Chromecast support has been added to CBS, allowing users to cast their favorite content to their larger screen displays. With many people ditching their cable subscription, it is great to see more ways for users to stay up-to-date on their favorite shows.
For $5.99 users can subscribe to CBS All Access, which gives them more than 7,000 on-demand episodes from current and previous seasons of shows, as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live in more than 20 markets.
To enable casting, all users have to do have their Chromecast and mobile device on the same wireless network, open the CBS app, select something to watch, and then tap on the cast button which is found in the top portion of the video player.
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Content From the CBS App and CBS.com, Including CBS All Access Subscription Service, Can Now be Viewed via Chromecast Devices
NEW YORK – May 14, 2014 – CBS Corporation today announced that CBS Television fans now have the ability to cast CBS content from CBS.com and the CBS App, including content from the CBS All Access subscription service, to televisions using Google's Chromecast.
Subscribers to CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's digital subscription Video On Demand and Nielsen-measured live streaming service, will be able to cast all that the service has to offer to their televisions. For $5.99 a month, the service offers more than 7,000 on-demand episodes from the current season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live in more than 20 markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, with more to be added each month.
Chromecast is the latest OTT device added to CBS's digital distribution platforms. It joins CBS All Access's recent launch on the Roku platform, in addition to CBS All Access's availability online at CBS.com and on smartphones and tablets through the CBS App. CBS All Access will be available on more major connected device platforms in the coming months as well.
To enable casting through the CBS App for either iOS or Android, users must be on to the same wireless network as their Chromecast device, open the CBS App, select an episode and then tap the cast button in the top portion of the video player. Users also have the ability to simultaneously browse more episodes on the CBS App without interrupting the content they are watching through Chromecast.
To use Chromecast to watch CBS programming through CBS.com, users should download Google's Chrome browser and the Google Cast extension, then log on to the same wireless network as the Chromecast device and click the cast button in CBS.com's video player.