CBS launches iOS app; Windows 8 version coming

ABC, NBC and Fox all offer a way to stream recent episodes of their TV shows via the Hulu service on the web and various apps, including Windows 8. CBS does not currently support Hulu but today the US TV network is finally joining its major counterparts in offering its own streaming video app for its shows.

Today, CBS announced that its CBS App (yep, that is its real name) has been released for iPhone and iPad devices, which will allow users to stream episodes of its daytime and late night talk shows (The Talk, The Late Show With David Letterman, etc) 24 hours after they are first broadcast. The app also offers streaming video of its prime time show line up (CSI, CSI New York, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Survivor and others) eight days after each episode is broadcast.

More good news: Android and Windows 8 owners should not have to wait long for their own apps. CBS has promised that both versions are in the works for release sometime later this year. This fall, the CBS App will integrate features from the separate CBS Connect App that will add social networking features, support for live online events and "second screen" experiences for several shows.

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Is this something CBS is offering for free? Would be nice if more networks would do this. There are several shows I like on SciFi but I dont have cable so have to wait to rent or stream online. SiFi is a channel you normally have to pay for but wouldnt mind paying a small fee for just that network and a few others.

Does anyone honestly watch these shows? I'm not sure there's been any show worth watching for over 10+ years on cbs.

pgn said,
Does anyone honestly watch these shows? I'm not sure there's been any show worth watching for over 10+ years on cbs.

if nobody watched these shows,they wouldn't still be on TV.

vcfan said,

if nobody watched these shows,they wouldn't still be on TV.

There are quite a few tv channels on cable tv that barely anyone watches yet they are still on because they are subsidized by bundling the channels in packages that you otherwise would not pay for.

Obviously someone is watching these shows no matter how ridiculous they are.

pgn said,

Does anyone honestly watch these shows? I'm not sure there's
been any show worth watching for over 10+ years on cbs.


Is that why CBS has one of the worlds most watched TV crime drama franchises with CSI
and CSI New York? As for the late night talkshows, while Letterman might not be quite
as popular as Leno, I know which of the two I'd rather watch ... it ain't Leno!

pgn said
There are quite a few tv channels on cable tv that barely anyone watches yet they are still on because they are subsidized by bundling the channels in packages that you otherwise would not pay for.
I can't stand it when companies do this because it's making you pay for something that you know you're not interested in.

DJGM said
Is that why CBS has one of the worlds most watched TV crime drama franchises with CSI
and CSI New York? As for the late night talkshows, while Letterman might not be quite
as popular as Leno, I know which of the two I'd rather watch ... it ain't Leno!
I don't like Leno. He seems washed up now.. My two favorites are Conan and Letterman.