CBS is another major broadcast network to bring its content to Chromecast, the $35 HDMI dongle that Google released a year ago which ultimately ended up becoming a hit. Content can be accessed on the Chromecast through applications or through apps on smartphones, tablets and computers that are capable of “casting” content on the big screen. Support has finally been added for CBS content to the Chromecast dongle.
It has already been a few months since CBS launched its standalone online streaming service called CBS All Access. For $5.99 per month subscribers get access to over 7,000 episodes of previous and current shows, they also get access to live streams of local CBS stations in more than 20 markets across the United States.
Chromecast is the latest addition to CBS’s digital distribution platforms, the All Access service was recently launched on the Roku platform.
In order to view content on the big screen using Chromecast, all users have to do is fire up the CBS app for iOS or Android and ensure that they are on the same network as their dongle.
Once that’s done they need to select an episode and tap the cast button on top to get it to play on the big screen. Users are able to browse more episodes on the CBS app while content plays through Chromecast.