No Activity Premieres November 12 on CBS All Access
“One city, two cops . . .”
So begins the teaser for the highly anticipated comedy No Activity. An adaptation of an Australian show of the same name, No Activity follows two detectives on a stakeout, two police dispatchers, two low-level criminals, and two Mexican tunnelers, all just talking to fill the time. Considering that Will Ferrell and the entire Funny or Die team are involved in the production of the series, it’s little wonder so many people are looking forward to watching the show.
The good news is you can watch No Activity without cable if you sign up for CBS All Access.
CBS All Access is the only streaming service that can deliver access to No Activity, but it also doubles as a great way to watch The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, Young Sheldon and all your other favorite CBS shows. So how does CBS All Access work, and is it worth the cost? Here’s how it breaks down.
CBS All Access Packages
Watching No Activity on CBS All Access
Since No Activity is a CBS All Access original show, it will be available to stream on demand as soon as new episodes go live.
If you choose to pay a little more for the top-tier plan, you’ll be able to stream each episode straight through without commercials. If you’re on a budget and choose the less expensive plan, you will have to put up with ads. But the commercial breaks are at least shorter than normal, so your viewing experience is still remarkably better than it’d be with traditional cable.
As far as streaming quality goes, CBS All Access is pretty solid. While there are the occasional glitches and buffering delays, particularly when you first tune in to a livestream, the overall experience is relatively smooth. The interface is also reasonably user-friendly, which makes it easy to find the shows you’re looking for.
CBS All Access Pricing Options
CBS All Access offers two package options. The first is the Limited Commercials plan, which features shortened commercial breaks for $5.99 per month. The other is the Commercial Free plan, which costs $9.99 per month.
Alternatively, CBS All Access does allow you to pay for an entire year’s subscription rather than the monthly rate.
The Limited Commercial plan costs $59.99 per year, while the Commercial Free plan costs $99.99 per year. If you choose either of these annual options, you will wind up paying more up front though less over the year, so it may not be the best choice if you’re unable to make a large purchase right away. However, we love the flexibility that gives you to save even more over traditional cable.
What Else Does CBS All Access Include?
While CBS All Access does allow you to stream No Activity and other original shows, it also delivers a number of other programming options.
For starters, most customers can enjoy a livestream of their local CBS station. That means you can watch the newest episodes of NCIS as they air live on Monday nights, plus local news coverage and episodes of Star Trek: Discovery.
CBS All Access also offers on-demand access to CBS shows. So if you missed the latest 60 Minutes episode, you can watch it on your own schedule via CBS All Access. And to top it all off, CBS All Access delivers a small collection of on-demand movies from the Paramount library, including classics like Roman Holiday and more recent hits like Defiance.
CBS All Access Device Compatibility
You can watch CBS All Access on all of the most popular streaming devices, including Windows phones and tablets. And if you’re trying to stream via your Xbox console, CBS All Access has you covered there, too.
TVs and Video Players:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV
- Apple TV
Phones and Tablets:
- Android phones
- Android tablets
- Windows phones
- Windows tablets
- Xbox 360
- Xbox One
Laptops and Computers:
Bottom Line: Is It Worth Getting CBS All Access to Watch No Activity?
Overall, we think CBS All Access is a good buy, particularly if you’re clamoring to watch No Activity.
It may seem like a lot to pay $5.99 per month for a single channel, but when you consider what you get (and how hard it is to get local CBS channels with any other streaming service), it quickly becomes apparent that it’s a wise cord-cutting strategy. And if you get to stream exclusive Will Ferrell–produced comedies like No Activity in the process—so much the better.
Already have CBS All Access? Be sure to tell us about your experience in the comments. And if you’re still wondering whether the service is right for you, check out our CBS All Access review to learn more.