The CW

The CW Network

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Entertainment 2.15.0 Mar 14, 2012 Feb 15, 2018 42 MB iOS 10.0 or later 12+
New in version 2.15.0

The CW is constantly striving to refine the app and make the experience better for you, so we update often. Get the latest version for optimal performance and the most recent improvements. Thank you for streaming with The CW app!


The CW App is the only way to watch FREE EPISODES of your favorite shows whenever you want, no subscription or password needed. Just install the app and stream the hit series Riverdale, Black Lightning, The Flash, Jane The Virgin, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, Supernatural, The 100, Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Originals and more. Missed last night’s episode? Watch it now for FREE. Behind more than one? Catch up on the last five episodes aired anytime.

Features Include:

* FULL EPISODES: Watch the latest episodes of every primetime show the day after broadcast. Free.
* NO LOGINS: No cable subscription, no credit cards, no passwords. Ever.
* PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Get reminded when your favorite shows air and when they’re available to watch in the app.
* EXTRAS: See previews for upcoming episodes, behind-the-scenes extras, cast interviews, and more.
* EASY ACCESS TO CW SEED: Binge on new classics like The Secret Circle, Everwood, The Game, Girlfriends, Everybody Hates Chris, and Constantine, digital series like DC’s Vixen, and every episode of Whose Line.

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Repeat commercial loops
Windikiss on 6/22/2018
Great shows, if you can get past watching commercials being repeated 3 or 4 times in a row. In one show, they played the Uber commercial 17 times 🤮 my head was hurting so bad I couldn't watch CW for a week because of the same commercial over and over and over and over again. Low literally every commercial break was uber 3 or 4 times back to back then the show would come back on them the next commercial break, uber again back to back to back until the show ended.
TMRlover662 on 6/22/2018
This app is great. But could you please change it so that you can watch all of the episodes, and not just the recently aired ones? I discovered this app, very excited, but found that I could not watch the first episode of the season only the most recently aired ones. I was very saddened by his because I discovered this app in the middle of the season.
Needs a lot of work
LB7777 on 6/22/2018
Not s very user friendly app: 1. No way to favorite a show you like 2. If you are watching a show and do something else on your phone for a little bit it does not save the episode you were watching. You have to search for the show then find the episode then resume 3. Right when you open the app it Displays some shows. However, if you click on a show it opens up an episode And won’t let you Change to a different episode. You have to search for the show as I said in #2 4. It doesn’t give the option to start the next episode like most apps like Netflix and Hulu ask you when you have finished the episode 5. There are sooooooo many commercials This app is so frustrating to use that I may just wait until the show comes out on either Netflix or Hulu
Won’t open
love.❤️ on 6/22/2018
This app won’t even open I’m so mad
1 Star because it crashes as soon as I open it.
Winchester1432 on 6/22/2018
As soon as I open the app it crashes. It doesn’t even have time to get to the home screen, or thru the “dare to defy” thing at the beginning. I came here trying to report a bug, but couldn’t find it so hopefully someone important sees this ha
No programs in the app
Gonzaleez27 on 6/21/2018
It’s does not working for a week this app
sophiekonto on 6/21/2018
Hello ! My name is Sofia and I live in Greece So I’ve heard that the app is so good so I wanted to install it But when I did it didn’t show me anything No movies no series
Amarissa Garcia
amarissa2004 on 6/20/2018
This a great app but now it’s not that good. I have been trying to watch a show and it doesn’t let me it says that the show can be shown or sum like that and it doesn’t let me watch the episode and the day the episode comes out it doesn’t let me see it til the next day cause it doesn’t come out on mine
Won't work
Keptiz on 6/20/2018
I have the requirements but it doesn't load!
Used to work and now crashes constantly
Hjdieoenx on 6/20/2018
Really CW can’t make an app that works. Why have the app then? Obviously the goal is to frustrate people like a bunch of liberal Democrats that have no clue what they are doing.
Won’t play a video, or plays wrong video
Angelamarie12 on 6/20/2018
I have had no issues with this app till today. I keep trying to watch one show on their and it either starts and plays a different show or it won’t start at all and shows a black screen... I checked for updates and nothing...
Great, but needs some work!
$kizZeZ$ on 6/20/2018
When I downloaded this app I was super excited because I’m a fan of The 100 but the news episode that just can out won’t play. I tried playing another video and it works fine but for some reason this new episode won’t. I’m very sad, was super excited for this new episode!😭
Meinmyvoice on 6/20/2018
I love this app and all but all of a sudden it won’t let me play the episode. Says it’s unavailable to play, so please fix this because I want to watch the episodes
Great but bugs..
Shaylee Basic on 6/20/2018
This app is great and I use it to watch all my fav CW shows. But they’re some things that need fixed.. Every time I try to watch The 100 it glitches out with the commercials and turns black. I even tried deleting the app and re downloading it and it did the same thing. If someone could help that would be great.
Great......when it works.
Acollins9785 on 6/20/2018
Love being able to get my fave episodes free of charge.....when it works.
Always something
Updates are pointless on 6/20/2018
Was ok before, but since the last update, episodes wont even start anymore. They play a couple ads and then it’s just a blank screen. Tried restarting my device 3 times, and still nothing
Etrope on 6/20/2018
So, I’ve used the CW app before and it’s worked great until now. Every now and then the app suddenly crashes. Either when I open it or in the middle. When a commercial starts it freezes and I can’t watch my show. It’s not my phone cause I tried it on a computer. The site needs to get fixed ASAP
ABSURD amount of ads
Gajdkakhcjwjcjsj skejkfjehwhf on 6/20/2018
I understand the need for ads. But 6-8 ads in a row? It’s absurd and I really wish I could give 0 stars
Absolutely terrible.
Jacqueline225 on 6/20/2018
This app is so incredibly slow and constantly stops to play 3-6 commercials in between 10 minutes clips of an episode... that is, when it’s not buffering and taking forever to load. Even the website is terrible. Do not download if you get frustrated at buffering
Commercials every 5 minutes?
seriouslyareyoudoingthis on 6/19/2018
What a bs app, 20 minutes commercial free, then one every 5 minutes. Will NEVER use this crap app again.
Awesome App! Free with commercials
Ablest gabble on 6/19/2018
I REALLY LOVE this app!!! If I miss the CW tv shows I want to watch the night before, I can watch them in this app for quite a while after they air on tv before they expire from the app. And it being free just for the normal commercial breaks that the regular shows have is AWESOME!!!!!! I can totally watch commercials if it means a free experience to be able to watch my shows if I miss them when they air!!!! I’m currently addicted to Supernatural and have been since it began airing. Sometimes it’s changing schedule from season to season makes me miss an episode here or there. This app allows me to watch or rewatch an aired episode from the night before to keep up with the story arcs with my favorite CW show! It usually allows a week to 3 weeks or so to watch an episode after it airs. Then it will expire from the app. And since I don’t have much money to pay for a service AND my cell phone, I REALLY appreciate that it’s free, just for the trade off of having commercial breaks build into the show! I can totally live with that!!!!! THANK YOU CW APP!!! 💖
Too many commercials
GirlsyMom3 on 6/18/2018
I like the app, however, there are way too many commercials. I understand advertisements are needed for free apps, however, there are way too many.
I don’t recommend this app.
reVorse flAsh on 6/17/2018
This app is unresponsive and every time I use it (well I try too) there is this service error thing. I’ve read other reviews and found many with the same problem. It’s not my phone because I have a strong connection and any other streaming app on my phone works accept for this one. I don’t recommend it for that reason as it would probably be a pain to try to get this app working as you literally can’t do anything to fix it. I can’t contact CW to ask them any questions or anything on how to fix it. If this app works on my phone I would gladly give this five stars because I’m actually really looking foreword to watch the flash, arrow, riverdale and more. But as of now if they could get this fixed it would be great. Thanks.
Phals on 6/17/2018
Love the app.... Works great for me on iPad, iPhone and my favorite shows ! well done!
The CW
kaimanalei on 6/16/2018
Um. The app won’t even open for me. It’ll show “ THE CW “ then go back to the home screen everytime. Fix it.
Do not download
Kymmy C on 6/16/2018
I just started watching Jane the virgin and I’m only on like chapter 18 and I can’t find any other episodes except chapter 77 or chapter 80. What sense does it make to only have a few episodes instead of the whole series?!?
Crashes too much
Diann1999 on 6/16/2018
The app barely loads before it crashes. I’ve deleted and reloaded it but it still crashes - I love CW but this is getting irritating.
Record to watch later?
GashT on 6/16/2018
Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see any way to record shows to watch them later. There are seasons where I just don't have time to watch my favorite shows, but the app only has the 5 most recently aired episodes. If I missed more than 5, my viewing is essentially cutoff. Now I either have to wait for it to air on Netflix, or skip the episode and try to guess what happened. Love the shows, and I'm sad that I can't get the CW thru DirectTV. I was hopeful when I saw this app, but it really doesn't deliver.
edgar75436 on 6/15/2018
The app is great on my tv but on my phone i cant access it, like right after the cw logo disappears for the shows to come up the app closes and its been doing this for months
Hides important info
DismantleDesign on 6/15/2018
Can’t see what time it is when the app is open and playing a video full screen. Please fix.
Stop showing previews of next weeks episode during this week!
solidruss on 6/14/2018
Seriously stop showing next weeks preview while I’m watching the current weeks episode, it’s beyond annoying. Use some common sense for people that are watching the episode for the first time. I’ll raise my rating when that’s resolved.
The 100 S5 Ep3
Crisp Dre on 6/13/2018
Where is the 3rd episode on the 100 season 5?
Whose line classics
liddomisscourt on 6/12/2018
My FAVORITE show as a kid was Whose Line is it Anyway? And the fact they have the classic episodes warms my heart! Love that they include those episodes and love the notifications for when there’s new episodes on my still favorite show
It’s ok
Mason17181718 on 6/11/2018
I like this app but
Like the app but can’t use it
Erica fiala on 6/11/2018
I like watching my favorite shows, but the app won’t stop crashing and I can’t watch anything
afnanzeyad on 6/11/2018
It’s not working 🙄
No content!!
Aiden6020 on 6/9/2018
There is nothing in it
Would like it more if they didn’t delete episodes
bakkeod kekek on 6/9/2018
I hate that they delete shows. Like can’t other people watch them? Like sometimes you can’t get to it and can’t watch it. And then it gets deleted and you have to just wait until it comes out on Netflix.
kimorawalker on 6/7/2018
This app doesn’t even have all the episodes for season 1 and 2!!! I don’t have Netflix and I thought this app would help me
Worthless Slime
Construct on 6/7/2018
Fix your Roku app so that it doesn’t repeat the advertisements infinitely.
I love it!
CJEFF21 on 6/7/2018
The CW app is great I recommend it to anyone who watches shows like The Flash, Supernatural, etc.
Omg awesome
Pizzza Hut on 6/6/2018
This app is so awesome e I waited 10 months for flash season 4 but my brother took the controller and so I just used the cw app and boom problem solved
It does not work
hi im jasmime on 6/5/2018
The app will not open and I deleted it and reinstalled it and it opens then shuts off like I can’t watch anything nothing what do I do
Close caption off
Gina Ann lan on 6/5/2018
How the hell can I turn off that closed caption I can’t even watch a show with that writing all over my phone
Great app but...
WolfSpirit719 on 6/5/2018
Love the app works wonderfully but as for the programming. That’s another story, for example if you want to follow the story you don’t know what season your in. And because you don’t put the whole season up we can’t watch from the start of the season. My suggestion is to put all the seasons up so we can follow the story in succession. I downloaded “the CW seed” app thinking that you had my favorite shows there but they are not there. Paraphrasing Lord of the rings, “One app for them all, One app for them to find all their favorites and more,One app to bring them together to watch the CW!! Just a thought, I rated you three stars.
shows not consistent
tidalsucks on 6/4/2018
All they have to do is put new episodes on here every week. All I watch is one show, and there hasn't been a new episode posted in two weeks. The inconsistency is annoying. Get it together.
The_Quirkster on 6/4/2018
This app is terrible. I can’t load anything even with the countless hours I have left my device to buffer. Don’t waste your time and effort in this piece of garbage that wishes it was even a percentage of Netflix.
Vasnek on 6/4/2018
Whenever the app tell me a need to update it I click on it but it just says open.
Garbage app
Mark from 21TVcast on 6/3/2018
Version I had on my iPad refused to work, insisting it was no longer supported and I needed to download an upgrade, or I couldn’t watch the show. This is one of the worst user experience choices a developer can make. Then the brand new app version I downloaded crashed as I scrolled to look for the show. Even crappier! Now I see there are only a couple of episodes available of “The 100,” so I can’t check it out from the beginning anyway. What a garbage app.
MBASAK😎 on 6/3/2018
Awesome!!! I was able to catch up the recent eps without any worries. Quality, sound & caption is great!! Love that there's caption. I tend to understand more of the shows when I read and watch at the same time. I guess I don't listen that well. lol!! Thank you for having your app available and for letting us fans watch the latest. Much aloha... ~Mbasakholt
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