CBS News for iOS gets an overhaul, brings live news streaming

If you consider yourself a news junky, that addiction may have just gotten a tad easier to satisfy. The CBS News app scored a pretty big update today that brings a redesign and several new features. However, the most notable addition is full in-app access to CBSN, the network's 24-hour streaming news channel.

Here's what's new in version 3.0:

  • CBS News has been completely redesigned and is now a single iOS 8 compatible universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
  • Now featuring CBSN: a 24/7 streaming video news channel that features original CBS News reporting, live anchored coverage and on-demand news segments.
  • Expanded video offering from the CBS News programs, now includes more show subcategories and complete 60 Minutes segments and 48 Hours episodes from the current week's shows.
  • New, gorgeous full screen photo galleries.
  • Breaking news push notifications.

Of course, on top of the above changes, several parts of the app were redesigned to improve the user experience. For example, there is now a customizable pop-out navigation menu and a new "quick read" feature for skimming an article before jumping into the full thing.

The update looks pretty solid, and the ability to stream content from CBSN on the go is a pretty big deal, so be sure to check the app out from the link below.

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