CBS All Access Coming to Apple TV Channels on July 29

Apple in March revealed its redesigned TV app, and with it a new "Apple TV Channels" feature, which lets users sign up for third-party subscription services and pay only for those that they want to watch on iOS and tvOS.

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During its March event, Apple said that users would be able to sign up to CBS All Access as an a la carte subscription option in the new TV app, but the service wasn't included when it launched with iOS 12.

However, CBS All Access on Thursday quietly announced via its Twitter account that it will arrive on ‌Apple TV‌ Channels from July 29.

Other subscription services available now through ‌Apple TV‌ Channels include Cinemax, EPIX, HBO, MTV Hits, Showtime, Smithsonian, Starz and Tastemade. Upcoming services include Nickelodeon, Mubi, The History Channel Vault, Comedy Central Now, and more.

Users can subscribe to the channels à la carte within the TV app and then watch them there, without having to jump between apps, sign into a new account, or enter another password.

(Via 9to5Mac.)

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MisterSavage Avatar
65 months ago
I never thought I would sign up for this but they got me with Picard.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
65 months ago
I feel like we reached the pinnacle with early streaming Netflix as an aggregator. Sure, there’s an overwhelming amount of good content now, but it’s segmented into madness.
Yeah. The “free” ride is almost over. I remember when all I paid was $7 bucks a month for Netflix which covered almost all of my TV needs. I always had a show to watch and could always find an interesting movie, if not a specific one I wanted to watch on demand.

Soon, we’ll be paying between $20-$50 bucks for a half dozen streaming services. Better than what we paid for cable at its monopolistic peak and with better control of subscriptions, but the cheap TV days are over if there are shows you want to watch that are spread over multiple services.

I’ll probably get AppleTV+, Disney+, Crave and Netflix during Stranger Things and Black Mirror binges.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Morod Avatar
65 months ago
Forced commercials. Yay.
I had CBS All Access on Amazon's Fire TV and it has two tiers. $7/mo includes commercials, $10/mo is commercial-free. Choose yer poison…
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Rigby Avatar
65 months ago
So basically every company will have some service that allows you to subscribe to other services lol?

So on Amazon Prime, I can add HBO, CBS, etc, but not Apple, I have to use a separate app.

On Apple, I can add HBO, CBS, etc, but not Amazon. I have to install a separate app.
Yes. Note, though, that the Apple TV app is aware of Amazon Prime content. So while Amazon is not fully integrated, you can search for Amazon content in the TV app, add it to your watchlist, and then play it in the Amazon app with one click.
I prefer the old model of having separate apps for each service, and having the OS parse/recommend. Ala Roku.
The TV app is far from perfect at the moment, but it's slowly getting to the point where you can have most streaming content easily accessible from one app, which helps dealing with the increasing fragmentation of streaming services.

In some cases the TV app also has added value compared to the individual apps (e.g. you can download up to 5 movies for offline viewing from HBO on iOS devices for long flights etc., which is not possible using the HBO Now/Go apps).

So far the subscription prices for channels are the same as subscribing to the services indivicually. Hopefully that'll be the case for CBS All Access too, and hopefully it'll be the commercial-free version.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
imola.zhp Avatar
65 months ago
Yeah. The “free” ride is almost over. I remember when all I paid was $7 bucks a month for Netflix which covered almost all of my TV needs. I always had a show to watch and could always find an interesting movie, if not a specific one I wanted to watch on demand.

Soon, we’ll be paying between $20-$50 bucks for a half dozen streaming services. Better than what we paid for cable at its monopolistic peak and with better control of subscriptions, but the cheap TV days are over if there are shows you want to watch that are spread over multiple services.

I’ll probably get AppleTV+, Disney+, Crave and Netflix during Stranger Things and Dark Mirror binges.
The good thing is you can pick up the service and then drop it. So pay for it for a few months while your show(s) are out and then drop it until the following year. This is what we have done with CBS for the past few years, only subscribing during the summer. I also wait for a decent Raise(dot)com sale and pick up streaming gift cards at a discount, usually 15-20% off. We currently keep Netflix and Hulu year round so when I see a good deal, I just pick one up and add it to the account balance.
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Marco Klobas Avatar
65 months ago
The good thing is you can pick up the service and then drop it. So pay for it for a few months while your show(s) are out and then drop it until the following year. This is what we have done with CBS for the past few years, only subscribing during the summer. I also wait for a decent Raise(dot)com sale and pick up streaming gift cards at a discount, usually 15-20% off. We currently keep Netflix and Hulu year round so when I see a good deal, I just pick one up and add it to the account balance.
Yes, in all this streaming defragmentation the possibility to stop and resume a subscription is something valuable and I really hope it will last. Honestly it seems strange to me that these companies are allowing it at all. Shh, don't tell the people out there...
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