CBS All Access won't be available on the 3rd-gen Apple TV after next month

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What you need to know

  • CBS All Access won't be available on third-generation Apple TV boxes from next month.

Third-generation Apple TV users who watch content via CBS All Access are going to have to find a new way to enjoy their shows soon. As of March 4, CBS All Access will become Paramount+. And that means you'll need an Apple TV 4K to watch.

CBS began warning people today, as noted by MacRumors, with a message popping up to deliver the bad news.

We wanted to let you know that starting March 4, 2021, CBS All Access will no longer be available on this device. On March 4, CBS All Access will become Paramount+. You can watch Paramount+ on Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, iPhone, or iPad. With AirPlay, you can also stream Paramount+ from your iOS device directly to any Apple TV (3rd generation or later) or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. For more information, please visit

This news follows the blow that YouTube will also require an Apple TV 4K soon, leaving AirPlay as the only way to enjoy your favorite YouTubers if you're using a third-generation device.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.