Amazon has just added a major network to their Amazon Channels a la carte TV subscription service. Prime members can now subscribe to CBS All Access and have access to all of CBS’s content, including their back catalogue, directly through Amazon Video. Customers in select markets will also be able to view live programing, including NFL games. A subscription to CBS costs $9.99 per month, which is the same price you’d pay directly through CBS for their commercial-free subscription. Interestingly, Amazon says they’ll support the less expensive $5.99 per month ad-supported subscription to CBS in the coming months.
I just don’t get why anyone would pay $10 a month for just one channel.
I’ve watched a few of the new Star Trek episodes, they’re “ok” but no better that any of the previous series that were part of regular primetime programming. If CBS starts to shift some of their popular shows (like Big Bang)to All-Access only, it will be the death of them! Companies like Comcast and Verizon simply will not pay extra to broadcast special programming.
No way there are enough individual subscribers to maintain the costs to produce these shows at consistently high levels as well as develop new ones.
Agreed. The only time I sign up for the All-access is when I get the free 1 month offers in my email that arrive every 2-3 months (and then cancel when my free month ends). I honestly do not believe the service is worth more than $3-$4/month.
I love Star Trek, and I am loving the new Discovery Series, but I wouldn’t pay $10/month for access to it.
There is no way I am ever going to pay $6, let alone $10 to a broadcast network whose content by definition should be free (OK with commercials) by US Law. They are already getting money from me via my cable company. Sorry CBS, you make a deal with Netflix or Hulu if you want to stream original content and past episodes.
So… if you pay the $10/month right now for CBS, you can cancel that and watch the same CBS content via Amazon?
No. I believe your $10 payment just goes through Amazon instead of directly to CBS.
If you are for some reason paying for CBS All Access already, yes you could cancel it and pay Amazon instead, who no doubt keeps a bit and sends the rest to CBS. In exchange you get the same shows but via Amazon’s Video’s interface.
Thanks for the replies.
Hulu is under $6 with commercials …for $10 I expect NETFLIX level programming… i think $4 a month should be their price tops
Put up an antenna, people. CBS, Decades, and independent stations carrying a LOT of the ALL-ACCESS content are 100% free. Resolve to save money in the new year! https://freetvforme.wordpress.com/
Yes, but there is a lot of content that isn’t free from CBS. Like the new Star Trek series Plus, it allows us to watch tv shows when we want. CBS also doesn’t allow of their shows on Hulu too.
No doubt. What is the value of that content? $10/month? If you want to binge on I Love Lucy, this may be the thing for you, but, for a casual TV viewer, most of the 9000 shows are available elsewhere for free.
No, what is currently on CBS this season you cannot watch anywhere else. I think old re runs sure.
What is currently on CBS this season, you can watch for free with an antenna.
Len, we watch 99% of our shows on demand, when we want. So it’s not just about watching the shows live via an good OTA antenna. I hear what you’re saying. But our lifestyle doesn’t allow us to watching live tv shows during the week.
I pay the $5.99 to watch Trek when the seasons over I will cancel
So can you investigate why CBS won’t let you sign in with Amazon Channels in their own app? I signed up for the CBS All Access Amazon Channels version but unlike HBO and Showtime, CBS won’t let you use your Amazon subscription for their own app. There’s other providers like Hulu and YouTube TV right there but no Amazon option.
I tried to sign up with CBS all access through prime but it kept kicking me off saying email address was already taken. I tried 2 other emails I have and never used on prime or Netflix and still, no luck. Then I found this site and was glad I couldn’t sign up. Lol! Waste of money.
I thought the same thing as many of the commenters here, why pay a subscription to watch CBS when it’s free over the air or included with cable.
After reviewing the enormous list of CBS/Viacom affiliated TV shows & movies & taking advantage of the 1 week trial, I’m hooked! CBS All Access is much more than just CBS! Plus, I can get the local CBS affiliate if I want. I know I probably sound like a shill, but I’m not, I just love binging all the old TV, old episodes of current TV & Smithsonian Channel and others!!