CBS Appfor iOS



Free TV app

The CBS app is a free way to watch the next episode of your favorite shows on your mobile device. All-access subscription options are available at affordable options with premium subscriptions with extra features. The application is free to download and use, but the use is limited on older iOS devices.

Watch for free

Without using a credit card or an active subscription, you can watch any new episodes on your mobile phone. The video is entirely free to view with no required purchase, making your phone an excellent replacement for a TV. The available shows you can watch on your device will change frequently.

Subscriptions available

To gain full access to the CBS app, you'll need to purchase a subscription. The All-Access tier is affordable but still includes commercials during your viewing time. To remove advertisements from your watch time, you'll need to pay for the higher monthly subscription.

Use your cable provider

Logging into your cable provider from the application gives you the option to stream live TV on your device. This connection provides a suitable replacement to your television on your iPhone or iPad. Through this option, you'll have access to watch full seasons of any CBS show.

App limitations

Unfortunately, specific devices cannot access all the episodes or features available within the CBS app. This limitation mainly restricts the next-day streaming of any watchable episode. For example, the news is unavailable through the application as it only offers TV shows.

All your favorite shows

Through the CBS app, you can watch popular shows such as Star Trek: Short Treks, Interrogation, and The Good Fight. With the subscription, you can view full seasons or watch the latest releases for free. There are over 150 shows available, with a total of more than 20,000 episodes to watch.

Our take

The CBS app is a great TV application that offers many popular series, letting you watch new episodes for free. Alternatively, if you enjoy other CBS programs, you can try the CBS Radio News, CBS All Access,‬ and CBS Sports App Scores & News‬ applications. While the app is free, you'll need to pay a subscription to remove advertisements.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you're a fan of many CBS shows, installing this app is a great way to keep up to date with new episodes.


  • Free to use when watching new shows
  • Various upgrade tiers for convenience
  • Sign-in with your cable provider


  • Shows will have ads unless higher subscriptions are purchased
  • Limited use on older devices

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