What we like: Can’t beat $5.99 a month
Drawbacks: Only CBS content
Who it’s perfect for: Viewers who want CBS and nothing else
CBS All Access gets you guaranteed access to your local CBS station for $5.99 a month. Just so you know, that’s an extremely(!) inexpensive number when it comes to livestreaming.
You can stream CBS for free with a CBS All Access 7-day trial.
$5.99 a month for your local CBS station
For around the price of a double-double burger at In-N-Out, (or if you’re an east coaster, a SmokeShack burger from Shake Shack) you can get CBS All Access each month. You won’t find a better price for streaming CBS out there.
Your subscription gets you access to your local live CBS feed plus over 10,000 on-demand episodes of your favorite CBS shows. There are even CBS All Access originals like Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Fight. Both come very highly recommended from IMDB, so you’re getting extra bang for your buck.
But if you don’t care about any of those shows, and you just want to watch the NFL, golf, or college basketball, this service still has you covered. CBS All Access will hook you up with all that sports content as well.
Most CBS access across the country
Here’s the tricky thing about most streaming services and local channels—there’s usually no guarantee that you can stream CBS in your area.
Fortunately, that’s not the case with CBS All Access. If you have a CBS station at all in your area, you will pick it up with CBS All Access. That’s what you get when a network decides to launch its own app.
Just know that CBS All Access gets you only CBS. So, if you decide CBS All Access over Hulu with Live TV or DISH, you won’t get any extra channels. But sometimes, less is more in life, and with TV.