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This is CBS: New app offers full-episodes streaming over your iOS device

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This is CBS: New app offers full-episodes streaming over your iOS device
The CBS app streams full episodes of prime time shows

The CBS app streams full episodes of prime time shows

CBS has launched a new app for iOS devices that allows users to view daytime and late night shows 24 hours after broadcast with full episodes of prime time shows available for streaming on the eighth day following the original broadcast. Shows like CSI, NCIS and How I Met Your Mother will be included. Starting with the fall season, the app will offer social feeds and on-screen-events that allow fans to speak with stars of their favorite shows. Perhaps the most interesting of all, the app will sync with the CBS Connect app to turn your Apple iPhone and Apple iPod into a second screen that lets you watch additional content for shows like CSI, Criminal Minds and others. In other words, while your watching the show on your television set, your iPhone or iPad is showing additional scenes that aren't being made part of the broadcast version of the show.

CBS had previously been very protective of its content, but network president Leslie Moonves has come to the realization that by creating more fans for CBS shows on mobile devices, it will result in more people watching the shows when they are first run. That is when the Nielsen ratings mean something and more viewers can lead to higher ad revenue for CBS. And for those of you without an iOS device, the good news is that CBS will roll out its steaming app to "all major mobile and tablet platforms later this year,"  including Android and Windows Phone 8. There is no word whether CBS considers BlackBerry 10 to be in that group.

Our announcement today achieves both of these objectives, while protecting our very healthy current ecosystem,” he continues. “In addition – by making our shows available on all the leading mobile devices out there – we are confident we will bring a whole new set of viewers to the CBS Television Network and build upon our standing as the number one network in the business."-Leslie Moonves, president and CEO, CBS

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 17 Mar 2013, 19:33 7

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1072; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Release the app to the platform that matters the most first.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 19:51 2

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 9276; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Excellent app... Simply excellent, iOS users should definitely get this.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 22:04

11. Hemlocke (unregistered)


It looks like they did.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 22:11

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 9276; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Smart choice

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 19:43 2

2. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Android? I mean who has an Android phone right? Just the Galaxy S III phone sold over 20 millions units... No need for an Android version o_0

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 20:06

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5637; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


it's a icbs all cable channels only use iphones they don't even care bout our Android OS.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 21:18

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 9276; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Our? Android is googles OS.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 20:29

6. sprockkets (Posts: 938; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


You mean +40 million SG2 and SG3

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 20:53

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 9276; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I like how u said 40 million + gs2 and ga3. But the iPhone 4S alone sold 37 million in one quarter. The holiday quarter of 2012. Both platforms are top notch, but devs do prefer iOS as their priority. iOS pays them more money, google wants mostly free apps with ads attached. Devs gotta pay bills too ya know.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 21:06

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 9276; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oops 2011

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 19:43 3

3. SamsungTheSavior (banned) (Posts: 19; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


iOS is dead, bring it to Samsung android phones.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 10:49

14. jshan (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


iOS dead huh ?? So what bout android .. Android didn't even born if there is no "IOS" .... U better know that brother .

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 21:12

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 9276; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Download instaframe too, if you're into photography. On iOS it's brilliant...red thumbs please.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 10:45

13. jshan (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


Yeah bro ! Red thumb for me too ... Nice comment above there

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