While CBS All Access has been doing quite well due to Star Trek: Discovery, it's about to get a lot more popular with The Twilight Zone reboot that starts streaming next Monday, April 1. The reboot of the popular sci-fi series has Jordan Peele behind the scenes, who has been pretty popular lately with movies like Us and Blackkklansman, as well as Key and Peele which was a big success a few years ago.
The Twilight Zone also includes Kumail Nanjiani, one of the comedians from HBO's Silicon Valley, as its main star. So it's bound to be a pretty good show. Plus, the original Twilight Zone was pretty popular too. Adam Scott and Tracy Morgan are also part of the new series. The show premieres on Monday, after that, you'll be able to watch new episodes every Thursday, beginning April 11.
CBS All Access is the company's new streaming service that is set to be a compliment to the regular CBS channel. So it's not free, if you have CBS already, unfortunately. But it does add in a few new shows that you won't get with regular CBS. It also has many of its other shows available, so you can catch up anytime, anywhere. Whether that is Bull, The Big Bang Theory, Madam Secretary or another one of CBS' many shows. This is actually a big differentiator for CBS All Access, seeing as almost none of its shows are available on other streaming networks (Madam Secretary is available on Netflix, but it's one of the few exceptions).
It also has a few original shows, outside of those named already. Like The Good Fight, Tell Me A Story, One Dollar, Strange Angle and No Activity. CBS All Access says that there are plenty more on the way too. So you'll have plenty of original content that is exclusive to CBS All Access, to watch. This is not something that only CBS is doing. Many streaming services are doing their own original content, and the reasoning behind it is to sell their service, and make it a better option over others out there like Hulu and Netflix. As CBS would rather you watch its content on its own service than a third-party service.
In addition to watching shows on demand, CBS All Access allows you to watch live TV. This includes your local CBS channel, as well as the 24/7 streaming CBS News channel.
CBS All Access is also available on most platforms. This includes Android smartphones & tablets, Google Chromecast, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung smart TVs, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10 and VIZIO smart TVs. So just about every streaming platform is covered with CBS All Access, allowing you to watch it anywhere, and at anytime.
If you're interested in checking out CBS All Access, you can use the link below to sign up for a week-long trial. After the seven days are up, it'll be $5.99 per month, which makes it one of the cheaper streaming services out there. In fact, it's the same price as Hulu, but arguably you don't get as much content as Hulu provides for that same price.