New Comedy Central app puts all shows in one place

By , Apr 1, 2014

Comedy Central 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Comedy Central has several free apps in the App Store, each dedicated to its own show, like The Daily Show Headlines, The Colbert Report and Tosh 2.0, to name a few.

In the commendable effort to reduce user confusion and increase engagement, the comedy channel owned by MTV Networks Entertainment Group has released a new iOS app simply named Comedy Central that consolidates all their shows into one place.

The dedicated streaming app is now available to download free of charge in the App Store. Wait, you haven’t heard the coolest thing: you can stream episodes of select shows free of charge, no cable subscription required whatsoever, with some caveats…

For cable subscribers, full seasons are available of such shows as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, South Park, @midnight, Tosh.0, Workaholics, Key & Peele, Broad City, Kroll Show, Review, Inside Amy Schumer, Futurama, RENO 911! and Chappelle’s Show, with “more shows added all the time.”

Keep in mind that some shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and South Park offer a selection of original digital shorts that can be streamed without restrictions, no TV provider sign-in required.

For other shows, you’ll need to log in with your cable or satellite TV provider account. I wish at least one network finally appeased to cable-cutters by offering paid in-app streaming-only subscriptions that don’t require a cable account.

Check out the app’s iPad user interface below.

Comedy Central 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 004)

Comedy Central 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)

Comedy Central 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 005)

Comedy Central 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

You can also stream Comedy Central’s stand-up specials, share clips with others, continue watching right where you left off and access their vast archive selections, including every episode of Chappelle’s Show.

Comedy Central notes that it’s working on adding support for AirPlay streaming to Apple TV by way of an upcoming update. “We’ve chained our tech guy to his desk,” the jokers wrote in iTunes release notes.

As Comedy Central is a US-based network, licensing and regional restrictions apply so folks overseas won’t be able to stream all shows from Comedy’s catalog.

Go ahead, download Comedy Central free in the App Store.

The app is universal and requires iOS 7.0 or later.

  • Share:
  • Follow:
  • El Matador

    Shit just got real

    • Dani Hayes

      Mad Real.

  • Lurker22

    Does this give you FULL versions of Daily Show finally? It’s been crazy that for years you could watch complete Daily Show episodes on their web page (no cable subscription required either), but not on any smartphone/tablet.

  • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

    Tosh 2.0?

  • Blip dude

    Awesome!!! Comedy Central is one of the only few channels I miss when I decided to cut the cord for the family.

    And for those saying “you need a cable subscription!” All you need is credentials to anyone’s subscription, which a friend of mine lets me use to Verify HBO-GO, so I’m set!!!

  • ChildishGambinoGotThatSwagger

    Nice. Time to flex it