How to stream CBSN live

CBSN delivers CBS News content in a 24/7 format.

May 13, 2020, 1:03 pm*



Phil West

CBSN is a 24-hour news service that, by itself, gives wall-to-wall coverage of live events and deeper explorations of the issues of the day.

But it’s more than just one news channel: There are eight separate channels geared toward major markets, including New York, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. There’s also CBS Sports HQ, which provides complete sports coverage, and ET Live, which handles the world of entertainment. Here’s how to stream it.

CBSN live stream: 4 ways to watch CBS’s 24-hour news channel online

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CBS All Access is the network’s answer to Netflix and Hulu. With it, you’ll be able to live stream CBS and the 2019 Grammy Awards. Plus, there are 10,000 episodes of CBS television to binge, including hit shows The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, and NCIS. You’ll also be able to stream CBS All Access exclusives like Star Trek: Discovery.

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2) Pluto TV

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  • Pluto TV pricing: Free
  • Pluto TV devices: iOS, Android and Android TV (various), Google Chromecast, Chrome Web App, Amazon Kindle/Fire Tablets, Amazon Fire Tv + Fire Tv Stick, Roku Devices + Roku TV, Apple TV (4th Generation)

Pluto TV is a free internet TV service that provides users with the same sort of experience provided to subscribers of paid streaming services like Sling, Fubo, and Hulu. Pluto doesn’t offer you all the channels you might expect from a streaming service, but you will see a lot of familiar options alongside some upstart channels you’ve never heard of before. 

CBSN (and the Los Angeles and New York CBSN channels) are part of a news lineup that also includes NBC News, CNN, Bloomberg TV, and Cheddar News.

3) CBSN website

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Navigating to the CBSN website will get you to the default national live feed, but there’s a menu that will allow you to navigate to any of the other channels in the CBSN collection of channels, including:

  • CBSN Bay Area
  • CBSN Boston
  • CBSN Denver
  • CBSN Los Angeles
  • CBSN Minnesota
  • CBSN New York
  • CBSN Philly
  • CBSN Pittsburgh
  • CBS Sports HQ
  • ET Live

Note that not all the local affiliates are 24/7; those channels will default to the main CBSN feed when not airing their own content.

4) Roku

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  • Cost: Free (with Roku plan and Roku device)

If you have Roku, you already know there are a number of channels you can access through the Channel Store, including some intriguing news options. CBSN is part of a list that also includes ABC News, Bloomberg Television, Euronews, Fox News, NBC News, Newsweek, Newsy, and a number of local news channels.

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*First Published: Apr 10, 2020, 10:16 am