Not so good on AppleTV 2/5
No problems on iOS (older iPad and newer iPhone versions). However latest update for tvOS fails to live stream CBSN. I get a black screen within the app (the app loads and offers choices but selecting live news results in black screen). Sometimes it works, leading to the question is it an issue at the source (CBS)?
Breath of fresh air 5/5
In today’s political climate I am increasingly grateful to CBS for prioritizing high quality journalism. This is my go to television news source and the app is terrific. Highly recommend all around.
Finally, a free live streaming news site with quality newscasters. Also, news on site updated frequently.
Good app 5/5
By Cj shreds
Good app for latest national news.
good app 5/5
hello everyone thank you for the app I really enjoy it it’s a good app thank you for your time and corporation you guys are good people
Worst Apple TV app ever 1/5
By a guy who reviews stuff
The app is just straight up broken on my Apple TV. I constantly have to enter the multitasking window and swipe this app up if I want it to work. Half the time I enter the app, all I see is a black screen. Often, while I’m watching the news, the newscast will just freeze. Swiping the app up does nothing to fix this, when this happens I just switch to a different news source. If these problems persist, I will be deleting this app from my device.
CBS News on iPad and iPhone 5/5
I always watch CBS home on TV and my devices. Clear honest not slated left or right always on topic. Clear and concise news with details.
Getting used to it 4/5
By USA Rat
I have a couple goto apps for news since I cannot be too informed. There is so much going on. Although I have had this app for awhile, I am starting to use it more. The format of the live stream and the stories are well done. I decided to review this as 4 stars and will update my rating after continued use.
Family History 5/5
Every since I was a little girl I remember CBS was the channel that stayed on our tv. All the shows we watched was on that channel. The news was what my dad wanted to watch, so had to be very quiet when CBS News was on. Now after so many years have passed, it’s still the greatest news show around. I thank you guys for creating this app, so I can get the news from the best.
Stories that matter 5/5
By Alpha boys
Up to date. In depth stories are great
Great News App! 5/5
Keeps you informed of the latest news and information. Great app!
love it love it love it 5/5
it’s just wonderful
I have trouble connecting to your server often. I just deleted and reinstalled the app on my newer iPad. I hope it works better. I like that you do not seem overly opinionated.
The App 1/5
The App would be much better if CBS wasn’t so biased against the America that overwhelmingly voted the Trump/Pence Team into office.
Best news app out there 5/5
By Kitchen Computing
Extremely easy to navigate. You get a full heading. Then an introduction to the topic at hand. Then if you desire to read the full article you can. And returning to the topics list is literally one click. News presented the way it should be.
Blurry images and take too long to load 1/5
By Monte MBA Scuba
Blurry images and take too long to load
Unable to play live news 3/5
After the recent update it is nearly impossible to get live news stories to play on Apple TV.
I’ve tried at home on my personal device and at work in our break room.
Annoying App 2/5
By DarkKnight39 40
Certain articles only show all relevant information when in portrait orientation. Several pop-up ads per minute.
Live Stream Constantly Freezes 1/5
Same for Android version of this app.
Not sure if it’s you or my system? 3/5
Installed recent update, and since the app doesn’t work in the same normal, very dependable app. I get interruptions of feed, it will just crash, the performance has become unpredictable. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled...not sure what’s up.
Great app & free! 4/5
This is a great app and it’s so refreshing and smart of CBS that it doesn’t require a cable login. Thank you, CBS!!
Drops very often 2/5
The video drops very often and restarts from a random moment
Simply the best. 5/5
By Souprayen, maickel
Thank you, CBS news, for allowing us to watch and follow what’s happening no matter where we are in the world!
CBS news is the only online broadcaster that
let us watch live TV for free, with no need to subscribe nor login information.
Même depuis la France, on peut enfin suivre toute l’actualité en direct. Merci!
The Best - Every day its to the point and STREAMING INDEPENDENTLY!!! Yes ! 5/5
All they need to add is a background streaming ability so that we can work on other apps while we are listening and watching on the small screen
...news keeps me up to date with accurate info throughout my day.
The best news app by far! 5/5
Thank you CBS! This news app is great for cord-cutting, cable-company-hating people like me. Free, all-day live streaming news from one of the three major networks! And the quality of the news, the user interface and the smooth streaming is so much better than the competition.
Nothing but ads and pop ups 1/5
By Ad filled garbage
This news app used to be one of the better ones. Now it is definitely gone by the wayside. There are several pop ups every time you scroll through here looking at news stories and if you do happen to click on one of the video stories, you’ll have to sit through a 15 or 20 second ad before you can even watch the story. Pathetic. Are you really that desperate CBS? I just deleted it. Bye bye ads.
Could be a Great App but it crashes and crashes 1/5
This has the potential to be a great app but the technical side is lacking. It crashes constantly. It looses track where it is at and then repeats, sometimes 5 to 10 minutes back. But the worse is the constant crashes both on my iPad and iPhone.
By Stench maker
Way too many commercials and the commercials are the same every time. Annoying.
By Passe Par Tout
Not happy with CBS news removing their comments sections!
I used to really love this app but it now it keeps crashing. So frustrating! I tried deleting it and then putting it back and I it’s still crashing.
Fake News 1/5
A load of liberal crap. Avoid.
Great App! 5/5
Always informative with excellent stories!
Annoying Video Ads 3/5
By Old Dusty Dog
The app is working without the glitches of the past, but every video is preceded by an ad, some of which last for 30 seconds. I would rather see a permanent ad in a place that doesn't take up the entire screen.
Update 2/18: Still no change. Give us a break! If you can’t get rid of the video ads, then get rid of the videos. No one wants to sit through the ads.
Always crashing 2/5
I love this news channel app and watch it every morning (when it’s working) but it’s constantly “crashing”! I’ve done everything I could on my side to keep this from happening but to no avail!
Accessibility “Speak Screen” not working 1/5
Please, fix this feature.
I can’t select text to speak.
I can’t select text to define words
Easy & Available 5/5
It’s my go to news media. Always available and streaming is steady and clear. While traveling west, I can get the east coast shows not always showing in the West and vice versa.
Best at Reporting what’s important. 5/5
I Love watching CBS news, they always report what’s important locally and around the world with Professionalism and they do not get too distracted like other news stations.
WHAT DID YOU DO???!! 1/5
By Ani Stefani
iPad App crashes a lot over the last two months. Loved this app. I'll pay to stream JUST FIX IT
Too Liberal in many instances and not always factual but personal ideology.
Ads can’t be removed 1/5
I would easily pay monthly to remove the toxic level of drug commercials and others from here.
tl;dr: drug commercials cause cancer 😡
Stops starts and fast forwards 2/5
This app used to great - now it randomly stop, starts and fast forward during the live news feeds. Magically the commercials still play. Please fix this huge glitch - it’s getting worse with each app update!
Great work 5/5
Great work from talented, interesting, funny, smart people. Well done! I watch from my phone while doing housework:) Remember be fair, be honest, be passionate, be professional. Practice humility- we all need to practice more;)
timely news .....never proofread 3/5
By SPAMMER HATER
CBSNews is timely, but the content is seemingly not proofread by anyone in a significant percentage of stories.
Errors in spelling and grammar are rife throughout reports.
CBS news has responded to my several earlier emails with a stock answer about “working to improve their product”, but results are not evident.
Additional items of note are occasional links which go nowhere and one male writer with a decidedly alt-right bent who seems incapable of objective reporting on certain, but not all stories.
I understand that getting stories out quickly might be a goal of CBS, but consideration needs to given to the quality of the efforts of reporters. I have even previously suggested that stories might possibly be written by summer interns from countries where English is not their first language and I stick by that query.
There are good journalism programs at excellent universities in the US. Are their graduates not interested in CBS?
Hire a few copy editors and make error correction and prevention part of the mission statement. Focus! Put out a better quality product on a consistent basis. Is that too much to ask?
I’d welcome a response from CBSNews telling me specifically what CBCBSNEWS is actually doing to improve the writing.
Overall the written coverage rates 3.5 stars (can’t click the half star); the televised reporting higher at 4 stars, but I don’t find time to sit in front of a TV.
Slow to Load 4/5
Great news source, but live stream is sometimes slow and needs frequent buffering.
Aweful app 2/5
News freezes constantly while ads play crystal clear with mind melting repetition. I’ll be getting my news somewhere else.
Almost 5star for this fast changing life catching up daily...
Love news 3/5
By Duchess Roxanne
Excellent live coverage. But it keeps freezing. Technically very frustrating
Keeps freezing during live feeds 1/5
By Gunnary Sgt. Eads 101
The live feed does nothing but glitch in and out and can’t even get the whole story through their app. Waste of time. (deleted)
CBS News 5/5
By Lynn66 77
CBS news is comprehensive and as factual as possible.