The CW

The CW

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 4.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: The CW Network
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
19,036 Ratings
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The CW App

The only way to see new episodes from The CW, free with no login. Keep up with the latest from shows like All American and The Flash, or watch full seasons of new hits like Superman & Lois and Walker. And with CW Seed shows like Krypton and 90210 now available, you’ll never run out of shows to binge. Features Include: * LATEST EPISODES: Watch new episodes of EVERY primetime show the day after broadcast, including Riverdale, Legacies, Supergirl, and more. * FULL SEASONS: Watch every episode of select series like DC’s Stargirl, Kung Fu, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, and more. * CW SEED: Binge full series like The Game, Nikita and The Secret Circle, or find new favorites like Limitless, Lost Girl and Forever. * NO LOGINS: No cable subscription, no credit cards, no passwords. Ever. * EXTRAS: See previews for upcoming episodes, behind-the-scenes extras, cast interviews, and more. 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

  • NO STARS!! 1/5

    By Bunky Scott
    It doesn’t work on a iPhone 12 running iOS 15 no matter what I do! NO STARS!!
  • To many ads 1/5

    By bj2wavvy
    Every like 5 minutes theres another 5 ads and its so annoying.
  • Huge improvement 4/5

    By Tomso
    The 4.0 update to the app has finally fixed all of my long-standing complaints about it on the iPad - the glitchy orientation support, always-visible home indicator during playback, and several other issues that have persisted for years. It finally feels like a native iPad app, it’s easier to find what you’re looking for, and looks much nicer too. Well done.
  • Who’s running the feed over there? 1/5

    By bmusante
    What the actual hat is going on over at CW? Why can’t they air an episode without chopping it up, skipping over parts snd backtracking?
  • Don’t screw with my volume control 1/5

    By Mark from Mars
    Never raise my iPhone volume if I choose to turn it down. Unacceptable.
  • Total dumpster fire 1/5

    By Piper420
    CW was my favorite app I , previously, always relied on it. Didn’t matter what device I was using or (even better) any attachment I used; I could always rely on CW for entertainment. Now I can’t find anything , it won’t play anything, no favorites, doesn’t even remember what I’ve already watched It is a total dumpster fire hard fail😿😿😿😿
  • Love it but 4/5

    By 🥶😡🤬🥶😡🤬🥶😡🤬🥶😡🤬
    Okay I love it becuase I’m 11 and love to watch riverdale on it but the latest episode will not come up so only four stars
  • What happened? 4/5

    By Eazymax56
    I used to watch it at 10pm all the time. Now, I have until tomorrow to watch it. Come on CW. Everything is changed. I don’t like that. Please bring that back.
  • Challenging to use 3/5

    By Btycoop22
    I love watching my favorite CW shows in the app. Unfortunately every update makes using it more challenging. The latest update looks amazing at first glance, but then you realize how difficult it is to know when a new episode of your favorite show is available. Eventually I find it, but it would be great to favorite a show to a favorite list and quickly see unmatched episodes. I hate seeing the currents shows mixed with shows currently not airing. Maybe a category for “shows you watch” can be created so users don’t have to scroll through everything. I feel the updates are never created with the user in mind. Would love for it to be user friendly. Instead it’s like they tried to look like Netflix without any functionality. Just the aesthetics. Great shows though. Crappy app. Can’t complain too much since it’s free I guess.
  • CW app 1/5

    By Officer Candidate O
    This app is loaded with commercials. If you forget where you were in a program and attempt to find your spot, prepare to watch 15 minutes worth of commercials. On the topic of commercials, this is not a kid friendly app. The commercials are over sexualized and racist. I guess maybe this is just normal tv now, we don’t watch a lot of tv but I thought we would try the Superman and Louis series since we loved the Smallville series so much. Overall, loaded with commercials, not user friendly, racist and over sexualized commercials over and over.
  • new version does not play episodes 1/5

    By kaptkirk12
    Please update this new version of the app. I downloaded it the other day and it does not play any of the programs I’m want to watch. The previous versions worked fine. Whenever I open up a program, such as Coroner for example, it just locks up the screen and goes back to the beginning of the page. It won’t play any of the episodes. Please fix an update as far as new version as quickly as possible.
  • HDMI no longer works 2/5

    By MJW115
    I used to stream to the tv from my ipad over an HDMI cable, and it worked great. Now it fails every time I plug in the cable.
  • Wouldn’t play after upgraded 3/5

    By Peggy92117
    It was working fine till combined with CW seed. Either it’s running loops after one to two minutes into program or freezing after one or two minutes playing. It also no longer support airplay to my tv. If I try to connect to tv the apps will return back to home page. I love CW shows but this apps is not working on my iPhone and my iPad Air.
  • The app is garbage they need to pull their act together 1/5

    By Da_Morgan
    The app is garbage you get a add within 5 minutes or less after watching one a hour show turns into a two hour show due to all the adds they never announce there shows and when they do they rarely show them I highly recommend the app Plex. It’s not the best either but it doesn’t spam you with adds every 5 minutes it doesn’t even have adds. And it has everything this app had and a lot more.
  • I understand it’s free, but good grief! 2/5

    By Warrior princess 2
    All in all the app is ok. Sometimes the order of the episodes of some shows, are hard to follow. And … seriously??? 4 Amazon commercials back to back almost during the duration of a full show. That’s very very annoying. Is that all you have to play? Or did they pay you a lot of money to do that? I definitely get up and stop watching the commercials, or I lower the volume completely and it’s almost like they are not there. Come on… you must have other tv spots from different companies, right? Also, if we forward or rewind… it doesn’t matter where you stop, it will ALWAYS take you to commercials, it doesn’t matter if you just watched the same 4 Amazon commercials right before rewinding or forwarding. So, I have to watch around 8 commercials before I start watching what I want to watch. That’s a bit too much.
  • Background? 3/5

    By Sincerelymegan
    App needs to be able to play in the back ground on iPhones. Drives me crazy when it’s playing ads and I go to check my Socials or messages and it goes away
  • The CW 2/5

    By Oculophage
    The commercial watching app
  • Limited Use 2/5

    By Chemicker
    This app was great but today’s update now eliminates the ability to watch programs on my TV. Now can only stream to my iPhone or iPad. Don’t really see how this profits the company.
  • Disappointed by cw and cow seed merger which should be awesome 2/5

    By we12463375337
    The new system is great it’s good move to combine ce and cw seed apps however it’s kinda hard to find shows that are currently airing and have new episode now as well as up and coming shows if there just section for those two it would be amazing
  • No Favorites Button 2/5

    By Frezya98
    Why isn’t there a “My Shows” or “Favorites” button? I watch so many of my shows on this app, and I don’t want to search through every show that’s offered on the app to find my shows.
  • Not Functional on Roku 3/5

    By embeeaitch
    The CW app is great but it’s been crashing on my Roku, it will either force close and pop up a message or it will just get stuck in a loop. Any advice? I’ve uninstalled and reinstall multiple times.
  • Too many commercials 1/5

    By htflog
    More commercials than show. If you want to fast forward it it will stop you and you have to watch five minutes of commercials.
  • Delete it 1/5

    By RB-Bikinit
    This app is crap if you want to search for a show. Where is the search function? And, today is Friday, i want to see whats on this weekend, why isn't Saturday there - I see today then it jumps to Sunday and continues? I don't believe its worth the hassle to look for standard app functions.
  • Commercial central 1/5

    By sarah-app
    Every other episode, it “magically” has multiple glitches and needs to reset right at the very end of 7 commercials. This forces you to reset the app and watch another 6+ commercials. #onpar
  • I don’t think their developers are this bad 2/5

    By EJ Ellis
    The app is fine but how can they not have the app over feature like every other app?
  • Annoying - watching on Apple TV 2/5

    By Annetta2019
    The app keeps kicking you off after each episode, I have to reopen the app and then search for my show and then select the episode I want to watch. This happens AFTER EVER EPISODE. Even if I select “watch next” the app still closes out. It makes me want to not use the app and watch the show elsewhere because it’s very annoying. It also doesn’t save which episode I’ve watched so when I have to go back into the app after being kicked off I have to recall which was the last episode title I’ve seen.
  • Dead 1/5

    By dpanei
    You cant even search a show which is trash i wanted to re binge supernatural and you cant which is dumb

    By why_so_serious?
    seriously ENOUGH, a One hour show has SIX (plus one more for the credits), count them SIX commercial breaks… and not the one or two commercials per break you would get from other apps (that limit. Breaks to 4-5 a 2 hour MOVIE) Six breaks of 5-7 FULL commercials with two being much longer than the other 4… C’mon now This isn’t TV.this is why people pirate Programs instead of using apps because trash like this. You are hurting yourselves by doing this. People who get annoyed stop using apps. This is insane. We as consumers get the commercials pay for the viewing but this isn’t TV which most of us avoid now for stuff like this. Plus fix the ability to Fast forward without having to HIT EVERY commercial break along the way. If someone saw a bunch of commercials have the app give them amnesty for a few moments at least. Your app crashes? Well, expect to watch EVERY commercial break until you find your spot again… trash, fix this.
  • Not loading 1/5

    By are0912
    I had to delete the app because shows wouldn’t load. I hope reloading the app will help… 9/7/21 Still unable to watch shows.. the rotating star of death keeps spinning
  • Won’t load & too many commercials. 1/5

    By PandaRo1221
    Show will start to play and then take forever to load. Restarted my phone, reconnected to my WiFi, exited out of the app multiple times, and it still does not load.
  • ZERO STARS! 1/5

    By flyawaay
    Unfortunately this a pathetic excuse for an app. The CW CAN DO Better!!
  • Offer a paid version. 2/5

    By Fred943
    Unwatchable in its current state much like most over the air tv with the absurd percentage of commercial time. You are forced to watch the show late AND view the same if not more ads. They even front load the episodes with commercials. I can’t think of any other streaming service that is that low rent. This is just bad business. Offer an add free version for $$ or pound sand.
  • Incomplete seasons 3/5

    By Data636
    The first thing that I find extremely annoying is that you can not have complete seasons of a show. Who wants to start at season six episode four of anything! I never had this problem with Netflix! I also find the amount of commercials absolutely atrocious. There’s like five spots where there’s throwing commercials in and the one time I counted six in there in one slot! The other four slots I stopped counting the commercials. Fix those two items and I will most graciously give this a five star!
  • Casting issues 1/5

    By Omi36540178
    When you’re casting and try to do anything else on your phone then try to pause the show, it completely restarts everything including the ads. Also when fast forwarding or rewinding the show the audio and video lag severely.
  • What's up with the ads 1/5

    By madddz ggi
    It's a good app but the amount of ads are insane, there are 5 every 10 min and I'm not even kidding . It make watching their shows in-enjoyable and more like a chore rather than relaxing. I would say it is probably the worst tv related app.
  • CW App review 2/5

    By 🔥🤬🤯😤😝🔥
    Way too many commercials. If you happen to loose your connection, the app doesn’t remember where you left off watching. You are penalized with sitting through every commercial. If you are 3/4 of the way through your program, I sat through 15 commercials to finish my program. I at the point of deleting my CW APP. 😠😤😡
  • Super girl 5/5

    By CRS 35
    I love the show supergirl with Melissa Beniest and I love Melissa Beniest please always keep her in super girl cause it will never be the same without her
  • Tech issues 3/5

    By Cheergurll15
    The episodes switch too early!!I don’t get to finish the episode before the next one cuts in!
  • Ads 2/5

    By Mr.fukyourbish
    I would much prefer a method, where I can buy no ads like $4.99 a month for no ads because it gets real annoying when I’m trying to watch a show with 60 ads and only 10 mins of screen time for my show
  • Doesn’t work well for casting 2/5

    By jdclarkson
    Loses places in shows frequently because it disconnects from the chrome cast, making volume adjustments or scrolling painful. If/when you reconnect to the chrome cast, that app will forget its place and force you to restart the episode. When you scroll back to where you were before the app reconnected and “unintentionally” restarted the show, you get to watch 5 mins of ads that you’ve already watched. Audio track frequently misaligned with video when casting.
  • So many bugs 3/5

    By Emaleabrown
    I’m thankful for this app but it has a lot of downfalls. When I’m casting to my tv it has an issue syncing with my phone and staying on track. Closed captions are glitchy and it’s just annoying
  • Can’t watch the shows 2/5

    By falseAdvertising333
    Wayyyyyyy too many commercials. The commercials are literally longer than the shows. The app also stops constantly when it’s screen mirroring. Finally gave up in frustration and uninstalled it. I can do without the shows.
  • Update issue 3/5

    By Dre-hizzy
    The cw app was great before and i love how the updated app looks and i could deal with watching the same ads over and over and over again, no matter how annoying they are but when the ads dont want to play and i have to stop the episode then watch all the ads again, i get really annoyed. There are already about 6 ads in between the show, this last time it said “something went wrong” on the third ad, so i went back and this continued to happen 4 times over. I just want to watch my shows without any issue. There should also be a section like before where only the current shoes are shown so you know whats even on currently on tv
  • Its ok 3/5

    By Elladeisndsjdjfif
    There are a lot of advertisements, sometimes more ads then the show and it is a little bit annoying. But other than that it's a good app
  • Terrible searching functions 1/5

    By peppersdaddy
    This app for smart TVs is terrible. If u have to ff or rew for any reason good luck. The pictures above the timeline do not show u where are actually at. They are just random picture I swear and almost every single time you stop it plays into the middle of a commercial. So you have to watch the adds to see where u r really at then start searching again and what a surprise more adds. What a terrible function for 2021 where there are so many streaming apps that have got it right how do u manage to mess it up so badly
  • Too many ads. 3/5

    By ads✨
    I downloaded this app to watch supergirl. I’m so glad I found an app to watch s6. But my problem is that there is too many ads. And I know a free app to watch shows has to have some type of ad, but hear me out, on one ep of 40min I counted 36 adds (not counting the ones of the beginning, so technically 40 ads) at this point I watched more ads than the show. It’s a good app domt get me wrong, you can watch shows for free, but way too many ads. They should decrease it by a lot. At least to 20 in one 40 min ep. 36+ ads is way to much. And it’s incredibly annoying.
  • Audio Sync 2/5

    By OtonoJean2
    I love using this app despite too many commercials. I’ve been using it for months without problems, but in the past few weeks the episodes will start out fine, but soon the audio and visual don’t match up and the longer I try to watch it, the further apart it gets. Closing and opening it back up doesn’t work.
  • Not able to finish episode 1/5

    By Smiley123489
    Start watching an episode and program freezes (get an error oops something went wrong.) Once it freezes, no matter if you close out app, delete/reinstall or try a dozen other things, the episode will not finish playing. I can put up with the annoying amount of ads but if you can’t finish watching a program the app is worthless.
  • Update issue 2/5

    By KateWoodie
    I generally love this app but with the newest update , it starts to auto play the next episode before the first one is done (maybe 5-6 seconds before the credits even started). I tried to go back but it reset the whole episode and I have to watch all the commercials again even if I try to fast forward to the end. Please fix this!!!

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