With the new CBS app you can watch the latest episodes of your favorite CBS shows for free at your convenience, no log-in required to instantly stream anytime, on any device. You also have the option to sign in with your cable provider to access full seasons and stream Live TV from your local CBS station including live news, sports, entertainment, and can’t-miss live events like The Grammy Awards, NCAA March Madness, NFL on CBS and more. All for free, no additional subscription or monthly fee required.

App Features:
• No credit card or subscription required to watch new episodes
• Stream full episodes for free
• Watch your favorite shows anywhere, on any device
• Latest episodes available for next-day streaming*
• Option to sign in with your cable provider to stream live TV and access full seasons of CBS shows

*Content availability subject to change. Live TV subject to availability. On certain devices, certain content may not be available for next-day streaming, learn more at The use of the CBS app is limited to the United States.

Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please visit for more information.

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What’s New

Version 8.0.12

We've updated our app with some small improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.8K Ratings

7.8K Ratings

Moonbirdie ,

Now you are talking!

Hey thanks CBS
I had so much frustration watching all my favorite half hour comedies with your old set-up. They would cut off during the show 3 or 4 times in a half hour and the week long wait to even watch episodes.

Now you make me feel like a first class citizen with this new app. Those issues have disappeared and I am lovin it-especially thankful you have kept it free for a not so rich first class citizen like me! THANK YOU

wwfollet ,

Painful to use

This app was horrible. Attempted to watch Oprah interview with Harry and Megan. Took five attempts to get the show to start. Made the mistake of pausing it 15 seconds in. This required a reboot of the phone and a few more tries to get the show started again. Tried to rewind 30 seconds when I was 20 minutes into the show. This required another restart of the app and sitting through a bunch of commercials to get back to where I started. About 40 minutes in, it stopped for no apparent reason, and I had to get out of the app again, restart a few more times, watch a new set of commercials, fast forward. Oops, overshot and need to rewind a few minutes. That’s gonna cost me. Forced watching of more commercials and then it hangs and won’t restart. At that point, I’m out and the app is removed from my phone.

Meg Gunsmythe ,

Ads always crash

If CBS insists on an abundance of ads for every show, the very least they could do is insure that they will play without crashing or locking up. Every group of ads locks up, regardless of the internet speed servicing the stream. It requires disconnecting and reconnecting the stream.

At least there is one thing that has been added that eases the frustration a little and that is it finally remembers where the show last crashed. Instead of starting from the very beginning. You still get to watch and re-watch ads. It takes about 2 hours, if lucky, to watch a 1 hour (really about 40 minute, minus ads) show.

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
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Search History

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


  • Family Sharing

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

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