CBS All Access is a subscription that provides users with access to various shows produced by CBS. Some of the most well-known include The Big Bang Theory, Hawaii 5-0 and Criminal Minds. Charging $5.99 per month, users have 24.7 access to all their favorite TV shows from various devices under a single account.
What people like
- Ability to stream shows whenever and wherever
- No need for cable-television installation
- Access from multitude of devices under one account
- Fewer ads that impede total view time
- Easy to subscribe to via multiple platforms (CBS online, iTunes, Roku, Google Play, etc.)
What people dislike
- Some promised shows have conditions for streaming
- Limited viewing of Live Sports
- Live streaming available depending on your location
- Free trial consists of only 7 days at the end of which the user will automatically be charged
- Difficult to cancel subscription as it can only be done through how the account was initially created
- No-refund policy despite their ability to track user’s usage frequency
Similar to Netflix, CBS All Access subscription conglomerates a variety of television shows and allows users to stream shows anytime and anywhere. Unlike Netflix, the subscription offers a seven-day trial instead of a thirty-day trial. Can users really decide if they like CBS All Access enough to pay for it continuously in just one week?
Furthermore, cancelling CBS All Access takes a whole lotta effort and with their No Refund Policy and the allowance to only cancel through the way the subscription was obtained makes cancelling not unlike rocket science. That combined with the lack of will to go through the forgot-my-password-send-me-a-new-link-to-reset dance because you haven’t signed into CBS in ages and then telling yourself that $5.99 (subscribed through CBS Online) or $6.99 (subscribed through iTunes, Roku, Google Play) isn’t too much to pay probably puts cancelling CBS at the bottom of your to-do list. Why keep it if you don’t use it?