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CBS News - Watch Free Live Breaking News

By CBS Interactive

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* Selected by Apple as App Store Best of 2016 on Apple TV *

CBS News for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV keeps you informed on breaking news and the latest developing stories from around the world. Get all the latest news stories from categories including U.S. News, World, Politics, Science/Technology, Health, Entertainment, Moneywatch and Crime.

This app features CBSN, a free 24/7 digital news channel from CBS News. CBSN has live anchored coverage, original reporting, and breaking news in an innovative interactive video experience. Watch what's live now or use on-demand to view past segments on topics that interest you the most. No cable subscription required.

You will also get on-demand video clips or full episodes from CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Sunday Morning and Face the Nation. With updates throughout the day, the CBS News app is your one-stop source for comprehensive original reporting, new videos and commentary from respected journalists.

CBS News for the iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch and Apple TV includes these (and many more) features:

• CBSN, our free 24/7 streaming video news channel with live anchored coverage. No cable subscription required.
• Real-time updates to evolving and breaking news stories throughout the day.
• On-Demand video clip and full episodes (when available) from top CBS News programs.
• Latest business headlines and market info from CBS MoneyWatch.
• Share interesting stories with your friends and family via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
• Breaking news push notifications.
• Chromecast support now available for CBSN Live video.
• Stay on top of live and breaking news with our new iOS 10 home screen widget.

Closed Captioning: To enable/disable closed captioning in CBSN live streaming, please go into Apple Settings > General > Accessibility > Media > Subtitles & Captioning and enable closed captions.

iOS 10 Lock Screen Widget: Add it by swiping right on your lock screen, selecting edit at the bottom of widget screen, and selecting CBS News.

What's New in Version 3.4.6

Stay on top of live and breaking news with our new iOS 10 home screen widget. Add it by swiping right on your lock screen, selecting edit at the bottom of widget screen, and selecting CBS News.

Chromecast support now available for CBSN Live video.

New Moneywatch "Trending" section.

Bug fixes and improvements to app stability and security.


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Customer Reviews

Most Dysfunctional News App Ever!

While the news coverage is excellent the streaming is not! On a daily basis there are multitudinous glitches in CBSN's ability to maintain a live stream. Because I usually watch the news in my living room it finally occurred to me it might be my streaming device so I turned on my bedroom TV to see if that was the case. No such luck. The same problems occurred on both devices. I tried my computer and iPad as well...still the same. Today took the cake. Not only did the signal continually drop and attempt reload but the sound would come through for a few seconds, then completely drop bringing me to the list of news topics. I tried streaming stories individually but that didn't work either. If the story played at all it dropped in a matter of seconds, picture first, then sound as well. Another big problem when the news IS streaming adequately is 2 different soundtracks playing at the same time! I gave the app 3 stars only because the reporting is so good. The streaming aspect doesn't qualify for even 1 star.


Excellent app as it gives you access to CBS' killer news line-up; "Evening News with Scott Pelley, "Sunday Morning", "48Hours" and my favorite "CBS This Morning", the first hour of which you can stream live; low tone and pleasant unlike the circus atmosphere of GMA with its clutter of on-screen crawls, wild camera shots and all those people and audience constantly on the screen. I love CBSN, the network's mobile streaming service with its superb crew of reporters and anchors. CBS does a great job and this is a GREAT app.


The CBSN app is awesome. CBS and their news anchors are super liberal and left leaning on absolutely every news topic on earth, which very much informs the way they report the news. I wish they were a little more balanced or at least had some news personality that better represented right leaning conservatives which would bring some balance to CBS but whatever. I watch CBSN in spite of this fact because their app is is better than any of the other ones.

CBS News - Watch Free Live Breaking News
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.4.6
  • Size: 69.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple TV: Yes

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