Big Brother 17 Live Feed 2015 Preseason Details

CBS has released the official details on the Big Brother 17 Live Feeds as part of their new All Access video subscription revealing how Big Brother fans can get inside the game and BB17 house.

Big Brother Live Feeds on CBS All Access
Big Brother Live Feeds on All Access – Source: CBS

With the shift this season to include the Live Feeds free with fans’ subscription to the CBS All Access service we already knew the monthly price was going to be significantly cheaper this time around at just $5.99 per month, but we were still waiting on details of any Early Bird discounts or deals.

Starting today, May 28, 2015 fans can watch exclusive Big Brother preseason video content when they sign up for “All Access,” the new home for Live Feeds. In fact, it’s the only way to get access to the Feeds this year. CBS has bundled our beloved Feeds with their other existing video service.

A Big Brother Early Bird sale is not available this year since CBS already dropped the price down to $5.99/month, but there is a 1-week Free Trial that you can get now to start watching the preseason content they’re releasing. There will also be more preseason content before the Feeds go live during premiere week giving us our first look inside the BB17 house as the game plays out.

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On June 10th Derrick Levasseur, winner of Big Brother last season, will be doing an exclusive chat with subscribers. On June 15th there will be a subscriber-only chat with Frankie Grande. Then later that week CBS is promising a live stream of the new Houseguests for an early reveal.

Big Brother 17 Live Feeds officially launch the in-house cameras on June 25, 2015 after the west coast premiere concludes as part of the two-night event. So BB17 starts on 6/24 but the Feeds won’t turn on until after the second episode finishes out west.

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Bad news for our friends to the north. Live Feeds will not be available in Canada due to CBS’s decision to include them in with All Access which is only available in the US. Sigh. I asked if there was any hope of changing that like they did the other year, but was told no.

As for ways to watch your BBLF, there is no app and you’ll watch via the website on your mobile device or laptop/computer. Roku devices will be able to access Live Feeds, but Chromecast will not.

I’ll keep asking for more details and will share them with you as soon as I can. Be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter, & by Email so you don’t miss any of the updates and other Big Brother 17 preseason news!


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  1. Just got my e-mail from CBS. So upset that as a Canadian I won’t be able to watch the live feeds!! I am frequently away over the summer and relied on watching the feeds. So disappointed in CBS!

    • I’m very disappointed in their decision too. I imagine there are work arounds just like how anyone in the US had to do to watch BBCAN Feeds, but I won’t be able to advise on those.

      Be sure to let CBS know directly though. Maybe if they get enough feedback they’ll look for solutions.

      • I just sent you a copy of this e-mail before I saw this posting. Not funny.

      • Matt I already asked this once but it didn’t seem to post. I have a question about the feeds. I don’t understand what the all access is but I just want to know after I order them do I just go to CBS website like last year and click on live feeds? I ordered them through your website the last two years and that’s all I needed to do. I could watch them on my laptop or my IPad. I just had to go to the CBS website.

      • Yep! You got it. Feeds come with All Access so once you get that signed up you can go straight to CBS, sign in, and start watching. Thanks for signing up through us!

      • Thanks. No problem, anything to help your site and you. Met a lot of great people on here and it’s fun to read everyone’s opinions.

      • I signed up and went to cbs all access and only found a few episodes from last season. I thought I could watch all prior seasons. I would appreciate any help. Teresa

      • I will definitely be letting them know and hopefully more Canadians will as well. I like your idea of having a separate feed access for Canadians. I know there are quite a few people who would want that access.
        On the bright side you always keep us all in the loop so well. I have been a fan of your site for so long. Keep up the good work like I know you will and maybe the lack of feeds might hurt a little less. Haha.
        Thanks Matt!!

    • If you use Google Chrome download the extension Hola – you can change your ‘location’ to the US – though I’m not sure if paying for the feed will be an issue.

      That’s how I was able to watch BBCanada

      • You need a US credit card. It can be a prepaid card also as long as it came from the US. People on twitter are reporting trying to sign-up thru a VPN but CBS refuse their canadian Credit card.

      • That’s what I figured would happen. I don’t have any advice on how they get a US pre-paid card though.

      • You don’t have any friend in the US ? On facebook ? On twitter ? Or you can drive south of the border for an afternoon shopping trip.

      • If you are referring to me, I already live in the US – my original comment was to Hayle

      • Yes, I saw my mistake and edited my post. Sorry. Get friend with Hayle. LOL

      • Not everyone is able to “drive South of the border for an afternoon shopping trip”, dude. Canada is one hell of a big country.

    • Where there is a will, there Will always be a way. You can and will find the live feeds .

  2. Just noticed the email from CBS and came straight here. I’m so not impressed that I won’t be able to purchase live feed access this year (as a Canadian).. Definitely not as hyped about BB17 now. :

  3. Didn’t the same thing happen with Canada last summer? And then like a week into the season they were like “lol jk you guys can buy the feeds :)”

    • It did happen before and that’s what I figured might happen again, but I pointedly asked CBS and was told no, not this time. Since the Feeds are bound with the CBS episodes they can’t offer one part without the other.

      My idea would be to offer a standalone Feeds account available *only* for Canadian subscribers. Problem solved. Go figure.

  4. I will not be buying ANY products that appear on Big Brother 17 , until they allow us Canadians to watch the live feeds !!!

    • Latest I heard was it could be due to Canadian law requiring % to be domestic produced. In which case this would be a problem caused by Canadian law, not CBS.

      • I am sure it has to do with CRTC and/or Global. What I can’t understand is why Global doesn’t get into some sort of contract with CBS to share the loot coming from Canada.

      • Global TV will actually have to make such a deal with the format’s owner, Endemol Shine USA, since they’re the ones distributing the US show to Canada (with CBS’s role only to allow a live simulcast).

        Does CRTC have similar local content policies on Canadian streaming services that usually apply to TV broadcasters? I can imagine that whatever reforms that occurred the past year made it impossible now to allow feed access up north.

      • The problem is not because of the BB live feeds, it is because of all the other content that CBS all-access is giving access to.

      • Would it be possible for CBS/Endemol to broker a deal with Global/Shaw Media’s own on-demand service to distribute the feeds?

  5. I feel bad for the Canadian viewers. Come on CBS let them watch the feeds. I mean they stream our show on global.

  6. Do we have information on the feed quality? Despite the house getting HD cameras, the feeds were still SD last year.

    • Reportedly they are HD this year, but I can’t confirm that until we see them in action. Either way, whatever they give us in quality is our only option so it’s not holding me back. (Certainly an unfortunate stance to have to take!)

    • CBS said on their website that the feeds will be HD (for sure this time). Making it widescreen last year is a good start even though I couldn’t really tell the difference, picture quality-wise, as I’m based overseas. :D

  7. I’m sorry if this is a stupid question but last year was my first buying live feeds and I thought it was a total for the duration of the show. If I purchase this year after big brother is done can I cancel the subscription? Sorry have looked at the FAQs and didn’t find an answer to this.

  8. Would it be possible for Canadian fans to get PlayOn? They have a CBS app but I am not sure if it is going to be All Access or not. I have CBS All Access on my Roku streaming player and this news is exciting to me because I will be able to watch the live feeds on my TV which is something I have hoping for! If Canada has the CBS All Access on their Roku players maybe they can get the live feeds there too?

    • Getting to it is not the problem. Paying for it is. CBS is refusing credit card issued by Canadian Bank.

  9. Hey Matthew I just signed up for all access threw your site. I was just wondering and I’m pretty sure it’s just on my end I can watch past episodes and what not on my phone but it won’t let me stream it to my Apple TV it doesn’t show the AirPlay sign it just has the share sign to email Twitter and facebook. I was wondering do you know how I can fix that to have it stream to my tv or can I only do that on my computer?

  10. I like the less expensive monthly rate for the Live Feeds but I don’t like being tied into the CBS All Access stuff. I just wish they would have just kept it simple like years before.

  11. XMBC or KODI might carry live feeds for big brother.They had a app for Canadian BB this year.

  12. I don’t understand. Is the only way to watch the interviews through this “All Access” bull? What about when the episodes air, will paying for the subscription be the only way to watch the episodes online? I don’t like this, it isolates young people, foreigners and poor people/college students on a budget from watching their show

  13. Question about using Roku to get the Feeds, Matthew…are they available there yet? Hooked mine up & signed in to CBS All Access, but all they had up were episodes of BB16. The only thing I could figure is that they wouldn’t be available on Roku until they’re fully available later tonight? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

  14. i have been watching bb since first season and live feeds not long after. i cant believe they wont let us Canadians have access to feeds anymore! i will be sending them an email for sure!

  15. RIP canadian viewers, Looks like I will have to find a site who is hosting them and watch it that way which is unfortunate because I would have no issue paying for the feeds

  16. Have been watching bb since day one and feeds when they started. Very upset with these changes that exclude Canadians. I have been faithful to this show since day one……….Sometime change is not a good thing so please find a way to fix it so we can get our feeds. It is very upsetting, we looked forward to seeing the US feeds all winter and then we get a slap in the face. CBS denies us Canadians.

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