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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.

Could be better

I was excited about this app and have watched several episodes with no issues. I don't like that it only allows you to watch 2 episodes at a time on the free version. Sometimes the episodes wouldn't appear until they were already greyed out. I thought it would be worth it to pay so I could see more episodes. The fee for a year is reasonable I think. I wasn't impressed when January 1st rolled around and my sub was gone less than a month after I paid. I guess it's my fault for assuming when they said you pay for a year it doesn't mean 12 months but only the current calendar year.

What Happened???

One of my favorite true crime shows for the better part of twenty years. I've had the app for almost two years now. At first it was great then over time there have been issues. Crashing, blank screens, half episodes ( some only ten minutes). I see most new subscribers have no problem. Wait, you will, like everyone else. I have written several times to get some kind of answer, and every time I never get a response. I wouldn't tell you to not get the app, or even spend the $4.99 it's worth it, when it works. But be prepared to get very frustrated over time.

48 Hours for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2
  • Size: 63.4 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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