Google Chromecast Gets Access to CBS Programming14 May, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
CBS May 14 announced that content from CBS.com, the CBS App and from the CBS All Access subscription service, can now be streamed to televisions using the $35 Google Chromecast.
Chromecast is the latest over-the-top device added to CBS’s digital distribution platforms. It joins CBS All Access’s recent launch on Roku, in addition to availability at CBS.com and on smartphones and tablets through the CBS App.
To enable casting through the CBS App for either iOS or Android, users must be on to the same wireless network as their Chromecast device, open the CBS App, select an episode and then tap the cast button in the top portion of the video player. Users also have the ability to simultaneously browse episodes on the CBS App without interrupting the content they are watching through Chromecast.
To use Chromecast to watch CBS programming through CBS.com, users should download Google’s Chrome browser and the Google Cast extension, then log on to the same wireless network as the Chromecast device and click the cast button in CBS.com’s video player.