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CBS All Access, Changing Live TV station

Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:46 am

I just installed CBS ALL ACCESS channel. I live in Los Angeles Area. It assigned me the local KCBS tv station for live tv. However, I would prefer the live tv to be WCBS in New York. Can I change it?
 
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Re: CBS All Access, Changing Live TV station

Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:49 pm

I too live in the Los Angeles area and have CBS All Access since February.  As far as I can tell, We're limited to KCBS.  For me, that's fine as I want to view the local channel 2 for local news and programming of interest-like local sports for my sports orientated friends.  Do try the other CBS apps on your Roku.  They just might have what your're looking for!

If they don't, you can delete them.
 
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Re: CBS All Access, Changing Live TV station

Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:02 pm

Most devices/apps that provide access to network stations are tied to your account's address. DirecTV and Dish are the same way. For whatever reason, the networks don't want you watching stations outside your local area. With the satellite companies, if you let them know that your viewing location is an RV, and constantly moving around the country, they'll let you access the opposite coast stations. I can't remember if they allow both coast's stations. It's been well over a decade since my parents did so in their motorhome, so perhaps the rules have changed. But I doubt it. 
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Re: CBS All Access, Changing Live TV station

Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:43 pm

atc98092 wrote:
Most devices/apps that provide access to network stations are tied to your account's address. DirecTV and Dish are the same way. For whatever reason, the networks don't want you watching stations outside your local area. With the satellite companies, if you let them know that your viewing location is an RV, and constantly moving around the country, they'll let you access the opposite coast stations. I can't remember if they allow both coast's stations. It's been well over a decade since my parents did so in their motorhome, so perhaps the rules have changed. But I doubt it. 

It's something to do with advertising. They want you to get the localized ads, not ads for someplace you don't live in. STIRR (Sinclair) is making it easier to stream with local ads on their platform, hopefully the rest of the OTA networks like MeTV will do the same.
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