What Was the CNN+ Streaming Service?

Everything you need to know about CNN's defunct deep-dive news service

This article explains the obsolete CNN+ streaming service, including why it shut down and where its content went.

What Content Could You Watch on CNN+?

CNN+ featured a slate of shows, movies, and documentaries. It also included on-demand access to a lot of CNN’s non-news content, including shows like Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, and United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell.

CNN+ homepage.

In addition to on-demand shows, movies, and documentaries, you could watch live programming on CNN+. Unlike other streaming services with only pre-produced, on-demand content, CNN+ featured about eight to 12 hours of live programming each day. This live content was unique to the CNN+ service, and it's not broadcast on the CNN cable channel.

How Was CNN+ Different From CNN?

While CNN+ was a streaming service from CNN and featured similar content, the streaming service and cable channel are totally separate. CNN’s regular live news programming is not available on CNN+, as CNN+ has its own live programming instead.

The live programming on CNN+ focused more on deep-dives of timely subjects than repeating the same live news already on CNN

What Happened to CNN+?

CNN+ launched on March 29, 2022. However, it shut down a month later, on April 30, 2022. The official reason for its end was that owner Warner Bros. Discovery ultimately wants to offer a single streaming service with all of its content on it.

A lot of the CNN+ original content relocated to a "CNN Originals" hub on Discovery+ in August 2022. This section includes many docuseries, Headline News originals, and CNN Films offerings.

  • What channel is CNN?

    On TVs, CNN's channel varies by operator and cable provider. On a streaming service that includes CNN, such as YouTube TV, search for CNN in the channel lineup.

  • What channel is CNN on DirecTV?

    On DirecTV, CNN is channel 202 and 1202 (VOD).

  • What channel is CNN on Dish Network?

    On Dish Network, CNN is channel 200 and 9436.

  • What channel is CNN on Verizon FiOS?

    On Verizon FiOS, CNN is channel 100 (SD) and 600 (HD).

  • What streaming service has CNN?

    You can watch CNN via several streaming services, including Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, AT&T TV, and YouTube TV. To watch CNN on Roku, subscribe to a streaming service that offers CNN.

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