports 4K viewing. Use the below button to buy the 43-inch model today, or to check in on possible deals.
Full motion TV wall mount
Mount your new TV with ease with this tilted 4.8-star-rated wall mount, now on sale at Amazon. It’s designed to handle televisions ranging in size from 47 to 84 inches.
The best streaming deals at Amazon ahead of Prime Day 2022
Why wait until Prime Day to shop for a new streaming stick or streaming box? Amazon has already slashed prices on its Amazon Fire TV line and more.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: $40 (save $10)
Amazon’s in-house streaming platform is Fire TV. This 4K device comes with an Alexa voice remote, and supports Dolby Atmos Audio. Right now, Amazon has the 4K Fire TV Stick on sale for $40.
Amazon Fire TV Cube: $60 (save $60)
With a hexa-core processor that delivers fast, fluid 4K streaming, the Fire TV Cube is the most powerful option when it comes to Amazon’s Fire TV streaming systems. Equipped with a control-compatible soundbar and A/V receivers, you can go entirely hands-free, and just ask Alexa when you want to change something on the TV. Like Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, the Amazon Fire TV Cube is routinely discounted by Amazon — and right now you can grab one for half off its usual listing price.
Roku Express 4K+: $25 (save $15)
Enjoy 4K picture quality, plus a whole lot more with Roku’s affordable and aptly named Express 4K+ streaming box. The Express 4K+ can be enabled to work with Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant, allowing you to control the device (“search channels,” “turn on captions,” “turn off captions”) with your voice. It features dual-band wireless for a smooth streaming experience, and a premium HDMI cable is included to connect the Roku to the TV. The Roku Express 4K+ does not require a smart TV to work, but it does require a TV with an HDMI input. While some Roku devices support older TVs with an A/V input, this one does not.
“I can finally have the apps I want and not worry about storage running out on my TV,” a verified Amazon reviewer wrote. “It’s very easy to set up and use. The remote is very simple and easy to learn.”
Apple TV 4K (2021): $150 (save $29)
This Apple TV 4K box is outfitted with an A12 bionic chip which boosts your audio, video, and graphics. It also offers Dolby Atmos for more immersive sound. You can listen to your new Apple TV box on up to two sets of AirPods. With AirPlay, you can share photos, videos, and more from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
Roku Streambar 4K: $90 (save $40)
The Roku Streambar is a Roku streaming device and sound bar all in one. The sound uses Dolby Audio tech, which automatically lowers the volume of loud commercials and boosts the volume of quiet conversations. It also has a long-range wireless receiver. Roku makes an add-on wireless subwoofer and wireless speakers that pair with the Streambar for an upgraded surround-sound experience.
More streaming devices at Amazon now
The following streaming devices are not currently on sale at Amazon, but they are all top-rated choices.
2022 Chromecast with Google TV
For Google loyalists, the new 2022 Chromecast with Google TV can, ahem, streamline your streaming experience. Get personal recommendations based on your subscriptions, viewing history and purchase history.
Fire TV Stick Lite
Sure, the Fire TV Stick Lite is the Amazon streaming stick with the least frills, but it’s also Amazon’s most affordable streaming stick. With the Fire Stick Lite, you can stream TV shows and movies in full HD, and enjoy some Alexa-enabled voice controls. If you’re looking for the cheapest way to stream on an older TV, the Fire TV Stick Lite is a great option.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
Amazon will hold its annual Amazon Prime Day sale on Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
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