CBS’ international expansion for its streaming service All Access is gradually growing, with subscribers in Canada now able to use the service on Android TV devices.
The device update includes all Sony Android TVs in Canada.
All Access launched in Canada in April, marking its first expansion into an international market. CBS All Access is also available in Canada at cbsallaccess.ca, on iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, and on Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku streaming players and Roku TVs.
“The addition of Android TV to CBS All Access’ distribution in Canada marks a new milestone in the growth of our service in its first international market,” said Rob Gelick, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Entertainment Digital, in a statement. “In addition to CBS All Access’ ongoing expansion to new platforms, we’re also expanding the premium content available for Canadian subscribers, including our recently launched exclusive original series ‘Strange Angel.’”
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Ad-free All Access in Canada starts at $5.99 CAD. It includes 7,500 on-demand episodes with entire previous seasons and classic shows, as well as livestreams for CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.
The next international market for All Access will be Australia, where CBS recently acquired broadcaster Ten Network.
The global expansion strategy for All Access is part of CBS’ plan to have a combined 8 million subscribers for All Access and Showtime OTT by 2020. Earlier this year, CBS revealed that the combined subscriber total for those services has passed 5 million and that each service has about 2.5 million subscribers.