How to Add and Stream CBS on Apple TV

CBS on Apple TV

CBS is an all-in-one streaming application to stream and binge-watch. It has thousands of episodes, live TV, CBS originals, can’t miss TV shows, and more. Users can stream full episodes of most popular CBS shows for free the day after they air. With CBS, you will be able to stream four channels of live TV, including NFL, CBSN, CBS Sports HQ, and ET Live. Use the TV provider login details to watch local CBS live stations. It is a feature-rich entertainment app, and you can stream across screens. However, this section guides you on the installation of CBS on Apple TV in brief.

CBS Subscription Plans

CBS is available for free. However, the subscription plans includes,

  • CBS All Access Limited Commercials – $5.99
  • CBS All Access Commercial Free – $9.99

How to Install CBS on Apple TV?

If you wanted to access CBS app features on your tvOS, then get to know the installation procedure in steps.

(1). Power on your tvOS and connect it to the internet connection.

(2). Launch the App Store by selecting its icon.

Select App Store

(3). Hover to select the Search option available at the top.

Search for CBS on Apple TV

(4). Using the screen keys, you shall key in as CBS to start searching for it.

(5). Select the CBS app from the search result to proceed further.

Select CBS on Apple TV

(6). Click on the Get icon to start downloading the CBS app on tvOS.

(7). After the installation, select the Open button to launch the app on Apple TV.

How to Activate CBS on Apple TV?

After the installation, you shall need to activate the CBS app to use its features on Apple TV.

(1). Click on the CBS app icon from the list of the app installed on the tvOS.

(2). Navigate to the top of the screen to select the Settings option.

(3). Choose Sign in manually or Sign in with a code.

  • Sign in manually – You need to enter the required details to sign in
  • Sign in with a code – Make a note of the activation code and proceed further.

(4). Open the browser on one another device and visit

(5). Enter the code you have noted down and tap on Activate button.

Enter the Activation Code - CBS on Apple TV

(6). When it gets approved, the CBS app will get activated on tvOS, and you can start streaming its contents.

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Try the Alternative Way!

With the CBS app installed on iPhone, you shall AirPlay its contents to Apple TV. Here is the procedure.

Note: Start over with the steps given below after installing CBS app on iPhone. If in case you don’t have it installed already, then get it from App Store.

(1). Unlock your iPhone and go to the Apps section to select the CBS app.

(2). Sign in to your CBS account as that of your Apple TV.

(3). Choose a media content you want to stream on tvOS.

(4). Press the AirPlay icon available on the media player.

Alternative: Open Control Center and click on the AirPlay icon.

(5). When prompted, select your tvOS name to screen mirror CBS video onto it.

Either way, you will be able to stream CBS content on your Apple TV. Thus you will not miss your favorite CBS shows anytime. Raise your queries on the comment box below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the other devices the CBS app is accessible from?

CBS app is available for iOS, Android, FireTV, Android TV, Chromecast, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Vizio TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, etc.

Why don’t I find the show unavailable on CBS?

If the requested shows or contents aren’t available, then it might be removed or not added. Users should note that CBS will not host all the contents. However, it is still working adding more episodes and seasons.

How to fix streaming issues with the CBS app?

If you face issues while streaming CBS, then check your internet connection, update the app to the latest version, restart the device, and force quit the app. If everything fails, try uninstalling and reinstall it.