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CBS News

by One Mainstream, Inc.

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Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.1.126
  • Closed caption support for CBSN Live.

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Product Features

  • Live news
  • On demand video
  • Breaking news alerts

Product Description

The CBS News app features CBSN, the new 24-hour digital news network from CBS News, as well as on demand video from CBS’s awarding winning news programs, including CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Face the Nation and Sunday Morning. CBSN offers the latest news headlines, breaking news coverage and insightful commentary and analysis, as well as content from other CBS brands.

Technical Details

Size: 10.2MB
Version: 3.1.126
Developed By: One Mainstream, Inc. ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Read from external storage
  • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
  • Record audio
  • Write to external storage
Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

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By J. A. Eastman VINE VOICE on November 29, 2014
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I assume they are still working on this app. I have used it a few times. You can turn it on to just keep running, one story after another. It will often take huge pauses between stories. This is quite distracting. They know they are doing it. A message comes on the screen, "We will be right back". Maybe in two minutes, maybe in five, meanwhile I have to check the TV because I am !Listening!, while I fix dinner or do dishes, and I don't know if I've lost my connection. This gets on my nerves, so I haven't watched it lately. I will try it periodically to see if they fix this. If they don't, I don't hold out much hope for the success of this app. At least not for me!!
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An actual news channel to watch again. The streaming news channel CBSN is what CNN was in its early years. After being held hostage by CNN, MSNBC and FOX, who are so hung up on making sure we think the same as they do POLITICALLY, it is so refreshing to be free to see what is going on outside of the Washington political scene. CBSN does cover the big political stuff, but does not wallow in it -- and then moves on to cover all kinds of news. Very interesting and very informative. Five stars and a big thank you to CBS News!
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This is a great app for cable cutters. Live news 24/7 plus ondemand clips from CBS news shows. Presentation and performance are excellent. Hopefully, this will be joined by Fox, CNBC, and MSNBC apps soon.
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Awful!!!! It plays out like amateur hour. People stumble over their words, have no presence or powers of projection and the content often feels like the big new story leftovers. There is only one good reason to download and watch this! In order to be shocked enough to write CBS an indignant letter in hopes they will withdraw this service in quiet shame.
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As I've only had the opportunity to use this streaming source on the Fire TV Stick, there's every possibility that my issues are device related and not service related, but I found far too many streams that would hang in "buffering" for so long that I finally just uninstalled the stream. The few I was able to play had decent sound and video quality (somewhere between 576p and 720p, I'm guessing). I may give it a try again in a few months to see if the buffering issue has gone away. As far as the relevance of the news to my interests, I'd give it a 4 out of 5. I'm still looking for a reputable news source that keeps me informed on current events, and if I find one, I'll certainly post a review that goes into a bit more depth.
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I love the idea of this app, but it seems very buggy for me, in regards to the on demand content. It doesn't seem like the on demand videos are updating to the newer videos that should be coming in. If you then try to play any of these old stuck on demand videos, you get a playback error message. The end users should not need to go look for cache settings to manually clear out or any other workaround like that. The on demand videos should just be replenishing with newer videos automatically.
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I love that amazon has apps to download. The apps are super helpful. Once again this app is Amazing, This is a way to shop, watch tv, and enjoy social media. This has been great with my fire stick! My cable provider was proud to provide me with 200+ HD channels. My biggest reason for cutting the cord was that I watched about five channels, of which four could be obtained without cable. They always offer more, more, more...but I wanted less! So, even though cord-cutting is really about not paying for those "filler" channels for most of us, the good news is you can still have them for free! Pluto.TV provides a similar "guide" interface as most cable providers, and over 100 HD channels. And it's mostly just that: those filler channels you throw on the screen when you're bored, or to have something on in the background when doing other things. If you're into some of the cable channels, you'll notice a decline in program quality. If you're a cord-cutter who just wants the option to have "those other 100 channels I really don't watch", and without commercials taking up 1/3 of the airtime, Pluto.TV will fill that void at no cost
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Update: The app has been performing really well without any crashing issues as of late. The pre-recorded content is good and there are live events as well, such as press conferences and the like. I'm watching NY Gov. Cuomo and NYC Mayor De Blasio as I write this give live press conferences during this major 2016 blizzard. It looks like whatever updates to either the Fire TV or the app itself fixed most of the previous issues. I'm adding a couple more stars to my earlier rating and hope to add one more in the future. Out of all the news streaming apps, this has the most potential of being near perfect.

Older review:
This app works really well at first, but it often crashes on my first gen Fire TV and actually caused the new 4K Fire TV to completely shut down. I'm actually afraid to use this app now. I don't think the problem is the app, though. I think the Fire TVs are not fully compatible with a lot of the apps in the Amazon app store. This is becoming a recurring problem and is really affecting my opinion of Amazon and not for the better... They really should not be pushing apps that don't perform well on their devices.
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