The CBS News app brings free, live, 24/7 streaming breaking news and analysis to your iPhone, Apple TV and iPad -- no login or authentication required. Whether you’re looking for national news, local updates or entertainment and sports coverage, the CBS News app has you covered.

With the CBS News app, you can:
• Live-stream breaking news, analysis and original reporting from CBSN, the free, live, 24/7 streaming video news service from CBS News
• Get free, live, local news coverage from CBSN’s nine local streams: Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Dallas - Ft. Worth, Denver, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
• Watch exclusive interviews, in-depth reporting and features on-demand from CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Face the Nation, CBS This Morning: Saturday, and Sunday Morning
• Subscribe to push alerts for breaking news updates, live events and exclusive reporting
• Deep-dive into key issues driving the national conversation with CBSN Originals documentaries
• Read the latest U.S. news, politics and finance reporting from
• Stream sports and entertainment coverage via ET Live and Sports HQ

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What’s New

Version 4.3.5

Improvement and bug fixes.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
16.6K Ratings

16.6K Ratings

stanleydog99 ,

Love coverage from so many cities but glitchy

I’ve been using this app since it became available. I love being able to see what is going on in other cities vs just nationally. Also like seeing congressional hearings (CSPAN requires cable) and live COVID updates from the nation’s governors. That it’s free compared to other national outlets is even better as I can’t afford cable. From, for example more diverse stations like CNN, MSNBC. Enjoy anchors too, especially mornings. They also do nice news investigations available on the app. Only complaint is that it sometimes looses its feeds right in the middle of a report, sometimes for hours and switches to another city. It’s not my local bandwidth so not sure what the problem is.

4Mikesell ,

Update lousy

I was just forced to update to version 4.2.3 of your app. I watch it on an iPhone 6. The previous version was fine. This version it’s not downloading well. It took a couple tries to watch overtime. I tried to watch the live feed and the speakers could not finish a sentence before the video and audio would freeze for a minute or two at a time. Finally I tried to watch a favorite, take out and it would never download just gave me a black screen with the play button but no video, no audio. No change when I pushed the button. Please work on this and create a new update very quickly as you have rendered the app nearly useless at least on an iPhone 6. This update I will eagerly take but I really resent wanting to watch five minutes of some thing and being forced to wait and update the app before I am allowed to do so. A much better method is to alert the viewer that there will be a forced update when they close this use of the app.

Developer Response ,

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aegsh ,

App runs great, here’s two things they need

I’ve been watching CBSN for a few years now and I enjoy their style of reporting. The app used to have CBSN radio integrated. I wish they’d add it back for the times you just want to listen, not watch.
The other thing that is sorely missing from this app (probably the biggest “deal breaker for me”): notification settings. Don’t get me wrong, they don’t send ten million notifications or anything, but apps like CNN have customizable options to choose what you’d like to receive and how often. This is really important for someone like me who doesn’t like clutter on their phone. Once they add this feature I’ll be happy.

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