CBS is among the oldest and most popular TV channels in America. From comedy, drama, family, reality shows to action and horror, you will find everything. And, with the CBS app, streaming has become more smooth. The app is compatible with almost all streaming platforms and viewers can easily enjoy their favorite shows. Just a simple activation process needs to be completed before that. We have covered the same here in a detailed manner. Read on to know the CBS activation process on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV, Apple TV, and others.
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Activate CBS on Roku through cbs.com/tv/roku
Here are the steps to be followed for activating the CBS app on Roku:
- Turn on your Roku device and scroll to the ‘Streaming Channels’ option.
- Click the ‘Search’ option and type ‘CBS’ in the search bar.
- Select the app from the search results and click the ‘Add Channel’ button. Wait for the installation process to complete, then click the ‘Go to Channel’ button.
- You will be taken to the CBS app. Open it to launch it.
- Now, select the ‘Sign in with TV Provider’ option and click ‘Continue’. An activation code will appear on the screen.
- Go to cbs.com/tv/roku from a different device and enter the activation code in the given box. Click the ‘Next’ button.
- The Roku device screen will refresh. Sign in using your TV provider’s credentials and stream your favorite content.
CBS Activation on Amazon Fire TV through cbs.com/tv/firetv
You can watch the CBS app content on your Fire TV using the following activation process. The same process will work for Kindle devices:
- Turn on your Amazon Fire TV and go to the Application Store.
- Search for the CBS app and complete the download process.
- Locate the app on your TV and launch it. Select the ‘Sign in with TV Provider’ option and click the ‘Continue’ option. The access code will appear on the screen. Leave the screen as it is.
- Now, visit cbs.com/tv/firetv on a different browser and enter the access code as appearing on your Fire TV screen in the provided space. Click the ‘Next’ button.
- Complete the activation process.
- On your TV screen, enter your TV Provider’s username and password to start streaming CBS content.
Activate CBS on Android TV through cbs.com/tv/androidtv
To stream CBS content on Android TV, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Turn on your Android TV and go to the Play Store.
- Look for the CBS app and download it on your device.
- Once the app is downloaded, open it and select the ‘Sign in with TV Provider’ option. Click the ‘Continue’ option and you will see the access code on your TV screen.
- Now, go to the cbs.com/tv/androidtv page and enter the code in the given box. Click the ‘Next’ button.
- Complete the activation process and your TV screen will refresh for streaming. Click the ‘Start Watching’ button and enjoy your favorite content.
CBS Activation on Android Phone or Tablet
You can access the CBS content on your Android phone or tablet using your TV Provider credentials. Here are the steps for app activation:
- Go to the Play Store on your device and download the CBS app.
- Open the app and select the ‘Sign in with TV Provider’ optionand then tap ‘Select TV Provider’.
- Select your TV Provider and sign in using the username and password.
- On successful sign-in, tap the ‘Start Watching’ option to begin streaming CBS content.
CBS Activation on Apple TV through cbs.com/tv/appletv
The CBS app is compatible only with 4th generation and later versions. Here’s how you can activate the app on your Apple TV:
- Go to the App Store and look for the CBS app.
- Select the app from the search results and click the ‘GET’ button to begin the download.
- Once the installation is done, open the app and select the ‘Sign in with TV Provider’ option and click the ‘Continue’ button. An access code will appear on the screen.
- Now, visit cbs.com/tv/appletv and enter the access code appearing on your TV screen in the given space. Click the ‘Next’ button to complete the process.
- The Apple TV screen will refresh, select your Provider and sign into your account.
- You can now stream your favorite CBS content.
CBS Activation on iPhone/ iPad
You can stream the CBS app content on your iPhone/ iPad through the iOS app. Here are the steps to be followed:
- Install the CBS app from the App Store and launch it.
- Select the ‘Sign In with TV Provider’ option> tap ‘Select TV Provider’.
- Choose your TV provider and sign in using your credentials.
- On successful sign-in, you can enjoy watching your favorite CBS content.
Troubleshooting CBS Streaming Issues
I am facing trouble streaming the CBS shows. Why?
Here are the possible scenarios and instructions to fix this issue:
Streaming Free Episodes: In case you are trying to stream free episodes, make sure you are connected to an active internet connection. On mobile devices, install the CBS app to watch the full episodes.
Streaming a Locked Episode: In order to watch the videos with a ‘lock’ sign, you need to sign in using your TV provider’s credentials. Select the ‘Sign in with TV Provider’ option on the app/ official website and select your TV provider. Enter the username and password to sign in.
Streaming an episode with a ‘Subscribe’ flag: Episodes with a subscribe flag are exclusive to Paramount+ (CBS All Access). So, you will need a Paramount+ subscription for watching the episodes. If you had a CBS All Access subscription, it is automatically transferred to Paramount+ else, get a new subscription.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Can I watch CBS directly on the web?
Yes, you can watch CBS directly on the web via both PC and mobile.
- Go to the official website at cbs.com and select the ‘Sign In With TV Provider’ option.
- Select your provider and sign in using the credentials.
- Now, click the ‘Start Watching’ Button to begin streaming your favorite episodes.
Q. The CBS app crashes on my Roku device. How to fix it?
Here’s how you can fix this issue on your Roku device:
- Unplug your Roku device from the power source, wait for some minutes, and reconnect the device to your TV. Now, try to load the CBS app.
- On the Roku TV, go to Settings> System> Power> System Restart. Try loading the app once again.
- On Roku Player, go to Settings> System> System Restart. After this, load the app again.
These fixes will resolve the issue. If not, get in touch with the support team.
Q. Can CBS be watched without cable?
Yes, the CBS app can be watched without cable via Hulu with Live TV, fubo TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV Stream, etc.
Q. Can I stream CBS on my Kindle tablet?
Yes, CBS can be streamed on Kindle tablets.