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CBS News for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has been renovated, rebuilt and updated and now includes tvOS for Apple TV 4! This completely redesigned app will keep you informed on breaking news and the latest developing stories from around the world. Browse and search the latest news stories from categories including U.S. News, World, Politics, Science/Technology, Health, Entertainment, Moneywatch, & Crime. Stay well-informed on all today’s most relevant and timely topics.

Watch on-demand video clips or full episodes from CBS News programs such as 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 new articles, videos and commentary from respected journalists.

****This app now includes CBSN, the brand new 24/7 digital news channel from CBS News. CBSN features 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. ****

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

• CBSN, our 24/7 streaming video news channel.
• Real-time updates to evolving news stories throughout the day with the new “quick read” feature on iPhone for more informative browsing.
• On-Demand video clip and full episodes (when available) from 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.

What's New in Version 3.4.0

This version of CBS News app fixes several CBSN video player related bugs and crashes including:

> Recent CBSN segment once again automatically roll to the next segment in the live video experience.
> Crash that occurred when users tap on the CBSN menu after app resumed has been fixed.
> CBSN video headlines are no longer truncated in the Recent menu.
> LIVE indicator is now showing up again after transition from recent clip to CBSN live video.
> CBSN User Interface is no longer broken in iPhone 6 devices.
> Miscellaneous UI improvements in CBSN video player experience.


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Customer Reviews

Best 24/7 video news channel online

Compared to the various cable and broadcast network news apps such as CNN and Fox News, as well as the Sling App, this is by far the best thing available in the App Store.

It loads very quickly and the live video feed is instant. There is no loading time, even when switching between apps. When there are commercials, you get a simple static screen with a countdown to when the live feed will return. You get all sorts of CBS news programming, including any news shows airing normally on CBS at that time. When no live news is airing on CBS, you get great news anchors and reporters doing a standard, in studio news report that spans all the popular topics, breaking news, etc. It's also FREE! No cable subscription required, no log on required, it's just on all the time. You can also watch it on multiple devices like your iPad and AppleTV at the same time.

The CNN and Fox News app take forever to load the live stream and have repetitive commercials over and over again. They also crash and freeze all the time, especially when switching between apps. The Sling App for CNN and other news is also horrible, constantly freezing and only allowing 1 device at a time.

If you are not a cable subscriber and you want a 24 hour news channel you can watch online, this is the best option out there.

The first US Live "TV" News channel available world wide

Congratulations to CBS for stepping in. This is the future and is wonderful for people who travel around the world. All you need to see what is going in the US and elsewhere is to have and iPad and Internet and wifi connection. The iPad becomes a mobile TV you can watch anywhere! I have been watching live 24 hour internet TV news channels in English and in HD from UK (Sky), France (France 24), Japan (NHK), Russia (RT), and India (NDTV). It is all free! It was high time for the US to also have a 24 hour news channel on the net. The CBS news is really good, comprehensive and interesting and a great pleasure to watch especially in Europe and Asia. It is very neutral, respectable and gives an American perspective of world issues.

App Mostly OK, But definitely NOT THE NEWS

I don't like the fact that you cannot watch videos with the iPad/iPhone in portrait orientation, but CBSN is definitely NOT the news. It's 10% news and 90% discussion and opinion. It's basically exactly like THE VIEW without Whoopi Goldberg: mostly nasal women cackling at each other. The men are better, but everyone is just expressing their personal opinions (or, more likely, the opinions of their higher-ups) mostly attacking Donald Trump (because he criticizes the media as being liars). Additionally, each day there is only about 1 hour of new material and they just keep recycling it over and over and over all day. It says "LIVE" but it's mostly repeated prerecorded clips. Zzzzzzzzz. On the upside, all the clips are available "on demand", so I recommend that you wait until all the new stuff is posted and just view the clips you prefer. (And BTW...They have only a few different advertisers/ads which they repeat ad nauseum.)

CBS News
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.4.0
  • Size: 36.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple TV: Yes

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