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What's New in Version 4.16.5
We have added recommended shows when you are all caught up with a series.
I signed up for the 1-week trial because I've been a Star Trek fan for 17 years and I wanted to watch Discovery in quality and also to support everyone's efforts (after all, they're using Trek as the flagship of this new streaming service and to heavily promote it).
Unfortunately, the service has some serious issues. Even for the $6.99 a month, there are still commercial breaks set up as they would be on TV. That's one thing, and maybe it wouldn't bother everyone -- I understand that. But I have also had a very frustrating time getting Discovery, as well as other shows, to play without issue. Often, an episode won't start (the commercial beforehand plays flawlessly, however...) and instead hangs on a black or green screen. Other times, I get an error message saying CBS servers are unavailable.
I understand this service is relatively new compared to the other streaming options out there, but since its launch, there has been plenty of time to work out the kinks, and it boggles the mind how CBS, considering the size and experience of this company, cannot successfully implement what several other companies have been doing for years. It just goes to show how far behind the times the people in charge are.
What’s the Point
I am extremely disappointed with the CBS app. The only reason I purchased it was to watch and support the new Star Trek Discovery series. I really have no significant interest in streaming other CBS shows since I can watch them in prime time. It is not an exaggeration that this is the worst network app available. Not only am I paying a monthly premium to use this app because it’s the only way to watch this Star Trek series, but for this particular series, the app often stops, pauses, freezes and at times only audio is available. For six episodes, I have been dealing with this and my frustration is now at its peak. Like so many who have commented on the App Store, I am completely fed up and will be dropping my subscription and deleting the app. And it’s truly a shame because this Star Trek series has been very entertaining. However, I can no longer support it because a 45 min episode takes over an hour and a half to watch since the streaming stops so often or I am forced to reboot the app. Honestly, CBS should just air the show in prime time and save the series which will likely lose viewers due to disgruntled, fed up fans.
Why Pay For Network TV?
I've been impressed with all the other network apps but was sorely disappointed with this one. Considering there are commercials and they don't have full runs of many shows, it seems even more ridiculous that it's a paid subscription. Even the cable apps don't force you to pay extra if you're already paying for cable. I could see - MAYBE - having a separate subscription app for commercial free full run classic shows and new material like Star Trek Discovery. But honestly, all the other networks are streaming full run classics for free in their main app. CBS has nearly always had my least favorite programming and making people pay on top of it, well, it's too much. I very much wanted to support the new Star Trek - especially considering the cast and crew involved - but unfortunately CBS has made it so I can't without supporting far more than I think is right. My only hope is that CBS will see their failure is in their delivery and not in the content of the first show in over a decade I've had any interest in on this channel that always seems to be directed at someone's grandma or maiden aunt.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Sep 25, 2017
- Version: 4.16.5
- Size: 103 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: CBS Mobile
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes