CBS is joining HBO, Showtime, STARZ, and Acorn TV over on Amazon Channels. CBS and Amazon have officially launched the ability for Amazon Prime members to add CBS All Access content to their Prime membership. If you’re new to Amazon Channels, it basically unlocks all of the content that each network offers, but lets you play it with Amazon’s Prime Video player. You won’t need a separate app, or have to set-up multiple logins and billing info, you just pay a monthly fee for what service you want to add to your Amazon Prime account, and stream all you want on the app you already have.
“CBS All Access on Amazon Channels offers a seamless way for Amazon Prime members to get all the benefits of CBS All Access, including their favorite CBS shows plus premium original series like STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, NO ACTIVITY and THE GOOD FIGHT,” said Rob Gelick, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Platforms, CBS Interactive Entertainment. “As the first Amazon Channels partner to offer a linear feed of a subscriber’s local broadcast station in addition to video on demand, we’re thrilled to bring live programming to Prime members.”
“CBS has produced some of the most popular shows in television history – they have a fantastic selection of hit series,” said Greg Hart, Vice President, Amazon Video. “Amazon Prime members can now add CBS All Access to their Prime membership and watch the latest episodes of critically-acclaimed series, sports programming and award shows. We’re thrilled to work with CBS to bring their cutting-edge content to Amazon Prime members with Amazon Channels.”
You have two options, a $9.99 a month plan or a $5.99 a month plan. The $9.99 plan offers Prime members access to more than 10,000 commercial-free episodes on demand, including current primetime, late night and daytime CBS shows, in addition to CBS classics like “Star Trek,” “Cheers,” “Medium” and more. You will also get full seasons of all current CBS primetime series, like THE BIG BANG THEORY, YOUNG SHELDON, NCIS and SCORPION. You will also have access to past seasons of 14 hit CBS series including “The Good Wife,” NCIS and HAWAII FIVE-0. The $5.99 plan has limited commercials, and will be available over the next few months.
One of the best parts of CBS All Access is the live-streaming, and the Amazon Channels version will give you a live stream of your local CBS station. This includes NFL on CBS programming and specials like the upcoming Grammy Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Like we said before, you will also get to stream “Star Trek: Discovery,” “The Good Fight,” and “No Activity,” as well as upcoming originals $1, STRANGE ANGEL, THE TWILIGHT ZONE and others.
If you’re a Prime Member in the U.S., you will be able to watch CBS All Access across more than 600 devices on the Prime Video app for TVs, game consoles, set top boxes, including Apple TV, and connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices and online. It’s all the things you love about Prime Video, but with CBS All Access thrown in.