• Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 8.0.38
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: CBS Interactive
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
20,219 Ratings
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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. CBS App Terms of Use: ViacomCBS Privacy Policy: Cookie Policy: Do Not Sell My Personal Information:

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CBS app reviews

  • Survivor 5/5

    By bgkmg
    Love this show and being able to view the most current episodes makes me happy! Very easy to maneuver through.
  • This app is worthless 1/5

    By DenaliGSD
    I have done all of the requirements to watch live TV but it does not work. I have create an account. I have connected my television provider. I have made sure I have the latest version of this app. And somehow CBS can’t manage to get the live TV portion to work correctly on any device that I have. Amazing how every other provider including cable channels works
  • Too many commercials! 1/5

    By TP04
    I tried watching a show. It got halfway through and the app had a “Fatal Error”. I had to start the show over. After watching the intro commercial again I tried to fast forward to where I had left off and it made me watch 6 commercials then resumed the show for 30 seconds and then another commercial followed by another Fatal Error. Restarted the phone, restarted the app, restarted the show, fast forward to a little past halfway, watched the 6 commercials, saw that I had gone too far forward so I backed up a few minutes and got 5 more commercials! I quit!
  • Not able to watch 3/5

    By are0912
    Not sure what is going on with app… no issues till last week. I’ve removed app and reinstalled twice and I’m still not able to watch shows.. please fix
  • CBS app is not working.... 1/5

    By qweertyuioplkjhggfdsa
    I cannot get the CBS app to do anymore than just pop up a screen and it says CBS. It never goes to the option of watching movies. It just stays on the opening screen.
  • Great to see missed shows 5/5

    By truelibra16
    I appreciate being able to watch a missed show, especially when there is an interruption for weather reports or what is considered breaking news.
  • Plagued with bugs 1/5

    By BobWhoLovesCBS
    App constantly crashes while casting, doesn’t remember where you pause a show, and now doesn’t display show titles when scrolling through the new episode listings. Consistently going downhill
  • Fatal Error ALWAYS 1/5

    By Fresno CA
    I guess my gigabyte internet isn’t fast enough. I’ve deleted, restarted, reinstalled, you name it. Only way to watch is through Paramount Plus app with Apple TV.
  • Great! 5/5

    By 808Keaau
    I have no problem with watching a series or news. we don’t have cable, we live in the volcano area. when i’m not doing anything else i can go back and watch what i missed. For me No Problem, thanks CBS
  • Ap review. 3/5

    By angelaupchurch27
    Works great on my phone but does not allow to go thru Roku. It gives me a code but then does not give as a choice to pick Roku after giving specific address for Roku. I like the show The Equalizer with Queen Latifah. It allows other things but would not allow this show at all thru my television. Only smartphone.
  • Best app 5/5

    By Nancy23!
    Best tv shows! Perfect for when I miss an episode
  • Horrible Crashing App 1/5

    By DigitalDean8
    What a poorly executed app. Loaded up, first show I tried to watch the commercials of course played no problem. The show crashed, fatal error, reload, fatal error, reload, fatal error. Total junk, waste of time.
  • CBS app is awesome 5/5

    By Piccachum
    I love CBS! CBS is dope !!!
  • Great app too many ads 5/5

    By Photoatty
    Enough said
  • Equalizer 3/5

    By ealdubais
    Too many commercials
  • Broken 1/5

    By BuickGS
    Every time I try to watch something live it says “fatal error, check connection and try again”. My connection is fine, I tried unlinking and relinking my tv provider, still doesn't work. Whoever programmed this garbage is a con artist
  • App for cbs 5/5

    By Dermottrams
    I like the app & easy to use..
  • Can’t watch live cbs 1/5

    By HawksFan96
    Have a cable provider but can’t watch live sports on the app. Shows error message, but I have strong signal.
  • Good programming 5/5

    By pkewakeb
    I watch the Bold n the Beautiful everytime I miss it during the day. I’m always pleased that I can see it this way. Thus, I don’t miss an episode.
  • Fatal error. Never works 1/5

    By Dub 2020
    This app only gives me a “fatal error” message on any of my Apple devices. Disappointing.
  • Love CBS 5/5

    By bird of paridise
    It so nice to have everything I watch on the app. I’m sorry that you have gone to the CBS + and a person has to pay . Th other thing I would like to mention is the background music on the tv shows sometimes you can make out what the actors are saying at all. Plz fix that on all shows. 99% of what we watch is CBS Thank you
  • Happy to have this APP 5/5

    By Zottela
    I love watching the shows on CBS. I don’t have tv so I can watch it on my iPad. It’s awesome.
  • Terrible. Won’t cast to chrome cast 1/5

    By JMlongname
    Won’t cast to chrome cast. Terrible
  • Love It 5/5

    By JR Baton
    Love the CBS app - so convenient!
  • Free episodes but Apple AirPlay Issues 3/5

    By condorarthur
    Being able to watch the current episodes for free is great but I keep getting “Fatal Error” messages when I try to use Apple AirPlay and cast to my TV. Also when it appears it makes you rewatch all the ads
  • Super 5/5

    By Lip57
    I love being able to see my favorite movies later in the week. Thank you cbs
  • I have watched FBI AND FBI Wanted when they first aired o 5/5

    By Troncy1
    R They first aired on channel 11.
  • It was SO great and so easy to entered 5/5

    By Prince Ziggy
    It is my first time since two days ago or yesterday that I joined and get my new app for CBS. It is so free and so awesome for deaf and hard of hearing access the closed captioning (CC) or English Subtitle. Thanks to CBS is so easy and free whatever I want to watch tv show if I miss it so it will be good then I can watch anytime than paid. I
  • Weak 1/5

    By Chip 43
    Crashes constantly, takes forever to load. Terrible
  • Sparklight 5/5

    By Kappelb
    My provider in Fargo ND is Sparklight. It says my provider doesn't provide cbs which is not true they do. Maybe a bug in the app.
  • No Activation Code & Pay To Catch Up On Shows?!?! 1/5

    By Stacy24
    1. No activation code pops up on Apple TV. 2. Why do I have to pay for Paramount+ to watch the last season of a CBS show, but I can easily watch every other network’s shows through my Hulu subscription? I love The Neighborhood, but I’m not paying a dollar an episode to catch up.
  • CBS app 3/5

    By mildred queen
    If we could skip all the commercials I would rate 5 stars!
  • Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful! 5/5

    By cbs. Bummer!
    These shows will not play on my I pad in my assisted living facility. They play everywhere but here. Tech guy can’t figure it out HELP,
  • DB Michigan 5/5

    By pastor lincoln park
    Awesome APp
  • Not fair 1/5

    By Smr02528
    New version requires ios 13. Have an ipad air that works fine but i cant upgrade cbs app now, so i can’t watch shows
  • Wish I could give 0 stars 1/5

    By Hayden341
    Terrible app. Only thing it will do is tell you that there’s a fatal error
  • Why even try?!? 1/5

    By TBaby0307
    Downloaded the app and logged in to watch a game. Keep getting a fatal error about my internet connection. Funny thing is I can watch specifically the content that CBS produces but not an NFL game. Face the Nation, fine. CBS Sports HQ, fine. Actual NFL game, that’s a no. Fix the live streaming on your app. It’s a horrible experience.
  • Activation code never appears on Apple TV 1/5

    By charlesp9989
    I would like to use this app but can’t sign in with my tv provider on the Apple TV app i mean WTH
  • Sunday Morning shows on CBS 5/5

    By Nisava
    There are 3 my wife and I make sure not to miss regardless where we are. The first, “Sunday Morning” keeps are a-tuned to human elements of life and nature - doing it to perfection - from week to week. Hats off to weekly choices, they are always winners in our minds AND hearts. The two that follow are different type of winners for both of us. Being the needed grandparents, we greatly appreciate their quick updates on the time critical (most often political) events dialoging with most relevant people on a topic at hand. Thank you CBS!
  • Love Jane P. CBS Sunday Morning! 5/5

    By Monkey Island OK
    I have enjoyed watching this show throughout the years growing up. The one thing I look forward too each Sunday morning is a cup of coffee and turning this show on. Its not only the information presented but the tone in which its presented. It’s obvious the producers have attempted to capture many view points but opportunities as well to experience another view point including the end with an appreciation of nature. Thank you for simply taking the time!
  • NO stars. Totally UNRELIABLE! 1/5

    By 1-Man
    Constantly CRASHES! FATAL ERROR message "Too many video streams..." which is completely wrong! Untrue. NBC (also a once great now terrible network or more accurately a sewer pipe of rampant lies and junk programming debasing the culture) has an almost identical in function and interface app which plays LIVE TV with no such maddeningly frustrating glitches.
  • No CBS local programming 1/5

    By wils5823
    It’s interesting that I can watch CBS local programming with Paramount+ with no problem for a subscription fee but with the CBS app I get a lot of programming errors
  • Clunky Crappy Tech to be Expected 1/5

    By cotter45
    Can’t stream your CBS on your cable streaming app? Try CBS app, only to find the consistent ‘Fatal Error’ pop up when trying to connect to stream. Unable to connect via 5G or WiFi so it’s not the connection.
  • CBS yes💙Blue bloods❤️ 5/5

    By foolishly fooled
    I’m on disability and trying to survive. I’ve had to cut out most things I enjoy. I love the Blue Bloods family show. I missed is show I was sick! I found this and was able to see the first new episode! Thank you, I just wish my tv would bring up this app. CBS is my favorite channel! I couldn’t even pull up on tv like I usually can from phone. Thank you
  • Version 8.0.36 Does Not Work on iPad 1/5

    By Mick Gator Fan
    Now I can only watch TV shows on iPhone (iOS 14.8). The same shows get Fatal Error on iPad (iPadOS 14.8) using the same wifi, in the same room, sitting on the same chair. Please test better before releasing updates.
  • Nothing to see here 1/5

    By Dologoat
    The App does not reconize my provider, though all the other appw including Paramont, Peacock, etc have no trouble with the provider. I do not have time to play games with CBS or their sponsors.
  • Greatest App on my phone 5/5

    By MPrince1
    Great to have all of my favorites in one place!
  • Fatal Error 2/5

    By Bompietro
    I was down south this weekend and tried to watch an NFL game on my phone. I am logged into the CBS app through my local provider Optimum but I kept getting “ Fatal Error” and was not able to watch the games. Why is that the case?
  • Works Like a Champ! 5/5

    By JayeMonte
    Love catching up on all my fav CBS via this app.