Thank you for offering a free no subscription app where I can watch some of my favorite shows. The only downside is the app can crash a lot and they only off about 5 of the latest episodes.
A Great Start 3/5
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 1/5
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? 3/5
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 3/5
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 😢 1/5
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 2/5
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 3/5
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 1/5
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 2/5
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 2/5
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.
Not accessible 1/5
This app is not accessible. The subtitles don’t won’t.
More Show episodes 5/5
I just wish you had put every episode in the show just so if I was away I could watch like episode 5 season 3
Glitches a lot
NO ADS 1/5
By Hey Im Emily
I First off dont enjoy how there are so many ads in the beginning middle and end of a show so your show is all the ads.The ads take over every show.Its pretty annoying.
to many ads 2/5
They’re too many adds. By the time you’re done with all the ads it’s like you can’t remember what happened in what you were watching before. In one little show they give you like 1,000 ads
I’m using the app on my iPhone 7 just to keep up with The 100. This app is very aggravating to use. Almost every transition between the flood of commercials and the show is bugged. The screen will either lock on the final frame of the commercial or the first frame of the show. The audio will continue most of the time, but not all the time. The only options are to rewind or fast forward 10 seconds, pause or stop. And none of them help. Exit the show and try to open it again and it restarts from the beginning. Total crap. Just sell the series to Netflix so I can watch it properly.
Bring back the old CW app! 1/5
This used to be a great app. The current “updated” one makes it impossible to tell what episodes I’ve already seen, and forces me to swipe to the right to find the next episode, rather than listing them. When I do swipe to the right, the wrong episode starts playing, and when I try to stop it, playback freezes. When I try to pause and then resume playback, it spins way too long, or just hangs altogether. And for some reason it always starts the video playing upside down, so that I have to rotate my iPad to accommodate it. Altogether it’s a terribly dysfunctional app. Bring back the old CW app! It worked great!
By Tony Durrell
This cw app I love it and my favorite tv show is THE 100 and DC LEGENDS AND I had this app A while 3-4yrs now never anything wrong with it and tonight I finished watching my favorite tv shows and if I miss it I will get A notification to watch the new tv episode like tonight ... MAY.23,2019
Good idea but overall a disappointment 1/5
I’m so happy to have an option to watch Jane the virgin but between the commercials and the errors it’s almost not even worth it. It will randomly drop the episode and restart from the beginning, even when you choose to continue instead of restart it will re-start your episode anyway and by the time you figure out where you were you’ve watched 5 cw commercials for every spot you try so you’ve watched at least 15 annoying commercials. Then you figure it out but wait...the sound is off so their lips don’t match the words. So you have to reset it again. Right now I’m watching it with a banner across my screen that says up next in 0 seconds...Ringer! The episode has 15 minuets left...It’s another error. I might just wait till it goes to Netflix where I don’t have to deal with this.
Way too much ads!! 3/5
Way too much ads. There is so much ads in a 30 minute show like literally 5 ads between every 5-7 minutes...
Not happy 3/5
I wanted to watch season 3 but it wasn’t the beginning so then I decided to wait until it came on Netflix and then they ended they’re deal with Netflix and I have no idea where I can get the whole season
Sometimes I really can’t find what spot I left on. 1/5
By Huffing kbguj
Having to watch commercials every single time I change the spot is really crazy.
needs lots of improvement 1/5
this app has to be restarted every commercial break because the show won’t play u will get a black screen or a frozen one and just sound this is the worst tv app wish they had there stuff on hulu so i could get rid of it and free up space
App keeps saying we need to update, but when we try to update it, the App Store just as to open it. I tried to delete it, but the same thing keeps happening. HELP!!
Point system? 3/5
Can you ad a Point system where you can collect points if you watch the ads you can get points and use the points for ad free
Way to buggy 2/5
The app constantly freezes and crashes. If the network wants an app and does not want their shows on platforms such as Hulu, please correct bugs so that it actually works.
Barely functions 1/5
Have to restart the app after every commercial. Took over 5 hours to watch a couple episodes of charmed lol
By chelsea doucette
I like it but can you put on live tv thank you on it please
Pointless App 1/5
If you are a Riverdale fan you are better off waiting till it’s available on Netflix. They don’t offer all previously aired episodes. I don’t understand why not! Downloaded and deleted.
Every time an ad plays and it returns to the show my screen freezers. Love these shows but hate the app.
Better then On Demand 4/5
I prefer using this app to watch favorite CW shows. The only problem I have with the ads is that the same ad sometimes repeats itself like a broken record.
By mad veiwer too
App will freeze coming out of commercials. Jumps in time so that you miss what is happening. Too many bugs.
Kicks me out or freezes 1/5
I’ve spent 2 hours trying to watch 1 show. The app will either randomly stop & start at the beginning of the show or it will freeze & I’ll have to start the show over again. I cannot skip to the part I left off without stopping for the commercial sections, which is fine if I only had 1 issue.
I downloaded this app so I could keep up with my favorite show (Riverdale) because I often work when it airs on tv. I love being able to watch it a day or two after it’s aired instead of having to wait months for it to be released on Netflix. However, the app has so many bugs. When I start an episode, the app freezes at the beginning or the end of a commercial, and I’ll have to exit the app to get the episode to play again. Most of the time, I end up watching the same commercial again. It’s getting ridiculous.
You can’t watch an episode of anything without something going wrong. It freezes or shuts off or the sound and picture don’t match...at all. If I didn’t need the app to watch the show I like, I’d delete it and never look back. It takes me 2 hours to get though a 45 minutes show. So frustrating.
App could be better 3/5
By Geo Felipe
Closed Captioning function doesn’t work.
ITS OK 😕 2/5
This app is ok. But I don’t like how you can’t search up anything, and how when I try to watch Riverdale it only has some of the episodes and only season 3, like!!!!!! I WOULD LIKE TO WAST ALL OF THE SEASONS AND EPISODES!!!
Closed captions will not turn on. 3/5
By T. Simmons
I have no other issue with the app besides not being able to turn closed captions on. The button won’t even illuminate. I’ve uninstalled and re-installed the app. It still doesn’t work.
Just meh 2/5
It glitches so much and the ads!! Oh the ads. So long and boring. I can barely stand to get through one produce because of all the breaks abs repeating the same ads over and over.
Super glitchy 2/5
It’s really nice that CW offers free streaming on their app unfortunately it’s so glitchy I can barely use the app. Every time i watch a show and it goes to commercials it freezes up causing me to close out the app and reopen and it asks me if i want to continue where I left off and it completely skips over an entire section. Would be a great app if these bugs were fixed.
Very upset that this app is so broken, the only shows I use it for are the arrow verse shows and half the time the app is either crashing or after an ad freezes up and plays the episode out of order, not to mention when ever it’s not freezing after all the ads that part of the episode that’s playing will have NO SOUND!!!! God I’m just disappointed because I can’t even enjoy the simple pleasure of laying down after a long day and watching one of my favorite shows.
WOULD NOT DOWNLOAD****
Terrible App for a company that has money-too many ads 1/5
This app is really crappy. It doesn’t work. Then when it does work, you have a 5 ads during an episode. Worse, thy are the SAME ONES. deleting this.
The app DOESNT WORK! Fix your app!!!!
Needs work 2/5
I love that I get to watch Riverdale on this app. However, the freezing and commercials are getting very obnoxious. I had to rewind to fix the freeze, but was forced to rewatch the commercials I had already watched. Please figure out a way to not make us watch these dumb commercials more than once.
Landscape iPad? 1/5
By Mario O.
Why doesn’t your app recognize landscape on the iPad? Seriously? Have you not used an iPad? Extremely frustrating to use this app in portrait. Please fix.
Bugs but nice 4/5
By gordys honest reviews
The bugs I find are every time I try and reload it’s always a error and goes black when reloading but I love this app but to many ads
I give up 1/5
This app used to work just fine but it’s been three weeks since I’ve been able to play a video on it. I’ve reinstalled and restarted twice and my iPad is a recent model and the os is current. I guess I’ll watch another way.
Way too many glitches! 2/5
The app could be a lot better. I have yet to experience seamless streaming without it glitching. Every time the ads are finished I have to exit and re-enter the app in order for it to continue to play!
Needs to be fixed 2/5
By cheesy cheeks
Every time I cast it with my Crome cast something happens. It’s lags, the sound goes out, it completely kicks me off, or starts playing another episode. Super annoying and frustrating.