The CW

The CW

  • Category: Entertainment
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  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: The CW Network
  • Compatibility: Android
16,929 Ratings
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The CW App

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 All American, DC’s Stargirl, Riverdale, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, The 100, Tell Me A Story, Legacies, Black Lightning, The Flash, Supernatural, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, In The Dark, Charmed, Dynasty and more. Features Include: * LATEST EPISODES: Watch full episodes of every primetime show the day after broadcast. Free. * FULL SEASONS OF NEW SHOWS: Watch every episode of DC’s Stargirl, Batwoman, Nancy Drew and more, free only on The CW. * NO LOGINS: No cable subscription, no credit cards, no passwords. Ever. * PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Get reminded when the latest episodes of your favorite shows are available to stream. * EASY ACCESS TO CW SEED: Stream over 1000 hours of your favorite shows. Binge Schitt’s Creek and new classics like The Game, The Secret Circle, Everybody Hates Chris, and Alcatraz, digital series like Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, and every episode of Whose Line. Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please visit for more information. Ad Choices: Terms of Use: Do Not Sell My Personal Information:

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  • This app makes me grateful that Supernatural is over 1/5

    By Reddoggiegirl
    There is absolutely nothing nice I can say about this app. It doesn’t work. Every time I open it and try and start an episode, it just won’t play, and ALWAYS with the same message “the operation has stalled”. Yeah. Thanks, CW, I GOT that. Thank god Supernatural is OVER.
  • Brutal 1/5

    By addneedtostopnow
    The advertisements are absolutely brutal. There is no reason you should be forced to watch more ads than all of tv combined
  • Not the best 1/5

    By gimligroupie
    No search bar is quite strange and every 20 minutes or so the app closes and brings back to my home screen
  • Green bar on bottom of screen!? 1/5

    By It's alright64
    Does anyone else have this same issue on the iPhone version? shows are unwatchable when the show won’t even go into full screen. The little green bar at the bottom is a huge distraction. I wasn’t able to find anyone else who mentions this same issue. It’s 2020, apps shouldn’t be this poorly optimized
  • Keep Your Finger On The MUTE Button 2/5

    By Manju's
    Plays the same set of ADS over and over again until you feel the episode is just not worth watching! The only way I could get thru one episode is to MUTE the ads ... never want to hear a Dupixent (pharmacy) ad ever again in my life. Same set of product ads EVERY commercial break will drive you crazy, and there are lots of commercial breaks.
  • AWESOME 5/5

    By $#&$
  • Fix the bugs 2/5

    By 6strings85
    This app has too many ads and glitches in it I have to start an episode over and over
  • Viewing 1/5

    By Mikec9mm
    Even though most apps allow for zoom or expansion to fill borders phone screens you have not , but what’s worse is this new green and black letter box your doing the picture is so tiny I need glasses to watch shows on my 6inch phone ! It horrible . At least fill the screen from top to bottom . It completely RUINS user experience . Looks like I watching a show on a watch face or a jet pack screen not a smart phone oh or like watching on a old school game boy . Come on guys this is just lazy coding . Who can we speak to to get this fixed ?
  • All Commercials, No Show 1/5

    By Dean2
    Super annoying. Makes you watch 2 minutes of commercials every 10 minutes. No option for commercial free. Completely frustrating - and not worth it.
  • Useless 1/5

    By Bikermed2
    I have tried using this app to watch a couple shows over the last year. I have been able to watch two episodes of one show. The app will not load. Regardless of the version. Don’t waste your time or storage on your phone in an app that doesn’t work
  • Ads ads ads and ads 1/5

    By joshliveshere
    Billions and billions and billions of ads. I almost neaded surgery to recover.
  • Bugs 1/5

    By Chels43
    Why does the fast forward never work right? Either nothing happens or it takes you back to the last set of commercials. If you want to fast forward through something you really should be able to.
  • Way way way way way too many ads 1/5

    By Duck88abcd
    Okay, you need some ads to pay for the app but it’s insane how many times the story is interrupted for another annoying set of ads. You don’t need to pay for the production with ads on the app. That’s what commercials on the original broadcast are for. I was really hoping to get into Stargirl series but there is no way I will watch the remaining episodes on this app.
  • Iphone xs max pull up menu 2/5

    By dylanlee1
    Watching the shows on the iphone max has the annoying slide up ti home screen in the way, is there going to be a way to atlesst make it disappear unless we double flick to get to home? It gets in the way. App doesnt fit on iphone xs max anymore and screen for video is super small. Black green borders around
  • Stupid app 1/5

    By levone ree
    This is a stupid app!!!!!! There’s no live tv feature to stream live shows.
  • Cw 2/5

    By mom 2 six boyz
    I love the shows you can watch, my only problem is the app keeps crashing and when you open it is just black. That is the only reason for the 2 stars. If it worked all the time then it would be 5 stars.
  • Cw app 1/5

    By People$$$$$$
    It constantly shuts down on tv, when on iPhone is locked
  • Needs a search bar. 2/5

    By Cupcake_2301
    When I got this app I liked it but when I started using the app and found a show that I like. I keep on watching it but it has been giving me issues like when I go back to the app it is like my show has disappear but I found a way to find it you just go to the continue watching and it will be there. I have been doing it for a while but it started giving me issues again last night so what happened was I go to the continue watching and scroll down to we’re it says you might also like those shows and my show should have been there but it was not there it is my show is not there anymore but it is there on the app. So that is why I think they should add a search bar to this app because it will be easier to find are shows.
  • Loving this app 5/5

    By carebear87_
    I love this app no need password internet access or make an acc u can just watch it for free but the only thing is everytime I watch charmed it keeps popping up an error and the video stops I keep having to disconnect my internet and reconnect again idk if it’s the app error or what but it’s really bugging me so I hope y’all can fix that problem but really love the app I really just hope that charmed will still be in the cw even the show ended and they remove it from netflix I just hope it will be on the cw or cw seed
  • The CW doesn’t Work on iPad 1/5

    By Guru112358
    The CW stoped working a few months ago on iPad. It won’t play movies. It displays error: Playback has stalled out. Can it be fixed?
  • Here is why I rate it 3 stars 3/5

    By 112635362729398448386463639
    It need the episodes not just 5!
  • playback paused 2/5

    By Yah boi🌊
    This app since I got it has caused me nothing but stress. I can deal with all of those ads and that crap, but every 2 minutes a notification pops up on my screen and says playback error so movie paused. I am trying to watch the last few episodes of the 100 before the finale but this app hasn’t been working. The 100 is my favorite show and I would like to watch the finale live. Please fix!!! 👁👄👁
  • Episode restarts 4/5

    By Elipowercity
    I don’t know what happened but before the new update my episodes would resume now they restart. Please fix
  • Streaming is not great 3/5

    I think maybe the CW needs to sell more ads or something to invest in better performance of their streaming service. I have no problems when streaming Netflix on my device but when I stream with the CW app, it stops playing several times per episode and the picture quality takes a while to improve after each stall. Not that I want more ads but they need to invest more in their technology. And speaking of ads, the same ads play over and over and over. The same ad over and over does not make me want the thing being hawked at me any more. In fact, the same ad over and over again only makes me want the thing less. Luckily you can turn down your volume during ads.
  • Mobile - Chromecast 3/5

    By JSMBuggy
    Very difficult to cast content from mobile app. Better user experience via Firestick.
  • No Way to Pay For No Ads 3/5

    By 7ff7
    I overall like the app but every episode is filled with ads and there is no way to pay to get no ads or buy premium to get less ads.
  • ?? 5/5

    By i need to know rn
    Before I get this app does it have originals?
  • Good idea in theory 2/5

    By Spideyland
    I cannot watch a single episode without the app stalling. I have to reboot and try again. 40 min show takes hour and a half or more to get through one app. I get that it is a free app but do I have to watch the same six adds every six to eight minutes. I am not a woman who needs to see feminine hygiene adds four times. Nice try but the frustration of getting through an episode is turning me off to your product.
  • Fire Jason Rothenberg 1/5

    By i hate u😃
    He Ruined the 100
  • New update full screen does not work without thick borders on sides. Can’t zoom in either 1/5

    By vpxo767
  • Apple TV 1/5

    By Hotice1320
    Every time I try and watch a show on the Apple TV through the app, I get an error message. The only thing that seems to work all the time is the ads before the episode steams
  • Subtitles don’t align properly 3/5

    By Mlion99013
    The app works as it should. But on most shows the subtitles are delayed and don’t actually fit with the spoken dialogue. 3 stars. - Ron Swanson
  • Crap 1/5

    By madizog
    This app is the freaking worst. The screen will be off from the actual audio and when you restart the app you have to watch 2 minutes worth of ads to get back to where you were even though it happened after watching the 2 minutes worth of ads for a “commercial break” this app is a joke
  • Worst App 1/5

    By yuvarajbenny
    No search button in the app and I am not able to see previous episodes. I will change it to 5 stars if they fix that.
  • Lost “watched” status 1/5

    By orozcomp
    With the new update the “watched” status was lost.
  • The cw 5/5

    By sonic2341
    Resetting everything
  • Great but ............. 3/5

    By lexxxamillion
    Cool app until you lose your place on a show. You Can’t scroll through and find your spot without watching 10 commercials 1 is fine but come on ugh
  • Liars 1/5

    By Garden-diva
    They say you can get every episode of Nancy Drew. Not true! They only have season one. There is a season 2. I missed a couple of shows, VOD was terrible, didn’t have them, so I got this app specifically to watch Nancy Drew’s 2nd season. They don’t have it! Terrible app.
  • Almost Perfect 4/5

    By K-ray is Cray Cray
    I live this app and it’s very nice for people who want to watch shows on Netflix but don’t have it. The only thing I don’t like is you can only watch the 5 newest episodes of a show. I’m not saying that you should have all of them there, but if they could change a couple every few days it’d be even better. It doesn’t have to be every show either, or each user could choose one show that they can watch every episode of.
  • Good shows broken app 1/5

    By brian bbb12
    The shows overall are great! However the app itself has numerous issues/bugs that make it painful to watch. When chromecasting to a TV the pause show function is broken so you can’t pause a show halfway through and come back. If you stop casting the app will restart the show next time you come back so you have to skip around trying to find where you left off. Lots of technical issues that make it difficult to watch.
  • Needs search feature for narrowing viewing options 2/5

    By livelovelaf
    So, the CW is bubble gum TV. Programs largely geared to tastes of 12-20 year old females. However, sometimes- rainy days make you WANT to watch this type of entertainment. No matter what your age or gender. But if you like a specific show ( The lying game for instance) and you don’t watch from start to finish.... you can’t pick up where you leave off. Even if you are good with watching 500 dominos commercials. Come on CW. Get it together. You are screwing dominos out of AD dollars and your viewer too.
  • Sam 5/5

    By zack eftars
    The flash
  • Too barebones 3/5

    By lkvahgoihang
    Needs some additional features
  • Doesn't work on Apple TV 1/5

    By sievrdt
    After selecting any show in the app, all I can see is an infinite spinning wheel – nothing plays at all. Disappointed.
  • Love it 5/5

    By jhalpookl
    Best app ever it is so cool

    By Johnny Football
    No SEARCH? How do you make an app with more shows than are shown on the main page and have no way to search for them? That is mind boggling. Also, the app only respects landscape in one orientation. It should flip to either landscape orientation
  • Glitchy. Could be better 3/5

    By Duffle the Hufflepuffle
    This app serves its purpose. I can watch episodes the day after they air and occasionally watch whole seasons. It doesn’t do that well, though. Chromecast is the where I’m having problems. First of all, any time I go to cast what I’m currently watching it automatically casts the third episode of Coroner. I don’t even watch that show! Then when it goes to commercial break, I have to recast, just to turn subtitles back on. And that brings up the Coroner mess again which is so frustrating. Watching it from your device though is okay. You still have to turn captions back on after breaks but it doesn’t play Coroner so I’m okay with that. This isn’t an app designed like Netflix or Hulu so I don’t expect it to be perfect with Chromecast, but I would like for the Coroner mess to at least be solved. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
  • Remove censorship bleeping 4/5

    By HLC7560
    I literally just started using the app 10 minutes ago. There’s a new series called Dead Pixels that I recorded on DirecTV but that version bleeps out cussing. I was really hoping that this app wouldn’t or at least provide a setting that would allow me to toggle it. No luck that I can see. I’m giving the app the benefit of the doubt by starting at 5 stars and removing 1 for the above issue. I’ve heard there are too many commercials. Like I said, I just started so I don’t have an opinion yet. While I completely understand the need for them (especially for a free app), the frequency and quantity of them should be reasonable or I’ll lower the stars further. IMHO a viewer that doesn’t have to pay to watch should have to endure commercials but no more than 10 min for every 30 min of entertainment content. You spread it out how you see fit but more than 5 commercials in a break is way too much.
  • VV 5/5

    By bfgsdtyhjhvddhj

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