The CW

The CW

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 4.1.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: The CW Network
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
20,233 Ratings
$ 0

The CW App

Watch everything on The CW and so much more, all free with no login. Catch the latest episodes of All American and Superman & Lois, binge hit series like 90210, Sleepy Hollow and The Following, or find your new favorite film in our rapidly-growing movie collection. And now we’ve got sports! Stream every LIV Golf tournament live and get ready for the greatest spectacle in racing with 100 Days To Indy. Features Include: LATEST EPISODES: Watch new episodes of EVERY primetime show the day after broadcast. FULL SERIES: Binge CW favorites like Reign and The Carrie Diaries, or discover new obsessions like Lost Girl and Blue Mountain State. MOVIES: New films are being added all the time. CW SPORTS: All LIV Golf tournaments are live and on demand, plus original series like 100 Days To Indy. NO LOGINS: No cable subscription, no credit cards, no passwords. Ever. 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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The CW app reviews

  • Garbage 1/5

    App is garbage, they like to skip episodes. Example, they will have 1 and 2 but then jump to 5 and 6. 3 and 4 nowhere to be found!!!
  • Skipped Episodes 3/5

    By TheDeclorian
    I've been catching up on The Flash Season 9 but that's kind of difficult when episodes 3 and 6 don't exist. Fix your broken app and do better next time, otherwise my next review will be worse than this one.
  • The worst 1/5

    By Keith78usa
    Worst app out there, hates apple products won't work for anything.
  • Flash episode 4/5

    By Looiu r
    I’m almost caught up on the flash but I’m confused where S9 E2 is , the list goes from 1 skips 2 and goes to 3
  • Ok but can be so much better 3/5

    By Karlastar83SD
    I just downloaded the CW app & already find that it could be better. Why can’t we “favorite” or “add to list”, our favorite shows for easy viewing? Why can’t we show the season of a show that we want to watch? It feels like there is no rhyme or reason to what the app has to offer. Please fix this. Maybe look at other streaming apps? Paramount, Netflix, Prime, HBO.
  • Laggy, terrible app, always breaks 1/5

    By jbages2732
    This app is terrible. It shouldn’t be hard in 2023 to make a functioning service. 99% of the time when you open the app you cannot even navigate to the shows on the home page. It also constantly “errors out” and you have to restart and find where you were at. When you try to resume an episode that you didn’t finish earlier, it restarts it all and all of the ads are back again. Very garbage UX
  • It just keeps glitching, buffering, and kicking me out 2/5

    By Shayla.M
    Sometimes when I watch a show when the app IS working and not kicking me out. It would glitch and restart it over or it would just buffer really bad and the kick me off the app I understand that it is free app but come on now. YouTube has better quality than this, even with the ads.
  • Numerous Playback Errors 1/5

    By Farina113
    Can’t watch many of my shows due to playback errors. I’ve also tried reloading the app—get the same errors. Also, there is nothing wrong with my router or internet service. The CW app is the problem and the only app I experience playback errors with! FIX THIS!
  • Ok…. 3/5

    By Always betta
    Why does this have no Picture in Picture ? Can’t even keep watching if you have other stuff to do .. I mean really … love the shows but needs a update
  • Good, but needs modernization. 3/5

    By canon eos r
    Overall, not too bad of an app. Biggest ick with the app is that you’re unable to continue watching your stream without staying in the app. Most other streaming apps(Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, etc.) allow you to use other applications while watching your show in a smaller window on your display. However, I can’t go and send a text or anything without completely stopping my stream. That’s a big deal for me, so I’ll use practically any other streaming platforms exclusively because of this. -2 stars for lack of modern features and because of that I’m less likely to return to the app.
  • Commercials are relentless 2/5

    By He ain't THAT good
    I get it, it’s free blah blah. But wow does America love their commercials. It’s incessant and annoying and just takes you out of enjoying anything. It’s almost un-watchable
  • Slow and Tedius 2/5

    By Your name here 10
    Idk about this app, the app is always buffering and I know it’s not my internet or device because this is the only app I have that issue with. Waaaaay too many commercial breaks with too many ads. Then on top of that you only get the last 5 episodes no option to binge the Seasons or catch up.
  • Better, but needs work 3/5

    By Josh-in-Denver
    This app has much better stability than other CW apps I have used. However, it still has bugs. The cast feature is broken. I’m on the same networks on both devices and local network access is enabled. I am able to cast to my Samsung (model year 2018) TV from other apps, but not from this one.
  • Um 5/5

    By CrayonShow
    I get that you limit to 5 episodes but for the official website. The previous episodes it should be available but to pay for…
  • Ads 2/5

    By shaa0001
    Would have been 5 stars but too many Ads ! Like I understand it’s free but at least keep the ads short & lesss . Like 2 ads minimum
  • Can’t watch Live TV 1/5

    By horgjrg
    You can’t watch live TV as you can with other TV Apps. Useless.
  • CW 3/5

    By sonic2341
    Bug fixes
  • Just annoying 2/5

    By BranG1996
    This app doesn’t work and clearly CW doesn’t care to fix it. Try to cast from phone to tv? Doesn’t work Want to stream episodes back to back? Doesn’t work, I finish one episode and then the next to play screen goes black and I have to reset the entire app. I can get over the ads since it’s free to watch but fix the stupid bug issues!!
  • Does not have PiP 2/5

    By Don_Andolini
    App is lacking the Picture in Picture feature. Which other apps have which is useful at times. Would be AWESOME if that feature was included.
  • Too many ads 1/5

    By cthewild
    I want to watch the shows badly but with ads going on every 6-10 minutes, it’s impossible.
  • CW 1/5

    By monniiloveee
    The app does not work
  • Great shows 2/5

    By miller1286
    They have some really good shows I would like to watch, however can never get the app to work
  • Does not work on mobile 1/5

    By CLight2
    Mobile app does not work on mobile or while connected to VPN. Ads repeat. So one will come on and for some reason it freezes and doesn’t play while it’s moving onto a new ad, so you have to watch another ad again. And it keeps doing this until you’ve literally watched 4-5 ads before it comes on again. Then the images don’t fully load.
  • CW & apple. 1/5

    By LadyBullseye
    Do not waste your money on Apple TV. Shows you can watch many series just to charge you money
  • Favorites 4/5

    By Frezya98
    Can you add a “Favorites/My List/My Shows/My Stuff” feature so that we can create a list of the shows we watch instead of having to scroll through the whole alphabetical list?
  • Very bad 1/5

    By Very bad 111
    Constantly locks up
  • This app is garbage 1/5

    By Brady Dille
    Don’t get this app if doesn’t work and the ads are horrible.
  • Commercials 1/5

    By Zipperhead85
    Ever since the app update you have increased the amount of commercial breaks, the amount of commercials and time and now I can’t pause during commercials. You guys have made your app unbearable to watch anything on.

    By de'Aaronfoxkings
    I love all American and this app but like you gotta remove the ads then we will be chill
  • Needs improvement 2/5

    By YourHighness👑
    App definitely needs improvement as far as the timing when rewinding & fast forwarding I can’t go back a couple seconds without it going to the wrong scene or worse back to the ads
  • Yessir 5/5

    By Talor123456789
    It’s a really cool app I don’t know why people are hating on it.
  • Good shows, app itself needs improvement 2/5

    By 25226816
    I pause my episode, leave the app, come back and then I’m either 20 minutes further into the episode or 5 episodes further. I rewind my episode a couple minutes and have to watch more ads??
  • The reason why 2/5

    By this os why
    This app has all the shows I ever wanted and I enjoy watching them but they have ads that take so long to be finished and I am considering deleting the app it makes me go crazy.
  • THE CW💓 5/5

    By we love you so much TikTok
    I love them so much they have lots of good movies to watch you you the cw 🥰🥰💓💓💓
  • T 1/5

    By hhirotbjih
    They never come out on time
  • No live 1/5

    By dejayyy96
    Says you can’t watch the Channel live but you can’t.
  • Can’t make a watch list 3/5

    By Adicarp
    Every time you want to watch a show, you have to search through A-Z list. There’s no option to add a show to a list. And the “watch” option doesn’t save what you were watching half the time
  • Need a swipe up feature 4/5

    By Pcrews
    Need to be able to swipe up to have a screen view while doing something else on my phone and tablet. If I swipe up it closes it all together.
  • Meh 3/5

    By divinewaya
    I appreciate the opportunity to watch quality shows but there are way too many ads.
  • The CW 5/5

    By Alberta Green
    The app is a good apps because you can watch you show and movie that you like because if Is fun to watch in you house are any were you go period………. Get this apps it is fun to watch period………..
  • New episodes no longer play 1/5

    By StarYellow
    This was my go to app but the episodes that say “NEW” are not playing. I will update this review once next week comes around and newer episode is ready to watch.
  • Good app……BUT! 3/5

    By sinful_hercules
    There is no queue or list there needs to be a my list tab added instead of having to search for the show you want to watch everytime
  • AirPlay 2/5

    By SGB 1107
    The app isn’t available on LG tv so I have to AirPlay it from my iPad. It skips for EVERY show. It’s extremely inconvenient and annoying. All the shows stutter and skip you can’t make out the full sentences. They need to fix this especially when CW shows are not any On Demand cable only on the CW app.
  • Saving favoritesS 2/5

    By BLDPC
    I appreciate the fact to see the shows however, you would have to know always what you’re looking for and when it is and I am way too old for that! Why can’t you just mark your shows that you want to just find and have that section like other apps?
  • dont need any more service providers 1/5

    By neaumusic
    not sure how dark matter ended up on this network, I watched it on netflix. in any event I pay like $160 a month for netflix, hulu, disney, prime, tv, fubo, etc its absolutely absurd
  • Idiom 3/5

    By Mange795
    I would like to see All American but, you don’t have a Spanish version.
  • App good at most 3/5

    By Colby Tutt 15
    Honestly I’m just waiting for more Episodes from season 2 of Superman and Lois to be on app or rest of episodes
  • Ughhhhhh what a scam 1/5

    By MichandKy
    So, they have awesome shows but you can’t watch them without getting the “Error: playback failed” message over and over. You can certainly head over to YouTube and purchase the seasons for $25. Some scam.
  • Dropping episodes 1/5

    By adr0768
    How are you guys gonna have brand new shows drop the same day but not the next day at the same time how long I have to wait if the app says 3am and it’s been 3 hours

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