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Mar 14, 2013, 11:02 AM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/03/cbs.jpgCBS has a new app (http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/14/4103262/cbs-launches-ios-tv-streaming-app) that allows U.S. viewers to watch full ad-supported HD episodes of television shows from the network, typically one week after they air.

The company launched an app earlier this year (http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/3/3832666/cbs-connect-app-offers-second-screen-content-on-the-ipad) that shows second-screen content synchronized with whatever the user is watching.
Watch full episodes of your favorite CBS shows with the CBS app for iPad and iPhone! Enjoy primetime, daytime and late night episodes from America's Most Watched Network.

Catch NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, How I Met Your Mother, Survivor, Elementary, The Young And The Restless, The Late Show with David Letterman and many more. Use the 'My CBS' feature to be notified when episodes of your favorite shows have been added to the app.CBS is a universal app available free (http://appshopper.com/entertainment/cbs) on the App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cbs/id530168168?ls=1&mt=8)]

Article Link: CBS Releases Streaming App for iPhone and iPad, Full Episodes Delayed One Week (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/14/cbs-releases-streaming-app-for-iphone-and-ipad-full-episodes-delayed-one-week/)



rneglia
Mar 14, 2013, 11:04 AM
I can't believe Craig Kilborn isn't alive to see this!

KirkTheJerk
Mar 14, 2013, 11:08 AM
About time CBS...

Plutonius
Mar 14, 2013, 11:15 AM
Nice to get new apps but I don't watch anything on CBS.

iTim314
Mar 14, 2013, 11:15 AM
I just wish the Big 4 networks would offer ad-supprted live streaming like ESPN does for their family of networks.

cmwade77
Mar 14, 2013, 11:17 AM
Does it allow AirPlay?

Jeaz
Mar 14, 2013, 11:17 AM
Follow HBO and Netflix and take it international.

pauliaK
Mar 14, 2013, 11:18 AM
Crashes before I am able to start streaming anything.

karsen
Mar 14, 2013, 11:23 AM
Does it allow AirPlay?

I really hope so!

DotCom2
Mar 14, 2013, 11:31 AM
AWESOME! Some of my fav shows are on CBS. Elementary, Good Wife, Person of Interest, Big Bang Theory NCIS etc

roland.g
Mar 14, 2013, 11:36 AM
If it is adsupported it should be live like ESPN or next day like most of the networks. One week is ridiculous.

Luckily with my DirecTV dvr and my Slingbox, I can watch pretty much anything at my discretion.

bushido
Mar 14, 2013, 11:39 AM
"delayed by one week" and those stuck in the 90s execs wonder why ppl download illegally when said eps r avab online 5 mins after having aired

wiz329
Mar 14, 2013, 11:40 AM
One week, seriously?

And they wonder why people torrent...

ghostface147
Mar 14, 2013, 11:42 AM
Why a week? Sucks.

M-O
Mar 14, 2013, 11:42 AM
looks like Moonves finally gave in.

iTim314
Mar 14, 2013, 11:43 AM
Stream quality is terrible. The audio can't be more than 64kbps.

Undecided
Mar 14, 2013, 11:43 AM
Torrents show up two hours BEFORE broadcasting Pacific time, since the torrent shows up right after the Eastern broadcast.

I get why movies aren't released on iTunes, etc. as they are in the theaters (because one purchase could be viewed by many) but that rationale doesn't apply to TV broadcasts (as it is, one person could share it with many).

Networks, and premium channels, should simply make their stuff available immediately, as it's broadcast, on services like iTunes.

Farplaner
Mar 14, 2013, 12:01 PM
It doesn't seem to require verification of a cable subscription, so it's a good step forward.

Ashyukun
Mar 14, 2013, 12:10 PM
Yeah, one week's delay is ridiculous. If they're going to have unskippable commercials there's no reason to not have it either next day or within an hour after it airs. Hell, I'd be willing to pay a small monthly subscription fee for that as well, similar to how some of the anime streaming sites do- non-subscription users would have a bit of a wait, and for $5/month or so you could watch the shows an hour after they aired (either with no commercials or with minimal ones at the beginning)...

Pklink04
Mar 14, 2013, 12:10 PM
It doesn't seem to require verification of a cable subscription, so it's a good step forward.

I dont think any nationally broadcasted channels (i.e. ABC, NBC) require cable verification, because you can just pick it broadcasts for free (rabbit ears). It's the channels that already require a cable subscription to watch on TV (i.e. TBS, HBO, ESPN etc.) that require it on the ios app as well.

iPhD
Mar 14, 2013, 12:17 PM
One week delay? Really?
Anyone who doubts the existence of dinosaurs only needs to watch the decision-makers at the three networks flounder. They provide all the evidence needed to back up the (continuation of the) fossil record.

nutmac
Mar 14, 2013, 12:17 PM
Networks, and premium channels, should simply make their stuff available immediately, as it's broadcast, on services like iTunes.
To be fair, network programmings are subsidized by cable/satellite carriers and network affiliates. So offering shows online immediately (with fewer commercials to boot) would undermine network's ability to negotiate.

Although one week seems a bit long (ABC and NBC apps offer shows the next day), it is an encouraging trend nevertheless. Fox is now the sole holdout among major US networks as ABC, CBS, CW, and NBC all offer primetime shows on mobile. And frankly, I am in no hurry to watch any of the shows on CBS.

This move also undermines Hulu, which is largely dependent on Fox, international programmings, and strong device support to sustain its value.

ScoobyMcDoo
Mar 14, 2013, 12:26 PM
Now I just need CBS to release a Roku channel and I'll be happy.

charlituna
Mar 14, 2013, 12:33 PM
Something tells me that Warners will block Person of interest from this just like they have blocked it from being in iTunes to purchase (not even season one is up)

I agree with those that say these tactics encourage rather than discourage torrents etc. within a couple of days with perhaps 2-3 commercials at the too might go over okay but a week with embedded ads isn't going to change anyone's mind when they can get a torrent same night and no ads

engbjm
Mar 14, 2013, 12:38 PM
I'm always playing catch-up with my DVR.

I would never notice. :)

benspratling
Mar 14, 2013, 01:05 PM
It's like if when Chili's had added the take-out desk they had told customers there would be a week-long delay in preparing phoned-in orders.
Delaying for a week is an artificial cost. It's never a good business practice to introduce an artificial costs.

Blakjack
Mar 14, 2013, 01:12 PM
F'n huge

ugahairydawgs
Mar 14, 2013, 01:32 PM
To be fair, network programmings are subsidized by cable/satellite carriers and network affiliates. So offering shows online immediately (with fewer commercials to boot) would undermine network's ability to negotiate.

Although one week seems a bit long (ABC and NBC apps offer shows the next day), it is an encouraging trend nevertheless. Fox is now the sole holdout among major US networks as ABC, CBS, CW, and NBC all offer primetime shows on mobile. And frankly, I am in no hurry to watch any of the shows on CBS.

This move also undermines Hulu, which is largely dependent on Fox, international programmings, and strong device support to sustain its value.

I've never really understood the draw of Hulu. Marginal content, full of ads, and it requires a subscription.

DirecTV already gives me all of that.

iHamish
Mar 14, 2013, 01:43 PM
CBS has a new app (http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/14/4103262/cbs-launches-ios-tv-streaming-app) that allows U.S. viewers to watch full ad-supported HD episodes of television shows from the network, typically one week after they air.

Even CW Network (partially owned by CBS) only delays their programming by a day on their app (and I think Hulu). For some of us in the hinterlands, it's the only way to see CW programming. Bad decision by CBS to delay the programming for a full week.

BrianMojo
Mar 14, 2013, 01:59 PM
For the record, for anyone who hadn't downloaded it yet: no AirPlay.

MrXiro
Mar 14, 2013, 02:10 PM
Need to use Airplay Mirroring to watch it on TV.
Sound is a bit crappy.

Craig Ferguson is next day though. I'm betting so is Letterman.

CBS App = Like serving caviar... a week after it's been opened and sitting out exposed... in the sun.

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For the record, for anyone who hadn't downloaded it yet: no AirPlay.

You can if you mirror.

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I've never really understood the draw of Hulu. Marginal content, full of ads, and it requires a subscription.

DirecTV already gives me all of that.

Yeah it's a horrible business model for consumers tbh. I actually DO use it but I'm using my sister's so I don't pay for it. I let her use my Netflix in return.

I don't have any TV Service. Rabbit ears suck here in my part of town and I don't have cable or satellite right now. It's an "OK" alternative. But I'd actually feel jipped if I paid for it.

So it's like 2 day old bread with no butter for $1 VS not eating at all.

ScoobyMcDoo
Mar 14, 2013, 02:59 PM
I've never really understood the draw of Hulu. Marginal content, full of ads, and it requires a subscription.

DirecTV already gives me all of that.

Yea, I was ready to buy Hulu+ until I read about the ads. I'm already paying the cable company to show me ads - not gonna bend over for hulu also.

kenetic
Mar 14, 2013, 09:20 PM
I hope CBS won't include any Ads. They will try to make more $$$ of this.

Farplaner
Mar 14, 2013, 10:30 PM
I dont think any nationally broadcasted channels (i.e. ABC, NBC) require cable verification, because you can just pick it broadcasts for free (rabbit ears). It's the channels that already require a cable subscription to watch on TV (i.e. TBS, HBO, ESPN etc.) that require it on the ios app as well.

Fox app actually does require cable verification.

JHankwitz
Mar 15, 2013, 10:05 AM
About time. The WC has had an app like this for a long time, but it has AirPlay. Great for watching Arrow.

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I hope CBS won't include any Ads. They will try to make more $$$ of this.

I'm sure you're speaking in jest. Networks provide content in order to get viewers to watch their money-making ads. If viewers don't watch ads, they don't make money. No ads = no money = no content.

APlotdevice
Mar 15, 2013, 11:35 AM
Even with the delay this is sweet. One less thing I'll miss since turning off my cable.

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Fox app actually does require cable verification.

The Fox executives are such ********.

somethingelsefl
Mar 15, 2013, 12:08 PM
Didn't CBS use TV.com (and the TV.com app) to stream their content?

What happens to that service? This is such a hot mess.

Moyank24
Mar 15, 2013, 02:43 PM
Nice to get new apps but I don't watch anything on CBS.

48 Hours Mystery for the win!!!

I think that's the only thing I watch on it that isn't a sporting event. :D

MWPULSE
Mar 15, 2013, 05:38 PM
Does anyone know if this app will work in the UK and other countries?

I think its CBS, maybe i'm incorrect and it was another different american broadcaster (or in fact all of them?? :confused:) but there are some that disable the ability to stream on the web in the UK, which sucks..

What sucks even more, is that a lot of UK broadcasters aren't exactly effective at picking up series. As such I'm using 1channel more n more these days.

*sigh* Sucks being this side of the pond sometimes!! :rolleyes:

phoenixsan
Mar 16, 2013, 05:50 AM
have recently bought an iPhone 5, this news sounds like magic for me. Dont have to be in home to see with friends, say, Person of Interest.....:D

Hope that speeds and quality make this CBS app worthwhile. Better? Not delayed shows....:D

:):apple:

fujitsu
Mar 16, 2013, 10:04 AM
"delayed by one week" and those stuck in the 90s execs wonder why ppl download illegally when said eps r avab online 5 mins after having aired

Yeah, delayed by one week means not a whole lot will download your app. Come on now, CBS.

tonipoet
Aug 2, 2013, 08:03 PM
Does anyone know if the CBS app can be used in Europe? If not, does anyone know of a end-run around the blocking of TV programs in Europe on American computers?

Ed217
Aug 11, 2013, 12:09 PM
For the record, for anyone who hadn't downloaded it yet: no AirPlay.

It actually can, in a slightly different way, for Apple TV. For newer iOS device uses, do the following:

1. Start show with app
2. Go to AirPlay Settings in iOS
3. Select Apple TV and the Mirroring option
4. Show then appears in both iOS and Apple TV, with screen side with borders on all 4 sides
5. Adjust TV setting for picture size

Result is full screen video and audio from show.

This requires a TV with picture size settings to make 5 work best. OW you get a reduced size 16x9 picture.

asthamapheo
Aug 11, 2013, 01:03 PM
thank god! i was waiting for this. now i can watch my favorite show peacefully.:D