CBS Radio News

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Description of App: 

The very best radio news, anytime, anywhere has just taken a big step forward.

It’s CBS Radio News 2.0.

This app offers live-streaming breaking news as it happens, straight from the CBS newsroom. Get up-to-the-minute national and international news broadcasts every half hour, 24 hours a day. And hear the best CBS News features on money, technology, health, politics, and more.

We’re introducing our most exciting new feature - the Special Events stream. Here we will offer uninterrupted coverage of live news conferences, speeches, and other events – straight from the scene.

But that’s not all. Now, you can download podcasts from our app, so you can listen even when you aren’t connected to the internet. Tell your friends about what you are listening to on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more. See text headlines and tweets from @CBSRadioNews.

Highlights:

Breaking News• An up-to-the-minute newscast from the CBS Radio newsroom, updated every half hour• Breaking News when it happens

On Demand Listening• Thought-provoking news and features on the stories that matter to you• Newscasts, news pieces, features and analysis

Programs• Latest Newscast -- All the world’s news in three minutes• 60 Minutes -- America’s #1 news magazine show• Face the Nation -- Bob Schieffer hosts this weekly political roundtable• Weekend Roundup -- CBS Radio News’ 40-minute news magazine show, a comprehensive look at the week’s news• Molly Rants -- When Molly Wood of CNET doesn’t like something in tech, she’ll tell you

Text alerts• Opt-in for breaking news text alerts that will let you know when we’re taking air with special coverage of a breaking news event

Technical Notes• Runs best on iPhone 4 and later units.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

2.0.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

AppleVis Editorial Team Note: The rating for this app had been changed to correctly reflect based on the comments. If you feel that the rating is incorrect please leave a comment so that we can change the Accessibility options for this app. Original Poster Note: The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver. Some parts of the interface, however, are a bit odd. For example, when the listen live tab is selected, in order to start the audio you need to tap the loading button. Tapping the play button doesn't do anything, but the loading button starts the audio. The on demand section (the other tab at the bottom of the screen), is very easy to use. Tap the program you want to hear, wait a few seconds for the episode list to load and then tap the name of the episode. VoiceOver reads the pause button and the standard volume control.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

This is a terrific app! I personally use it every day to listen to the news and CBS technology stories!