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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 2.13.1365

Big news, now you can stream our shows on your TV! This update includes:
- Chromecast Support
- AirPlay Support
- Bug Fixes


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Customer Reviews

APP works fine, too many one sided commercials!

First I'd like to thank you for providing an app that seems to work nicely. I've only had one issue of server errors; however, this was after hurricane Matthew hitting Florida so you get a pass. Unfortunately I've had to hit you on two stars for two reasons. First is that there is an over abundance of commercial adds which seems to take up 35% of the viewing experience. The second is far more critical reason, every commercial break is all about Hillary Clinton and the gynocentric man hating propaganda that's been pushed in her adds. This makes the CW look completely one sided and judging from the other 14 out of 173 reviews clearly indicates this pattern. The bottom line is if you gonna place political adds for one, then you need to be far and place for the other. Please correct this issue before you bleed out the rest of your support. Good luck on the future updates!

Unending Crashes, Unending Ads

I used this app all last year hoping against hope that I would be able to make it through one (ONE!) episode all the way through. Never happened. It will always crash at least once. So far this season I can't even finish one episode of a show before the frequent crashes frustrate me to the point where I turn it off.

As If the crashes weren't the only annoyance the ads will make you insane. Ads in the beginning before the show starts, ads through the show, AND if the app crashes during the ads when you RESUME the show after it crashes it gets stuck in an endless cycle of ads. You'll see the same five or so ads over and over and over until the app crashes again. I am so sick of New York Life, Liberty Mutual, and Sprint. I got frustrated to the point where I just deleted the app. I'll figure out another way to watch that show.

Doesn't actually seem to support AirPlay

The CW made a big deal about supporting all sorts of platforms with this new no-subscription thing, including the Apple TV and AirPlay. Well, Apple TV evidently means only the 4th-generation Apple TV since it isn't available on my 3rd generation. And AirPlay doesn't work... I just tried to watch the pilot of No Tomorrow and it dropped the stream no less than 5 times (maybe when my iPad went on standby but still this shouldn't be something that happens). Please fix the bugs asap - it's too much effort to try to watch shows on this app, at least if it want to watch it on my actual TV and not my iPad.

Also, why isn't there a watchlist? I don't even mind all the commercials just make the app user friendly - notifications of new episodes are great but how hard is a watch list to implement?

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.13.1365
  • Size: 30.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Basque, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

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

Apple TV: Yes

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