CBS Full Episodes and Live TV

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Description of App

Stream full episodes of your favorite shows the day after they air for FREE! Plus, unlock more than 10,000 episodes, exclusive original series and live TV, including sporting events like the NFL on CBS, when you subscribe to CBS All Access.

Free CBS app users can:

- Stream the latest episodes FREE. Catch up on the latest primetime, daytime and late-night episodes in HD.

- Watch your local CBS station live using your TV provider credentials.

CBS All Access subscribers can:

- Stream 4 channels of live TV: your local CBS station (including the NFL on CBS), 24/7 news coverage on CBSN, live scores + highlights on CBS Sports HQ and 24/7 entertainment news on ET Live.

- Obsess over originals. Watch subscriber-only original series like The Twilight Zone, Star Trek: Discovery, The Good Fight and Why Women Kill.

- Download and watch offline with a Commercial Free plan.

- Watch thousands of episodes, live and on demand, like hit series SEAL Team and Survivor.

- Binge a classic. Catch up on ad-free classic series like the original Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Beverly Hills 90210, I Love Lucy and more.

Try CBS All Access FREE now! After your trial, it’s only $5.99/month for the Limited Commercials plan or $9.99/month for the Commercial Free plan.

(Live TV includes commercials and select shows have promotional interruptions. Downloaded content is accessible for earlier of 30 days from date of download or 48 hours from start of playback. Downloaded content is not playable outside the U.S.)

Download the app now to get started!

Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at $5.99 per month for the Limited Commercials plan and $9.99 for the Commercial Free plan. You can manage your subscription and auto-renewal by going to your device Account Settings after purchase. If subscription is canceled, cancellation will be effective at end of then-current subscription period. No refunds. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription to CBS All Access Commercial Free.

Show and episode availability subject to change. Please note use of the CBS app is limited to United States. Video is accessible via 3G, 4G, LTE, and WiFi networks. Data charges may apply. Live TV subject to availability. NFL on CBS programming can be viewed on our service across other platforms, but is not available on mobile phones. Other restrictions apply.

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Accessibility Comments

AppleVis Editorial Team Note:
We have made changes to the accessibility ratings based on the latest user comment.

Original Poster Note:
The app appears to be almost entirely accessible. Buttons all appear to be labeled. Some are rather sloppily so, but it is still easy, based on the labels, to figure out what they do. There is one place at the very top of the app that simply clicks when VoiceOver forucs is moved to it, though it appears, based on both deduction and what vision I have, to just be the CBS logo. I am not sure, however, whether the logo is linked to anything, but, when I double-tap it, it does nothing.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments

Not sure if this is a VoiceOver issue, but, according to the description, it looks like the app should have multiple sections for TV schedules, My CBS and live video chats. However, it appears that only past episodes and nothing more can be seen on the front page of the app. When you click on an episode, it tells you at what time it airs and does have separate sections for photos, video, etc., so this may be what is meant in the description.

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Submitted by Kelly on Thursday, October 16, 2014

What's New in Version 3.0

Now CBS All Access Subscribers can enjoy new episodes in the CBS app next day after air, live TV in major markets, as well as full seasons of fan favorites and CBS classics.

More details on features for CBS All Access subscribers:
* New episodes on-demand the next day
* LIVE TV streaming in major US markets
* Access to CBS library of over 6,500 episodes including every episodes of every season of top shows such as Big Brother and The Good Wife.
* Ad free viewing for CBS classic shows and fan favorites such as Star Trek, I Love Lucy, CSI: Miami and more.

Submitted by Chester Thrash on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This app is not really that accessible for a totally blind person. How do You use it? Please contact me at 404-996-6731 or email me at Thanks!

Submitted by Brooke on Thursday, December 1, 2016

I agree with the above comment. If you go into the list of shows using this app, Voiceover doesn't read the names of the shows. It just tells you how many episodes there are. So as you flick through the list, you'll hear something like, "7 episodes, 35 episodes..." I've emailed CBS about this twice so far and have just gotten a form response saying it was forwarded to the proper department. I stopped paying for All Access because of this issue.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Thursday, December 1, 2016

I use the CBS All Access app on my iPhone, along with the third and fourth generations of the Apple TV. Admitedly, the iPhone app is rather frustrating. However, the app works very well on both the third and fourth generations of the Apple TV. In fact, it's a pleasure to use on the Apple TV platforms. You can manage the app on the iPhone but you are forced into opening up every single show until you find the one you are looking for, not something I plan on doing, but it is possible.


Submitted by gailisaiah on Thursday, May 25, 2017

The computer is definitely easier to use than this app. Since we now have All Access, I was hoping to be able to log in and watch shows on my phone too. But there's just a list of programs and no place, as far as I can tell, that you can log in to All Access.

Submitted by Troy on Sunday, September 1, 2019

7.0 of this app was just released with a new interface and I'm not sure if this was accidental or purposely done, but it appears to be fully accessible! Thanks cbs!

Submitted by Snorlax on Thursday, April 9, 2020

As of version 7.3.10. The media player seems not very friendly. For example, once the show is playing, I can't seem to just do a double tap to open the media player. I must turn off VoiceOver and do a single tap on to the screen and then turn the VoiceOver back on to see the media player components. I also have the issue that it doesn't always remember that I have selected AD for my option. As I am having to turn on AD every so often.

Would like to see if others are haing the same issue or not.

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