Thinking of signing up for CBS All Access but not sure if you have a compatible device? Or maybe you just don’t know which one to choose. Well, here you can find the full list of CBS All Access compatible devices with all the extra information you need, such as cost, features, streaming quality and everything in between so you can make the right choice.
CBS All Access compatible devices
When the latest episode of The Good Fight just can’t wait, you need a device set up and ready to go. And Diane Lockhart might not be so forgiving if you choose a device that doesn’t work. Thankfully, CBS All Access is compatible with a wide range of devices, from TVs to tablets, and even games consoles — so there’s bound to be something for everyone.
There are some devices missing from the list, though. You can’t use an Echo Show, Nintendo or Xfinity device to stream CBS All Access. If you own any of these devices, you could try a streaming service like Hulu or HBO instead. But it’s definitely worth checking out what CBS All Access has to offer first — before you jump ship. Read our review to learn about its best features and content library.
Remember, if you buy CBS All Access devices like a smart TV, it will usually arrive already set up and might even have the CBS All Access app installed. You can just switch it on, sign in to your CBS All Access account and engross yourself in Star Trek. But other devices require a more lengthy setup, especially sticks and boxes. With Apple TV, for example, you’ll need an HDMI cable to plug it into your TV, which you purchase separately from the Apple TV box.
You can stream your favorite TV shows on CBS All Access with any of these devices:
- Amazon Alexa
- Amazon Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick and Fire TV
- Android smartphones and tablets
- Android TVs
- Apple TV (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation and 4K)
- Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra
- Google Home
- iPhone and iPad
- LG Smart TV
- Playstation 4
- Roku TV
- Vizio Smart TV
- Xbox One
Which device should I use to stream CBS All Access?
With so many devices to choose from, how do you know which is the right one for getting behind the minds of female criminals in Why Women Kill? Whether it’s price, size, streaming quality, user experience or even the extra features you get thrown in, there are plenty of factors to consider. Here are our recommendations and round-ups of different devices to help you decide which is best for you.
CBS All Access option for: synchronised iTunes content
Apple TV (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation and 4K)
CBS All Access on Apple TV is ideal for enjoying all your iTunes content. If you already have videos on the iTunes store that you want to watch, Apple TV lets you do just that. And because clicking through apps and menus is no fun, it also comes with voice activation that allows you to skip through CBS All Access titles, fast forward 10 minutes and dim the lights.
Costing around $149.99, Apple TV is one of the best for integration with other devices, letting you share purchased movies with your family members, turn your iOS devices into remotes and display your photos and videos from your iPad or other device. It’s also incredibly intuitive and easy to use, plus the fast processor delivers great performance and streaming quality.
CBS All Access option for: Amazon subscribers
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K or Amazon Fire TV Cube
Both the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube have a lot to offer, not just the ability to stream CBS All Access. Each device comes with a voice-controlled remote, so you can search through CBS All Access’ library and hit play without the touch of a button. You can even check the weather or traffic conditions before you start your daily commute. If you already have an Amazon account, set up is even more straightforward since you don’t need to register first.
Thanks to an easy-to-use interface, a seamless user experience and the potential of 4K streaming, these devices are great options. The Fire TV Stick 4K starts at $49.99, while the Fire TV Cube sets you back $119.99. With the higher cost, you get more storage, hands-free Alexa and a faster processor.
CBS All Access option for: easy set up and free titles
Streaming CBS All Access on Roku TV is a breeze. Prices start from $109.99 for a Roku smart TV that’s set up and ready to go. All you need to do is download the CBS All Access app, so it’s ideal if you want to avoid fiddly sticks and boxes. There’s a voice-controlled remote for easy navigation through the CBS All Access library.
As well as all your CBS All Access titles, you get plenty of free home movies with The Roku Channel, so it’s perfect for movie addicts who love nothing more than relaxing on the couch. You can find titles such as The Pursuit of Happiness, Friends With Money and In The Line of Fire. Best of all, all movies on The Roku Channel are completely free, so go ahead and buy that extra bag of popcorn.
Our hot take
CBS All Access is a popular streaming platform with over 15,000 episodes of CBS exclusive content, starting from $5.99/mo. It’s compatible with many popular devices, including smart TVs, tablets, cell phones, games consoles and streaming boxes, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
If you’re not sure CBS All Access is for you, take advantage of the one-week free trial and test it out with your chosen device. For even more content, you can bundle your CBS All Access subscription with SHOWTIME for a total of $14.99/mo. Or if you’re a student, save 25% on all CBS All Access subscriptions with a valid student ID.