For years, CBS has had one of the best streaming services of any major television network. Unfortunately, it’s been unavailable to anyone outside the United States — until last month.
Rejoice, Canadians, because CBS All Access is finally available in Canada. It’s cheap, it’s loaded with content, and it’s the perfect option for fans of network TV who’ve cut the cord on cable and are looking for a way to stream past and present primetime shows.
For $5.99/month, All Access subscribers get access to more than 7,500 commercial-free episodes from CBS’ current lineup and library of classic series — all without a cable subscription.
At launch the service is already loaded with content, and not just older or long defunct shows either. Fans can enjoy new episodes from 20 current primetime series 7 days after they air on TV, including NCIS, Bull, SEAL Team, and MacGyver.
Subscribers also get access to all episodes of 15 select primetime series and 30 classic CBS series, including Survivor, Madam Secretary, Charmed, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-O, and CSI.
Outside of primetime TV, CBS All Access also includes access to CBS’ 24/7 news streaming service, CBSN, plus the latest episodes of talk shows like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Talk, and Rachael Ray.
CBS is building All Access to compete with Netflix, and as such they’re developing their own All Access originals. The lineup already includes two exclusive series — The Good Fight (a spinoff of The Good Wife) and No Activity (a comedy series produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay) — and an upcoming Jordan Peele-directed reboot of The Twilight Zone.
Currently, the service can be streamed on a number of different devices, including on the web using your PC or laptop, or via dedicated apps for iOS and Android smartphones or tablets. There’s also a CBS All Access app available for Apple TV, and the service is also compatible with Chromecast.