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CBS News: Live Breaking News

by CBS Interactive
Who Needs Cable
Who Needs Cable

CBS News brings award-winning journalism to Apple TV

FREE in the App Store

CBS, like ABC and NBC, is one of the "Big 3" news outlets. Thanks to this app, you can experience it 24/7 on your Apple TV.

Who Needs Cable. Cut the cable cord because much like the NBC app, CBS news brings all their awesome content to the Apple TV. CBS News, CBSN Live, Shows and Topics are easily scrollable at the top of the app. Pick form the list to see tons of videos ready to click and play. They even have live coverage. Yes, you can watch what's on right now. You can watch previously aired, as well as specific live interviews and updates. It's a great way to stay up-to-date with the news without having to pay for cable television.

Who Needs Cable

What is it about?

If you grew up with CBS News, you're going to love this app. Offering video and text, this is a must-have app for those of a certain again.

For those who...

  • You like traditional news
  • Like CBS News programming
  • Don't like customizing your news

Not for those who...

  • You dislike "Big 3" journalism
  • Want customization
  • Want some different

Why we love it

Nothing unique here. CBS News tells you the latest news in a format that is familar.

App Details

Last updated
May 31, 2019
Release date
October 13, 2009
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App Store Description

The new and improved CBS News app features a fresh design, creating a seamless navigation and content discovery experience.

Stream FREE live coverage from CBSN, ET Live, CBS Sports HQ, and CBSN New York in the dedicated live stream section, and stay up to date with breaking news and the latest developing stories from around the world.

With the CBS News app, you can:
• Watch CBSN, a 24/7 live news stream from CBS News. CBSN has live anchored coverage, original reporting, and breaking news. No cable subscription required.
• Get real-time updates of evolving and breaking news stories throughout the day.
• Use on-demand to view past segments on topics that interest you the most.
• Receive breaking news push notifications.
• View the latest business headlines and market info from CBS MoneyWatch.
• Share interesting stories with your friends and family via email, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

New features:
• Stream live coverage from CBS Sports HQ, ET Live, and CBSN New York in the dedicated live stream section
• Dynamic font size for an improved user experience
• Airplay capabilities
• iPad only- picture in picture
• iPad only- split screen capabilities for multitasking

Additionally, CBSN delivers original content, including the daily shows "Red & Blue" and “CBSN AM”, as well as regular documentary features from CBSN Originals. Watch live or use on-demand to stream past segments on topics that interest you the most.

You will also get on-demand video clips and full segments 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.

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