While Android TV remains a platform that has seen its adoption to be a slow one, with each week that passes, more and more content is becoming available. This is even more prevalent when it comes to video on demand services. After all, with the platform names after the TV, it is not surprising that many are finding the TV functionality of Android TV one worth embracing. As a result, the last few weeks and months have seen a number of more traditional cable companies and networks allowing users to ‘cut the cord’ and streamline the way consumers interact with their services. HBO being one of the most recent to announce their HBO Go app as now compatible with Android TV.
Well, today saw another announcement coming through and this one was from CBS and in relation to their CBS All Access app. This is a service which allows users to take advantage of over 6500 episodes on demand, on their Android smartphone or tablet. Not to mention, the service also offers access to local CBS channels. Today’s Announcement saw CBS confirm that users are also now available to use the CBS All Access service on their Android TV enabled devices too. Although for the locally streamed content, it is worth pointing out that CBS state it is only currently available in 85 markets across the U.S. Some of those markets noted include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. CBS do advise that more markets will be added in due course.
It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that to gain access to the wide variety of content on offer, users will have to agree to a subscription. The cost is $5.99 per month but is one which you can cancel at any time. For those who are unsure of whether this is the service for them, CBS is also currently offering new users the opportunity to sign up to a one week free trial before commencing their $5.99 monthly cycle. A try before you buy option similar to what is offered by the likes of HBO and Sling TV already. For those interested in finding out more or taking advantage of the free trial, they can by heading over to the promotion page.