What The Hell Is BET Plus, Why Do We Need It And How Much Is This Gonna Cost Me?


A few days ago I was minding my god damn business, scrolling through Instagram, when I saw an ad for BET Plus and stopped dead in my tracks! Hold the hell up, so now that Disney+ is here, we gon have a BET+ too? Lawd have mercy, this is tew much! Lol

WTFudge is going on here? Why is this happening? WTF BET gon produce that’s gon have me PAYING for another damn subscription service?

Like, I already got Hulu, Netflix, Disney+, IPSY, HostGator, T-Mobile! Lol (Them last few ain’t even entertainment subscriptions but shit I still gotta pay for those too, right?)

So who in they RIGHT MINDS is adding BET Plus to the god damn list of bills? AND WHY?! (Yeah I know, black people this, and black people that, yaddy yaddy yah! But there’s Blackish, and Grownish, and bout fifty-leven more shows that showcase black folks that I can watch on Netflix, so WHY BET Plus?)

Welp … I did some digging and here’s what I found!


What The Hell Is BET Plus

According to the BET website, “BET+ streams the best in Black content by your favorite creators – from Martin to exclusive original series First Wives Club and Bigger.” Um … who’s favorite creators?

How you know who my favorite creators are? Psh! Carry TF on BET! What I really wanna know is … is this another streaming platform, or is it just an addition to BET??? What is it?

Welp! It’s another god damn streaming service. Here’s some more info from Viacom:

“BET+ is the new online streaming service from BET Networks, launched as a joint venture with Tyler Perry Studios. As one of the largest online subscription video-on-demand services focused on the Black audience and lovers of Black culture, BET+ will feature more than 1,000 hours of premium content including new, exclusive programming, iconic TV series, movie favorites, as well as documentaries and specials from BET Networks. It will offer original programming from Tyler Perry, including his plays, series and box office hits. BET+ will be home to exclusive series and more from leading Black content creators.”

Okay, okay, I see you, I hear you! But um …

Why Do We Need BET Plus

Shit! I don’t even know right now!

We can’t download any of the videos to watch offline. You gotta have a subscription to BET+ to watch any of this, which may be stuff you’ve already watched if you have cable and you already watch BET on TV. Cause how new is this “new” stuff gonna be? Lol

Hell, you can’t even watch BET+ on the damn computer if you get the app! It has to be via a IOS, Android, Amazon Kindle, Amazon FireTV or Android TV device!

Lawd, but get this! If you subscribe to the BET+ Prime Video Channel (which I’m sure is an extra cost, unless it comes with Prime Video, which I’ll tell you in a minute below) you can watch BET+ content on a computer by using the Amazon website.

But lemme tell you! BET+ Prime Video is a whole separate subscription service from the entire BET+ app! Oh lawd jeezus! This sounds like a bit much right now! I’m sorry, I love black people but god damn they be doing A LOT! Lol 

How Much Is This Damn Thing Gonna Cost Me

BET Plus is gonna cost you $9.99 a month, and BET+ Prime Video on Amazon is the same price at $9.99 a month.

However, you may not need both! (Thankfully.) While BET+ is an app, BET+ Prime Video is a channel on Amazon Prime Video and you’ll ONLY be able to watch content from Prime Video, not on the BET+ app. So it’s just a different way of viewing the content.

If you already have Amazon Prime, you could just use the channel, and if you don’t have Prime, you can still watch BET+ via the app. Cool, got it! Whew! Lol So you really don’t need to pay for both!

But now here’s …

My Thoughts On BET Plus

These mutherfudgers think we got money huh? Y’all think we rich, rich? WTF you mean $9.99 a month? I mean, yeah it SOUNDS cheap, but did y’all read all the other god damn subscriptions I ALREADY have?

I JUST added Disney+ to the mix, and now I gotta add BET+ too? Oh my lord! Out here, gonna be broke broke! TF! 

I mean, if you don’t have cable like me, then this is probably useful, since I’m tired of missing all those documentaries y’all be talking about on social media. (But then again, y’all talk about it so damn much do I really need to WATCH it? Lol)

And if you’re pro black, or a huge Tyler Perry fan, then clearly you’re gonna want this! Maybe you’re not a Disney fan and you don’t need Disney+. Maybe you don’t already have Netflix or Hulu, so maybe this COULD be your thing! But for someone like me, who already has all of the above, I’m on the fence here.

I need to see these “new” shows before I decide if it’s even worth it. Cause the old content ain’t worth it, let’s be honest, I don’t NEED to see any of that stuff if new stuff is coming monthly on the platforms I already have.

But if the new black creators content is golden then I may have to jump aboard and grab this too! Like I said, I love me some black people! Lol This could be a great thing in the making. But goodness, my pockets! Lol


So yeah, I’m gonna sign up for notifications and emails and see what kind of content is out there! I’ll keep you guys posted and let you know if the content is worth an extra 10 bucks a month, and do some reviews once this thang goes live so y’all can hold on to ya pocket cash for now. Lol But if you’re DYING to have it now, download BET+ here.

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Written by Shaye Wyllie

Shaye is an Entertainment Writer from Brooklyn, NY and a big fan of anything and everything superpowers related (especially if kids/teens are involved), cooking + baking shows (like MasterChef Junior and Cupcake Wars), teen dramas, sitcoms, comedies, and legal dramas. When she's not binging the latest series on Netflix or writing, you can find her spilling her thoughts on the Brown Side of Disney Chat or creating YouTube videos with her daughter for their new family site, Popcorn and Tater Tots.



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