Walmart reached a deal to offer access to Paramount Global's streaming service as a perk of its Walmart+ membership program, the companies reported on Monday. Starting in September, customers who belong to the retailer\u2019s program will get free access to an ad-supported plan on Paramount+. Access to content on Paramount+ includes movies and shows such as "Star Trek," "Paw Patrol" and "The Godfather" to "acclaimed original dramas" like "1883" to live sports, Walmart announced in a press release issued by the company Monday. "With the addition of Paramount+, we are demonstrating our unique ability to help members save even more and live better by delivering entertainment for less, too," Chris Cracchiolo, senior vice president and general manager of Walmart+, said in the release. "Eighty-five percent of U.S. households use streaming services and Paramount+ has the premium content and broad appeal that our members are looking for \u2013 like Walmart, they have something for everyone." Cracchiolo continued. Walmart launched its Walmart+ program nearly two years ago to put money back in the pockets of customers and deepen customer engagement. The program costs $98 per year or $12.95 a month and includes a 15-day free trial period. It includes free shipping of online purchases, free grocery deliveries for orders of at least $35 and discounts on gas and prescriptions. Most recently, the retailer combined its InHome service with\u00a0Walmart+. Now, at no extra cost, the program will include access to the "essential tier" of Paramount+, according to the release, which typically costs $4.99 per month and includes commercials.\u00a0 Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish set a 100 million goal for Paramount+ subscribers by 2024 in a statement on Aug. 4. "Pairing Walmart\u2019s expansive reach across the country with Paramount+'s broad and popular content that offers something for everyone is a unique opportunity to expand our partnership," Jeff Shultz, chief strategy officer and chief business development officer of Paramount Streaming, said in the release. The streaming benefit joins an additional perk for Walmart+ members: Six months of Spotify. Additionally, Walmart reported its second-quarter earnings on Tuesday, explaining sales grew more than 8%, but profits tightened in the fiscal second quarter, as consumers turned to the discounter for groceries and essentials. The company\u2019s shares rose more than 5% in morning trading.