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CBS brings streaming app to Android, shows available as soon as 24 hours after airing

Posted In News - By AndroidPress on Friday, October 4th, 2013 With No Comments »

CBS has brought their popular streaming app to Android, allowing for full streaming of popular shows like The Big Bang Theory. Users will have access to both daytime and nighttime programming, and CBS notes that most shows should be available about 24 hours after they air.

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The app will allow for full HD streaming, and offers cast pages and a personalized show list. There are also cast pages for you to peruse, and a full primetime schedule to check out for those times you actually have time to catch the shows as they broadcast.

The Next Web is reporting that CBS intends for their Android app to perform just as the iOS variant does. On iOS, CBS combined their standalone app and CBS Connect, which allowed for a more immersive experience. Users could chat with CBS talent, and use their pohones or tablets as a second screen experience for shows they were watching. CBS wants to bring the same experience to Android users, and notes they’ll add those features “throughout the fall”.

In addition, we hope they bring Chromecast functionality. The paradox of watching TV you missed on your tablet or phone, then streaming to TV again, isn’t lost on us, but we still want the ability. If CBS could figure out how to utilize this “second screen experience” during Chromecast streaming, they would almost immediately have the coolest Chromecast functionality around.

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