*** Apple CarPlay Ready***

This app offers live-streaming breaking-news as it happens, straight from the CBS newsroom. Get up-to-the-minute national and international news broadcasts every half hour, 24 hours a day. You'll also hear the best CBS News features on money, technology, health, politics, and more.

You also have unlimited access to our podcasts from our app, so you can download and listen even if you aren't connected to the Internet. See text headlines and tweets from @CBSNewsRadio.

You'll also now have access to CBS News Radio content through your dashboard using Apple CarPlay.


Breaking News

• An up-to-the-minute newscast from the CBS News Radio newsroom, updated every half hour
• The latest CBS News Radio newscast every time you launch the app
• Breaking News on our 24/7 stream when it happens

On-Demand Listening

• Thought-provoking news and features on the stories that matter to you
• Newscasts, news pieces, features and analysis


• Latest Newscast -- All the world's news in three minutes
• 60 Minutes -- America's #1 news magazine show
• Face the Nation -- Bob Schieffer hosts this weekly political roundtable
• Weekend Roundup -- CBS Radio News' 40-minute news magazine show, a comprehensive look at the week's news

Technical Notes

• Runs best on iPhone 5 and later units.
• CarPlay is only available on certain car models. See for more details.

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What’s New

Version 6.19

Major backend update to improve stability and functionality.
Minor facelift on front end graphics.
Bug fixes, especially for CarPlay.

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Faelandaea ,

An Audio Nightmare

This app had the potential to be one of my favorite apps for any mobile device ... however at this time I absolutely cannot stand to listen to this app. CBS apparently has no clue what audio normalization is. Volume issues with this app are a nightmare in my vehicle.

When I did try this app out, I spent a full week trying to see how it would fare as a primary news app while I am on the road as a truck driver. The result was a constant battle with the volume control. Every time the story would change from one narration to the next, I either could not hear the speaker at all or the sound would blow my ears out.

I quickly realized that this was actually causing a major distraction in my driving. With the amount of time I was putting into the volume control, I may as well have been texting and driving or something just as dangerous.

I conclusion, I have decided to ditch this app and go back to another news app to get my news while I drive. I wish I did not have to as the other app spends more time asking for donations than actually delivering news to my ears. But frankly I’d rather put up with that than the terrible audio nightmare that is the CBS News Radio app.

When CBS hires someone who has a clue on audio normalization, I’ll be happy to return to this app.

Jack_McCoy ,

Good News, Awful App

Awful interface that looks like a website from the late 90s. The app is all over place — sometimes it crashes, sometimes you’ll get an unskippable ad when you open it (though sometimes you won’t). Half the time it crashes when you try to download audio for offline listening.

It’s hard to believe that one of the biggest, most powerful media companies in America has an app this amateurish.

Please get this app into the 21st century and I’ll happily update my review.

MommyMona ,

Needs an update!

For the last several months when I open the app it will play between 5 seconds to a minute or two and then shut off. I use the sleep alarm function and it has nothing to do with that. Every night I have to restart the app. Annoying! But I love the news updates at any time, only it’s boring I. The weekend because it isn't updated enough.

App Privacy

The developer, CBS Interactive, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


CBS Mobile
68.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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