CBS is a popular cable TV channel in the United States. It streams some of the popular shows and sports events like the Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, NCAA March Madness, NFL games, and more. Also, you can access all of these popular shows anytime by installing the CBS app. Additionally, all of your Roku device models support the CBS app. So, you can get access to all of your favorite shows on your Roku easily.

How Much Does CBS Cost on Roku

The CBS app is free to install on Roku. Also, you can access some shows on the CBS app for free. To get complete access to the CBS app, you need to sign in with your cable TV provider account. Some of the cable TV providers that carry the CBS channel are listed below:

  • Cox
  • Dish
  • Spectrum
  • Verizon
  • Xfinity, and more
CBS cable TV providers

How to Get CBS on Roku

1. Go to the Home screen on your Roku.

2. Select the Streaming Channels from the menu.

Select Streaming Channels

3. Click on the Search channels option.

4. Then, a virtual keyboard will appear on your screen.

Select Search Channels

5. Use the virtual keyboard to enter CBS on the Search Bar.

6. Next, search for CBS and then select the same from the search results.

7. On the next screen, hit the Add Channel button.

8. This starts the installation process.

9. Once the installation is complete, select the OK button from the prompt.

10. To launch the CBS app, select the Go to Channel button.

How to Activate CBS on Roku

1. Launch the CBS app and select the Sign in with TV Provider button.

Select Sign in woth TV Provider

2. Note down the activation code that is displayed on the screen.

3. Next, open a web browser and visit the activation webpage of CBS.

4. Input the activation code on the required field and hit the Activate button.

Activate CBS on Roku

5. Then, choose your cable TV provider and sign in to that account.

6. After you sign in, the CBS app will get activated.

6. On you complete the activation process, restart the CBS app and start streaming your favorite movies and TV shows.

Watch CBS on Roku

How to Watch CBS on Roku Without Cable

The following are the streaming services that are supported by Roku and caries the CBS channel on its channel lineup.



DIRECTV STREAM is one of the popular streaming services that offer the CBS channel. It also includes 60+ live TV channels and an unlimited cloud DVR feature to record all your favorite shows.

How to get the CBS channel?

You need to subscribe to the Entertainment plan at $69.99 per month to get the CBS channel.




fuboTV is popular in offering a lot of live sports channels. To your advantage, it also offers the CBS channel. Additionally, all the subscribers will get 1000 hours of cloud DVR storage to record their favorite shows. Also, new subscribers will get a 7-day free trial.

How to get the CBS Channel?

Subscribe to the fuboTV’s Pro plan at $69.99 per month to get the CBS channel with 90 other live TV channels.




Hulu is also one of the popular streaming services that offer the CBS channel. Upon subscribing to Hulu, you will get access to 70+ live TV channels, including the CBS channel. The subscription also includes unlimited cloud DVR storage that helps you in recording your favorite shows to watch them offline.

How to get the CBS channel?

Just by subscribing to the Hulu+Live TV plan at $69.99 per month, you can watch the CBS Channel live.


YouTube TV

YouTube TV - CBS on Roku

You can also watch the CBS channel live with a subscription to YouTube TV. You will also get a 14-day free trial if you’re to subscribe to YouTube TV for the very first time. Additionally, you will get unlimited cloud DVR storage to record your favorite shows.

How to get the CBS Channel?

Subscribe to YouTube TV’s base plan at $69.99 per month and get the CBS channel.


Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus - CBS on Roku

With a subscription to Paramount Plus, you can access all the popular shows available on CBS, BET, Comedy Central, and more. The only drawback is that you can’t watch any live TV channels. However, only with $4.99 per month can you access all of your favorite movies, series, and TV shows.



1. How to fix if the CBS app is not working on Roku?

Uninstall and reinstall the CBS app on your Roku to fix the streaming issues.

2. How to cancel CBS on Roku?

There is no way to cancel CBS directly on your Roku. You need to contact your cable TV provider and request the cancellation of the CBS channel.