CBSN, our free 24/7 streaming video news channel with live anchored coverage. No cable subscription required.
Real-time updates to evolving and breaking news stories throughout the day.
On-Demand video clips and full episodes (when available) from top CBS News programs.
Ability to continue watching from where you left off and stream full series.
Bookmarking to easily access videos you want to watch later and save favorite stories.
Latest business headlines and market info from CBS MoneyWatch.
Share interesting stories with your friends and family via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
Breaking news push notifications.
The completely redesigned app features CBSN, a free 24/7 digital news channel from CBS News. CBSN has live anchored coverage, original reporting, and breaking news in an innovative interactive video experience. Watch what's live now or use on-demand to view past segments on topics that interest you the most. No cable subscription required.
CBS News for Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick keeps you informed on breaking news and the latest developing stories from around the world. Get all the latest news stories from categories including U.S. News, World, Politics, Science/Technology, Health, Entertainment, Moneywatch and Crime.
You will also get on-demand video clips or full episodes from CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Sunday Morning and Face the Nation. With updates throughout the day, the CBS News app is your one-stop source for comprehensive original reporting, new videos and commentary from respected journalists.
CBS News for Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick:
• CBSN, our free 24/7 streaming video news channel with live anchored coverage. No cable subscription required. • Real-time updates to evolving and breaking news stories throughout the day. • On-Demand video clips and full episodes (when available) from top CBS News programs. • Ability to continue watching from where you left off and stream full series. • Bookmarking to easily access videos you want to watch later and save favorite stories. • Latest business headlines and market info from CBS MoneyWatch. • Share interesting stories with your friends and family via email, Facebook, or Twitter. • Breaking news push notifications.
The news, all the newscasters are great. Yes, it repeats every hour, more or less. But they break in for breaking news, and show the entire Press Conference by Sean Spicer. HOWEVER. Only on the Fire Stick....there are constant glitches, constant bloopers, picture and sound are completely un-synchronized. To the point of being unwatchable. On our computers with Windows 10, and on the Apple iPad, it's great, a smooth flow. Why it's soooooo bad on the Fire Stick is unknown to me. Everything else plays great on the Fire Stick. We have Acorn, Netflix, CBS All Access, various other news apps, and of course the Amazon Prime plays beautifully as well.
Something in CBSNews just doesn't jive with the Fire Stick on our television. I wish they'd DO SOMETHING about it!
EDIT: Still today, June29th, 2017...........for awhile CBSN improved, but the last week or so it is worse than ever! Repeats the same bit 6 or 7 times. Abysmal. ABYSMAL!
Edit August 18, 2017: it never cleared up, in desperation we bought a Roku Stick, the least expensive one. We have had it on for 7 hours, with NO slips, no repeating, and no stumbling, and much easier to use. One click, that's all it took.
The Apps on most of the Kindle Fire TV don't play smoothly at all. I literally watch the download bar creep fwd yet no play. It can rewind and fast forward just fine. Only occasionally will it play as it should. CBS news is not the only channel app doing this it is most of the channel apps that malfunction in this way. It becomes very frustrating watching this happen again and again. Please put some technology research dollars at work and make this a non-occurrence.
Live 24/7 is not actually LIVE 24/7. It does have its own news anchor who live in between other segments, but those segments are not from live TV, they are on an hour delay. So when I had cable I would watch CBS morning news, and my favorite-Your world in 90 seconds-comes on at 7am. on LIVE 24/7 this does not come on until 8am, an hour after it is on regular TV and when I'm already on my way to work. The news anchor for the live 24/7 is good, but is often repeating news stories several times in one segment. She reports news/reads teleprompter but not much more. I watch their morning show because I want real reporting from people who explore the news more than what they are reading on a screen. I am a loyal CBS news follower and very disappointed in their live app version. I started watching other news channels just to avoid the frustration of the freezing and unfreezing, before I gave in and bought direct tv to watch the news. Luckily this IS LIVE in the mornings. streaming quality is terrible and often does not work. freezes or is unavailable and i have both verizon fios high speed internet as well as at&t unlimited high speed wireless wifi so it's not my internet connection.
I like this news channel. It worked great on my Roku. It works less then half the time on my Fire TV. It says it cannot load right now. I am not sure if I need to throw my Fire stick and buy another Roku???
I cut the cable and needed to have a source of news via streaming. This fit the bill but there's lag at times with video and voice. I checked other news apps and it doesn't happen. I give it 4 stars because I'm not definitely sure if it's the app or my internet set up. I like love he content though, which is why I gave it this rating.
I love the CBS News app for a few reasons, the number one reason is that I live in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas and our local news is dominated by the weather, and commercials; seriously the weather takes up half of the news program and if it's morning they spend additional time with traffic reports. So I love this app cause you get the news story after story without much commercials so I prefer to get my news from this app than my local stations.
For the most part, CBSN is good, but when there are three or four people talking about some "new thing," they all talk at once, and their endless chatter makes me change to something else. I mean, courtesy says you speak one at a time, so you can not only hear what the others have to say, but the audience can, as well. The regular news programs are chopped up so you sometimes hear the same report in both extended and shortened versions.
I'm in Germany, and geo restrictions prevent me from using CBS All Access. CBS was my favorite channel for many programs when I lived in the US, so I was excited to at least get my favorite CBS news programs. The programs are chopped into 20 minute or so segments, if you aren't watching it live. When I'm awake at 7:00 a.m., it's 1:00 a.m. on the US East coast. The first morning I tried it, I got audio, but the pic was blacked out, so, not much fun there. I was really delighted to be able to see CBS Sunday Morning live, though. The segments are chocked full of CBS advertising for programs I can't get, so that's not fun, either. My general response is, that it's better than nothing.