Comedy Central debuts new iPhone & iPad app featuring full episodes for free

Rather than having a dozen, show-specific iOS apps to follow your favorite Comedy Central shows, the network has finally bundled the content into a single app featuring full episodes (listen up, cable cutters) for free. Much like Hulu and on-demand services through cable providers, the Comedy Central app will feature the latest episode of several shows from the network the day after it airs… no cable subscription required, no joke.

The list of free shows includes The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, South Park, @midnight, and original digital shorts. For cable subscribers, there’s even more content available including full seasons of new shows like Tosh.0 and archived seasons of shows like Chappelle’s Show and RENO 911.

Previously, each show had varying rules for how it presented new episodes. For example, The Colbert Report app featured full episodes while The Daily Show with Jon Stewart app did not.

Comedy Central for iOS is available as a free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Comedy Central says more shows will be added in the future, and AirPlay will be added as well. In their own words:

AirPlay support is coming soon, we promise. We’ve chained our tech guy to his desk.

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  1. Peter Ostro (@peteostro) - 9 years ago

    “listen up, cable cutters”

    The description of the app says: “sign in with your TV provider to access everything”

    Looks like cable cutters are locked out again!

    • Peter Ostro (@peteostro) - 9 years ago

      Hmm even though it says “sign in with your TV provider to access everything”, I didn’t need to sign into anything.. must be a bug or april fools joke…

    • Zac Hall - 9 years ago

      Sure, but a number of most recent episodes of shows (i.e. The Daily Show, Colbert Report) are offered for free, no sign-in required, while you’d have to pay for Hulu or cable otherwise.

  2. Toby! (@TrashGoblin) - 9 years ago

    Review with Forrest MacNeil requires a cable subscription to watch. Bummer.

  3. Robert Nixon - 9 years ago

    Reno 911 went off the air five years ago.

  4. jrox16 - 9 years ago



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