• Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 8.0.50
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: CBS Interactive
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
25,568 Ratings
$ 0


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

  • Fatal error 1/5

    By Lts4Lf
    Fatal error streaming live tv
  • Bad 1/5

    By Sheedo11111
    This app needs to be fixed and playoff and championship season. It won’t connect on Apple TV through provided. Pathetic. 0 stars
  • Commercial overload 2/5

    By Kebe
    Trust me, I understand some streaming apps need commercials, but this one has to be the worst one I’ve ever experienced. The number of commercials is ridiculous. I don’t need a response on how commercials help pay for the material you provide - I’ve heard it all before. With CBS being a major network, I can’t see how they require more commercials than many other streaming apps. Good grief.
  • App Never Works….Fatal Error 1/5

    By matt73628463
    This app never works and always gives some fatal error on my phone and Apple TV. What a joke, the app tells me to check my router and internet. My internet and router are fine (every other streaming app works fine), maybe the developers should check their code and release a functional app with some decent QA. Can’t wait for the NFL to give streaming rights to better tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google.
  • Another Person Getting Fatal Error 1/5

    By steve-of-indiana
    I just installed this app so my wife could see the Blue Bloods episode she missed last night. This iPad (iPad 6th generation) was updated to iPadOS 15.2.1 earlier today so it is not a matter of old hardware or software & it appears from the comments here that I am not the only person having this issue.
  • Worst app ever. 1/5

    By Erik OSU
    Please fix this app CBS. It does not work on Apple TV or iPhone. The web interface is also horrible and buggy. I suggest you fire your current staff and start over.
  • Cannot use app at all 1/5

    By avnyc11
    Trying to sign in with TV provider on the Apple TV app doesn't present a code to use that you need when logging in through the website. This is broken and makes content I've paid for, unwatchable. Please fix this! Thank you
  • No sound or no picture 1/5

    By frank 23765
    Watched first 2 episodes of Ghost with no problem clicking the next episode button at the end of the show on the bottom of the screen. The third episode started but had no picture just sound. So I went back to the main menu and chose the third episode from the main menu and it started, but this time had the picture but no sound. I had to closed the APP, restarted the APP, selected the episode I wanted to watch to get both sound and picture. Now if I want to watch an episode I have to close the APP and restart every time I want to watch a new episode.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By Dekayy3
    Missed the championship game cause the bugs on the app and freezing. Bad and horrible not worth the time
  • Great App 5/5

    By Teardrop55
    God help me keep up with my favorite Tahoe’s even when I don’t get to see them on TV because I’m either on vacation around a meeting or something.
  • Would give 0 stars if possible. 1/5

    By nffttuj
    Never connects to our provider. Awful service
  • Apple TV Provider Sign In 1/5

    By malanr
    I am unable to sign into the CBS Apple TV app using my cable provider. A window appears, stating to go to a website and enter the activation code. However, the “activation code” is merely a box; this is clearly a technical error. I have troubleshooted in virtually all ways imaginable. This has been a problem for some time now. I hope cable companies are on CBS about this. They risk losing customers when they are unable to watch a major network conveniently on their devices.
  • Fatal Error 1/5

    By Kunz Goonz
    All this app does is give you a Fatal Error we’re having trouble loading video check your internet. No other app I’m currently using is having any signal (NFL Sunday Ticket, Directv, Fox Sports all work right now) issues nor having issues with loading my tv subscription and allowing me to watch live television. App deserves 0 stars, do not use.
  • Bloated 4/5

    By Prester Dave
    Netflix - 97 MB CBS - 228 MB
  • Sheldon 5/5

    By marthanicky
    Love show love all characters 👍🥰
  • Yay ‼️ 5/5

    By Mammolinda
    Loving being able to see Young and Restless on app when I am staying with my Son who doesn’t do anything but sports !!!
  • Price Is Right 5/5

    By Rick's rock
    I’ve always loved the show now I can watch it anytime I want wonderful
  • W T 1/5

    By WhoGirl314
    Just got this app. Within about 2 seconds it crashed! Great app 😠
  • CBS 5/5

    By xrtdd
    I like this app .., it is useful when you are on travel to keep up with the news.
  • The Young and the Restless 5/5

    By PineappleDJ
    This soap is awesome excellent and excited. I love and look forward in watching CBS soaps everyday. Dianne
  • Unlinks account with cable service provider 2/5

    By GrrMathTeacher
    It seems like every day, the app on Apple TV disconnects my user account linked through my cable service provider. I have to go through the whole process, which is buggy itself, to reactivate my account. Half of the time the activation code doesn’t even show on the screen, I have to go back and forth in the app until it finally appears. This is more than frustrating. Hope this is a bug that can easily fixed.
  • Review 4/5

    By lord_gamer11
    I can watch some episodes but I recommend
  • . 5/5

    By Tsurf1
  • Recent issues 4/5

    By Melgood
    I have not had many problems with watching CBS on my iPad except for the last 4 episodes of the Y&R not being closed-captioned (CC) .What the heck is up with that?! I checked the CC feature, clicked off/on the English text version and deleted and re-added the CBS app all to no avail - also shut down the iPad and restarted it, and still NADA! Now I am relying on reading the Soap Recaps to get caught up with recent events. This is very frustrating and I hope techie will look into it and get the issue resolved. Thank you.
  • Live programming not available on Apple TV 1/5

    By jfhriorkgkfhwhwogoblfjrjsiskf
    This app is useless, if you’re trying to watch live programming with an Apple TV device. Fatal error.
  • Fatal error every time 1/5

    By jwk3114
    This could be the worst app in the app store. People have complained for months about this and they just ignore it.
  • Fatal Error 1/5

    By teryl37
    Please, fix this! This is so annoying! I love the app and the movies it gives, but that error has become a nuisance lately.
  • Too many ads 3/5

    By kandie54
    Too many advertisements especially all together like they are!
  • Always a Fatal Error 1/5

    By Mettlebeast890
    No matter what I do, no matter how many articles I read, I cannot watch any CBS shows whether in the app, on my phone, laptop, desktop, iPad or Roku. I either get the Fatal Error message or another error message saying their partner ads can’t be shown despite disabling pop up blockers and every other suggestion I’ve read. I just don’t get why it’s so difficult.
  • Fatal error 1/5

    By Sbskejdufhr
    Every time I try and use the app to watch live tv I get fatal error. It’s been like this for a long time. I have tried all troubleshooting. This all is terrible.
  • Worst app ever 1/5

    By ivyrn4767
    This app is a pain to use. Difficult to log in using tv provider, then unable to watch anything. Frustrating for football fans
  • CBS Sunday Morning 1/5

    By Trpstudio
    Where can I watch live episodes of CBS Sunday Morning? I was able to watch it on Fios Live TV up until a few months ago. Now it’s gone with no explanation. I then downloaded the CBS app and that one show is locked and there is no unsubscribe or cancel option. Frustrating. Out if all of the content on CBS why is that show locked? Please let me know how to watch CBS Sunday Morning. Thank you!
  • No cable 5/5

    By Ken's Photos
    In an area without cable but have Wi-Fi and very thankful for CBS app.
  • I WAS so exited till…… 2/5

    By Hiloenniemeniekiki
    I feel like there were just as many commercials as there was advertising time. Totally turned me off. I’m deleting this waste of time tv
  • Chromecast 1/5

    By kdubdubs
    You did away with Chromecast capabilities; single DUMBEST thing a streaming app can do.
  • Great App 4/5

    By JBrad_Wolfpack123
    I have been using the CBS app for years. I love the app and will continue to use it. I typically have no complaints with your app but recently I have disappointments with the updates. Is it possible to put the name of the show back on your homepage of the app? I go by the days and only watch certain things so if the name is not showing then I have to open it to see what the name of the show is. Is it possible to separate the daytime and prime time shows so it isn’t as many to go through? Again I love your app and will continue to watch!
  • Awesome 5/5

    By 2xCMT
    Mr is on the road working a lot and to get the chance to enjoy some specials together has been awesome!
  • Almost 50 years worth 5/5

    By Daytona Bill
    I think it was back in 1972 or 1973 when my wife and I started watching Y&R. The only “Soap” we’ve ever watched, great acting, and story lines. So now we enjoy the CBS APP when we somehow miss an episode. This APP covers a lot of other shows that we enjoy too. Kudos!
  • Streaming issues 2/5

    By lterveen
    I have a Google chromecast and this app won’t stream with it. Is there a reason?
  • Chromecast Vanished 1/5

    By mmm222000
    Chromecast icon has vanished from the app, making it worthless. Used to be ok. Now, no need to bother. Please restore Chromecast ability.
  • Disappointed 2/5

    By bob marley's blind cat
    I like the wide variety of programs on CBS, but there’s SO MANY ads! I get that they need money but this is absurd. There are 6 ads every 8 minutes. It’s horrible.
  • Casting not working 3/5

    By SarahjJnsn
    I am very happy with the content on the app, but recently it has not given me the option to cast to my TV. My entire family would love to watch survivor, but that is difficult to do on just a phone.
  • CBS app 5/5

    By abilityboy
    I absolutely love this app. I use it every day!
  • Chrome cast is gone! 1/5

    By Mgfraley
    Why can’t I cast anymore?
  • Missing Chromecast icon 3/5

    By SLT is having fun
    I love this app but the Chromecast icon is no longer is available for me. I can cast from multiple other apps and am on the same WiFi but the Chromecast icon is missing no matter what I do.
  • Daytime drama soaps 5/5

    By Brenau
    Awesome, when on vacation! Catching up when I can get away from the crowd ❤️🎄
  • Restart router, lol! 1/5

    By Troy.808
    Your crappy app has nothing to do with my $400 router
  • Fatal Error Streaming 1/5

    By s174869
    For multiple consecutive weeks now I receive a “fatal error” message when trying to stream NFL live games.
  • NFL games 1/5

    By anonymousehouse1
    Keep getting “fatal error” when trying to watch local games on the app. Has been going on all season with no fixes.