CNN+ streaming service launches on Fire TV and Apple TV — Not available on Roku or Android TV

CNN has launched its new CNN+ streaming service today. Fire TV and Apple TV are the only TV streaming platforms that currently support the service, as CNN has not reached a deal with Roku or Android/Google TV yet. The service costs $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year, however, an introductory offer for the next four weeks knocks the monthly cost down to $2.99 per month. CNN says that subscribing during the discounted period will lock in the cheaper rate for life as long as you maintain an active subscription. The service does not use a new app and is, instead, accessed through the existing CNN app. If you think this is a way to watch CNN live without a cable subscription, think again. The service is launching with about a dozen new weekly shows and access to thousands of hours of on-demand CNN content, but it does not provide a live stream of the CNN channel. CNN CTO Robyn Peterson says “we view CNN Plus as being additive. It’s a totally new thing that’s a complimentary product to CNN on linear television.”

10 comments
  1. TLASSOC says:

    Not interested. What a cras money grab for nothing in return.

  2. Juan Figueroa says:

    Who would be so silly to pay to get content that should be free, like news. I’m sick of companies starting streaming plans, but hey, that’s just my humble opinion.

  3. Russ says:

    Wait a minute here, it costs money to create and publish news. Reporters don’t work for free, cheap maybe, but not free.

    • Keith says:

      These reporters certainly don’t work for free. They’re quite wealthy. In fact Anderson Cooper is a Vanderbilt. Independent journalists get paid scraps. If they’re really good they can get by with Patreon.
      The news used to be free. It was considered a public good and ratings didn’t factor in. The networks made their money from sitcoms, sports, game shows, etc.

  4. Adam says:

    Actually, a decent all around news app with no ads might be worth that, if that is what this offers.
    I had been using the Reuter’s app for a while, but ultimately the ads were just too much for me.

  5. Dave Hembruff says:

    CNN…..the Clinton News Network…
    What a bunch of One Sided Bias B.S. so called news liars.

    Subscribe, I would not watch if the paid me a subscription fee !

  6. Justin S says:

    I just signed up for CNN+ and failed to realize it doesn’t include live TV. This APP is pointless without the live TV feature, these mass media conglomerates need to stop messing with us consumers. Either put everything into a nice streaming app, including the live CNN channel feed, or don’t make the app at all. What a waste of time indeed.

  7. TechyChris says:

    Well…that was quick, possibly a record. CNN+ shutting down at the end of THIS month! File that under: “I told you so” and “Water is wet.”

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