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How to Watch CBS on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, & Android

CBS is the most popular local channel we get requests for. From Sunday football and golf to hit shows like Survivor CBS is one of the most popular networks out there. So let’s take a look at how you can watch CBS on Roku, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Apple TV and more:

Streaming Options

If all you want is CBS you may want to check out CBS All Access. With CBS All Access you will get live access to many local CBS affiliates and on-demand access to CBS programming including exclusive originals like Star Trek Discovery.

If you want more than just CBS you may want to check out PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, Hulu, and AT&T TV NOW will all give you CBS in most markets and a whole lot more. The good news is one or more is very likely to offer you, locals, including CBS.

Here is what each service costs:

Hulu starts at $44.99 and includes most locals. (If you already have Hulu On-Demand you can add Hulu Live TV for just $32.)

YouTube TV costs $49.99 a month and offers a 7-day free trial with CBS in most markets.

PlayStation Vue starts at $49.99 a month and offers a 5-day free trial and includes most locals.

fuboTV starts at $54.99 a month and includes a free 7-day trial and includes CBS in most areas.

AT&T TV NOW starts at $65 a month with locals in most areas and you can also get a 7-day free trial to test out the service before you pay.

Locast is also available in select markets with CBS for free.

My suggestion is to give them all a try and see which one is right for you.

Here are the devices each service supports:

Streaming Player Sling TV PS Vue AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV Hulu
Roku X X  X  X X
Fire TV X X X X
Apple TV X X X  X X
Chromecast X X X X X
iOS X X X X X
Android Phones/Tablet X X X X X
Android TV X  X  X X
Xbox One X  X X
PlayStation 4 X

Antennas

The best way for most Americans to access CBS is to get an antenna. Somewhere between 80% and 90% of Americans will get CBS for free with an antenna. An antenna really is a must-have for every cord cutter to at least look into. Not only will you get ABC, CBS. FOX, and NBC in many markets, but you will also find many more channels for free. Channels such as the CW, iON, Me TV, and many others are all free over the air for many Americans. From there you can use a device like a Tablo DVR to stream your antenna to your Roku, Fire TV, or Apple TV.

If you want to see if you can get CBS or other locals where you live for free visit AntennaWeb.org. Just enter your address, and it will show you what you can get for free.

But sadly, many Americans live in an area that cannot get CBS. While the new over-the-air 3.0 standard is said to offer better reception for over-the-air TV, we are still a few years away from 3.0. But at least you do have other options.

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