How To Watch TV Shows Offline With Download & Play From CBS All Access

Now you can watch more of your favorite shows even when you don't have access to the internet!
Posted on Sep 13, 2018 | 10:00am
More frightening than a crime thriller, these two words can strike fear into the hearts of TV fans: "No Service!"

It can happen to bored kids in the backseat of your car, or to a business traveler as the plane reaches takeoff speed. Heck, it can happen in that one really annoying corner of your own home.

Thankfully, CBS All Access has a solution that allows TV fans a new way to take shows with them on mobile devices. Using the Download & Play feature, Commercial Free subscribers can just tap a download icon to store up to 25 episodes or movies offline—enough to get you through just about any road trip or long weekend.

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CBS All Access subscribers already have the best in streaming entertainment, with more than 10,000 television episodes available on demand including exclusive original series, plus access to live local stations, streaming news on CBSN and CBS Sports HQ, and even major sports events like NFL on CBS, SEC on CBS, and NCAA Tournament on CBS.

But when you're going offline and live streaming isn't an option, here's what you need to know for staying entertained with Download & Play...

What are the requirements for using Download & Play with CBS All Access?
You need to be using a mobile device (phone or tablet) running a recent version of iOS or Android and must be using at least version 6.0 of the CBS app. Download & Play is a premium feature so you must also have a Commercial Free subscription to CBS All Access.

Are there any limitations on Download & Play with CBS All Access?
Downloaded content is accessible for 30 days from date of download or 48 hours from start of playback. If you haven’t finished watching the video by the time it expires, you can always download it again. Downloaded content is not playable outside the U.S.

You can download up to 25 videos simultaneously, but be aware that data limits and/or charges may apply depending upon your connection or wireless plan. You can watch videos on up to 5 different devices.

What shows can I watch offline with CBS All Access Download & Play?
Select shows will have episodes available at the launch of Download & Play, including:
- Exclusive original series from CBS All Access: Star Trek: DiscoveryThe Good FightOne Dollar, Strange Angel, No Activity
- Reality competitions: Big Brother, Survivor
- Network primetime dramas: Blue Bloods, BullHawaii Five-0, MacGyver, NCIS: New Orleans
News magazines: 60 Minutes, 48 Hours
- All classic shows available with CBS All Access (hint: Cheers, all the classic Star Trek series, Twin Peaks, and so much more!)

Stay tuned for more shows and updates to Download & Play, and make sure to sign up for CBS All Access Commercial Free to download and stream all your favorites!