The CW

The CW

By The CW Network

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2012-03-14
  • Current Version: 3.1.4
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 52.59 MB
  • Developer: The CW Network
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4
From 109,457 Ratings


The CW App is the only way to stream the LATEST EPISODES of your favorite shows for FREE, no subscription or password needed. Just install the app and stream the hit series Riverdale, Black Lightning, The Flash, All American, Charmed, Legacies, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Supernatural, Dynasty, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane The Virgin, The 100, iZombie 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, Hellcats, Moonlight, Everybody Hates Chris, digital series like DC’s Constantine: City of Demons, and every episode of Whose Line.



  • A Great Start

    By Alden F.
    From a video playing standpoint, this app works great. Perfect quality with no buffering in sight. The problem is in the interface itself. When you start the app, it’s only in portrait mode, yet when you start a video it goes landscape. Why not just have everything in landscape? Once the video begins playing, you’ll have all the information across the top of the screen stay visible the whole time. It seems like a small thing but it’s insanely distracting. I’d suggest following the path of all the other video apps and have only the video be on screen. It also doesn’t help with the battery usage while watching something. I tend to average a loss of at least 20% with each video. Good luck binging something. There’s a lot of potential to be one of the best video apps, and a truly free one at that.
  • The CW on IPads

    By Hill Country RZR
    The app won’t rotate on an iPad. The app has way to many ads and sometimes goes dark with no picture but it has sound.
  • Great app but is the expiration really necessary?

    By realistic.4
    I think this app is great when you can’t watch it on TV and it works wonders if you have the time to watch them before they expire. But, if you don’t then you have to wait for them to come out on Netflix and especially with shows that conjoin such as The Flash, The Arrow, DC Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl you can’t watch the episodes in order because they’re gone. Or watch the episodes in general, really. Another thing is that if you miss a period of time because you got busy then you may have watched episodes 1, 2, 3, and 4 but now it’s on 8, 9, and 10 and you can’t go back. I just wish that The episode season expires so that way you could watch them all and not have to worry about a time constraint. I have times where I get so busy that I can’t watch them so I have to just wait for them to come on Netflix which could be months and it’s functional but I just wish that for better access and convenience the episodes wouldn’t expire.
  • Hard to use

    By Bjkgf4
    It freezes after commercials, jumps ahead in the sound, and starts me over every time I try to fix the errors. Drives me crazy!
  • Can’t Watch older episodes 😢

    By Shjskddis
    I wanted to watch supergirl so I could see the third part of else-worlds because I had already watched part one and two on Netflix. I downloaded this app thinking I could watch all the episodes but sadly it only had the five last episodes and I am really upset that they don’t have them. Although I didn’t enjoy my experience the apps design was pretty well though out I just think they need to let you watch all the episodes.
  • to many ads

    By theresa jeon
    love the app and all but so many ads, like ads every 5 minutes and i can even remember the ad script like so much of the ads. hardly even watching the show, it’s like 5 minutes of the episode and like a 10 minute ad
  • Restart not working

    By sfisher973
    The app works great. However if you’ve watched a show to the end, and want to see it again. You can’t! Pressing restart doesn’t reset the time index. The show opens up and immediately closes.
  • Horribly bad orientation controls

    By $1K Master
    This app is incomprehensibly bad, at least as far as how it displays when holding the iPad in different orientations. For starters, when you open the app, it only supports portrait orientation, with the home button at the bottom. Now let’s be clear about something. We are watching a video, the only way to watch it is in landscape orientation. And that is exactly how the videos will play, but before you can watch them, you have to browse the selection screen with iPad held upright in portrait orientation. That is incomprehensibly ridiculous. Why wouldn’t you want to browse the listings in the same orientation as you are going to watch them in? As it is, the iPad is often easier to hold in landscape orientation. And it’s not like there isn’t an existing CW app that is used exclusively in landscape orientation. Hello Apple TV! But this gets better. Sometimes I have to have my iPad in landscape orientation with the home button on the left side, so I can have it plugged in while I’m watching something. And while the actual videos “can” play oriented correctly regardless of which side is up, when you pause a video, it will resume upside down if your iPad is held (or on a stand in my case) with the home button is on the left. And of course, when you exit a video, the home screen for the app is sideways. You would think the developers of The CW app have not actually used it themselves. It’s just that incomprehensibly absurd in the way it works.
  • Good but bad

    By IAmAvaWhoAreYou
    I love being able to watch my favorite show since I literally live at work without needing cable. The bug are TOOOO much and need to be fixed. You can try and close the app or restart the episode but you have to watch the “commercials”/ads again. It’s annoying.
  • Possibly the Worst App to watch

    By Frustrated fffffff
    I was going to write a very detailed review, but the previous review hit it right on the nose. I don’t understand why your app is Soooooo buggy. I’d say about 70%of the time I just wind up giving up and watching another app rather than sitting through all the commercials again. Gotta fix it.