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48 Hours for iPad

By CBS Interactive

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Get the free 48 Hours App on your iPad. A perfect companion to television's most popular true-crime series, the free app delivers the current week's show for 1 week after it airs and extra video clips not included in the on-air broadcast. *NEW in v2.1* The free download now also includes a new section dedicated to True Crime news stories from

To dig deeper into the mysteries, subscribe to 48 Hours for iPad and get unprecedented access to full episodes from the 2013-2014 season, the complete show archives all the way back to 2005 and 48 Classic episodes from the show's 26 year history!

The annual subscription price is just $4.99* and includes these special features:
• Enjoy on-demand access to full episodes from the current season
• Search or browse the archive of episodes dating back to 2005
• Enjoy 48 Classic episodes from the show's 25 year history
• View previews of upcoming shows
• Access written transcripts of each episode
• View photo galleries related to the crimes
• Video extras include footage, evidence and interviews not available on-air
• Share your reactions to each episode with your friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter or via email.

With the 48 Hours App for iPad, missing even a single episode would be a CRIME!

*Your 1 year (annual) subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged $4.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.

Please see our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use below:

What's New in Version 2.2

In this version we've made numerous changes and improvements to how the app receives data updates.

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Customer Reviews

I honestly don't understand the negative reviews!

I downloaded this about a week ago. Then, I paid $4.99 to have access for an entire year to all the 48 Hours episodes from 2005 until now. To use it, we just open the app up on our iPad, mirror it up through the Apple TV to our television, and watch the episodes of our choosing on our tv. (Or we just watch them right on our iPad). Easy, simple. We've already watched several episodes of 48 Hours with this app and have had absolutely no problems. We were even able to watch the most recent 48 Hours episode with this app before the episode even broadcast on tv. And, the picture was a clear as a bell. Honestly, I do not understand the negative reviews because as I said, we have already watched several episodes through this app and have had absolutely no trouble with it. If you are a 48 Hours fan as we are, I highly recommend that you give it a try. I truly don't think you'll be disappointed.

Worth the money when it works. Fix the bugs and I'll be happy

The content is great when it's accessible, but the app crashes frequently and never remembers I've already purchased it. If I pause an episode and come back to it later, it never remembers where in the episode I was, it'll just start from the beginning. Older "classic" episodes mostly don't actually play or are poorly mastered and not fun to watch. If you try to watch an older episode that was later re-aired, the older version won't work, I have to search for the episode name, find the most recently aired version, and watch that-- it's annoying. The developers of this app just need to work through the bugs more b/c having access to these episodes is definitely worth the $5, but the app should better show all content that is promised with the purchase. Thanks.

Constant streaming issues...

I'm not sure if it's just the older episodes, as I'm starting with classics and working my way forward, but I've only made it through about 3 episodes that don't have a streaming error. I know it's not my internet, as I use it to stream other things daily. I get a playback error and if I start the episode again it starts from the beginning and if it reaches that specific point again, it freezes and gives an error report. Some episodes have several spots where this happens. Any ideas how to get around this?

Edited to add that I wrote the above paragraph months ago and have never heard back from any sort of support (I also contacted support directly). I'm now getting a message upon start up that because the developer hasn't updated the app in so long that it will cause the iPad to run slowly... now the episodes won't run at all. I'd go for a refund but I'm sure it would be a major waste of time.

48 Hours for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2
  • Size: 67.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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