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The CW

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The CW App is the only way to watch FREE EPISODES of your favorite shows whenever and wherever you want…and now you can watch on your TV! You don't need a subscription or password. Just install the app and stream The Flash, Supergirl, Jane The Virgin, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Frequency, iZombie, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, The 100, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and The Originals. Missed last night's episode? Watch it now for free. Behind more than one? Catch up on the last five episodes aired anytime.

What’s New:
* CHROMECAST AND AIRPLAY SUPPORT: Big news. Now The CW App streams to your TV!

Features Include:
* FULL EPISODES: Watch the latest episodes of every primetime show the day after broadcast
* 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.
* PHOTOS: Browse extensive photo galleries for episodic and publicity stills.
* FREE ACCESS TO CW SEED: Binge on new classics like The OC, digital series like DC's Vixen, and every episode of Whose Line.

What's New in Version v2.13.3

Bug Fixes and Optimization


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Customer Reviews

Problems "remembering" location in show

This is a review of the tvOS app. It's a decent app, but has some extremely annoying tendencies... if you pause replay and are unfortunate enough for the screen saver to engage you will find the app kicks you out to the start screen or possibly crashes you out to the AppleTV menu. When you try to resume the show, it will start at some random location, not the last watched point, and subject you to several minutes of commercials again. When you seek to the correct location and hit play... you're hit with several more minutes of commercials. Basically it's a programming error in the app. It sounds like a tiny deal until you realize the whole point of watching online is so that you can pause and continue and watch at your own leisure... so that means this is a significant issue with the app.

Video playback is decent and the app is otherwise pretty good.

Poor design and performance

The casting function works almost always which I do appreciate but the other downsides to this app make it very frustrating to deal with. The resume playback feature rarely works, pretty much every time starting the episode from the 0:06 mark no matter where I left off. Also when casting the fast forward and rewind doesn't work as well. When trying to scrub to a particular spot in the show, it will always start after the nearest commercial break rather than the spot I'm trying to get to specifically. Last thing is something that is worthless to complain about but I really hate having to watch the exact same set of advertisements at each break. I appreciate the free app and I don't mind whatsoever to have to sit through an ad, but it is maddening when the same adds are seen five to seven items in an episode, and are then exactly the same for other episodes of different shows

CW app fails on iOS 8.4 now

I cannot recommend the CW stream app for anyone using iOS 8.x , as I am. CW developers must have something to their app or stream about November 13 , when it started crashing every time. The week before it worked fine. Nothing changed on my end. I've lost count of how many times I deleted and reinstalled the CW app on my iPod Touch 5. You can access the CW main splash screen and show selections, but as soon as you try to start a program--CRASH! . Every time. I've given up

The App Store says this CW app requires iOS 8 and newer , and it did work. A lot of the free TV network stream apps have various issues , but most work to some extent. Presently, the CW app does not. It is useless to me.

( Upgrading to iOS 9 or iOS 10 is not an option for me , since I would lose the ability to link to my Snow Leopard mac and iTunes, which of course is vital )

The CW
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: v2.13.3
  • Size: 30.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Basque, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple TV: Yes

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