The completely redesigned app features CBSN, a free 24/7 digital news channel from CBS News. This is a TV app that requires no cable login surprisingly enough, I guess they want the views. Included also besides the live feed is on-demand video clips or full episodes from CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Sunday Morning and Face the Nation. As soon as you launch it you’ll be thrown into the live stream.
• CBSN, our free 24/7 streaming video news channel with live anchored coverage. No cable subscription required.
• Real-time updates to evolving and breaking news stories throughout the day.
• On-Demand video clips and full episodes (when available) from top CBS News programs.
• Ability to continue watching from where you left off and stream full series.
• Bookmarking to easily access videos you want to watch later and save favorite stories.
Now as for their choice of design it’s something different with obvious inspiration from the Leanback layout style and I’d have to say I like it. It’s a new way of thinking of how TV Apps can utilize all that space without confusing users. It’s really well designed, and if you look at the pictures below it’s search bar is at the bottom which looks good but how’s functionality, well it does searches but no universal search or live channels :/ Perhaps they’ll change there mind and if they do we’ll be sure to spread the word. If you want to download it click the link below and send it to your device of choice! Note this is TV only and does work for all Android TV devices.