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 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.

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 reporting of developing and breaking news stories throughout the day.
• Live breaking news push notifications.
• Latest business headlines and market info from CBS MoneyWatch.
• On-Demand video clips and full episodes (when available) from top CBS News programs.
• Share interesting stories with your friends and family via email, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
• Chromecast support now available for CBSN Live video.
• Stay on top of live and breaking news with our lock screen widget, supported by iOS 10 or above

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.

Lock Screen Widget: Add by swiping right on your lock screen, select edit at the bottom of widget screen, and add CBS News.

What's New

Version 3.9.0

Performance optimization

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

7.4K Ratings

7.4K Ratings

Always No Pay Wall. Updates Improve.


What makes CBS News stand out among the other network news companies in the last decade is that it has gone out of its way to reach viewers via online streaming. This is why you can watch CBSN via devices such as computers, phones, and gaming consoles — for free and with no login. Thanks for keeping the content free and not behind a cable pay wall unlike so many other network streaming services!

The recent update now makes CBS News chrome cast compatible. Now, I can stream Face the Nation (the most serious of the Sunday morning news shows, in my humble opinion), 60 Minutes, and even CBSN’s 24/7 news coverage to my TV, with many of these available on demand shortly after their original airdate.

What’s keeping me from giving the 5th star is the lack of rewind/scrubbing/DVR capabilities during live broadcasts. Although shows are posted within a day of their air date, it would be nice to have a show available an hour or so after it’s broadcast.

CBS NEWS Streaming


I love this 23/7 show!!!! Even though it gets repetitive after awhile, I know I will always get up to date information as it happens! I love the interviews they do with experts, in the field, and pundits so I can see both sides. The newscasters are extremely professional. I like and respect all of them. Major Garrett has a spectacular podcast that I watch on this show. I love the informality and like to see what foods people choose. (I do worry about Major’s diet, lol). If i miss some of his show or all of it, I know it will be repeated. I really appreciated CBSN and missed it terribly when I could not get it on my phone for some reason. I also like that they try to represent different nationalities, races, etc. on the show.

Solid, But With Annoyances

David B. Parker

I just came back to complain about this, forgetting that I already had several years ago. One well, I guess they don't care, but There's no need to change it:

In my few times using this app it appears to be, for the most part, a solid and well-put-together news app. It has, however, a few things that bother me. The first is that I prefer to use the app in portrait mode, and it works well in either landscape or portrait orientation. Unfortunately, when you play a video it switches to a full-screen horizontal view every time. Nobody wants to keep rotating their iPad for every single video so, please, give us the choice of switching only if we want to. Usually, for me, it's not necessary. Also, it would be great if we knew how long a video was before we hit the play button. Nice to know what we're getting into.


CBS Mobile
96.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like