CNNgo Will Add Original, Free Shows to App

CNNgo is a way that cable subscribers can continue to watch CNN shows and news on their phones, tablets, and other devices. However, an exclusive report from Variety hints at an upcoming change to the service that should attract more users. The CNNgo app will start showing original shows that will be free for anyone to watch, not even with through a subscription. The goal seems to be attracting more users, especially a younger audience.

The show “Mostly Human” should be added on Sunday, March 12, to the app. The show is billed as being Black Mirror but in real life, discussing the growing connectivity people have with the Internet. CNN does not appear to have any ad deals to run alongside the show according to Variety, so users may be able to watch entirely free. However, if this ends up driving growth to the app, it will help CNN produce more content in the future.

As of January, the service reported 1.3 million monthly users, but growth is expected to rise dramatically with this new cordcutting focus.

Users can download the CNNgo app on their Android TV through the Google Play store.

CNNgo for Android TV
Developer: CNN
Price: Free

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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