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CBS launches new video streaming option

CBS launches new video streaming option
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A couple of months ago, Google announced YouTubeTV. Then last week, Hulu with Live TV launched. And now CBS is changing their live streaming service to get in on the action.

CBS All Access, which includes recently broadcasted CBS shows and live streams from CBS affiliates, first launched in 2014. Then the Showtime streaming service launched in 2015. As of today, current customers can bundle the services to save money.

CBS All Access is $5.99 per month ($9.99 without commercials) and Showtime is $10.99 per month. Current subscribers can now upgrade and pay $14.99 for both streaming plans. The commercial free version is $18.99.

The service will include:

  • Over 8,500 episodes of your favorite CBS shows, like "The Big Bang Theory," "Blue Bloods," and "NCIS."
  • Original content, such as the next installment of "Big Brother" and a new "Star Trek" show.
  • Live TV from local broadcast channels, special events and sports games, including NFL on CBS.
  • All of the movies, stand-up comedy specials, and boxing matches on Showtime, plus original content, such as their hit show "Shameless."

The bundle will be available on phones, tablets and computers. Subscribers can also access it through smart TV devices, such as Roku, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast. When the service is available for everyone, new subscribers will most likely sign up through the CBS All Access site or the Showtime site.

So is this service worth it? On the one hand, the YouTube and Hulu live streaming services cost $35 and $40, respectively but you get access to live TV from all the major networks and several subsidiaries. This bundle only delivers content from CBS and one subsidiary (Showtime).

On the other hand, if you love CBS and Showtime programming and you don't watch much else then this could be the perfect plan for you. And if you were paying for both services separately then this bundle will definitely help you save money.

An HD Antenna, like the one in the Komando Shop, is also a cost-saving option. The Komando Indoor Amplified HD Antenna is a one-time cost that can give you access to about 180 channels. Click here to look at more of its features. Also, read this article for more tips on cutting your cable cord.

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