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BET Plus: Everything You Need to Know

Learn everything we know about BET Plus including content, price, release date, and more. It’s the home of Black Culture.


During the 2019 BET Awards, Tyler Perry announced that he would be partnering with BET to offer BET Plus.

What is BET Plus?

The BET subscription streaming service is commercial-free, with no ads. Available anytime, anywhere.

“BET+ will feature more than 1,000 hours of ad-free content, including original programming and fan-favorite series, movies and specials.” (Source)

When did BET Plus become available?

The BET Plus release date was September 19,  2019.

How much does BET Plus cost?

The BET Plus price is $9.99 per month, which equals $119.88 for the year. Or, you can pay $94.99/year and save over 20% off the monthly price.

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Is there a BET Plus Free Trial?

If you wondering “does BET Plus have a free trial?” You are in luck! Yes, you can sign up for a free BET Plus trial. How long is BET Plus free trial? Get a 7-day free trial.

Is there a BET Plus 30-Day Trial?

If you wondering “does BET Plus have a free 30-day trial?” Although the free trial does not last a full 30 days, you can sign up for a free 7-day BET Plus trial. 

Which platforms is BET+ available on?

The BET Plus Streaming Service (and BET+ App) look a lot like the Netflix mobile interface. There is a “recommended for you” and “continue watching” section. Choose from scripted hits, documentaries, and more. Within each title, you can play and pause playback, select an episode, watch extras and explore related titles.

How do I get the BET Plus app?

The BET Plus Streaming App is available for iOS, Android, smart TVs, and set-top boxes (i.e. Roku). You can get a BET Plus app free trial for 7 days.

How much is BET Plus?

The BET Plus price is $9.99 per month. 

Is BET Plus free with Amazon Prime?

While BET Plus is not free with Amazon Prime, you can get a 7-day free trial of BET+.

What shows or movies are available on BET Plus?

TV shows you grew up with, new series. BET+ movies include Tyler Perry’s full catalog. 1,000+ hours of Black content.

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(This will make the BET Plus streaming price worth it alone!) The library will include the following movies, which you can purchase before the network launches:

American Gangster (Unrated Extended Edition)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Denzel Washington, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe (Actors)

American Gangster

Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott in this powerful epic inspired by a true story. American Gangster is “a gritty masterpiece” (GQ).

Comic View: One Mic Stand
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • HART, KEVIN (Actor)

BET Comicview

Comic View: One Mic Stand is sure to have you in stitches and make you LOL as the comedians push the limit on what’s funny, appropriate and just plain ol’ should/shouldn’t be joked about!

Real Husbands of Hollywood Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • HART, KEVIN, Thicke, Robin, Kodjoe, Boris (Actors)

Real Husbands of Hollywood

The pressures of spousal stardom are almost too much to bear for Kevin Hart, Robin Thicke, Boris Kodjoe, and J.B. Smoove in this faux-reality comedy.

(image source: BET)

The New Edition Story Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James (Actors)

New Edition

This biographical series tells the dramatic real-life story of one of the biggest R&B groups of all time.

Basketball Wives Season 8
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Basketball Wives

On Basketball Wives, we’ll follow the extraordinary lives of six women as they juggle the success and stresses of building businesses, battling groupies, and searching for stability, being the significant other to a basketball superstar.

Girlfriends, Season 8
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sheldon Epps (Director)

Girlfriends (Final Season)

“Girlfriends” returns for its triumphant eighth year, providing an open, honest exploration of the hot button issues about family, friends, relationships and life facing women today. With fearlessness and sincerity, the show takes on universal issues that interest all women.

Diary Of A Mad Black Woman
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore (Actors)

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

A lawyer’s wife moves in with her grandmother Madea to plot revenge after her husband announces he’s leaving her for a younger woman.

Meet the Browns Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • David Mann, Tamela Mann, Denise Boutte (Actors)

Meet the Browns

In this spinoff from “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” Downtown Leroy Brown tries to fulfill his father’s dying wish by transforming a dilapidated house into a retirement home: Brown Meadows, which happens to be located next door to a rowdy fraternity house

Being Mary Jane Season 5
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Being Mary Jane

Being Mary Jane is BET’s first one-hour drama brought to us by the creator of “Girlfriends” and “The Game.” The series focuses on the life of SNC news anchor, Mary Jane Paul. She seems to have it all, yet something is missing.


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BET Awards

The First Wives Club
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton (Actors)

First Wives Club

Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton are mid-life Manhattanites who have more than a longtime friendship in common. After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder to success, each has been dumped for newer models.

Murder In The Thirst Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Murder in the Thirst

Take a peek into some of America’s most salacious, scandalous, and shocking true crime stories brought to life with stylized recreations, interviews, and an investigation with twists and turns around every corner. Hosted by Lisa Raye.

About The Business Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ben Megargel (Producer)

About the Business

This tight-knit, glamorous group of Hollywood professionals find themselves constantly blurring the lines between work, play, and personal relationships. Along their journey, careers and friendships will be tested, but they’ll remain About The Business.

Baldwin Hills Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael McNamara (Director) - Michael McNamara (Producer)


Baldwin Hills

Baldwin Hills is where BET and the lifestyles of rich and famous kids collide. It is sexy, cool, and unlike any other show on television. Follow neighbors and sometimes friends as they face the fact that it’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at.

Being Terry Kennedy
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kennedy, Terry (Actor)

Being Terry Kennedy

Meet Terry Kennedy, one of the most gifted and successful skateboarders in the world. The series will track Terry’s rise from humble beginnings in the rough streets of Long Beach, California to the plush Valley, where he now resides with his family.

BET Plus is the streaming home of his long-running “Madea” comedy franchise and it will host videos of the touring stage plays that made Perry a force among in the African-American community starting in the 1990s. It is the official home of Perry’s collected works across film, TV and stage. This will make the streaming service a great deal no matter how much is BET Plus going to cost!


Full List of All the BET Plus Shows Available

(Image: TV Insider)

Who started BET+?

BET Plus is a joint venture between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios. Tyler Perry, Will Packer, and Tracy Oliver are featured heavily on the streaming platform.

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Tyler Perry is a world-renowned producer, director, actor, screenwriter, playwright, author, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is well known for the Madea character. 

Will Packer is an American film producer known for Night School, Girls Trip, Ride Along, Think Like a Man, and more. Tracy Y. Oliver is an American film and television writer, producer, actor.

She is known for Girls Trip (as the writer), Barbershop: The Next Cut, The Sun is Also a Star, and Little.

Who started BET?

Robert L. Johnson decided to launch his own cable television network. The network, which was named Black Entertainment Television (BET), was launched on January 25, 1980.

Initially broadcasting for two hours a week as a block of programming on the Madison Square Garden Sports Network (which would change its name to USA Network three months after BET), the network’s lineup consisted of music videos and reruns of popular black sitcoms. (Source: BET Media Room)

According to Fortune, it would not be until 1983 that BET became a full-fledged entity, independent of any other channel or programming block.

In 2001, the network was bought by Viacom. In 2005, Johnson retired from the network, turning over his titles of president and chief executive officer.

Will there be original series and content on BET Plus?

(Image: TV Line)

BET Plus’ 2019 premiere will include the comedy series “First Wives Club.” Based on the 1996 film, the 10-episode First Wives Club stars Jill Scott (Black Lightning), Ryan Michelle Bathe (This Is Us), and Michelle Buteau (Enlisted) as three New York City women who form a united front after all of their marriages fall apart.

Why is a streaming service like BET Plus important?

“African-Americans are the leading consumers of streaming services, with higher SVOD adoption rates than other consumers, which is why we’re so excited to launch a premium product for this underserved audience.

BET Plus is a natural extension of BET’s linear network, which has been the leading home of black culture for decades,” said Mills.

“Tyler Perry is the perfect partner for BET Plus. The combination of new, original shows and his giant library of popular movies, series and stage plays that Tyler brings to our joint venture creates an amazing product for his large and passionate fan base.”

If you are interested in BET Plus, also check out 100’s Black movies on Netflix, too.

Amazon Prime also features Black sitcoms like A Different World and The Cosby Show, reality TV shows like Big Freedia, daytime TV show Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, and movies like Why Did I Get Married Too?, Biker Boyz, and Tyler Perry’s Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween.

Don’t worry if you don’t already have an  Amazon Prime membership. Get a free 30-day trial here. Then, you can get a 7-day free trial of BET+.

You can also stream many of these classics on Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime membership? Great! You already have access to these.

Amazon Prime Benefits

Your membership includes:

  • Prime Video: Watch thousands of movies and TV shows on all your favorite devices.
  • Prime Music: Over 2 million songs included with Prime, ad-free, and on-demand.
  • Prime Delivery: Fast, FREE and convenient ways to get millions of items, how you want it.
  • Prime Wardrobe. Try before you buy on eligible items across apparel and shoes.

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