If you watch a lot of CNN and love your Android phone, you can now combine the two. But Cam, how can we do that? you may be asking. By updating to the latest version of the official CNN app, of course – it lets you watch CNN live on your smartphone! Neat. I wish every network ever would do this. Or at least AMC, because I can't miss The Walking Dead.

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But I digress. Live TV on your smartphone is definitely a good thing, but that's not all this update packs. It also features "the iconic James Earl Jones 'This is CNN' welcome greeting." I know that's exciting for some of you, but for everyone else, there's an option to disable the sounder in settings. Thank God for that.

Unfortunately, this update only applies to the smartphone version of the app. The tablet version – which has been untouched for the last three months – is unloved, crying in a corner somewhere. That's sad.


The app is free, so if you want to watch some live TV on your phone, hit the widget below.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • ddpacino

    Damn, took them long enough! lol Greatly appreciated.

  • Android Fan

    If you don't have a cable provider, or that provider is Time Warner, you can't unlock live video -- or watch it on their Web site, either. This is a long-standing issue.

    • tvBilly

      Is CNN that beholding to the #*&^%! cable providers? The collusion going on between large monopolistic companies just keeps getting worse. As does the bribery to our "representatives", no matter what you call it.

  • http://twitter.com/ToysSamurai Toys Samurai

    And I still couldn't install the tablet app either on my Nexus 7, or Nexus 10.

  • FrillArtist

    What this article fails to mention is that YOU NEED TO HAVE BLOODY CABLE.