1. Biergeliebter's Avatar
    So we cut the cord 2 weeks ago and from the research and discussion we did based on the the guidance on the cord cutters guide determined that the cost is too much to get a streaming package just for the SEC channel and all we need is CBS All Access so we can still watch the two shows we watch that weren't cancelled.
    The cost is the same if I get it from CBS or Amazon. Is there some kind of functional difference I should consider? For example, our Samsung Smart TV does not have the CBS All Access app so if we get it through Amazon does that mean we can watch it through the Prime Video app?
    Or do you still need the third party apps and Amazon is just providing a centralized payment system for those add on channels?
    09-18-2018 02:33 PM
  2. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    So we cut the cord 2 weeks ago and from the research and discussion we did based on the the guidance on the cord cutters guide determined that the cost is too much to get a streaming package just for the SEC channel and all we need is CBS All Access so we can still watch the two shows we watch that weren't cancelled.
    The cost is the same if I get it from CBS or Amazon. Is there some kind of functional difference I should consider? For example, our Samsung Smart TV does not have the CBS All Access app so if we get it through Amazon does that mean we can watch it through the Prime Video app?
    Or do you still need the third party apps and Amazon is just providing a centralized payment system for those add on channels?
    Hello @Biergeliebter. Welcome to Cord Cutters.

    According to this article:
    CBS All Access Goes Live On Amazon Prime Video Channels | Deadline

    It's available on Amazon Prime Video.
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    10-29-2018 12:09 PM
  3. Biergeliebter's Avatar
    TO answer my own question in case anyone else wonders the same, the main difference is that the service is done through Amazon. This has the benefit of consolidated billing through Amazon but the drawback of using all those channels through Amazon. The latter could be a benefit if Amazon ever gets the issues worked out, but for now it just guarantees an unpleasant experience.

    We tried the free trial of CBS All Access through Amazon since the Amazon Prime Video app Lee mentioned is on our smart TV. When selecting to play a show it would crash more often than it would play the stream and was so frustrating it only took a couple days before we cancelled.

    We then bought a Roku Ultra and tried CBS All Access through their own app. It is still working great.
    05-22-2019 12:03 AM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    Google Cyberflix
    06-06-2019 03:36 PM

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