The CW

The CW

Watch all your favorite The CW shows for FREE!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 2.12
  • Updated: November 9, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.0.3 and up
  • Installs: 5,000,000 - 10,000,000



The CW App is the only way to watch FREE EPISODES of your favorite shows whenever you want. You don’t need a subscription or password. Just install the app and stream the hit series Riverdale, along with The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Dynasty, Jane The Virgin, The 100, Valor, iZombie, 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. And coming soon to The CW, get ready for Black Lightning and Life Sentence!

Features Include:
* FULL EPISODES: Watch the latest episodes of every primetime show the day after broadcast
* 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.
* PHOTOS: Browse extensive photo galleries for episodic and publicity stills.
* 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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    Terrell Shelton Published date: November 14, 2017

    The app does what it's supposed to do. However I'm not a fan of the fast forward feature. If you start a show and have to stop halfway through on the next startup you have to watch the ads(which is fine) but then 9/10 you end up watching the exact same ads again in 20 seconds. But the app is free so can't complain to much about the ads. Just wish they were implemented better on the seeking feature of the app Full Review

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    Meg Mothaar Published date: November 12, 2017

    I think this app is so cool! I love my superheroes and watch them all the time but I also love to watch things like Jane the Virgin and Riverdale. I've never read the comics but I think I like the show better. It's cool to see all types of shows on one app/channel. I also think it's cool that if you don't have DirecTV, like nyself, you can still find your favorite shows only one day later. Full Review

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    Andy Zillen Published date: December 7, 2017

    It's great being able to keep up with shows on the app. I just wish they would keep all the episodes instead of just the last 5. I watched the first season of a CW show on Netflix but to watch the second season i had to buy the first 2 episodes on amazon video before i could watch the rest on the CW app. I almost gave up on the second season. If they want to keep ratings up then CW needs to allow people to catch up that start watching late. Full Review

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    Autumn Hoback Published date: November 13, 2017

    Been a user for years (atleast 2014) love the app love most the shows. There are a few times when it glitches and i have to exit the app and restart it but thats alot of apps. It says about the CW is targeted for mainly women 18-34 i am 17 and a woman and have been watching the CW shows for years. I Love the app but there are too many commercials. The subtitles are on point for most the time also. 5 stars! Great app. Great shows. Full Review

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    Patricia Lo Galatro Published date: December 10, 2017

    Love that I can watch new episodes of Supergirl (my favorite show) on this app the very next day after it airs. Great way for me to catch up on shows and rewatch my favorite episodes. I also love the extra clips, cast interviews and behind the scenes looks. Occasionally, there aren't even any adds and I get to watch an entire episode without any interruption. Full Review

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    Tiffany Hanley Published date: January 4, 2018

    Get to watch all my favorite shows. Only thing they can change it to play the shows live or the same night they air. Also to many commercials but other then that it has great quality and I love all my shows that air on CW. Lately my shows have not been clear it's all messed up can barley see anything but it was never like that before. Something needs to be fixed. Full Review

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    Diana Damian Published date: January 18, 2018

    This app works great! I love it. Great content. I would give it a five but decided to give this a 4 because there's way too many ads. I understand bills need to be paid but these ads are too long and too many also I could not get access to the first couple of episodes from season 4 Jane the Virgin Full Review

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    Pamela Nunley Published date: November 20, 2017

    One of the better TV network apps. Let's me cast t my TV, while Comedy Central and vaicom continue to pander to the cable companies and lock down their features for non cable subscribers. The only critique I have is that if you want to jump back in the episode or you accidentally hit the progress bar and go back you can't just tap back to where you were, you have to rewatch the commercials as well. Full Review

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    Brandi Stover Published date: November 17, 2017

    The app is great at first and was a gidsent for my son. He loves cw shows but our tv service doesn't get local channels. This is a great way for him to stay caught up. Only downside I have noticed is after the first commercials, the show gets very pixilated. I thought it was his phone, but all the commercials are crystal clear! Full Review

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    Alejandro Vargas Jr. Published date: November 25, 2017

    I think you need a upgrade the app a little bit more some times it won't let me pause or go back , less Commercials. Other then that this is a great up to catch up on shows you might have to miss cause of life. Something always comes up. Thanks again for the app Full Review

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    leila gary Published date: December 8, 2017

    12/8/17 Definitely like app (still miss not being able to watch it through Xbox 360). Love the no commercials :-) 4/8/16 Still working great! :-) 10/6/17 Not really thrilled I can no longer watch shows on my tv through my Xbox 360. Need and enjoyed the ability to watch shows on my 32" screen :-( Full Review

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    Rachel Harris Published date: November 12, 2017

    Its free and means I can watch my favorite shows as they air. Sometimes if I leave the app and come back to it, it will freeze, but restarting the app fixes that. Overall a great experience. I really like that it saves where you are in a show so you never lose your place and have to rewatch part. Full Review

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    Janet Baker Published date: January 9, 2018

    I really like that I can watch the shows I want with few commercials. The only thing I wish it would do is tell me when the next episode will be. it says the day of the week but if the show is skipping a week or more it doesn't say when it will come back on. other than that I LOVE it :-) Full Review

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    smith Kendrick Published date: November 16, 2017

    your commercials almost always freeze the app and after restarting the app I always have to search for my place in the episode which results in having to watch commercials again which also almost always freeze up. so it's a ridiculous loop. your app is great idea but work the bugs out because it's complete garbage!!!! Full Review

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    Tony Valenti Published date: December 3, 2017

    While I can watch full episodes, the encoding uses more data than I am happy with. It's not a problem when on wifi, but still. Chrome cast streaming is nice but the app disconnects and loses the ability to control playback. Ads are what keep this free, but sometime they don't load and freezes the screen having to quit and reload the app. This restarts the ads again. Very annoying. My phone is brand new running Oreo 8.0 so I don't think it's my phone. Clean up some bugs, and my rating will improve. Full Review

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    Classic Reactions Of Mishy Published date: November 19, 2017

    Too many ads and the shows don't stream at the time it's scheduled but overall it's really nice to have a place to watch Jane the virgin and other shows but I'd prefer cutting back on the ads and do it on schedule and not freezing until you have to click the pause and then start again. Also the subtitles don't match up with the speech it goes to fast but I like how you can watch full episodes despite the fact there are too many ads. Full Review

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    Kayla Lafferty Published date: December 8, 2017

    Too many commercials. The playback quality of videos is messed up once the ads finish playing & it goes back to the show. Requiring me to continuously close out the app & then go the entire way back in to whatever episode I was watching. Full Review

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    Donna James Published date: January 1, 2018

    I paid for series if my favorite show. The episodes where limited. Then I went to the CW and got current episodes. What is great is that I saved money because it was the only show I wanted to see. Not to many interesting shows. The CW gave both trailers, and full episodes so you could stay up dated on the show Full Review

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    Brian Kivett Published date: November 15, 2017

    Great app with shows added quickly. When picking up where I left off the sound & picture gets out of sync. And no Chrome Cast support built in... Dropped rating due to the fact that I have to restart the app constantly. either it gets very pixely or it freezes during transition from add back to show. No other streaming app does this. I really like the CW and their shows but this app needs serious work. Full Review

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    antionette bender Published date: November 10, 2017

    I love almost every CW tv show there is and you would think that a big channel like CW would do better with their app but this app is terrible. It wont let me pause and the picture is terrible after the first commercial. If you guys fix these little bug the cw would be the best app out there. Please fix!!! Full Review

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    Samantha Hoffer Published date: December 22, 2017

    I have tried to download this app on 3 devices, and when I try to open it, it opens as a blank black screen. Then I wait and wait and the message pops up that's says the app is not responding and closes. I am done trying to use this app. It needs a lot of work. I would love to able to watch my shows on the go, however, this app won't even open. Full Review

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    Alyssa Fisher Published date: January 17, 2018

    I had this app on my previous phone and although it might have had ads, it was great and i loved it. I got a new phone (same model) and the app didnt transfer so i redownloaded it. Once it downloaded, the app wouldn't open. I deleted, redownloaded, even shut off my phone. This is now my least favorite app because i cant use it!!! Full Review

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    Godzilla Firefox Published date: December 3, 2017

    Amazing shows, but the video quality should really be better considering CW makes these shows themselves. Also, CW needs to chill on the ads. It's really annoying when I have to watch 10 minutes of ads before every show and anytime I have to skip forward in a show to get to the spot I was at. Full Review

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    Chad Dinkins Published date: November 16, 2017

    This app use to be kind of decent. Now after every ad block you have to shut down the app then restart it or you will have a Matrix themed wallpaper video resolution. That's CW and parent company WB for this update that makes videos a hassle to watch. Full Review

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    Michael N Published date: December 2, 2017

    I pay for hulu and Amazon prime to avoid commercials. Thanks the agravation with your greedy app.. You can't seek an interrupted episode because every fast forward lands you on 5 more minutes of impassable ads. So weak.. Full Review

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    Ashley Hardaway Published date: November 9, 2017

    This app is awful! It only started misbehaving recently but it stalls after the first commercial and it won't play anything, the commercial or the show. When it does play the show the picture is out of wack, it looks like the picture is melting. Definitely not worth the space it takes up on my device. Full Review

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    David Nicholson Published date: December 10, 2017

    Great app. Had to knock a star off because of annoying digital artifacts when returning from commercial breaks. Exit the episode and restart from where I stopped at in order to fix, but otherwise a great app. Just fix this one issue. Also, commercials not a big deal like some have complained about. They have to pay the bills somehow. Full Review

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    Published date: January 14, 2018

    The Best App Ever!!! It has all the CW shows including Riverdale, Dynasty, Supergirl, The Flash & Green Arrow. There is only one thing that sucks, there's TOO MANY ADS/COMMERCIALS. But overall it's a great app Full Review

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    Elijah Costello Published date: November 30, 2017

    Great app! If you're into superhero shows like me, or the many others on this app, it's great to be able to watch them the day after they air, instead of months after on Netflix. Would give 5 stars, except the commercials get very annoying, I don't mind some, but after every like 5 minutes there is some, if I wanted to watch it with all the commercials, I'd watch it on my tv. Please fix and I will gladly give 5 stars! Great app! Full Review

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    Adam Salzer Published date: December 1, 2017

    Works great w/ mobile devices (pixel and Asus chromebook C302) but the day that they release an update for Android TV (Nvidia Sheild TV) is the day I give it 5 stars... little bummed I have to watch my favorite shows on the Roku in my bedroom because Chromecast doesn't work quite right😕 on filling the screen...Sorry Full Review

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    Brian Reiner Published date: November 30, 2017

    If you like watching CW shows I don't know what you wouldn't like about this app. Do you get to watch TV for free. Of course there is adds but it's no different than watching it on regular TV all episodes are done within an hour. I think a paid for feature for like 4 or 5 bucks would be worth it. Full Review

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    Minecraft querio Published date: November 22, 2017

    Bless you CW for not making me sign up or pay for anything! Netflix doesn't have season 13 and I'm almost done with what's on Netflix so I just wanna be prepared. It'll even let me cast onto my TV!! Love it! 🖤💜🖤 Full Review

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    Published date: November 24, 2017

    If I could give it a zero I would. It used to work, but with this new season it lets me watch one commercial then crashes. I have done everything suggested by the support page, and sent in a help ticket, but no response or change. Even if this is magically resolved at some point the first episodes of all of my shows have already been taken down. Full Review

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    ngexplorer 101 Published date: December 3, 2017

    Heres the thing, i just finished season 1 of Riverdale so i wanted to watch the 2nd season, but 2 of tje episodes were not on the CW app! I cant just skip 2 episodes of the story! If you could put all of season 2 of Riverdale on your app it would be great. Full Review

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    Edwin Espinal Jr. Published date: November 23, 2017

    I think that you should just leave episodes on instead of removing the first ones when new ones come out, I know you already put a time limit for that reason but there are some cases like my wife who was finishing a season before starting the new one and your first episode is gone... Just consider it please, have them available to download. Full Review

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    Mo Rizvi Published date: November 18, 2017

    Casting is a nightmare. App always crashes first time trying to cast it. The second time it goes through to my Chromecast but it stays on the loading screen, even though I have great Internet connection. It does the same thing when using a Google home (and it doesn't let you change episodes through the Google home). Full Review

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    Zakiya Weingarten Published date: January 19, 2018

    The quality for the actual show you're watching is garbage, though, for the ads it's great! Makes no sense. Then, when you leave the app in the middle of a show and come back to it later, you find the prompt asking if you'd like to resume where you left off...a whole ad block before where you really left off. Great app. Full Review

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    Jessi f Published date: December 7, 2017

    TOO MANY COMMERCIALS. Then to top it off it's sleezy commercials and constant repeats of the some few. I understand having some commercials but there is a breaking point where you just can't take anymore. Have a commercial here or there and at least let us skip the ones in the middle geez. Nobody wants ads shoved down their throats! Full Review

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    Christopher White Published date: November 16, 2017

    The video quality is spot on. However, the overload of ads completely ruined my experience with the app. I don't download apps or watch shows online to get the same commercial experience I get with a TV. I would rather pay a monthly fee than be forced to watch adds. Full Review

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    Published date: November 19, 2017

    Would HAPPILY pay to watch without commercials, but there is no option for that. The sheer volume of commercials and the quality issues render it unwatchable as is. Add a pay option to remove commercials, and I might use it again. Otherwise, I'll just wait until the shows I like are added on Netflix. Full Review