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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

Version
2.2.4
Rating
(33)
Size
17Mb
Genre
News
Last updated
July 5, 2017
Release date
October 13, 2009
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App Store Description

* 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.