CBS has launched a new app for iOS that streams full episodes of several primetime, daytime, and late night shows. Programs such as NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, and The Late Show with David Letterman are all available. CBS says that episodes of daytime and late night shows will be available within 24 hours of their initial airing, while primetime episodes will be available after eight days. The CBS app also has “second-screen” experiences for select shows.
CBS is the last of the major US broadcast networks to offer its own streaming app. NBC and ABC have each had an app for years, and FOX launched theirs last fall. CBS has historically been slow to embrace the internet, but this offering is a step in the right direction. While the eight-day delay is less than ideal, CBS is finally providing users with content on a more flexible viewing options than in the past. The CBS app is available for free right now on the App Store as a universal app for both iPhone and iPad.
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