Samsung Adds CBS All Access to Smart TVs


Samsung has added the CBS All Access app to its 2015, 2016 and 2017 Smart TVs (Tizen models), the companies announced today.

CBS All Access offers a live stream of the network in select markets as well as 10,000 episodes On-Demand including current primetime CBS shows and classics such as Medium, Cheers and Star Trek.

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The On Demand lineup also includes full current seasons to date of The Big Bang Theory (pictured above), Young Sheldon, NCIS and Scorpion and all past seasons of NCIS, The Good Wife and Hawaii 5-0.

CBS All Access also streams original series such as Star Trek: Discovery, The Good Fight and No Activity. The service has also announced plans for a reboot of The Twilight Zone, which is expected in the coming year.

CBS All Access offers two subscription options — $5.99 a month, which includes commercials, and a commercial-free edition, which costs $9.99 a month.

CBS and Samsung said CBS All Access will soon also be added to older model Samsung Smart TVs.

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7 comments on “Samsung Adds CBS All Access to Smart TVs”

  1. Sadly, the CBS All Access app for Samsung Smart TVs has noticeable problems. It gets hung up frequently. The worse thing is when a segment of several seconds “loops” one or more additional time before the video starts playing normally again, and when it does that, the closed captions get way out of synch. Suddenly, I’m reading captions that are ten or 15 seconds ahead of what I’m hearing after that happens. I note that neither the Netflix nor Hulu apps on my Samsung Smart TV are in the least bit problematic — they play videos smoothly, without any interruptions, hang ups, looping or other glitches, and the closed captions say in synch the whole time. Add to that the fact that there are a small handful of original programs on CBS All Access — and only two that interest me — with the rest of the offerings being repeats of what was on CBS broadcast TV (which I can get for no additional cost via “On Demand” from my cable TV company), I find that CBS All Access is pretty much a ripoff. The dysfunctionality of the Samsung Smart TV app for CBS All Access is unacceptable and there’s no excuse for it when Netflix and Hulu work perfectly. So does the YouTube app, by the way.

    1. My situation exactly. CBS told me the problem is with my internet provider. I use an AT&T cellular hot spot for my internet access. No cable availability where I live. My AT&T internet tests routinely at >25Mb downstream and >5Mb upstream and my router is 6 feet away from the TV. Still suffering all the same anomalies as mentioned above.

    1. I have the exact same situation. My Samsung model is UN75JU7100FXZA. I updated the Samsung firmware to v. 1540.3m yesterday. It helped some but the underlying problem still exists. Planning a call with CBS app people today. I doubt they will be able to fix it, as I think it is because the TV was made in 2015, the very first year CBS started supporting Samsung. We shall see.

  2. mine starts automatically and I cant get rid of it. I cant get out of it and I have to restart my TV in order to get anything

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