Amazon Channels saw its release two years ago and started out with only 30 US channels. It has now grown to over 230 channels globally with 140 US channels, 55 UK and 37 German.
A new channel that will probably be quite useful to many is CBS All Access which has joined the platform. CBS All Access is now the first partner of Amazon Channels to provide a feed of local TV channels. Subscribers will also be able to watch CBS All Access over more than 600 devices through the dedicated Prime Video app.
The app can be downloaded, installed and run on almost all TVs, set-top boxes, and game consoles. This includes products like the Amazon Fire TV and FireStick, Apple TV, mobile phones and even on PCs through browsers.
What Does CBS All Access Have To Offer?
CBS All Access on Prime will offer over 10,000 episodes that are on-demand. This includes their original series such as “Star Trek: Discovery” and “No Activity”. CBS All Access also includes access to upcoming original series such as “Strange Angel”, “The Twilight Zone” and “$1”.
What About The Price and Availability?
Amazon plans to price completely ad-free CBS All Access at around $9.99 per month. This will be available only to US Prime members. But, this is Amazon’s plan for the initial stages of the partnership. It is expected that after a few months, CBS All Access channels with limited commercials will be available at $5.99 per month. Amazon Prime currently includes Video, Photo Storage, Free Shipping and other features to its members and is priced at $99/year.
CBS All Access Menu offers the following line-up of shows
- CBS Primetime shows
- CBS Late-Night shows
- CBS Daytime shows
- Live-streaming access to all local CBS stations
- A wide variety of live programming shows
- NFL Games
- Complete seasons of shows such as Scorpion, NCIS, and Big Bang Theory
Furthermore, subscribers will be given access to past seasons of over 10 CBS series including “Hawaii Five-O”, “The Good Wife”, “NCIS” and others.
How Many People Subscribe to CBS All Access?
Although the broadcasting company has not revealed how many subscribers are currently active, Leslie Moonves, chief of CBS has stated:
“Showtime’s Video On Demand subscriptions and All Access subscriptions alone were predicted to be almost up to 4 million”
The partnership of All Access and Amazon Prime is going to radically simplify options for cord cutters. Amazon’s existing stable of products are simple and easy to use and this new channel is actually providing content that is interesting!