We're going to be talking about the CBS all access app for the Roku player. I'm going to be doing a kind of a review and a rundown of how to use the app, and then whether I think it's worth the price tag or not.
CBSN 2016 Webby Award Winner | CBS
CBSN recently won the Webby Award for the best news and information channel in the online film and video category, it's quite a nice streaming service.
Today we're going to be reviewing the 24/7 Digital streaming news network known as CBS News or CBSN, CBSN recently won the Webby Award for the best news and information channel in the online film and video category, CBSN is currently available on the Apple TV, Roku Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Xbox one on whatever streaming platform you're using.
I have a Roku 3, you're just going to go to wherever you get streaming channels, click on that and you can search for it by typing at CBSN or CBS News or typically, it'll be in the top free area, since it's a completely free to use streaming news network, you don't need a login, you don't need to pay subscription fees, you just launch it and it's ready to go, so once you download it, you go to your home area and you find the little icon, that's a CBS News, and then when you click it, it says it's going to join it in live session, so it'll just keep playing all day if you keep that, if you keep the app on, I like just throwing it on in the background all I'm working on my computer, I don't have to click every single video, I want to watch it just rolls them out to me live, which is a nice feature, it's kind of like CNN or MSNBC or Fox News.
I've probably had this particular channel for a probably use it for about six months now, and they cover all the main stories of the day, a lot of election stuff, they're very mainstream and establishment in their coverage, which a lot of people that use internet, only services aren't necessarily a big fan of, but for instance on like a primary night, they'll have their anchors and then a roundtable about four pendants, they usually have about two Republican establishment people, I haven't seen any Trump supporter in pendants, and then on the Democrat side they usually have Hillary Clinton supporters, but every once in a while, they did have a Bernie Sanders supporter. One thing I did find interesting as, during one of their broadcasts, they had Clinton's delegates and Sanders delegates shown on screen, and they were using pledged and super-delegates without showing a difference between the two, and people on Twitter were going crazy about this, and they actually brought it up on air and talked about it, and in the future they had two different columns showing the superdelegates and the pledged delegates, so it just shows you that they're very in tune with social media, and what people are saying and what their users want them to do, and they evaluate and they're not tone-deaf to what people want, which is pretty cool.
It just plays all day long 24/7 there are, if you watch it for an extended period of time, you will notice that they play some of the same stories, but that's also the case on networks like CNN and news outlets, so once you launch the app, it'll be in this live video mode, but if you click the back button, it'll give you options, so it'll just have every story in order of how they recently were playing them, and there are other categories, for latest news stories they have a hundred videos up, if you want to just search out for specific news stories, and then they got a politics section, CBSN original section, and then some advertisements for other CBS streaming channels, that you can download the United States particular stories, world stories, entertainment stories, health stories, Science and Technology stories, viral stories.
I'd say this is pretty much a must download streaming app, if you own a streaming device, because it's completely free, and it's just really easy to use, if you just want to have something on in the background while you're doing work or get caught up on the main news stories of the day, it's quite a nice streaming service, and that's probably why they won the webby. Thanks for watching my review.