CBS All Access Heads to Roku
The streaming TV service, which costs $5.99 a month, will now be available on the set-top box.
CBS All Access has joined Roku's lineup of streaming channels.
The digital video subscription from CBS Corp. will now be available on Roku players and Roku TVs. This marks the first time that CBS All Access is available on a set-top streaming TV box.
CBS All Access charges $5.99 a month for on-demand access to episodes from current seasons of shows including The Good Wife and Madam Secretary, previous season and class shows without a cable subscription. The service also offers live streaming of local CBS stations in 14 markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia.
"The launch of CBS All Access's Channel marks the first of many connected device platforms we'll be bringing CBS All Access to in the coming months," said Marc DeBevoise, executive vp entertainment, sports and news for CBS Interactive. "This launch brings us even closer to delivering on our promise to give our viewers access to more of CBS's world-class programming on whichever platform they choose."
The CBS All Access channel will replace the current CBS channel, which offers clips of popular programming. Non-subscribers will stil be able to watch clips through the new app.
CBS CEO Leslie Moonves in March revealed that early performance of the streaming service has been better than projected. While he wouldn't give the exact number of subscribers to the service, he did note that it has more than the 100,000 that Dish's Sling TV had accumulated at that time.