You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

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
October 31, 2018
Release date
October 13, 2009
More info

App Screenshots

App Store Description

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.

AppAdvice does not own this application and only provides images and links contained in the iTunes Search API, to help our users find the best apps to download. If you are the developer of this app and would like your information removed, please send a request to [email protected] and your information will be removed.