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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 3.5.1

Performance optimizations.


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Customer Reviews

Too Many Comercials

The one before the episode starts was annoying but bearable and to a degree understandable. Anywhere from 5 to 16 consecutive ads between sections of the same episode are completely ridiculous and uncalled for. I love your shows, and reporting, but come on 16 commercials even at 8 seconds each? How is that necessary? Specially on a day-after broadcast of the evening news. 1 star until you cut down on the commercials. Still completely overrun by commercials. How are 11 ads necessary before Anthony Mason tells me the episode is over. Seriously cut down on the intercutting ads. 1 or 2 short ads are fine. But sitting through eleven of them, seriously that's just offensive.

Great, live news and journalism that is also real

I think this is a solid app for live news top class journalistic coverage that is always up to date and current. Authentic, high quality journalism enabled by simple and effective digital technology at its finest. I would highly recommend incorporating this one into whatever regular cycle of news sources, apps, etc. you rely upon. Also great on Apple TV!

Timeline is wacky

I like the constant news reporting. That is very nice. The problem I have with this app is the moving timeline below. When you are moving the time line headlines below looking at the different news stories, it will move back to the beginning making it very difficult to select a story to watch. This is very annoying. You can barely select a story to watch. It takes me three or four tries to actually select it. Please fix this.

CBS News - Watch Free Live Breaking News
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5.1
  • Size: 78.0 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • 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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