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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
tv apps
10.40
17
2
free episodes
35.17
16
1
the flash season 2
2.62
13
jane the virgin
40.14
3
2
the arrow
10.28
1
cw app
71.09
1
the originals
12.91
1
the cw app
129
1
the 100
0.00
1
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App name
The CW
Description
The cw app is the only way to stream the LATEST EPISODES of your favorite shows for FREE, no subscription or password needed. Just install the app and stream the hit series All American, DC’s Stargirl, Riverdale, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, the 100, Tell Me A Story, Legacies, Black Lightning, The Flash, Supernatural, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, In The Dark, Charmed, Dynasty and more. Features Include: * LATEST EPISODES: Watch full episodes of every primetime show the day after broadcast. Free. * FULL SEASONS OF NEW SHOWS: Watch every episode of DC’s Stargirl, Batwoman, Nancy Drew and more, free only on The CW. * NO LOGINS: No cable subscription, no credit cards, no passwords. Ever. * PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Get reminded when the latest episodes of your favorite shows are available to stream. * EASY ACCESS TO CW SEED: Stream over 1000 hours of your favorite shows. Binge Schitt’s Creek and new classics like The Game, The Secret Circle, Everybody Hates Chris, and Alcatraz, digital series like Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, and every episode of Whose Line. 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 http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information. Ad Choices: https://www.cwtv.com/thecw/privacy-policy/#advertising Terms of Use: http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/terms-of-use/ Do Not Sell My Personal Information: https://privacycenter.cwtv.com/
No connection
by cantwatchhershows on 2020/12/02 14:41
The app hasn’t been working for me. On my iPhone or my Roku tv. It’s depressing
To many commercials
by 610AJC on 2020/12/01 12:52
On the CW app,when you watch something like batwoman or the flash.There are just to many commercials,there are like 24-30 commercials in on episode.
Way to many commercials
by Megan_7843 on 2020/11/25 19:48
WAAAYYY to many commercials. Out of all the streaming apps I have used this has to be the absolute worst about commercials!
Thanks I hate it
by apcmlp on 2020/11/25 17:09
Homophobia at it’s finest! Nice job assbutts.
Doesnt work well at all
by Xococo on 2020/11/23 18:37
The app has no search function. It hides shows that ive been watching so i literally cannot watch them until it randomly decides to suggest the show. It did this with 3 different shows i tried watching. It also always says error with a pop up even when there is no error and it takes 3 or 4 clicks to get it to clear and it does this every episode of any show. Its cool thats its free but expect less than the basic free of any app.
Trash
by JARRHUD on 2020/11/22 12:42
This app is absolute trash, the “trouble shooting” doesn’t help for ANY problem that you will have and don’t get me started on the problems. One major problem is that it will not play a single episode of any and all of the shows on the app. If you want to know the other problems and want to have the sensation of throwing your device across the room, then by all means download the app.
THIS APP NEEDS TO BE FIXED
by KyleGTA on 2020/11/21 20:34
Ok so I usually like to stream my shows onto the television and it seems the only way that I can really watch something is if I keep my phone open, cause as soon as my turns off the app automatically disconnects from my tv and from my experience from streaming from other apps that should not happen. You should be able to stream onto the television regardless whether or not your mobile device is open or not. This is definitely something you guys need to fix and I would greatly appreciate if you could read this comment and fix what I am telling you needs to be fixed. Another thing you should do is read everyone else’s comments and do what their asking you to do to make this app better.
RUINED SUPERNATURAL
by Alpo83 on 2020/11/21 04:18
automatically skipped from ep 15 to series finale, unbeknownst to me. Spoiler alert!! Terrible. Besides ruining the final season, this app is insanely buggy. Godawful. Screw the programmers to Trump’s golden toilet after he eats hamburders.
Absolutely terrible app.
by PunisherCork on 2020/11/21 04:08
Constant commercials. That’s what this app is. Not for shows it’s for the same repeating commercials over and over. Don’t use this app.
This app has turned to crap
by Skrapmot on 2020/11/20 20:24
Using new IPad Pro 11, iPhone 11pro , and Apple TV 4K. All UTD. Where as I used to be watch a show, pause and resume later that seems to no longer work. I also, cannot resume on a different device any longer. Try to fast forward using the slider and first you have rewatch a bazillion ATT adds over but then it freezes up. This is so frustrating I’m about to delete.
The app.
by Robertahillsjr on 2020/11/19 18:53
I think that the app is a great app to have In my phone right now thank you for letting me know.Robert of New York,N.Y.10019.
Why?
by Just don't talk to me on 2020/11/17 22:34
I got this app to watch a show that I couldn’t watch on any other platform and when I got onto the app I could only watch the last five episodes of the whole entire series. There was four seasons and I could only watch the last five episodes. I seriously do not understand this! Like why? The only thing I like about this app is you don’t need a subscription so I’ll give it two stars instead of one, but only get this app if you just want to satisfy your soul with the last five episode of the entire series.
Its good buts it ruined by terrible ad timing
by some guy in jeans on 2020/11/17 20:18
So i. Was watching [redacted] and [redacted] died which was supposed to be sad and make you feel. But that ruined by a upbeat ad about cheese or something a second after [redacted]. Like i get you need ads but maybe not every 5 minutes with no variety
The ads work but not the show
by Rogue346 on 2020/11/15 21:57
The advertisements work just fine but it stops when it’s time for the show to restart. Never watching CW again once Supernatural is over
Looks good
by peackeeper on 2020/11/14 21:39
I haven’t got the app yet but it’s apparently free and that is amazing to watch shows for free and you get what you get if it’s free that is quite amazing there might some glitches according to some review but at least it’s free you get what you get and you don’t complain.
One Main Problem
by hashsbsnanajbd on 2020/11/12 03:46
I’m fine with some ads and know that in order to have this app be free you have some ads. On the other hand the number of ads and frequency you get them is just getting worse and worse. Like I said I’m fine with some ads but these ads are just exact same and the frequency is very often of them. Other than this terrible amount of ads the app isn’t to bad and I would recommend it.
Video stops streaming
by Indy user570 on 2020/11/12 01:35
Video stops streaming on the tv when my phone closes. How is this problem not fixed? Have the developers never used any of these features?
Error. Playback stalled out.
by baepw on 2020/11/12 00:33
Get this constantly.
Disappointed
by buttbanger99 on 2020/11/11 23:04
How does an app made by the streaming service not have all the episodes for their own shows
No
by Mattstar69 on 2020/11/09 23:53
It’s called the Arrowverse not The CWverse sorry not sorry
Too bad for the hearing impaired
by _Lilith on 2020/11/07 04:59
The close captions do not work. If they do decide to make an appearance , they are anywhere from 5-10 minutes out of sync compared to the dialogue actually being spoken on whatever program you are watching. Hopefully this issue will get resolved. If you are hearing impaired and depending on the captions, you’re out of luck because they don’t make sense in real time to whatever CW show is playing on this app. It’s been this way for a while now.
Closed captions
by Banane R on 2020/11/06 15:31
I have had this app before and I had hoped this bug would have been fixed by now. I’m hard of hearing and I need closed captions, even with my hearing aids, but when the shows break for commercial, the captions are gone when the shows return. I’m tired of having to go back to settings and turn the CCs back on. Am I missing something? Is there a way to keep this from happening?
Yeah now only certain episodes unless you pay?
by Hatch530 on 2020/11/04 00:36
These big companies getting greedy ,you were already making a killing off of these crappy commercials that I have to sit through consistently and then you want more money to be able to watch more than 2 to 5 episodes and blame it on contracts and blah blah blah whatever then on top of it you keep replacing characters on shows like the whole Arrow series replacement and Batwoman replacement terrible replacement terrible choice of the new replacement. what’s next you’re gonna make black lightning a white guy? Pffft
Rarely works properly
by Forgotten707 on 2020/10/31 19:01
I don’t mind having to sit through commercials to watch shows I like. But this app has given me problems for years. I used to watch it on my iPad, and it would constantly freeze after a commercial, forcing me to restart the app, beginning with the commercials all over again before I could pick up where I left off. Now on the Apple TV I get “null” error messages all the time. I’ve stopped watching 4 different shows because this app is so bad, and my wife and I are trying to finish out Supernatural without having to wait for it to all come on Netflix. Terrible app.
Way too many ads
by Gamer0748 on 2020/10/30 19:14
The app is overall good but there are so many ads and there all the same
Very Nice App
by pumpkeene on 2020/10/30 12:40
Wonderful app
Bad balance
by rodogo1989 on 2020/10/30 01:04
This app has far to many commercials. Way more than when it’s just on tv.
Way too many ads!
by Greenlantern378 on 2020/10/26 21:24
Way too many ads and the app won’t allow you to do anything (fast forward/cast or stop casting) without starting another set of ads, which are 1:30-2 minutes long each. Ads seem to be for the same advertisement every add break. Deleted app and just won’t watch CW programs.
This app makes me grateful that Supernatural is over
by Reddoggiegirl on 2020/10/25 07:03
There is absolutely nothing nice I can say about this app. It doesn’t work. Every time I open it and try and start an episode, it just won’t play, and ALWAYS with the same message “the operation has stalled”. Yeah. Thanks, CW, I GOT that. Thank god Supernatural is OVER.
Brutal
by addneedtostopnow on 2020/10/24 03:33
The advertisements are absolutely brutal. There is no reason you should be forced to watch more ads than all of tv combined
Not the best
by gimligroupie on 2020/10/23 19:03
No search bar is quite strange and every 20 minutes or so the app closes and brings back to my home screen
Green bar on bottom of screen!?
by It's alright64 on 2020/10/21 10:53
Does anyone else have this same issue on the iPhone version? shows are unwatchable when the show won’t even go into full screen. The little green bar at the bottom is a huge distraction. I wasn’t able to find anyone else who mentions this same issue. It’s 2020, apps shouldn’t be this poorly optimized
Keep Your Finger On The MUTE Button
by Manju's on 2020/10/19 20:29
Plays the same set of ADS over and over again until you feel the episode is just not worth watching! The only way I could get thru one episode is to MUTE the ads ... never want to hear a Dupixent (pharmacy) ad ever again in my life. Same set of product ads EVERY commercial break will drive you crazy, and there are lots of commercial breaks.
AWESOME
by $#&$ on 2020/10/15 09:19
AWESOMEEEE
Fix the bugs
by 6strings85 on 2020/10/15 01:05
This app has too many ads and glitches in it I have to start an episode over and over
Viewing
by Mikec9mm on 2020/10/14 04:28
Even though most apps allow for zoom or expansion to fill borders phone screens you have not , but what’s worse is this new green and black letter box your doing the picture is so tiny I need glasses to watch shows on my 6inch phone ! It horrible . At least fill the screen from top to bottom . It completely RUINS user experience . Looks like I watching a show on a watch face or a jet pack screen not a smart phone oh or like watching on a old school game boy . Come on guys this is just lazy coding . Who can we speak to to get this fixed ?
All Commercials, No Show
by Dean2 on 2020/10/14 01:18
Super annoying. Makes you watch 2 minutes of commercials every 10 minutes. No option for commercial free. Completely frustrating - and not worth it.
Useless
by Bikermed2 on 2020/10/13 12:46
I have tried using this app to watch a couple shows over the last year. I have been able to watch two episodes of one show. The app will not load. Regardless of the version. Don’t waste your time or storage on your phone in an app that doesn’t work
Ads ads ads and ads
by joshliveshere on 2020/10/12 09:33
Billions and billions and billions of ads. I almost neaded surgery to recover.
Bugs
by Chels43 on 2020/10/10 00:52
Why does the fast forward never work right? Either nothing happens or it takes you back to the last set of commercials. If you want to fast forward through something you really should be able to.
Way way way way way too many ads
by Duck88abcd on 2020/10/09 23:23
Okay, you need some ads to pay for the app but it’s insane how many times the story is interrupted for another annoying set of ads. You don’t need to pay for the production with ads on the app. That’s what commercials on the original broadcast are for. I was really hoping to get into Stargirl series but there is no way I will watch the remaining episodes on this app.
Iphone xs max pull up menu
by dylanlee1 on 2020/10/09 07:39
Watching the shows on the iphone max has the annoying slide up ti home screen in the way, is there going to be a way to atlesst make it disappear unless we double flick to get to home? It gets in the way. App doesnt fit on iphone xs max anymore and screen for video is super small. Black green borders around
Stupid app
by levone ree on 2020/10/09 00:33
This is a stupid app!!!!!! There’s no live tv feature to stream live shows.
Cw
by mom 2 six boyz on 2020/10/08 21:12
I love the shows you can watch, my only problem is the app keeps crashing and when you open it is just black. That is the only reason for the 2 stars. If it worked all the time then it would be 5 stars.
Cw app
by People$$$$$$ on 2020/10/08 01:24
It constantly shuts down on tv, when on iPhone is locked
Needs a search bar.
by Cupcake_2301 on 2020/10/06 20:09
When I got this app I liked it but when I started using the app and found a show that I like. I keep on watching it but it has been giving me issues like when I go back to the app it is like my show has disappear but I found a way to find it you just go to the continue watching and it will be there. I have been doing it for a while but it started giving me issues again last night so what happened was I go to the continue watching and scroll down to we’re it says you might also like those shows and my show should have been there but it was not there it is my show is not there anymore but it is there on the app. So that is why I think they should add a search bar to this app because it will be easier to find are shows.
Loving this app
by carebear87_ on 2020/10/06 03:19
I love this app no need password internet access or make an acc u can just watch it for free but the only thing is everytime I watch charmed it keeps popping up an error and the video stops I keep having to disconnect my internet and reconnect again idk if it’s the app error or what but it’s really bugging me so I hope y’all can fix that problem but really love the app I really just hope that charmed will still be in the cw even the show ended and they remove it from netflix I just hope it will be on the cw or cw seed
The CW doesn’t Work on iPad
by Guru112358 on 2020/10/05 14:01
The CW stoped working a few months ago on iPad. It won’t play movies. It displays error: Playback has stalled out. Can it be fixed?
Here is why I rate it 3 stars
by 112635362729398448386463639 on 2020/10/03 15:55
It need the episodes not just 5!
playback paused
by Yah boi🌊 on 2020/09/30 12:54
This app since I got it has caused me nothing but stress. I can deal with all of those ads and that crap, but every 2 minutes a notification pops up on my screen and says playback error so movie paused. I am trying to watch the last few episodes of the 100 before the finale but this app hasn’t been working. The 100 is my favorite show and I would like to watch the finale live. Please fix!!! 👁👄👁
Episode restarts
by Elipowercity on 2020/09/26 23:12
I don’t know what happened but before the new update my episodes would resume now they restart. Please fix
Streaming is not great
by bob.irish on 2020/09/22 04:04
I think maybe the CW needs to sell more ads or something to invest in better performance of their streaming service. I have no problems when streaming Netflix on my device but when I stream with the CW app, it stops playing several times per episode and the picture quality takes a while to improve after each stall. Not that I want more ads but they need to invest more in their technology. And speaking of ads, the same ads play over and over and over. The same ad over and over does not make me want the thing being hawked at me any more. In fact, the same ad over and over again only makes me want the thing less. Luckily you can turn down your volume during ads.
Mobile - Chromecast
by JSMBuggy on 2020/09/20 01:37
Very difficult to cast content from mobile app. Better user experience via Firestick.
No Way to Pay For No Ads
by 7ff7 on 2020/09/15 22:29
I overall like the app but every episode is filled with ads and there is no way to pay to get no ads or buy premium to get less ads.
??
by i need to know rn on 2020/09/15 22:06
Before I get this app does it have originals?
Good idea in theory
by Spideyland on 2020/09/14 05:18
I cannot watch a single episode without the app stalling. I have to reboot and try again. 40 min show takes hour and a half or more to get through one app. I get that it is a free app but do I have to watch the same six adds every six to eight minutes. I am not a woman who needs to see feminine hygiene adds four times. Nice try but the frustration of getting through an episode is turning me off to your product.
Fire Jason Rothenberg
by i hate u😃 on 2020/09/13 03:06
He Ruined the 100
New update full screen does not work without thick borders on sides. Can’t zoom in either
by vpxo767 on 2020/09/12 21:08
Bad
Apple TV
by Hotice1320 on 2020/09/12 04:32
Every time I try and watch a show on the Apple TV through the app, I get an error message. The only thing that seems to work all the time is the ads before the episode steams
Subtitles don’t align properly
by Mlion99013 on 2020/09/11 02:24
The app works as it should. But on most shows the subtitles are delayed and don’t actually fit with the spoken dialogue. 3 stars. - Ron Swanson
Crap
by madizog on 2020/09/10 05:28
This app is the freaking worst. The screen will be off from the actual audio and when you restart the app you have to watch 2 minutes worth of ads to get back to where you were even though it happened after watching the 2 minutes worth of ads for a “commercial break” this app is a joke
Worst App
by yuvarajbenny on 2020/09/09 09:40
No search button in the app and I am not able to see previous episodes. I will change it to 5 stars if they fix that.
Lost “watched” status
by orozcomp on 2020/09/09 06:18
With the new update the “watched” status was lost.
The cw
by sonic2341 on 2020/09/09 06:14
Resetting everything
Great but .............
by lexxxamillion on 2020/08/28 23:25
Cool app until you lose your place on a show. You Can’t scroll through and find your spot without watching 10 commercials 1 is fine but come on ugh
Liars
by Garden-diva on 2020/08/27 20:39
They say you can get every episode of Nancy Drew. Not true! They only have season one. There is a season 2. I missed a couple of shows, VOD was terrible, didn’t have them, so I got this app specifically to watch Nancy Drew’s 2nd season. They don’t have it! Terrible app.
Almost Perfect
by K-ray is Cray Cray on 2020/08/24 21:15
I live this app and it’s very nice for people who want to watch shows on Netflix but don’t have it. The only thing I don’t like is you can only watch the 5 newest episodes of a show. I’m not saying that you should have all of them there, but if they could change a couple every few days it’d be even better. It doesn’t have to be every show either, or each user could choose one show that they can watch every episode of.
Good shows broken app
by brian bbb12 on 2020/08/24 16:32
The shows overall are great! However the app itself has numerous issues/bugs that make it painful to watch. When chromecasting to a TV the pause show function is broken so you can’t pause a show halfway through and come back. If you stop casting the app will restart the show next time you come back so you have to skip around trying to find where you left off. Lots of technical issues that make it difficult to watch.
Needs search feature for narrowing viewing options
by livelovelaf on 2020/08/24 13:43
So, the CW is bubble gum TV. Programs largely geared to tastes of 12-20 year old females. However, sometimes- rainy days make you WANT to watch this type of entertainment. No matter what your age or gender. But if you like a specific show ( The lying game for instance) and you don’t watch from start to finish.... you can’t pick up where you leave off. Even if you are good with watching 500 dominos commercials. Come on CW. Get it together. You are screwing dominos out of AD dollars and your viewer too.
Sam
by zack eftars on 2020/08/23 20:05
The flash
Too barebones
by lkvahgoihang on 2020/08/23 18:31
Needs some additional features
Doesn't work on Apple TV
by sievrdt on 2020/08/22 03:43
After selecting any show in the app, all I can see is an infinite spinning wheel – nothing plays at all. Disappointed.
Love it
by jhalpookl on 2020/08/21 12:25
Best app ever it is so cool
SEARCH SEARCH SEARCH SEARCH
by Johnny Football on 2020/08/21 07:08
No SEARCH? How do you make an app with more shows than are shown on the main page and have no way to search for them? That is mind boggling. Also, the app only respects landscape in one orientation. It should flip to either landscape orientation
Glitchy. Could be better
by Duffle the Hufflepuffle on 2020/08/21 00:55
This app serves its purpose. I can watch episodes the day after they air and occasionally watch whole seasons. It doesn’t do that well, though. Chromecast is the where I’m having problems. First of all, any time I go to cast what I’m currently watching it automatically casts the third episode of Coroner. I don’t even watch that show! Then when it goes to commercial break, I have to recast, just to turn subtitles back on. And that brings up the Coroner mess again which is so frustrating. Watching it from your device though is okay. You still have to turn captions back on after breaks but it doesn’t play Coroner so I’m okay with that. This isn’t an app designed like Netflix or Hulu so I don’t expect it to be perfect with Chromecast, but I would like for the Coroner mess to at least be solved. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
Remove censorship bleeping
by HLC7560 on 2020/08/20 19:00
I literally just started using the app 10 minutes ago. There’s a new series called Dead Pixels that I recorded on DirecTV but that version bleeps out cussing. I was really hoping that this app wouldn’t or at least provide a setting that would allow me to toggle it. No luck that I can see. I’m giving the app the benefit of the doubt by starting at 5 stars and removing 1 for the above issue. I’ve heard there are too many commercials. Like I said, I just started so I don’t have an opinion yet. While I completely understand the need for them (especially for a free app), the frequency and quantity of them should be reasonable or I’ll lower the stars further. IMHO a viewer that doesn’t have to pay to watch should have to endure commercials but no more than 10 min for every 30 min of entertainment content. You spread it out how you see fit but more than 5 commercials in a break is way too much.
VV
by bfgsdtyhjhvddhj on 2020/08/19 19:24
WAY TO MANY ADS
It’s a no for me dawg.
by phoenixarmy on 2020/08/19 01:56
App is glitchy and unstable. Primary issues are around playback features. I’ve consistently encountered episodes that I simply can’t complete because it stops playing and automatically skips to the next episode - doesn’t matter how many times I try to go back to the episode, the same issue persists. In addition, the ‘continue where I left off’ option seems to be generally non-existent which is a shame. UI/UX needs improvement - it’s almost there.
Not as good as other tv apps.
by Julia L. 396 on 2020/08/17 02:20
I am really glad they have this app because a lot of my favorite shows come from cw. That said, I feel like it is behind a lot of other tv apps. First of all, most tv channel apps have an option to watch shows live. I really miss that in this app. Also, Freeform used to have a point system where you could earn points by watching shows and use them to buy episodes without adds. I absolutely loved that feature and I was really upset when they took it away. Lastly, I wish there was a way to view entire tv shows, rather than having to search one episode at a time, or even an auto play option for binge watching shows.
Hello
by Djcivmfvdivmsbdlc on 2020/08/15 06:42
Love the app but I will sue u people if u make me watch that Lauren gray commercial one more time 🙄🙄🙄🙄(just kidding but still)
Needs work
by MAD DOWNLADER on 2020/08/14 06:50
This app could be so good but it needs a lot of work 1. It is really slow 2. The quality of the video is terrible 3. Sometimes the sound just cuts out 4. There are soooo many ads Honestly it’s better to wait for the show to go on Netflix then to go through all this trouble
Updated: casting issues improved; no orientation controls
by djgoulet on 2020/08/13 19:58
Previously had issues with casting to Google Chromecasts. That issue appears resolved with recent updates. iPad app only works in portrait mode, which is rather silly, as videos run landscape and most keyboards and cases limit iPads to landscape mode. Please add landscape mode. Would also be nice to rotate iPad for when charger needs to be connected. Updated from one star to two on 08/13/20
Never loads
by appmethis on 2020/08/10 23:31
I left my phone loading for 30 minutes and came back to it still loading overall just don’t get the app enless you enjoy watching the loading screen
Crash Crash Bang
by happy cutomer1983 on 2020/08/08 17:47
The app is always having playback issues or freezing. I have to restart the app or phone to get it to work. Absolutely annoying.
Very frustrating
by @c_creacts on reaction.cam on 2020/08/07 04:27
The app is good but I hate how it’s set to only one side, to where you can’t flip your phone, and it’s just very aggravating. Please look into making a way you can flip the screen.
Oops
by Fuzzy217 on 2020/08/06 05:14
There must be some mistake. You’ve got a show mixed in all the ads I was watching. 🤡🤝🤡
Good app but doesn’t work
by Hannahjanehell on 2020/08/06 03:31
I like the app on my imputed, but on my iPhone it doesn’t work. It says playback error, and it doesn’t let me watch anything
App has gotten worse
by Brandon93505 on 2020/08/06 02:34
I use the app to cast to my tv. The app will lose connection to the cast so i can no longer control it. Sometimes audio is out of sync. Closed caption stops randomly working. Sometimes picture quality is poor.
Stalled out
by Wwilburn57 on 2020/08/06 01:00
I wanna watch my favorite shows and it keeps saying error: playback stalled out
Is this just ads?
by alladsallthetime on 2020/08/05 17:38
I don’t know when the show I picked will start, but I’m really enjoying the ads so far. Did you know you can bundle home AND auto insurance? Seriously though- SO MANY ADS (especially if you try to pick up where you left off as you have to rewatch every preceding ad)
Needs A Lot of Work
by hackerbb2 on 2020/08/05 07:34
I love the app and the whole concept of watching an episode after it airs on tv but this app is very buggy on newer devices. Im running on iXR and theres a lot of buffering along with other bugs.
Hate it
by dont ever download it on 2020/08/05 01:17
It’s horrible and slow and the adds are so stupid.
No iPad orientation - Still a year after I read a review
by Signup should be banned on 2020/08/01 02:48
The orientation on an iPad is ridiculous. I have my iPad in a horizontal orientation, as most people probably do. The app starts out in portrait orientation, so you view things sideways. The videos do play in landscape, but come on, it should display whatever way you have the device situated.
This app is trash
by Jaytusweet on 2020/07/31 04:04
This app is trash you can’t see any of the old episode of your favorite series. 🙄👎🏽
Stop
by Hrhsjkkdk on 2020/07/31 01:10
Stop puttingCommercials
...
by littlebearcub28 on 2020/07/30 00:30
I like the app and all of the items you can watch, but there are WAY to many commercials that are just there and that repeat.
Useless
by paininthea on 2020/07/28 04:30
I downloaded the app just now to watch The 100 season 7 and it’s at episode 9 and it only goes back to Episode 5. Who wants to start a season at episode 5???? Guess I’ll just wait until it’s available on a different service. Thanks for nothing y’all 😡
LOVE!
by Danielaaaxo on 2020/07/26 14:06
I absolutely love almost every single series on The CW that they come out with always so much fun even better when I get to stream it from the app for free I hope they never change this their new platform on the app that came out recently is even better so easy love the set up!!
Read this
by richiebys on 2020/07/25 22:25
Way to many adds
Needs settings
by Tom_ATC on 2020/02/18 18:56
Overall I like the app. I get that contracts limit to the last 5 episodes, though in the modern age of episodic TV having fall finales I wish they would release the early season episodes to streaming services in smaller chunks to let us get caught up and finish the show on the app. However my first complaint / reason for a drop of a star is that unlike other streaming apps, this one maintains the main iOS screen saver settings. When I use my phone normally I want it to lock automatically after a short period of me not touching it ... but if I’m watching an hour long show casted to my TV I don’t want to touch my phone for an hour, and definitely not every 2 minutes. Also, either the setting to go from one episode to the next doesn’t exist or it isn’t obvious / intuitive. Other streaming apps auto-forward too quickly (I sometimes like the music and some movies have post-credit scenes), but to not have the option to skip to next or automatically advance at the end also seems outdated. Other streaming video apps have these issues figured out, more or less, and they seem tome to be things that need to be priorities.
Horribly bad orientation controls
by $1K Master on 2019/05/24 06:31
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.
Two things I dislike
by B: on 2018/12/17 19:59
The first thing is there are way too many ads. Ok so I get you have to have ads to have a free app, but can’t you make it so if I was at a part after an ad I don’t have to go through all the ads. I mean every 6-12 minutes there is a series of 6 ads and not even different ones. Usually they are almost exactly the same as the last series of ads I watched. It’s soooo annoying. Second thing is that they app only has the last 5 episodes of the tv series. So if I want to watch a new series that has 10 episodes I have to find the first 5 episodes on other apps or websites and it’s quite annoying. I usually end up using other apps/websites instead of this one for these reasons. I know you can’t get rid of all ads and maybe you can’t even make every episode of a show available but it would be nice to not have sooo many ads and at least AT LEAST the 10 latest episodes of a tv series. I suggest to only use this app if you have patience for ads and you are on the lasted 5 episodes of a show. So honestly only download this if you don’t have another app that has your favorite shows.
Awesome App! Free with commercials
by Ablest gabble on 2018/06/20 03:50
I REALLY LOVE this app!!! If I miss the CW tv shows I want to watch the night before, I can watch them in this app for quite a while after they air on tv before they expire from the app. And it being free just for the normal commercial breaks that the regular shows have is AWESOME!!!!!! I can totally watch commercials if it means a free experience to be able to watch my shows if I miss them when they air!!!! I’m currently addicted to Supernatural and have been since it began airing. Sometimes it’s changing schedule from season to season makes me miss an episode here or there. This app allows me to watch or rewatch an aired episode from the night before to keep up with the story arcs with my favorite CW show! It usually allows a week to 3 weeks or so to watch an episode after it airs. Then it will expire from the app. And since I don’t have much money to pay for a service AND my cell phone, I REALLY appreciate that it’s free, just for the trade off of having commercial breaks build into the show! I can totally live with that!!!!! THANK YOU CW APP!!! 💖
Great content, but the app is badly designed, especially on the iPad.
by techfreak23 on 2020/01/23 05:49
I love the Arrowverse shows. That’s the only reason I watch CW shows. I’m glad I was able to watch the Crisis on Infinite Earths series without having to resort to a less than reputable streaming site, but the app makes me really want to again. The iPad version of the app only allows you to browse in portrait, but goes to landscape when playing a video. It does not, however, let you switch landscape orientations. The ads are also extremely annoying. I get they need ad revenue to continue making money and the shows, but play some different ads. Don’t play the same set of 3-5 ads for the whole episode. It’s also very buggy when it comes to resuming an episode. I already watched your annoying ads. Don’t force me to watch them again to get back to the point I was at. Sometimes it will even start me back to the previous part of the video I already watched before the ads. Then I have to skip back to the point I was at only to be shown the exact same ads! People want to watch the content legally, but the lengthy repetitive ads and bugs make you want to go find it elsewhere for free with no ads. Fix your app!
Current issues
by Aria Riopolos on 2020/05/06 04:16
The app frequents issues with your Ads. Sometimes the Ads will run over the show, and I will miss 5 minute increments at a time because the ads play simultaneously and do not pause and start the show. This is a technical problem, but I also have a problem with the ads themselves. I have no control over the ads I see, and your ads often make me uncomfortable and even am often repulsed, as they deal with many thing completely irrelevant to me or expose me to topics that gross me out. It ruins the interest in your shows and the amount of time I am willing to commit and the more it occurs, the less I feel secure in your app. This can and should be remedied by allowing users to elect content of sponsors, or choose from a list of preselected topics at the very least. I honestly wouldn’t even mind seeing the same previews on repeat, so long as I do not have to see the rest of it at all. This allows you to better improve your demographic information as well, so I don’t see why it isn’t already an option, at the very least when you set up the account.
Okay, could be much better
by liaxe on 2019/05/07 00:53
I am fine with ads, if I wanted no ads I would have just gone and purchased what I want to watch. However the ads need to be quicker maybe 3 min max, and change it up, the same ad 10 times in one 40 minute episode (I’m exaggerating) is hell, and makes it seem even longer. Please fix programming or whatever, I am never sent back to where I was watching when I hit continue, sometimes it won’t let me hit play when I answer a text. It’s obnoxious and I have to restart the app. ⚡️Overall, I like the shows they are great, for me the quality of viewing is great. I think that considering that this is a free app, with free streaming of the most recent episodes of shows, that others should cut The CW some slack. Yes there are issues that can be fixed/improved, but over all very good for free. For other viewers I recommend watching shows in one sitting, or remembering the time you stopped watching. For The CW I recommend fixing some of the glitches of your app, but great job, on the shows concepts, I love the plots.
It is free but
by jdkdhruepwsbdge on 2019/06/02 23:36
There’s definitely issues but it’s a free streaming service so we can’t complain that much. Sometimes it’s becomes very blurry , commercials are very long, there’s no resume button so if you stop streaming and then go back you have to remember where you stopped or just rewatch the whole thing. Which is sometimes easier because otherwise you’ll watch like 6 minutes of commercials before you get back to your spot. All that I can deal with. most recently I’ve been having a new problem that’s never occurred before. I stream to my tv thru my chrome cast but now as soon as my phone screen locks, it completely kicks me off. Which is like two minutes. I can’t minimize the app because the same thing happens. I have to reconnect and start all over. Not an issue with the internet or chrome cast because Netflix/Hulu work just fine. This maybe started last week. I like a lot of the shows but trying to keep my phone screen active on the cw app screen for 50 minutes is a lot of effort for no reason really, even for a free app.
Great But to Many problems
by cargamesmith on 2020/03/24 18:00
I like watching the CW but there are way to many adds. If you click the skip button more than 3 times it fast forwards until it hits an add which is so irritating because you have to watch the adds and can’t even go back while the adds are playing. Now there are a lot of good shows on the CW but you can’t watch them all for example with The Flash and DC Legends of Tomorrow series you can only watch whatever is in that season but I don’t know if it’s just me. Also at the very beginning there is an add it would be great if you can move that into later in the video. I know since you don’t have to pay for the app you rely on adds to make money but can you make it to where you don’t watch the same exact add 14 times in less than 30 minutes please. There is also a problem with the timing of a show because it dose not account for the adds it has. Otherwise this is a great app I am not trying to downgrade your app these are just suggestions. Thank you for your time and for reading this comment if you do.
Apple TV bug
by Pinaden on 2018/12/03 17:01
I don’t know which version the bug occurred, but there is an option to skip the credits and roll into the next episode, as watching several in consecutive order, and it seems the audio track continues to play, while the video bumps to the next episode. Once the previous episode ends the track, the next episode begins, along with the audio track for the new episode, so ends up with a fairly garbled track, although there are two distinct tracks playing on top of the other. Otherwise, as we have a busy life, this is a great alternative to watching my DC shows live-play, as I can catch the last few weeks’ worth, as time allows. This occurred a couple of months ago, and was just figured out to be what the issue is that is occurring. I have not, as yet, tried to reinstall the app, but it has been occurring on both of our Apple TV modules, so not sure if it was a glitch that just hadn’t gotten bumped out by a bug fix or if it’s just never been noticed by anyone else.
Great app but is the expiration really necessary?
by Fallonmaiha on 2019/05/25 19:01
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.
Was going good
by Welsed on 2020/04/30 23:09
But the controls and swiping are inconsistent. Episodes air but don’t appear on the app. No landscape mode for browsing, only during play back. Episodes sometimes in ascending, sometimes in descending order. Way too many ads. It’s like they took everything BAD about broadcast television and stuck it in an app. Whatever geriatric individual is overseeing the development and management of this app, they need to have their children play with it and tell them how to fix it. Anyone with experience in using media apps could tell you the UI and UX is outdated. It’s as if my grandparents made a major media company’s app, and they’re dead. Edit: tried it again. It was worse than before. I shut down the app , deleted it from my iPad, while casting, and it is STILL casting to my Chromecast. How is this even possible? Had to literally disconnect my Chromecast. I had already watched the commercials before casting, and as soon as I began to cast I had to sit thru another batch of commercials? I immediately deleted it. You have some shows I love, but now they will suffer in viewership from a long time (7 years) fan. I’ll watch them on Netflix when they come out. Sad. Really sad cw.
Too many constant glitches
by hijadeDios_yg on 2019/04/30 04:06
I enjoy being able to watch my favorite shows even without having Cable TV but it’s truly a pain when I constantly have to exit and enter the app in order for an episode to continue playing because in the transition from ads to episode it just completely freezes. Sometimes there’s discombobulated audio in the background and sometimes even when the visual seems to be working (including not in transition from as to show) the audio just cuts out randomly- with or without headphones. Whenever I stop watching something and go back to the app later, it starts me way earlier in the episode than I was and I have to watch a bunch of ads (that I already watched) in order to get to where I was. I understand that commercials are like TV- but if you’re going to have commercials like TV please have them transition smoothly into the rest of the show. Sometimes my play and skip buttons won’t work at all and I’ll have to completely exit the app and start the episode all over. This app could be great but it just malfunctions constantly.
Great App
by XaaM3 on 2019/03/06 12:25
This app is great. I don’t really have time to watch my shows on The CW, always working. So I come to this free app to watch all my CW shows. I’ve been watch channel 56 all my life, since the mid 80,s. And it is my favorite channel. It used to have all the good cartoons in the early times for kids and in the evening times, the dramas. Gilmore Girls, Smallville, Dawson’s Creek, Buffy, Angel, Supernatural, Fresh Prince, Tiny Toons, Anamaniacs, VR Troopers, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Marvels Shield, Constantine, Charmed (old version), and so, so much more. I recently had the playback error and it made me stop watching for a bit, but I did write to the CW Support team and after a couple of days they fixed the problem. Haven’t been on to check to see if it works yet but I am confident that the problem has been solved. Many other apps would have you jump through hoops just to fix some problems and sometimes they never get fixed at all. But CW, in a timely manner, they went ahead and listened to the people who downloaded this fine app and fixed the problem. In conclusion, The CW app will always be my #1 app, my go to app, the best. To The CW Team, great work and keep it up. Not many support teams are great like you. I do appreciate all that you do. I don’t usually write review that much but I will express my love for The CW any way that I can. Thank You, X
Technically does the job, but shoddily and amateurishly
by Travis Jarrod Smith on 2019/08/30 08:20
It’s all the little things that drag this app down. There’s no way to make it full screen on the newer iPhones, the CC button seems unfunctional half the time, there isn’t a way to pick the quality of the video, you cannot see a timer to tell you how much time is left for the ads, you can only fast forward or rewind in 10 second increments, the overlay with the pause symbol is way too big, the video takes an eternity to load compared to other streaming apps (try to skip forward or backwards and have fun waiting at least those 10 seconds in real time), you cannot view all the episodes at once and pick from them, and the video will sometimes just turn to an all grey screen (fixable only by reloading the video altogether) if it is interrupted in certain ways. While it still technically lets you watch the shows (which is why I go 2 stars instead of 1), it is shoddy and amateurish in how it does that. Quality control must have been nonexistent in the process of developing this app.
I like seeing my shows whenever......BUT
by Ggdchgbh on 2019/02/07 01:47
I do like having the opportunity to see my shows whenever and wherever I want but I wish the app would be better at keeping track of where I am in a show, for example I watched a episode of arrow and watched almost all the way through then had to do something eles so I stopped and got back to watching it a couple of hours later and the show thought I was only 6 mins in instead of 40 and I had to watch 4 commercial breaks in a row and the exact same commercials I already watched and then there was a time I did the same thing (watched a show stopped and went back to it a couple hours later) and it kept Where I was but when I got to the commercials I watched them and then I was 7 mins behind instead of right after the commercial break I just watched so I had to watch the exact same commercials again that I just watched
Missing episodes
by Bob Vans vans refrigeration on 2020/01/03 16:21
I came to this app because The CW isn’t streaming the previous episodes of season 4 of Riverdale on tv, so I watched episode one of season 4 but since they don’t have a lot of the episodes I had to search the web for episode 2 and I couldn’t find it anywhere for free so now I have to wait for it to come onto Netflix and since I live in the US I probably won’t be able to watch it for a while. Also there are a ton of ads, I get that you have to have ads in order to have a free app but seriously six ads every 10-20 minutes that’s pretty unfair. I really just want to watch my favorite show but since The CW isn’t showing the previous episodes of Riverdale and it won’t come to Netflix for a while AND this app is missing episodes I only got to watch episode one of season 4 and now I get to wait for it to come onto the US Netflix. Overall I feel they should include all the episodes of the series on the app and add the next one when it comes onto The CW on tv and that they should lower the amount of ads.
Remove censorship bleeping
by HLC7560 on 2020/08/20 19:00
I literally just started using the app 10 minutes ago. There’s a new series called Dead Pixels that I recorded on DirecTV but that version bleeps out cussing. I was really hoping that this app wouldn’t or at least provide a setting that would allow me to toggle it. No luck that I can see. I’m giving the app the benefit of the doubt by starting at 5 stars and removing 1 for the above issue. I’ve heard there are too many commercials. Like I said, I just started so I don’t have an opinion yet. While I completely understand the need for them (especially for a free app), the frequency and quantity of them should be reasonable or I’ll lower the stars further. IMHO a viewer that doesn’t have to pay to watch should have to endure commercials but no more than 10 min for every 30 min of entertainment content. You spread it out how you see fit but more than 5 commercials in a break is way too much.
Recent Update Ruined App
by VanHeath on 2018/10/02 23:59
There are several shows on The CW I like to follow (Arrow, Flash, 100). I recently learned a another CW show that I’m really enjoying, Penn & Teller’s Fool Us. It’s a great show. I found that the App has Season 2-5 available. Problem is, the new App layout starts you on the most recently aired episode and to go back to older episodes you have to scroll to the right one episode at a time until you reach the one you want. Then after watching the episode, 80% of the time it does not take you to the next episode but requires you to choose the show from the home menu and then scroll through the episodes again. The old layout made it much easier to get to older episodes. A drop down menu fit selecting episodes would be great and having a more consistent “Up Next” episode after the one you watch finishes is desperately needed. Finally the Continue menu to continue episodes had many episode listed that I’ve already completed and I can not remove episodes from the list.
Bugs NEED to be fixed
by Amazing girl 7 on 2019/02/28 22:20
•I downloaded the app like a few months ago and it was GREAT, now whenever you watch a tv show and adds are going on you can’t even pause the show so you can take a break, you have to sit through the adds and then pause it when the show comes back on because if you close out of the app while commercials are going on you can’t resume where you ended you would have to start the show all over again. •Another thing that is bothering me is when you close the app and the continue or restart but comes up it just takes you to the same exact place and when you just try to scroll all the way to the beginning it plays the show for 5 seconds and then says “Error: Playback has stalled out” and it kicks you out and it keeps doing it whenever I try watching a show. •If you want to watch a show without getting interrupted with stupid stuff like this I would NOT recommend this app, but I don’t know if it’s just a bug or what but it’s so annoying.
App Update is Inconvenient
by Rose Kingsbury on 2018/10/15 23:50
I’m rating the functionality of the app, which in my opinion is inconvenient and a downgrade. I prefer the app before they fixed it. My main issue is the inability to have it function in horizontal mode (except when actually watching the episode). I, and I know many others, watch this on their iPad therefore it makes it super difficult and inconvenient to scroll and see what you want to watch without having to constantly flip your iPad. I also don’t like the layout under each show. It makes finding episodes hard especially the most recent ones that you haven’t watched. It doesn’t even give me a function to see if I’ve watched that episode or not. I also don’t like that I’ve got to hunt for the trailer for the next episode either. I liked when I could see everything on one horizontal page. Overall, the app has made a huge downgrade in its improvements and the CW should be thankful that I love their shows to put up with such a crappy app.
Quality of life issues - Otherwise great app!
by Winsorv on 2019/10/15 15:20
I get the advertisements, I also understand why you only have the last five episode for each show. What is a bit annoying about this app is that certain quality of life features are absolutely terrible. Pausing and resume playing can be a bit buggy and actually force you to the start of the episode which “forces” you to watch another advertisement even if you just watched them. It asked me if I want to turn on push notifications so I said yes but now I realize there’s no way to just select the show I want to watch (The Flash) I guess this means it’ll notify me every time a new episode is added on the app? That’s quite annoying and I’m just gonna turn those off instead. The advertisements are not overly egregious because it’s honestly just commercials like if you were watching it on television, yes it’s annoying but at the end of the day that’s how all TV is. If you don’t want advertisements wait for the entire season to come out on Netflix... Other than a few QOL updates that should be added this is a great app for those of you who are caught up on your favorite CW show and want to remain up to date throughout the season. 4/5 Stars! Edit: After seeing all of the updates you roll out almost each month I think this app truly deserves the 5/5.
This App is Great!
by X_TheWildPony_X on 2017/11/30 05:17
I REALLY love this app. I use it to watch Riverdale and other of my fav shows! I like it because you can change your setting to what u want. For example you can make it so the app will send you a notification every time the show you request to get notified airs! There are so many shows on there so there is a lot of variety! I Think that this app is great if you don’t have Netflix or if you don’t use cable. You can also connect it to your tv if you don’t have cable and watch your shows from there. And the best part is...it’s totally free! There is no payment needed and that what I was most concerned about when I was getting this app. Bit that wasn’t the case at all! If your thinking about getting this app or any app that your want to watch a specific show on, I DEFINITELY recommend this!
still has major issues
by LadyA- on 2019/12/04 03:51
Casting is a nightmare but watching from my phone isn’t any better. In fact, it almost is not worth watching because the audio is constantly off from the show. If you somehow manage to fix it, commercials always overlap with the show between each commercial, starting 30 seconds too early and ending 30 seconds too late. Since the newest update, the audio goes out anywhere within a scene, so you are guaranteed to constantly miss chunks of your shows at every chance. Also, unlike other apps this one doesn’t recognize when you’ve already watched a commercial so if you rewind (the only way To fix the awful audio issue) you’ll have to rewatch the whole lineup of commercials from scratch (better since the patch but still happens) and if you switch from your phone to cast to another device, the your show restarts from the beginning. The CW missed the mark here. The smaller channels do a much better job with their apps so there is no excuse for this app to be so horrible.
STARTUP SCREEN PORTRAIT MODE ONLY, WHY!!!
by Delio1965 on 2019/08/06 03:38
What reason could there possible be for the CW app to startup in portrait mode only and then move into landscape mode only after show selection? CW your slogan is “Dare to Defy” that shouldn’t be to defy your audience wishes for a common sense app orientation setting customized by the user!. And another issue “Too Manny Commercials” enough is enough !!! When paid cable was introduced into the broadcast marketplace, we had the option of fast forward and there was finally a solution for the viewer to take control their programming. When paid satellite was introduced into the broadcast marketplace, again the viewer had control over their programming and annoying commercials could be a choice. Now, streaming is introduced and suddenly not only have you taken away freedom of choice “a service that should be available for a paid viewer” but we are forced to watch the same commercials over and over and over again. Two steps forward, three steps back.
Awesome way to watch but still things to work on
by Jackjackjack💩💩💩🙊🤑🤑 on 2018/11/30 02:06
I love this app I’m fact I use it almost every day to watch riverdale. I absolutely HATE all the ads. There is really no point for them. It gets kind of irritating when your just getting into it and boom there’s and ad and Ik your probably like it’s just like tv but I’m not here to watch tv if not for my friends wanting me to watch this so much I wouldn’t even be using this app and I would wait for it to come out on Netflix. Just saying if you took off all of the ads I feel like your app would get a lot more use. And then something else that makes me mad is when you get tired of watching and you leave the app and then come back later and it gives you the resume option is sometimes doesn’t go back to the right spot and then it’s super irritating because it’s super hard to get back to the right spot. That’s all folks😋
Doing great! Please add a sign in :)
by Rai Reyes on 2019/11/03 18:31
So I absolutely love this app because I watch almost every show on the CW. It has come to my attention just recently that if/when I change devices, where I left off is not saved. That is because I do not need to log in. I use to think not logging in was great but as a single mom moving from mobile phone to different TV’s through out the house. I’m now forced to watch my show on one device at a time but I still forget where I left off. I think it would be best to add a sign in and once we log in we are forever logged in until we log ourself out. I think ppl will love the app much better being able to watch on multiple screens without having to watch half the or all over because you don’t recall where you left all. Other then that, have been using this app since Jane the Virgin started 😊
Why?
by vdisjbddhjxus:1 on 2019/01/02 20:28
So I recently downloaded the app today because my friend (who also loves Riverdale) told me about it. I opened the app and easily figured out how to work it. I would give the app five stars but because of the following reasons I can only give it four. 1: Only latest episodes?! I noticed that Riverdale and all the other shows only have the most recent five episodes. This makes me very upset because I finished season two on Netflix and I don’t have The CW on my tv. I was going to watch the full season three, but there is only episode 5-8. I really wish all of the episodes were there and personally can’t wait until Netflix has the full season three. 2: Only season 3?! Again like the last reason, the options of what episodes to watch is very limited. For someone who is new to The CW shows and doesn’t have it on their tv, I would tell to come to this app but when I noticed this I thought again. I feel a bit bad for giving this app four out of five stars but it is deserved. Netflix is a more reliable source than the channel’s own app. All I am trying to say is that, this app should have ALL the episodes for EACH season of all the shows on here. Thank you for reading and if you are one of the developers I hope you fix the app. Thank you
Amazing but..
by Intelligent Investor 2k15 on 2019/04/03 22:01
I love this app. I love the schedules and things like that. But it could be better. I normally like to watch The Flash on tv in the mornings. But, it always says I have to check my connection, even after I do it’s still not work. (Basically I can watch in the mornings). Secondly when you have to stop watching an episode and continue later, it only saves the spot you were at 50% of the time. Third of all, there are WAY to many adds. I was watching with my friends and that’s their complaint. Also you sadly can’t exit the app without it not saving while playing adds. I appreciate you getting this far to my horrible review. And I’m sorry for making it all about the complaints. But other than that that’s really all I have for you. This app is AMAZING and I don’t want to make you think it’s bad. But like every app there are some bugs.
Can somebody please fix the bugs
by Lighteningrod7 on 2019/12/06 20:17
I know it’s a common problem with this app for it to freeze when it goes from commercials back to the show, but I’ve been on the same episode for an hour an a half and I’m only halfway through. The commercial ends, it freezes, I exit, click play and then click continue and it starts me right back at the beginning of the same commercial section that I just watched, so now I’ve watched about 10 commercials, and then it freezes again, and I have to repeat it. I’ve tried it and watched the same exact commercial section at least 10 times now and it will not play the show. I can’t even try to drag the dot at the bottom to make it work after the ad bc as soon as I touch the screen all the controls disappear. it’s a nice idea for an app but it’s barely even functional and I’m about to throw my phone across the room. a company this big should be able to make 1 small app at least work somewhat correctly...
The update is unusable
by KPH_lou on 2018/08/16 22:10
This update makes absolutely zero sense. Previously, you could select a “schedule” or “shows” tab, click on a show, see a list of all of the available episodes, and see your watch history. You could click into a summary about the show and info about when episodes air. It wasn’t anything fancy, but it had the common sense features you’d expect on a streaming app. Now, you can only select the shows from the home page, there is no option to show a summary of the show itself, and you have to scroll through each individual episode. So, instead of a list of episodes that tracks whether you’ve watched it, you have to scroll through one episode at a time and try to figure out from a vague one sentence summary if you watched that episode already. Even if the app stayed exactly how it was before this “update” with zero extra features, it would be a massive improvement to go back to the previous version.
Can you fix the glitch
by ѕмιley donυт on 2018/12/06 23:10
This app is amazing because it offers free streaming on most of the shows I love to watch and its free and everything which most of the streaming apps these days but the only problem which is a mayor problem for me is that it glitches a lot and also it always stops in the middle of the episode to say that “the playback has stalled out” I don't know what it means and i cant watch not even 10 seconds straight before it pauses and says the thing about the playback thingy and it really annoys me because it stops soo much and it suddenly shuts down and leaves the app. I don't know if its mu wifi witch is really slow or that i use a vpn ti watch since I live outside the states but can you please fix it. Its so cool you stream for free on the app but if the app doesn’t work on its fullest how am i supposed to watch it and enjoy the episode im watching
Amazing only 1 problem
by Golden Helper on 2019/04/26 00:18
This app is perfect and I love it. I’ve used this app for a year or so and I’m in love. I used this app so I can watch the episodes of my favorite shows and I didn’t believe it but it’s amazing. This app has the 5 latest episodes in case your a little behind and you don’t have to wait almost a year for them to come out on Netflix. My only problem is that there is so many ads. Every almost 10 minutes there’s about 5-6 ads which adds up to an extra 10 minutes to the show your watching and it gets boring and there should be only 1-3 ads but other than that this app is perfect and I use it every day on my phone and tv. Thanks for reading if you made it this far and I hope you download! Xoxo
Could use some improvement
by justcallmeannonymous on 2019/04/25 19:57
Overall, I enjoy the app. It’s a nice way to catch up on shows when I don’t actually have the CW channel. However, the past few months I’ve been experiencing a really annoying setback when watching episodes. When the episode pauses for commercial, I’m never taken back to the episode once the commercial is over. The screen just freezes and I have to exit out of the app and use the “continue watching” feature to pick up where I left off. Even then, I’m rarely taken back to the same part of the episode where I left off; I either have to rewatch the whole commercial break again and repeat the entire process, or I’m taken 10-15 minutes farther into the episode than where I left off. Makes watching very time consuming, tedious, and just not enjoyable honestly.
Resume episode option
by kc903 on 2019/02/12 10:36
I love several shows on the CW but hate the app! You used to be able to press an episode then it would ask if you want to resume or start from the beginning but now there is a continue section which doesn’t work properly or updates. So you have to start an episode from the beginning to find your spot and of course you have to watch all the commercials again. Also there’s no pause option during commercials so if streaming is interrupted you have to restart the app or I made the mistake of disconnecting my Bluetooth during commercials which paused the commercial and I had no way of restarting it except to exit the app, But of course my spot in the episode wasn’t saved so I had to start the episode all over again! I’m seriously considering not watching my favorite shows and just waiting until the whole season comes out on Netflix.
Supergirl&Legends Of Tomorrow
by PaytonPlaysMC on 2017/12/13 01:39
Well it was going well until they changed the time slots. I don’t know what they are thinking... Why would you have Supergirl come back on in a month to go on a 9 week break after only being back for 4 weeks🤔 confusing right? Tell me about it. If you didn’t have Black Lightning steak Legends slot it would all me fine... and don’t even say that this isn’t Black Lightnings’ fault. I was going to watch the show but now the CW is just making me dislike all its shows. Wouldn’t be surprised if they screwed up every show they had, at least we would all be in the same boat right? Also I would’ve left a comment on the CW App but there is no where to write all the questions I have. What are you guys thinking? Supergirl is going to go down already after the James and Lena kiss and now you are doing this... ya fans deserve better. While you’re at it, promote the 100. Literally it’s going to be airing soon and i’ve seen no promotions... thanks and bye
Fixing the bugs would fix ratings too.
by R J Carter on 2019/10/31 13:53
The CW app is the most frustrating things. I don’t mind the ads — I expect them and accept them. But after every ad block, the app freezes up, requiring you to close it down and restart it, re-select your show (and episode) and resume. And if you’re lucky, it will pick up with the next segment of the episode. But 4 times out of 5, it will pick up at the end moment of the prior segment, leading right back into the ad block where it will freeze again. It has taken me two hours at times to watch a single episode of The Flash or Riverdale, because of all the restarts. This problem has persisted in the app for more than a year, and after running it on three separate devices that all exhibited the same problems. More people might watch episodes (and thus boost ratings, which CW needs) if CW would actually make the app functional.
A Great Start
by Alden F. on 2019/05/26 02:45
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.
Got me pressed
by bookim40 on 2018/01/16 03:46
If I could rate it 0 stars I would, but it doesn’t exactly let me. So, I’ve been wanting to watch the second season of Riverdale for a while and I was told to download this app, and I was like okay cool lemme try. Turns out this app thinks it’s common sense to have episode one, but not the second, third, fourth, or fifth. Seriously, that’s so dumb. I mean, if you’re not going to have the next four episodes available, why even provide the first episode? I may be overreacting right about now but I don’t care at this point because what type of app just does that? I got some stuff spoiled to me and I was so confused just to find out that I went from the first episode to the sixth episode. I just suggest that if you don’t want to include the first five episodes, maybe you shouldn’t include the first one because that’s like leading someone on in a relationship and then just dropping them after making them think that you like them for a year.
Love the shows, the app not so much.
by prwood on 2020/01/22 22:36
I enjoy the CW’s DC Comics shows, and I use this app to watch them, but its interface and functionality leave something to be desired. The worst issue is that the app seems to be nearly incapable of remembering where I left off on a show. My watching habits mean that I rarely am able to watch a whole episode in one sitting, so I’m frequently pausing am episode and coming back to it later. With the CW app, the “Continue” feature brings me back to the right spot maybe once out of every ten times I use it. Most of the time I have to scroll back and forth with the barely functional scroll dot, and then rewatch any commercials I already watched, just to get back to the right spot in my show. Ugh. Just fix this please, and my rating will go from 2-4 stars. I’ll add an extra star if you give the interface a bit of a modern refresh.
Worst streaming app in the game
by Maximilian L on 2019/10/16 10:54
CW won the streaming rights for all of their shows, so I can’t watch Flash or Arrow or Batwoman on any other streaming service except on live Tv, here, or purchasing them outright on iTunes. If you’re going to be the exclusive streaming of shows, make a app that at least works as well as other streaming apps. On the iPad the app doesn’t support landscape mode except when watching content, probably because someone made the decision that this app is mainly for iPhone users. Is there any reason to put so much money behind these shows if we’re only going to watch on the smallest device possible? A lot of the design doesn’t match either. Buttons aren’t aligned, some are 2x larger than other buttons next to it (like the close player button), and the status bar is still visible when watching content. It also doesn’t support picture in picture mode on iPad or other multitasking capabilities.
It’s Aight
by Cat_Man_O'_Doom567 on 2018/05/01 17:38
Okay so I like the app overall. The layout is nice and I love how easy it is to navigate the app, and how you can access the schedules for all your shows. I also really like how you can easily change so many settings like closed captions and notifications. The thing is, the episodes EXPIRE. And yes, I’m sure there’s a reason behind this, saving space or something, but how can you finish watching a series if the first episodes of the next season expire and aren’t available ANYWHERE? I like the app, but I can’t really even use it, since I’d have to skip 13 episodes to be caught up. Again I’m sure there are reasons behind having episodes expire, but if there’s any way this can be changed then that would be GREAT, and if it were changed I’m sure the app would get even better reviews. That’s all.
New Issues..
by Shi🤙🏼 on 2019/03/01 19:46
This is a great app to keep up with some of my shows since I don’t have a TV. I’ve been using this app for a while now and just recently I started getting this error message that pops up when I’m watching Riverdale. I don’t know if it does it on any other shows because I only watch Riverdale and Supernatural and Supernatural hasn’t had any new episodes recently. It will say Error: playback has stalled out. Then I have to exit from the show and press play again and then after a few minutes the same error pops up. I tried exiting the app, removing the app and reinstalling it and nothing it working to get it to play without that error. Without that error though, the app is great and I’ve recommended it to several people.
Bug issue with the app (Open twice to start app)
by operations mgr miracle worker on 2019/01/30 23:09
I just wanted to let you guys know. I don’t know how many people are having this issue but my iPad will not open the app the first time. It just freezes on the “blue-green” background for your logo when it starts up. I have to close it and restart the app for it to open. Other than that I love it. (Also in the newest iPad update you took the landscape view away and now it has to be portrait 😭 (which just stinks for picking the show like arrow towards the bottom of the list). Those are my only two complaints. If one of the developers is reading this thank you and please fix the first problem (which is the more important in my opinion).
Glitchy, but I still love y’all
by Jana_Callie13 on 2018/11/14 00:13
I love you all and I love this app, so that’s why I’m posting a review. It’s super glitchy and I’m almost at the point that I want to throw it out the window. Any time I stop a show, exit out and then go back in, I’ll click to resume and it’ll start me over at the very beginning. It always says “Would you like to resume at (00:42)?” And that’s it. I also like to cast this app to my chrome cast. When I do that, most of the time when I try to rewind so many seconds it’ll glitch out and tell me an ad is playing. And then I no longer have control over the play button or anything like that. I also don’t have the option to control the subtitles either. And ya girl needs her subtitles. Other than these few things, y’all rock.
It glitches so much
by jordie0111 on 2019/11/11 06:42
I love the shows that th CW makes and i love how the app airs the shows the day after. but I have used this app for over a year and it glitches terribly. I can never watch a full show through out without having to close the entire app more than ten times. when the commercials air, my whole phone spaz out and log off the app and will not even play the show again... and i’ve had this app on three different phones so I know it’s not my phone. FIX THIS. these problems have been happening for over a year and not once have they done anything to fix these problems. I cannot even enjoy watching my shows because it takes me more than two hours to watch a 45 minute episode... I am constantly trying to get this app to work correctly and it’s so annoying! y’all make enough money, CW, have your tech people fix it.
Slightly good, but pretty disappointing
by Neilo95.football fan on 2019/02/02 03:23
I love the idea behind the app. Getting to stream recent episodes of a show you like, for free, is awesome. Because it’s free for the users, I understand the need for the advertisement. But the length of the ads can be quite ridiculous. It’s over 10 minutes of ads per episode that I’ve watched, and majority of the time it’s the same ads. Again, I understand ads are necessary so users can enjoy the app for free. But what really makes me write this review is the fact that so far, every time I’ve stopped watching an episode to come back to watch it later, it “continues watching” at a point way earlier in the episode. Then proceeds to make me watch the ads all over again. That turns a 40 something minute episode into over an hour. It shouldn’t be a headache to resume watching a show where you left of from.
I ame using translation writre i hete it so but nugets
by noviscosciadookidfghtiyadena on 2020/05/21 01:48
I just got to the point in my head and now my mom was a day and a half ago and it was a great night and a lot of fun and a couple of days of my birthday and a few years and. And a total waste to my phone to a friend of a computer a good thing and it is so good to me it was so nice and a big. And a bunch to do and all of my work to be a part to do my hair so my dad and my sister are going out and about my car so my parents and my mom is a,beautiful one so I bought my mom and my kids so my baby was my first so I had my daughter so my sister was born so badly so because before but by being back but by back but she is my own and I do it for my mom is.
This WAS a great app...
by Cindibravo on 2018/09/23 23:02
I loved this app. It allowed me to see all my favorite CW programs after CW was no longer carried on DISH network in my area. Everything was perfect...and then they had to update it to require iOS 10 or higher. I have a slightly older iPad, it only goes till iOS 9.6.something. I live in Puerto Rico where we had a massive hurricane last year. I'm lucky to have a roof on my house let alone be able to buy a new iPad. The app also won't work with a computer unless it has Windows 10 - well, same problem there, mine has Windows 7. So this app is not free for me, I have to come up with at least $399 in order to watch my favorite shows on the CW for a new iPad or computer. Why, why did you do that? The people who most need it free can't watch it anymore. Heck, I would pay for the app if it would just work with my equipment. I would pay extra for the channel if they'd let DISH carry it. Come on CW help us out here!
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Description
The cw app is the only way to stream the LATEST EPISODES of your favorite shows for FREE, no subscription or password needed. Just install the app and stream the hit series All American, DC’s Stargirl, Riverdale, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, the 100, Tell Me A Story, Legacies, Black Lightning, The Flash, Supernatural, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, In The Dark, Charmed, Dynasty and more. Features Include: * LATEST EPISODES: Watch full episodes of every primetime show the day after broadcast. Free. * FULL SEASONS OF NEW SHOWS: Watch every episode of DC’s Stargirl, Batwoman, Nancy Drew and more, free only on The CW. * NO LOGINS: No cable subscription, no credit cards, no passwords. Ever. * PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Get reminded when the latest episodes of your favorite shows are available to stream. * EASY ACCESS TO CW SEED: Stream over 1000 hours of your favorite shows. Binge Schitt’s Creek and new classics like The Game, The Secret Circle, Everybody Hates Chris, and Alcatraz, digital series like Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, and every episode of Whose Line. 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 http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information. Ad Choices: https://www.cwtv.com/thecw/privacy-policy/#advertising Terms of Use: http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/terms-of-use/ Do Not Sell My Personal Information: https://privacycenter.cwtv.com/
No connection
by cantwatchhershows on 2020/12/02 14:41
The app hasn’t been working for me. On my iPhone or my Roku tv. It’s depressing
To many commercials
by 610AJC on 2020/12/01 12:52
On the CW app,when you watch something like batwoman or the flash.There are just to many commercials,there are like 24-30 commercials in on episode.
Way to many commercials
by Megan_7843 on 2020/11/25 19:48
WAAAYYY to many commercials. Out of all the streaming apps I have used this has to be the absolute worst about commercials!
Thanks I hate it
by apcmlp on 2020/11/25 17:09
Homophobia at it’s finest! Nice job assbutts.
Doesnt work well at all
by Xococo on 2020/11/23 18:37
The app has no search function. It hides shows that ive been watching so i literally cannot watch them until it randomly decides to suggest the show. It did this with 3 different shows i tried watching. It also always says error with a pop up even when there is no error and it takes 3 or 4 clicks to get it to clear and it does this every episode of any show. Its cool thats its free but expect less than the basic free of any app.
Trash
by JARRHUD on 2020/11/22 12:42
This app is absolute trash, the “trouble shooting” doesn’t help for ANY problem that you will have and don’t get me started on the problems. One major problem is that it will not play a single episode of any and all of the shows on the app. If you want to know the other problems and want to have the sensation of throwing your device across the room, then by all means download the app.
THIS APP NEEDS TO BE FIXED
by KyleGTA on 2020/11/21 20:34
Ok so I usually like to stream my shows onto the television and it seems the only way that I can really watch something is if I keep my phone open, cause as soon as my turns off the app automatically disconnects from my tv and from my experience from streaming from other apps that should not happen. You should be able to stream onto the television regardless whether or not your mobile device is open or not. This is definitely something you guys need to fix and I would greatly appreciate if you could read this comment and fix what I am telling you needs to be fixed. Another thing you should do is read everyone else’s comments and do what their asking you to do to make this app better.
RUINED SUPERNATURAL
by Alpo83 on 2020/11/21 04:18
automatically skipped from ep 15 to series finale, unbeknownst to me. Spoiler alert!! Terrible. Besides ruining the final season, this app is insanely buggy. Godawful. Screw the programmers to Trump’s golden toilet after he eats hamburders.
Absolutely terrible app.
by PunisherCork on 2020/11/21 04:08
Constant commercials. That’s what this app is. Not for shows it’s for the same repeating commercials over and over. Don’t use this app.
This app has turned to crap
by Skrapmot on 2020/11/20 20:24
Using new IPad Pro 11, iPhone 11pro , and Apple TV 4K. All UTD. Where as I used to be watch a show, pause and resume later that seems to no longer work. I also, cannot resume on a different device any longer. Try to fast forward using the slider and first you have rewatch a bazillion ATT adds over but then it freezes up. This is so frustrating I’m about to delete.
The app.
by Robertahillsjr on 2020/11/19 18:53
I think that the app is a great app to have In my phone right now thank you for letting me know.Robert of New York,N.Y.10019.
Why?
by Just don't talk to me on 2020/11/17 22:34
I got this app to watch a show that I couldn’t watch on any other platform and when I got onto the app I could only watch the last five episodes of the whole entire series. There was four seasons and I could only watch the last five episodes. I seriously do not understand this! Like why? The only thing I like about this app is you don’t need a subscription so I’ll give it two stars instead of one, but only get this app if you just want to satisfy your soul with the last five episode of the entire series.
Its good buts it ruined by terrible ad timing
by some guy in jeans on 2020/11/17 20:18
So i. Was watching [redacted] and [redacted] died which was supposed to be sad and make you feel. But that ruined by a upbeat ad about cheese or something a second after [redacted]. Like i get you need ads but maybe not every 5 minutes with no variety
The ads work but not the show
by Rogue346 on 2020/11/15 21:57
The advertisements work just fine but it stops when it’s time for the show to restart. Never watching CW again once Supernatural is over
Looks good
by peackeeper on 2020/11/14 21:39
I haven’t got the app yet but it’s apparently free and that is amazing to watch shows for free and you get what you get if it’s free that is quite amazing there might some glitches according to some review but at least it’s free you get what you get and you don’t complain.
One Main Problem
by hashsbsnanajbd on 2020/11/12 03:46
I’m fine with some ads and know that in order to have this app be free you have some ads. On the other hand the number of ads and frequency you get them is just getting worse and worse. Like I said I’m fine with some ads but these ads are just exact same and the frequency is very often of them. Other than this terrible amount of ads the app isn’t to bad and I would recommend it.
Video stops streaming
by Indy user570 on 2020/11/12 01:35
Video stops streaming on the tv when my phone closes. How is this problem not fixed? Have the developers never used any of these features?
Error. Playback stalled out.
by baepw on 2020/11/12 00:33
Get this constantly.
Disappointed
by buttbanger99 on 2020/11/11 23:04
How does an app made by the streaming service not have all the episodes for their own shows
No
by Mattstar69 on 2020/11/09 23:53
It’s called the Arrowverse not The CWverse sorry not sorry
Too bad for the hearing impaired
by _Lilith on 2020/11/07 04:59
The close captions do not work. If they do decide to make an appearance , they are anywhere from 5-10 minutes out of sync compared to the dialogue actually being spoken on whatever program you are watching. Hopefully this issue will get resolved. If you are hearing impaired and depending on the captions, you’re out of luck because they don’t make sense in real time to whatever CW show is playing on this app. It’s been this way for a while now.
Closed captions
by Banane R on 2020/11/06 15:31
I have had this app before and I had hoped this bug would have been fixed by now. I’m hard of hearing and I need closed captions, even with my hearing aids, but when the shows break for commercial, the captions are gone when the shows return. I’m tired of having to go back to settings and turn the CCs back on. Am I missing something? Is there a way to keep this from happening?
Yeah now only certain episodes unless you pay?
by Hatch530 on 2020/11/04 00:36
These big companies getting greedy ,you were already making a killing off of these crappy commercials that I have to sit through consistently and then you want more money to be able to watch more than 2 to 5 episodes and blame it on contracts and blah blah blah whatever then on top of it you keep replacing characters on shows like the whole Arrow series replacement and Batwoman replacement terrible replacement terrible choice of the new replacement. what’s next you’re gonna make black lightning a white guy? Pffft
Rarely works properly
by Forgotten707 on 2020/10/31 19:01
I don’t mind having to sit through commercials to watch shows I like. But this app has given me problems for years. I used to watch it on my iPad, and it would constantly freeze after a commercial, forcing me to restart the app, beginning with the commercials all over again before I could pick up where I left off. Now on the Apple TV I get “null” error messages all the time. I’ve stopped watching 4 different shows because this app is so bad, and my wife and I are trying to finish out Supernatural without having to wait for it to all come on Netflix. Terrible app.
Way too many ads
by Gamer0748 on 2020/10/30 19:14
The app is overall good but there are so many ads and there all the same
Very Nice App
by pumpkeene on 2020/10/30 12:40
Wonderful app
Bad balance
by rodogo1989 on 2020/10/30 01:04
This app has far to many commercials. Way more than when it’s just on tv.
Way too many ads!
by Greenlantern378 on 2020/10/26 21:24
Way too many ads and the app won’t allow you to do anything (fast forward/cast or stop casting) without starting another set of ads, which are 1:30-2 minutes long each. Ads seem to be for the same advertisement every add break. Deleted app and just won’t watch CW programs.
This app makes me grateful that Supernatural is over
by Reddoggiegirl on 2020/10/25 07:03
There is absolutely nothing nice I can say about this app. It doesn’t work. Every time I open it and try and start an episode, it just won’t play, and ALWAYS with the same message “the operation has stalled”. Yeah. Thanks, CW, I GOT that. Thank god Supernatural is OVER.
Brutal
by addneedtostopnow on 2020/10/24 03:33
The advertisements are absolutely brutal. There is no reason you should be forced to watch more ads than all of tv combined
Not the best
by gimligroupie on 2020/10/23 19:03
No search bar is quite strange and every 20 minutes or so the app closes and brings back to my home screen
Green bar on bottom of screen!?
by It's alright64 on 2020/10/21 10:53
Does anyone else have this same issue on the iPhone version? shows are unwatchable when the show won’t even go into full screen. The little green bar at the bottom is a huge distraction. I wasn’t able to find anyone else who mentions this same issue. It’s 2020, apps shouldn’t be this poorly optimized
Keep Your Finger On The MUTE Button
by Manju's on 2020/10/19 20:29
Plays the same set of ADS over and over again until you feel the episode is just not worth watching! The only way I could get thru one episode is to MUTE the ads ... never want to hear a Dupixent (pharmacy) ad ever again in my life. Same set of product ads EVERY commercial break will drive you crazy, and there are lots of commercial breaks.
AWESOME
by $#&$ on 2020/10/15 09:19
AWESOMEEEE
Fix the bugs
by 6strings85 on 2020/10/15 01:05
This app has too many ads and glitches in it I have to start an episode over and over
Viewing
by Mikec9mm on 2020/10/14 04:28
Even though most apps allow for zoom or expansion to fill borders phone screens you have not , but what’s worse is this new green and black letter box your doing the picture is so tiny I need glasses to watch shows on my 6inch phone ! It horrible . At least fill the screen from top to bottom . It completely RUINS user experience . Looks like I watching a show on a watch face or a jet pack screen not a smart phone oh or like watching on a old school game boy . Come on guys this is just lazy coding . Who can we speak to to get this fixed ?
All Commercials, No Show
by Dean2 on 2020/10/14 01:18
Super annoying. Makes you watch 2 minutes of commercials every 10 minutes. No option for commercial free. Completely frustrating - and not worth it.
Useless
by Bikermed2 on 2020/10/13 12:46
I have tried using this app to watch a couple shows over the last year. I have been able to watch two episodes of one show. The app will not load. Regardless of the version. Don’t waste your time or storage on your phone in an app that doesn’t work
Ads ads ads and ads
by joshliveshere on 2020/10/12 09:33
Billions and billions and billions of ads. I almost neaded surgery to recover.
Bugs
by Chels43 on 2020/10/10 00:52
Why does the fast forward never work right? Either nothing happens or it takes you back to the last set of commercials. If you want to fast forward through something you really should be able to.
Way way way way way too many ads
by Duck88abcd on 2020/10/09 23:23
Okay, you need some ads to pay for the app but it’s insane how many times the story is interrupted for another annoying set of ads. You don’t need to pay for the production with ads on the app. That’s what commercials on the original broadcast are for. I was really hoping to get into Stargirl series but there is no way I will watch the remaining episodes on this app.
Iphone xs max pull up menu
by dylanlee1 on 2020/10/09 07:39
Watching the shows on the iphone max has the annoying slide up ti home screen in the way, is there going to be a way to atlesst make it disappear unless we double flick to get to home? It gets in the way. App doesnt fit on iphone xs max anymore and screen for video is super small. Black green borders around
Stupid app
by levone ree on 2020/10/09 00:33
This is a stupid app!!!!!! There’s no live tv feature to stream live shows.
Cw
by mom 2 six boyz on 2020/10/08 21:12
I love the shows you can watch, my only problem is the app keeps crashing and when you open it is just black. That is the only reason for the 2 stars. If it worked all the time then it would be 5 stars.
Cw app
by People$$$$$$ on 2020/10/08 01:24
It constantly shuts down on tv, when on iPhone is locked
Needs a search bar.
by Cupcake_2301 on 2020/10/06 20:09
When I got this app I liked it but when I started using the app and found a show that I like. I keep on watching it but it has been giving me issues like when I go back to the app it is like my show has disappear but I found a way to find it you just go to the continue watching and it will be there. I have been doing it for a while but it started giving me issues again last night so what happened was I go to the continue watching and scroll down to we’re it says you might also like those shows and my show should have been there but it was not there it is my show is not there anymore but it is there on the app. So that is why I think they should add a search bar to this app because it will be easier to find are shows.
Loving this app
by carebear87_ on 2020/10/06 03:19
I love this app no need password internet access or make an acc u can just watch it for free but the only thing is everytime I watch charmed it keeps popping up an error and the video stops I keep having to disconnect my internet and reconnect again idk if it’s the app error or what but it’s really bugging me so I hope y’all can fix that problem but really love the app I really just hope that charmed will still be in the cw even the show ended and they remove it from netflix I just hope it will be on the cw or cw seed
The CW doesn’t Work on iPad
by Guru112358 on 2020/10/05 14:01
The CW stoped working a few months ago on iPad. It won’t play movies. It displays error: Playback has stalled out. Can it be fixed?
Here is why I rate it 3 stars
by 112635362729398448386463639 on 2020/10/03 15:55
It need the episodes not just 5!
playback paused
by Yah boi🌊 on 2020/09/30 12:54
This app since I got it has caused me nothing but stress. I can deal with all of those ads and that crap, but every 2 minutes a notification pops up on my screen and says playback error so movie paused. I am trying to watch the last few episodes of the 100 before the finale but this app hasn’t been working. The 100 is my favorite show and I would like to watch the finale live. Please fix!!! 👁👄👁
Episode restarts
by Elipowercity on 2020/09/26 23:12
I don’t know what happened but before the new update my episodes would resume now they restart. Please fix
Streaming is not great
by bob.irish on 2020/09/22 04:04
I think maybe the CW needs to sell more ads or something to invest in better performance of their streaming service. I have no problems when streaming Netflix on my device but when I stream with the CW app, it stops playing several times per episode and the picture quality takes a while to improve after each stall. Not that I want more ads but they need to invest more in their technology. And speaking of ads, the same ads play over and over and over. The same ad over and over does not make me want the thing being hawked at me any more. In fact, the same ad over and over again only makes me want the thing less. Luckily you can turn down your volume during ads.
Mobile - Chromecast
by JSMBuggy on 2020/09/20 01:37
Very difficult to cast content from mobile app. Better user experience via Firestick.
No Way to Pay For No Ads
by 7ff7 on 2020/09/15 22:29
I overall like the app but every episode is filled with ads and there is no way to pay to get no ads or buy premium to get less ads.
??
by i need to know rn on 2020/09/15 22:06
Before I get this app does it have originals?
Good idea in theory
by Spideyland on 2020/09/14 05:18
I cannot watch a single episode without the app stalling. I have to reboot and try again. 40 min show takes hour and a half or more to get through one app. I get that it is a free app but do I have to watch the same six adds every six to eight minutes. I am not a woman who needs to see feminine hygiene adds four times. Nice try but the frustration of getting through an episode is turning me off to your product.
Fire Jason Rothenberg
by i hate u😃 on 2020/09/13 03:06
He Ruined the 100
New update full screen does not work without thick borders on sides. Can’t zoom in either
by vpxo767 on 2020/09/12 21:08
Bad
Apple TV
by Hotice1320 on 2020/09/12 04:32
Every time I try and watch a show on the Apple TV through the app, I get an error message. The only thing that seems to work all the time is the ads before the episode steams
Subtitles don’t align properly
by Mlion99013 on 2020/09/11 02:24
The app works as it should. But on most shows the subtitles are delayed and don’t actually fit with the spoken dialogue. 3 stars. - Ron Swanson
Crap
by madizog on 2020/09/10 05:28
This app is the freaking worst. The screen will be off from the actual audio and when you restart the app you have to watch 2 minutes worth of ads to get back to where you were even though it happened after watching the 2 minutes worth of ads for a “commercial break” this app is a joke
Worst App
by yuvarajbenny on 2020/09/09 09:40
No search button in the app and I am not able to see previous episodes. I will change it to 5 stars if they fix that.
Lost “watched” status
by orozcomp on 2020/09/09 06:18
With the new update the “watched” status was lost.
The cw
by sonic2341 on 2020/09/09 06:14
Resetting everything
Great but .............
by lexxxamillion on 2020/08/28 23:25
Cool app until you lose your place on a show. You Can’t scroll through and find your spot without watching 10 commercials 1 is fine but come on ugh
Liars
by Garden-diva on 2020/08/27 20:39
They say you can get every episode of Nancy Drew. Not true! They only have season one. There is a season 2. I missed a couple of shows, VOD was terrible, didn’t have them, so I got this app specifically to watch Nancy Drew’s 2nd season. They don’t have it! Terrible app.
Almost Perfect
by K-ray is Cray Cray on 2020/08/24 21:15
I live this app and it’s very nice for people who want to watch shows on Netflix but don’t have it. The only thing I don’t like is you can only watch the 5 newest episodes of a show. I’m not saying that you should have all of them there, but if they could change a couple every few days it’d be even better. It doesn’t have to be every show either, or each user could choose one show that they can watch every episode of.
Good shows broken app
by brian bbb12 on 2020/08/24 16:32
The shows overall are great! However the app itself has numerous issues/bugs that make it painful to watch. When chromecasting to a TV the pause show function is broken so you can’t pause a show halfway through and come back. If you stop casting the app will restart the show next time you come back so you have to skip around trying to find where you left off. Lots of technical issues that make it difficult to watch.
Needs search feature for narrowing viewing options
by livelovelaf on 2020/08/24 13:43
So, the CW is bubble gum TV. Programs largely geared to tastes of 12-20 year old females. However, sometimes- rainy days make you WANT to watch this type of entertainment. No matter what your age or gender. But if you like a specific show ( The lying game for instance) and you don’t watch from start to finish.... you can’t pick up where you leave off. Even if you are good with watching 500 dominos commercials. Come on CW. Get it together. You are screwing dominos out of AD dollars and your viewer too.
Sam
by zack eftars on 2020/08/23 20:05
The flash
Too barebones
by lkvahgoihang on 2020/08/23 18:31
Needs some additional features
Doesn't work on Apple TV
by sievrdt on 2020/08/22 03:43
After selecting any show in the app, all I can see is an infinite spinning wheel – nothing plays at all. Disappointed.
Love it
by jhalpookl on 2020/08/21 12:25
Best app ever it is so cool
SEARCH SEARCH SEARCH SEARCH
by Johnny Football on 2020/08/21 07:08
No SEARCH? How do you make an app with more shows than are shown on the main page and have no way to search for them? That is mind boggling. Also, the app only respects landscape in one orientation. It should flip to either landscape orientation
Glitchy. Could be better
by Duffle the Hufflepuffle on 2020/08/21 00:55
This app serves its purpose. I can watch episodes the day after they air and occasionally watch whole seasons. It doesn’t do that well, though. Chromecast is the where I’m having problems. First of all, any time I go to cast what I’m currently watching it automatically casts the third episode of Coroner. I don’t even watch that show! Then when it goes to commercial break, I have to recast, just to turn subtitles back on. And that brings up the Coroner mess again which is so frustrating. Watching it from your device though is okay. You still have to turn captions back on after breaks but it doesn’t play Coroner so I’m okay with that. This isn’t an app designed like Netflix or Hulu so I don’t expect it to be perfect with Chromecast, but I would like for the Coroner mess to at least be solved. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
Remove censorship bleeping
by HLC7560 on 2020/08/20 19:00
I literally just started using the app 10 minutes ago. There’s a new series called Dead Pixels that I recorded on DirecTV but that version bleeps out cussing. I was really hoping that this app wouldn’t or at least provide a setting that would allow me to toggle it. No luck that I can see. I’m giving the app the benefit of the doubt by starting at 5 stars and removing 1 for the above issue. I’ve heard there are too many commercials. Like I said, I just started so I don’t have an opinion yet. While I completely understand the need for them (especially for a free app), the frequency and quantity of them should be reasonable or I’ll lower the stars further. IMHO a viewer that doesn’t have to pay to watch should have to endure commercials but no more than 10 min for every 30 min of entertainment content. You spread it out how you see fit but more than 5 commercials in a break is way too much.
VV
by bfgsdtyhjhvddhj on 2020/08/19 19:24
WAY TO MANY ADS
It’s a no for me dawg.
by phoenixarmy on 2020/08/19 01:56
App is glitchy and unstable. Primary issues are around playback features. I’ve consistently encountered episodes that I simply can’t complete because it stops playing and automatically skips to the next episode - doesn’t matter how many times I try to go back to the episode, the same issue persists. In addition, the ‘continue where I left off’ option seems to be generally non-existent which is a shame. UI/UX needs improvement - it’s almost there.
Not as good as other tv apps.
by Julia L. 396 on 2020/08/17 02:20
I am really glad they have this app because a lot of my favorite shows come from cw. That said, I feel like it is behind a lot of other tv apps. First of all, most tv channel apps have an option to watch shows live. I really miss that in this app. Also, Freeform used to have a point system where you could earn points by watching shows and use them to buy episodes without adds. I absolutely loved that feature and I was really upset when they took it away. Lastly, I wish there was a way to view entire tv shows, rather than having to search one episode at a time, or even an auto play option for binge watching shows.
Hello
by Djcivmfvdivmsbdlc on 2020/08/15 06:42
Love the app but I will sue u people if u make me watch that Lauren gray commercial one more time 🙄🙄🙄🙄(just kidding but still)
Needs work
by MAD DOWNLADER on 2020/08/14 06:50
This app could be so good but it needs a lot of work 1. It is really slow 2. The quality of the video is terrible 3. Sometimes the sound just cuts out 4. There are soooo many ads Honestly it’s better to wait for the show to go on Netflix then to go through all this trouble
Updated: casting issues improved; no orientation controls
by djgoulet on 2020/08/13 19:58
Previously had issues with casting to Google Chromecasts. That issue appears resolved with recent updates. iPad app only works in portrait mode, which is rather silly, as videos run landscape and most keyboards and cases limit iPads to landscape mode. Please add landscape mode. Would also be nice to rotate iPad for when charger needs to be connected. Updated from one star to two on 08/13/20
Never loads
by appmethis on 2020/08/10 23:31
I left my phone loading for 30 minutes and came back to it still loading overall just don’t get the app enless you enjoy watching the loading screen
Crash Crash Bang
by happy cutomer1983 on 2020/08/08 17:47
The app is always having playback issues or freezing. I have to restart the app or phone to get it to work. Absolutely annoying.
Very frustrating
by @c_creacts on reaction.cam on 2020/08/07 04:27
The app is good but I hate how it’s set to only one side, to where you can’t flip your phone, and it’s just very aggravating. Please look into making a way you can flip the screen.
Oops
by Fuzzy217 on 2020/08/06 05:14
There must be some mistake. You’ve got a show mixed in all the ads I was watching. 🤡🤝🤡
Good app but doesn’t work
by Hannahjanehell on 2020/08/06 03:31
I like the app on my imputed, but on my iPhone it doesn’t work. It says playback error, and it doesn’t let me watch anything
App has gotten worse
by Brandon93505 on 2020/08/06 02:34
I use the app to cast to my tv. The app will lose connection to the cast so i can no longer control it. Sometimes audio is out of sync. Closed caption stops randomly working. Sometimes picture quality is poor.
Stalled out
by Wwilburn57 on 2020/08/06 01:00
I wanna watch my favorite shows and it keeps saying error: playback stalled out
Is this just ads?
by alladsallthetime on 2020/08/05 17:38
I don’t know when the show I picked will start, but I’m really enjoying the ads so far. Did you know you can bundle home AND auto insurance? Seriously though- SO MANY ADS (especially if you try to pick up where you left off as you have to rewatch every preceding ad)
Needs A Lot of Work
by hackerbb2 on 2020/08/05 07:34
I love the app and the whole concept of watching an episode after it airs on tv but this app is very buggy on newer devices. Im running on iXR and theres a lot of buffering along with other bugs.
Hate it
by dont ever download it on 2020/08/05 01:17
It’s horrible and slow and the adds are so stupid.
No iPad orientation - Still a year after I read a review
by Signup should be banned on 2020/08/01 02:48
The orientation on an iPad is ridiculous. I have my iPad in a horizontal orientation, as most people probably do. The app starts out in portrait orientation, so you view things sideways. The videos do play in landscape, but come on, it should display whatever way you have the device situated.
This app is trash
by Jaytusweet on 2020/07/31 04:04
This app is trash you can’t see any of the old episode of your favorite series. 🙄👎🏽
Stop
by Hrhsjkkdk on 2020/07/31 01:10
Stop puttingCommercials
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by littlebearcub28 on 2020/07/30 00:30
I like the app and all of the items you can watch, but there are WAY to many commercials that are just there and that repeat.
Useless
by paininthea on 2020/07/28 04:30
I downloaded the app just now to watch The 100 season 7 and it’s at episode 9 and it only goes back to Episode 5. Who wants to start a season at episode 5???? Guess I’ll just wait until it’s available on a different service. Thanks for nothing y’all 😡
LOVE!
by Danielaaaxo on 2020/07/26 14:06
I absolutely love almost every single series on The CW that they come out with always so much fun even better when I get to stream it from the app for free I hope they never change this their new platform on the app that came out recently is even better so easy love the set up!!
Read this
by richiebys on 2020/07/25 22:25
Way to many adds
Needs settings
by Tom_ATC on 2020/02/18 18:56
Overall I like the app. I get that contracts limit to the last 5 episodes, though in the modern age of episodic TV having fall finales I wish they would release the early season episodes to streaming services in smaller chunks to let us get caught up and finish the show on the app. However my first complaint / reason for a drop of a star is that unlike other streaming apps, this one maintains the main iOS screen saver settings. When I use my phone normally I want it to lock automatically after a short period of me not touching it ... but if I’m watching an hour long show casted to my TV I don’t want to touch my phone for an hour, and definitely not every 2 minutes. Also, either the setting to go from one episode to the next doesn’t exist or it isn’t obvious / intuitive. Other streaming apps auto-forward too quickly (I sometimes like the music and some movies have post-credit scenes), but to not have the option to skip to next or automatically advance at the end also seems outdated. Other streaming video apps have these issues figured out, more or less, and they seem tome to be things that need to be priorities.
Horribly bad orientation controls
by $1K Master on 2019/05/24 06:31
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.
Two things I dislike
by B: on 2018/12/17 19:59
The first thing is there are way too many ads. Ok so I get you have to have ads to have a free app, but can’t you make it so if I was at a part after an ad I don’t have to go through all the ads. I mean every 6-12 minutes there is a series of 6 ads and not even different ones. Usually they are almost exactly the same as the last series of ads I watched. It’s soooo annoying. Second thing is that they app only has the last 5 episodes of the tv series. So if I want to watch a new series that has 10 episodes I have to find the first 5 episodes on other apps or websites and it’s quite annoying. I usually end up using other apps/websites instead of this one for these reasons. I know you can’t get rid of all ads and maybe you can’t even make every episode of a show available but it would be nice to not have sooo many ads and at least AT LEAST the 10 latest episodes of a tv series. I suggest to only use this app if you have patience for ads and you are on the lasted 5 episodes of a show. So honestly only download this if you don’t have another app that has your favorite shows.
Awesome App! Free with commercials
by Ablest gabble on 2018/06/20 03:50
I REALLY LOVE this app!!! If I miss the CW tv shows I want to watch the night before, I can watch them in this app for quite a while after they air on tv before they expire from the app. And it being free just for the normal commercial breaks that the regular shows have is AWESOME!!!!!! I can totally watch commercials if it means a free experience to be able to watch my shows if I miss them when they air!!!! I’m currently addicted to Supernatural and have been since it began airing. Sometimes it’s changing schedule from season to season makes me miss an episode here or there. This app allows me to watch or rewatch an aired episode from the night before to keep up with the story arcs with my favorite CW show! It usually allows a week to 3 weeks or so to watch an episode after it airs. Then it will expire from the app. And since I don’t have much money to pay for a service AND my cell phone, I REALLY appreciate that it’s free, just for the trade off of having commercial breaks build into the show! I can totally live with that!!!!! THANK YOU CW APP!!! 💖
Great content, but the app is badly designed, especially on the iPad.
by techfreak23 on 2020/01/23 05:49
I love the Arrowverse shows. That’s the only reason I watch CW shows. I’m glad I was able to watch the Crisis on Infinite Earths series without having to resort to a less than reputable streaming site, but the app makes me really want to again. The iPad version of the app only allows you to browse in portrait, but goes to landscape when playing a video. It does not, however, let you switch landscape orientations. The ads are also extremely annoying. I get they need ad revenue to continue making money and the shows, but play some different ads. Don’t play the same set of 3-5 ads for the whole episode. It’s also very buggy when it comes to resuming an episode. I already watched your annoying ads. Don’t force me to watch them again to get back to the point I was at. Sometimes it will even start me back to the previous part of the video I already watched before the ads. Then I have to skip back to the point I was at only to be shown the exact same ads! People want to watch the content legally, but the lengthy repetitive ads and bugs make you want to go find it elsewhere for free with no ads. Fix your app!
Current issues
by Aria Riopolos on 2020/05/06 04:16
The app frequents issues with your Ads. Sometimes the Ads will run over the show, and I will miss 5 minute increments at a time because the ads play simultaneously and do not pause and start the show. This is a technical problem, but I also have a problem with the ads themselves. I have no control over the ads I see, and your ads often make me uncomfortable and even am often repulsed, as they deal with many thing completely irrelevant to me or expose me to topics that gross me out. It ruins the interest in your shows and the amount of time I am willing to commit and the more it occurs, the less I feel secure in your app. This can and should be remedied by allowing users to elect content of sponsors, or choose from a list of preselected topics at the very least. I honestly wouldn’t even mind seeing the same previews on repeat, so long as I do not have to see the rest of it at all. This allows you to better improve your demographic information as well, so I don’t see why it isn’t already an option, at the very least when you set up the account.
Okay, could be much better
by liaxe on 2019/05/07 00:53
I am fine with ads, if I wanted no ads I would have just gone and purchased what I want to watch. However the ads need to be quicker maybe 3 min max, and change it up, the same ad 10 times in one 40 minute episode (I’m exaggerating) is hell, and makes it seem even longer. Please fix programming or whatever, I am never sent back to where I was watching when I hit continue, sometimes it won’t let me hit play when I answer a text. It’s obnoxious and I have to restart the app. ⚡️Overall, I like the shows they are great, for me the quality of viewing is great. I think that considering that this is a free app, with free streaming of the most recent episodes of shows, that others should cut The CW some slack. Yes there are issues that can be fixed/improved, but over all very good for free. For other viewers I recommend watching shows in one sitting, or remembering the time you stopped watching. For The CW I recommend fixing some of the glitches of your app, but great job, on the shows concepts, I love the plots.
It is free but
by jdkdhruepwsbdge on 2019/06/02 23:36
There’s definitely issues but it’s a free streaming service so we can’t complain that much. Sometimes it’s becomes very blurry , commercials are very long, there’s no resume button so if you stop streaming and then go back you have to remember where you stopped or just rewatch the whole thing. Which is sometimes easier because otherwise you’ll watch like 6 minutes of commercials before you get back to your spot. All that I can deal with. most recently I’ve been having a new problem that’s never occurred before. I stream to my tv thru my chrome cast but now as soon as my phone screen locks, it completely kicks me off. Which is like two minutes. I can’t minimize the app because the same thing happens. I have to reconnect and start all over. Not an issue with the internet or chrome cast because Netflix/Hulu work just fine. This maybe started last week. I like a lot of the shows but trying to keep my phone screen active on the cw app screen for 50 minutes is a lot of effort for no reason really, even for a free app.
Great But to Many problems
by cargamesmith on 2020/03/24 18:00
I like watching the CW but there are way to many adds. If you click the skip button more than 3 times it fast forwards until it hits an add which is so irritating because you have to watch the adds and can’t even go back while the adds are playing. Now there are a lot of good shows on the CW but you can’t watch them all for example with The Flash and DC Legends of Tomorrow series you can only watch whatever is in that season but I don’t know if it’s just me. Also at the very beginning there is an add it would be great if you can move that into later in the video. I know since you don’t have to pay for the app you rely on adds to make money but can you make it to where you don’t watch the same exact add 14 times in less than 30 minutes please. There is also a problem with the timing of a show because it dose not account for the adds it has. Otherwise this is a great app I am not trying to downgrade your app these are just suggestions. Thank you for your time and for reading this comment if you do.
Apple TV bug
by Pinaden on 2018/12/03 17:01
I don’t know which version the bug occurred, but there is an option to skip the credits and roll into the next episode, as watching several in consecutive order, and it seems the audio track continues to play, while the video bumps to the next episode. Once the previous episode ends the track, the next episode begins, along with the audio track for the new episode, so ends up with a fairly garbled track, although there are two distinct tracks playing on top of the other. Otherwise, as we have a busy life, this is a great alternative to watching my DC shows live-play, as I can catch the last few weeks’ worth, as time allows. This occurred a couple of months ago, and was just figured out to be what the issue is that is occurring. I have not, as yet, tried to reinstall the app, but it has been occurring on both of our Apple TV modules, so not sure if it was a glitch that just hadn’t gotten bumped out by a bug fix or if it’s just never been noticed by anyone else.
Great app but is the expiration really necessary?
by Fallonmaiha on 2019/05/25 19:01
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.
Was going good
by Welsed on 2020/04/30 23:09
But the controls and swiping are inconsistent. Episodes air but don’t appear on the app. No landscape mode for browsing, only during play back. Episodes sometimes in ascending, sometimes in descending order. Way too many ads. It’s like they took everything BAD about broadcast television and stuck it in an app. Whatever geriatric individual is overseeing the development and management of this app, they need to have their children play with it and tell them how to fix it. Anyone with experience in using media apps could tell you the UI and UX is outdated. It’s as if my grandparents made a major media company’s app, and they’re dead. Edit: tried it again. It was worse than before. I shut down the app , deleted it from my iPad, while casting, and it is STILL casting to my Chromecast. How is this even possible? Had to literally disconnect my Chromecast. I had already watched the commercials before casting, and as soon as I began to cast I had to sit thru another batch of commercials? I immediately deleted it. You have some shows I love, but now they will suffer in viewership from a long time (7 years) fan. I’ll watch them on Netflix when they come out. Sad. Really sad cw.
Too many constant glitches
by hijadeDios_yg on 2019/04/30 04:06
I enjoy being able to watch my favorite shows even without having Cable TV but it’s truly a pain when I constantly have to exit and enter the app in order for an episode to continue playing because in the transition from ads to episode it just completely freezes. Sometimes there’s discombobulated audio in the background and sometimes even when the visual seems to be working (including not in transition from as to show) the audio just cuts out randomly- with or without headphones. Whenever I stop watching something and go back to the app later, it starts me way earlier in the episode than I was and I have to watch a bunch of ads (that I already watched) in order to get to where I was. I understand that commercials are like TV- but if you’re going to have commercials like TV please have them transition smoothly into the rest of the show. Sometimes my play and skip buttons won’t work at all and I’ll have to completely exit the app and start the episode all over. This app could be great but it just malfunctions constantly.
Great App
by XaaM3 on 2019/03/06 12:25
This app is great. I don’t really have time to watch my shows on The CW, always working. So I come to this free app to watch all my CW shows. I’ve been watch channel 56 all my life, since the mid 80,s. And it is my favorite channel. It used to have all the good cartoons in the early times for kids and in the evening times, the dramas. Gilmore Girls, Smallville, Dawson’s Creek, Buffy, Angel, Supernatural, Fresh Prince, Tiny Toons, Anamaniacs, VR Troopers, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Marvels Shield, Constantine, Charmed (old version), and so, so much more. I recently had the playback error and it made me stop watching for a bit, but I did write to the CW Support team and after a couple of days they fixed the problem. Haven’t been on to check to see if it works yet but I am confident that the problem has been solved. Many other apps would have you jump through hoops just to fix some problems and sometimes they never get fixed at all. But CW, in a timely manner, they went ahead and listened to the people who downloaded this fine app and fixed the problem. In conclusion, The CW app will always be my #1 app, my go to app, the best. To The CW Team, great work and keep it up. Not many support teams are great like you. I do appreciate all that you do. I don’t usually write review that much but I will express my love for The CW any way that I can. Thank You, X
Technically does the job, but shoddily and amateurishly
by Travis Jarrod Smith on 2019/08/30 08:20
It’s all the little things that drag this app down. There’s no way to make it full screen on the newer iPhones, the CC button seems unfunctional half the time, there isn’t a way to pick the quality of the video, you cannot see a timer to tell you how much time is left for the ads, you can only fast forward or rewind in 10 second increments, the overlay with the pause symbol is way too big, the video takes an eternity to load compared to other streaming apps (try to skip forward or backwards and have fun waiting at least those 10 seconds in real time), you cannot view all the episodes at once and pick from them, and the video will sometimes just turn to an all grey screen (fixable only by reloading the video altogether) if it is interrupted in certain ways. While it still technically lets you watch the shows (which is why I go 2 stars instead of 1), it is shoddy and amateurish in how it does that. Quality control must have been nonexistent in the process of developing this app.
I like seeing my shows whenever......BUT
by Ggdchgbh on 2019/02/07 01:47
I do like having the opportunity to see my shows whenever and wherever I want but I wish the app would be better at keeping track of where I am in a show, for example I watched a episode of arrow and watched almost all the way through then had to do something eles so I stopped and got back to watching it a couple of hours later and the show thought I was only 6 mins in instead of 40 and I had to watch 4 commercial breaks in a row and the exact same commercials I already watched and then there was a time I did the same thing (watched a show stopped and went back to it a couple hours later) and it kept Where I was but when I got to the commercials I watched them and then I was 7 mins behind instead of right after the commercial break I just watched so I had to watch the exact same commercials again that I just watched
Missing episodes
by Bob Vans vans refrigeration on 2020/01/03 16:21
I came to this app because The CW isn’t streaming the previous episodes of season 4 of Riverdale on tv, so I watched episode one of season 4 but since they don’t have a lot of the episodes I had to search the web for episode 2 and I couldn’t find it anywhere for free so now I have to wait for it to come onto Netflix and since I live in the US I probably won’t be able to watch it for a while. Also there are a ton of ads, I get that you have to have ads in order to have a free app but seriously six ads every 10-20 minutes that’s pretty unfair. I really just want to watch my favorite show but since The CW isn’t showing the previous episodes of Riverdale and it won’t come to Netflix for a while AND this app is missing episodes I only got to watch episode one of season 4 and now I get to wait for it to come onto the US Netflix. Overall I feel they should include all the episodes of the series on the app and add the next one when it comes onto The CW on tv and that they should lower the amount of ads.
Remove censorship bleeping
by HLC7560 on 2020/08/20 19:00
I literally just started using the app 10 minutes ago. There’s a new series called Dead Pixels that I recorded on DirecTV but that version bleeps out cussing. I was really hoping that this app wouldn’t or at least provide a setting that would allow me to toggle it. No luck that I can see. I’m giving the app the benefit of the doubt by starting at 5 stars and removing 1 for the above issue. I’ve heard there are too many commercials. Like I said, I just started so I don’t have an opinion yet. While I completely understand the need for them (especially for a free app), the frequency and quantity of them should be reasonable or I’ll lower the stars further. IMHO a viewer that doesn’t have to pay to watch should have to endure commercials but no more than 10 min for every 30 min of entertainment content. You spread it out how you see fit but more than 5 commercials in a break is way too much.
Recent Update Ruined App
by VanHeath on 2018/10/02 23:59
There are several shows on The CW I like to follow (Arrow, Flash, 100). I recently learned a another CW show that I’m really enjoying, Penn & Teller’s Fool Us. It’s a great show. I found that the App has Season 2-5 available. Problem is, the new App layout starts you on the most recently aired episode and to go back to older episodes you have to scroll to the right one episode at a time until you reach the one you want. Then after watching the episode, 80% of the time it does not take you to the next episode but requires you to choose the show from the home menu and then scroll through the episodes again. The old layout made it much easier to get to older episodes. A drop down menu fit selecting episodes would be great and having a more consistent “Up Next” episode after the one you watch finishes is desperately needed. Finally the Continue menu to continue episodes had many episode listed that I’ve already completed and I can not remove episodes from the list.
Bugs NEED to be fixed
by Amazing girl 7 on 2019/02/28 22:20
•I downloaded the app like a few months ago and it was GREAT, now whenever you watch a tv show and adds are going on you can’t even pause the show so you can take a break, you have to sit through the adds and then pause it when the show comes back on because if you close out of the app while commercials are going on you can’t resume where you ended you would have to start the show all over again. •Another thing that is bothering me is when you close the app and the continue or restart but comes up it just takes you to the same exact place and when you just try to scroll all the way to the beginning it plays the show for 5 seconds and then says “Error: Playback has stalled out” and it kicks you out and it keeps doing it whenever I try watching a show. •If you want to watch a show without getting interrupted with stupid stuff like this I would NOT recommend this app, but I don’t know if it’s just a bug or what but it’s so annoying.
App Update is Inconvenient
by Rose Kingsbury on 2018/10/15 23:50
I’m rating the functionality of the app, which in my opinion is inconvenient and a downgrade. I prefer the app before they fixed it. My main issue is the inability to have it function in horizontal mode (except when actually watching the episode). I, and I know many others, watch this on their iPad therefore it makes it super difficult and inconvenient to scroll and see what you want to watch without having to constantly flip your iPad. I also don’t like the layout under each show. It makes finding episodes hard especially the most recent ones that you haven’t watched. It doesn’t even give me a function to see if I’ve watched that episode or not. I also don’t like that I’ve got to hunt for the trailer for the next episode either. I liked when I could see everything on one horizontal page. Overall, the app has made a huge downgrade in its improvements and the CW should be thankful that I love their shows to put up with such a crappy app.
Quality of life issues - Otherwise great app!
by Winsorv on 2019/10/15 15:20
I get the advertisements, I also understand why you only have the last five episode for each show. What is a bit annoying about this app is that certain quality of life features are absolutely terrible. Pausing and resume playing can be a bit buggy and actually force you to the start of the episode which “forces” you to watch another advertisement even if you just watched them. It asked me if I want to turn on push notifications so I said yes but now I realize there’s no way to just select the show I want to watch (The Flash) I guess this means it’ll notify me every time a new episode is added on the app? That’s quite annoying and I’m just gonna turn those off instead. The advertisements are not overly egregious because it’s honestly just commercials like if you were watching it on television, yes it’s annoying but at the end of the day that’s how all TV is. If you don’t want advertisements wait for the entire season to come out on Netflix... Other than a few QOL updates that should be added this is a great app for those of you who are caught up on your favorite CW show and want to remain up to date throughout the season. 4/5 Stars! Edit: After seeing all of the updates you roll out almost each month I think this app truly deserves the 5/5.
This App is Great!
by X_TheWildPony_X on 2017/11/30 05:17
I REALLY love this app. I use it to watch Riverdale and other of my fav shows! I like it because you can change your setting to what u want. For example you can make it so the app will send you a notification every time the show you request to get notified airs! There are so many shows on there so there is a lot of variety! I Think that this app is great if you don’t have Netflix or if you don’t use cable. You can also connect it to your tv if you don’t have cable and watch your shows from there. And the best part is...it’s totally free! There is no payment needed and that what I was most concerned about when I was getting this app. Bit that wasn’t the case at all! If your thinking about getting this app or any app that your want to watch a specific show on, I DEFINITELY recommend this!
still has major issues
by LadyA- on 2019/12/04 03:51
Casting is a nightmare but watching from my phone isn’t any better. In fact, it almost is not worth watching because the audio is constantly off from the show. If you somehow manage to fix it, commercials always overlap with the show between each commercial, starting 30 seconds too early and ending 30 seconds too late. Since the newest update, the audio goes out anywhere within a scene, so you are guaranteed to constantly miss chunks of your shows at every chance. Also, unlike other apps this one doesn’t recognize when you’ve already watched a commercial so if you rewind (the only way To fix the awful audio issue) you’ll have to rewatch the whole lineup of commercials from scratch (better since the patch but still happens) and if you switch from your phone to cast to another device, the your show restarts from the beginning. The CW missed the mark here. The smaller channels do a much better job with their apps so there is no excuse for this app to be so horrible.
STARTUP SCREEN PORTRAIT MODE ONLY, WHY!!!
by Delio1965 on 2019/08/06 03:38
What reason could there possible be for the CW app to startup in portrait mode only and then move into landscape mode only after show selection? CW your slogan is “Dare to Defy” that shouldn’t be to defy your audience wishes for a common sense app orientation setting customized by the user!. And another issue “Too Manny Commercials” enough is enough !!! When paid cable was introduced into the broadcast marketplace, we had the option of fast forward and there was finally a solution for the viewer to take control their programming. When paid satellite was introduced into the broadcast marketplace, again the viewer had control over their programming and annoying commercials could be a choice. Now, streaming is introduced and suddenly not only have you taken away freedom of choice “a service that should be available for a paid viewer” but we are forced to watch the same commercials over and over and over again. Two steps forward, three steps back.
Awesome way to watch but still things to work on
by Jackjackjack💩💩💩🙊🤑🤑 on 2018/11/30 02:06
I love this app I’m fact I use it almost every day to watch riverdale. I absolutely HATE all the ads. There is really no point for them. It gets kind of irritating when your just getting into it and boom there’s and ad and Ik your probably like it’s just like tv but I’m not here to watch tv if not for my friends wanting me to watch this so much I wouldn’t even be using this app and I would wait for it to come out on Netflix. Just saying if you took off all of the ads I feel like your app would get a lot more use. And then something else that makes me mad is when you get tired of watching and you leave the app and then come back later and it gives you the resume option is sometimes doesn’t go back to the right spot and then it’s super irritating because it’s super hard to get back to the right spot. That’s all folks😋
Doing great! Please add a sign in :)
by Rai Reyes on 2019/11/03 18:31
So I absolutely love this app because I watch almost every show on the CW. It has come to my attention just recently that if/when I change devices, where I left off is not saved. That is because I do not need to log in. I use to think not logging in was great but as a single mom moving from mobile phone to different TV’s through out the house. I’m now forced to watch my show on one device at a time but I still forget where I left off. I think it would be best to add a sign in and once we log in we are forever logged in until we log ourself out. I think ppl will love the app much better being able to watch on multiple screens without having to watch half the or all over because you don’t recall where you left all. Other then that, have been using this app since Jane the Virgin started 😊
Why?
by vdisjbddhjxus:1 on 2019/01/02 20:28
So I recently downloaded the app today because my friend (who also loves Riverdale) told me about it. I opened the app and easily figured out how to work it. I would give the app five stars but because of the following reasons I can only give it four. 1: Only latest episodes?! I noticed that Riverdale and all the other shows only have the most recent five episodes. This makes me very upset because I finished season two on Netflix and I don’t have The CW on my tv. I was going to watch the full season three, but there is only episode 5-8. I really wish all of the episodes were there and personally can’t wait until Netflix has the full season three. 2: Only season 3?! Again like the last reason, the options of what episodes to watch is very limited. For someone who is new to The CW shows and doesn’t have it on their tv, I would tell to come to this app but when I noticed this I thought again. I feel a bit bad for giving this app four out of five stars but it is deserved. Netflix is a more reliable source than the channel’s own app. All I am trying to say is that, this app should have ALL the episodes for EACH season of all the shows on here. Thank you for reading and if you are one of the developers I hope you fix the app. Thank you
Amazing but..
by Intelligent Investor 2k15 on 2019/04/03 22:01
I love this app. I love the schedules and things like that. But it could be better. I normally like to watch The Flash on tv in the mornings. But, it always says I have to check my connection, even after I do it’s still not work. (Basically I can watch in the mornings). Secondly when you have to stop watching an episode and continue later, it only saves the spot you were at 50% of the time. Third of all, there are WAY to many adds. I was watching with my friends and that’s their complaint. Also you sadly can’t exit the app without it not saving while playing adds. I appreciate you getting this far to my horrible review. And I’m sorry for making it all about the complaints. But other than that that’s really all I have for you. This app is AMAZING and I don’t want to make you think it’s bad. But like every app there are some bugs.
Can somebody please fix the bugs
by Lighteningrod7 on 2019/12/06 20:17
I know it’s a common problem with this app for it to freeze when it goes from commercials back to the show, but I’ve been on the same episode for an hour an a half and I’m only halfway through. The commercial ends, it freezes, I exit, click play and then click continue and it starts me right back at the beginning of the same commercial section that I just watched, so now I’ve watched about 10 commercials, and then it freezes again, and I have to repeat it. I’ve tried it and watched the same exact commercial section at least 10 times now and it will not play the show. I can’t even try to drag the dot at the bottom to make it work after the ad bc as soon as I touch the screen all the controls disappear. it’s a nice idea for an app but it’s barely even functional and I’m about to throw my phone across the room. a company this big should be able to make 1 small app at least work somewhat correctly...
The update is unusable
by KPH_lou on 2018/08/16 22:10
This update makes absolutely zero sense. Previously, you could select a “schedule” or “shows” tab, click on a show, see a list of all of the available episodes, and see your watch history. You could click into a summary about the show and info about when episodes air. It wasn’t anything fancy, but it had the common sense features you’d expect on a streaming app. Now, you can only select the shows from the home page, there is no option to show a summary of the show itself, and you have to scroll through each individual episode. So, instead of a list of episodes that tracks whether you’ve watched it, you have to scroll through one episode at a time and try to figure out from a vague one sentence summary if you watched that episode already. Even if the app stayed exactly how it was before this “update” with zero extra features, it would be a massive improvement to go back to the previous version.
Can you fix the glitch
by ѕмιley donυт on 2018/12/06 23:10
This app is amazing because it offers free streaming on most of the shows I love to watch and its free and everything which most of the streaming apps these days but the only problem which is a mayor problem for me is that it glitches a lot and also it always stops in the middle of the episode to say that “the playback has stalled out” I don't know what it means and i cant watch not even 10 seconds straight before it pauses and says the thing about the playback thingy and it really annoys me because it stops soo much and it suddenly shuts down and leaves the app. I don't know if its mu wifi witch is really slow or that i use a vpn ti watch since I live outside the states but can you please fix it. Its so cool you stream for free on the app but if the app doesn’t work on its fullest how am i supposed to watch it and enjoy the episode im watching
Amazing only 1 problem
by Golden Helper on 2019/04/26 00:18
This app is perfect and I love it. I’ve used this app for a year or so and I’m in love. I used this app so I can watch the episodes of my favorite shows and I didn’t believe it but it’s amazing. This app has the 5 latest episodes in case your a little behind and you don’t have to wait almost a year for them to come out on Netflix. My only problem is that there is so many ads. Every almost 10 minutes there’s about 5-6 ads which adds up to an extra 10 minutes to the show your watching and it gets boring and there should be only 1-3 ads but other than that this app is perfect and I use it every day on my phone and tv. Thanks for reading if you made it this far and I hope you download! Xoxo
Could use some improvement
by justcallmeannonymous on 2019/04/25 19:57
Overall, I enjoy the app. It’s a nice way to catch up on shows when I don’t actually have the CW channel. However, the past few months I’ve been experiencing a really annoying setback when watching episodes. When the episode pauses for commercial, I’m never taken back to the episode once the commercial is over. The screen just freezes and I have to exit out of the app and use the “continue watching” feature to pick up where I left off. Even then, I’m rarely taken back to the same part of the episode where I left off; I either have to rewatch the whole commercial break again and repeat the entire process, or I’m taken 10-15 minutes farther into the episode than where I left off. Makes watching very time consuming, tedious, and just not enjoyable honestly.
Resume episode option
by kc903 on 2019/02/12 10:36
I love several shows on the CW but hate the app! You used to be able to press an episode then it would ask if you want to resume or start from the beginning but now there is a continue section which doesn’t work properly or updates. So you have to start an episode from the beginning to find your spot and of course you have to watch all the commercials again. Also there’s no pause option during commercials so if streaming is interrupted you have to restart the app or I made the mistake of disconnecting my Bluetooth during commercials which paused the commercial and I had no way of restarting it except to exit the app, But of course my spot in the episode wasn’t saved so I had to start the episode all over again! I’m seriously considering not watching my favorite shows and just waiting until the whole season comes out on Netflix.
Supergirl&Legends Of Tomorrow
by PaytonPlaysMC on 2017/12/13 01:39
Well it was going well until they changed the time slots. I don’t know what they are thinking... Why would you have Supergirl come back on in a month to go on a 9 week break after only being back for 4 weeks🤔 confusing right? Tell me about it. If you didn’t have Black Lightning steak Legends slot it would all me fine... and don’t even say that this isn’t Black Lightnings’ fault. I was going to watch the show but now the CW is just making me dislike all its shows. Wouldn’t be surprised if they screwed up every show they had, at least we would all be in the same boat right? Also I would’ve left a comment on the CW App but there is no where to write all the questions I have. What are you guys thinking? Supergirl is going to go down already after the James and Lena kiss and now you are doing this... ya fans deserve better. While you’re at it, promote the 100. Literally it’s going to be airing soon and i’ve seen no promotions... thanks and bye
Fixing the bugs would fix ratings too.
by R J Carter on 2019/10/31 13:53
The CW app is the most frustrating things. I don’t mind the ads — I expect them and accept them. But after every ad block, the app freezes up, requiring you to close it down and restart it, re-select your show (and episode) and resume. And if you’re lucky, it will pick up with the next segment of the episode. But 4 times out of 5, it will pick up at the end moment of the prior segment, leading right back into the ad block where it will freeze again. It has taken me two hours at times to watch a single episode of The Flash or Riverdale, because of all the restarts. This problem has persisted in the app for more than a year, and after running it on three separate devices that all exhibited the same problems. More people might watch episodes (and thus boost ratings, which CW needs) if CW would actually make the app functional.
A Great Start
by Alden F. on 2019/05/26 02:45
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.
Got me pressed
by bookim40 on 2018/01/16 03:46
If I could rate it 0 stars I would, but it doesn’t exactly let me. So, I’ve been wanting to watch the second season of Riverdale for a while and I was told to download this app, and I was like okay cool lemme try. Turns out this app thinks it’s common sense to have episode one, but not the second, third, fourth, or fifth. Seriously, that’s so dumb. I mean, if you’re not going to have the next four episodes available, why even provide the first episode? I may be overreacting right about now but I don’t care at this point because what type of app just does that? I got some stuff spoiled to me and I was so confused just to find out that I went from the first episode to the sixth episode. I just suggest that if you don’t want to include the first five episodes, maybe you shouldn’t include the first one because that’s like leading someone on in a relationship and then just dropping them after making them think that you like them for a year.
Love the shows, the app not so much.
by prwood on 2020/01/22 22:36
I enjoy the CW’s DC Comics shows, and I use this app to watch them, but its interface and functionality leave something to be desired. The worst issue is that the app seems to be nearly incapable of remembering where I left off on a show. My watching habits mean that I rarely am able to watch a whole episode in one sitting, so I’m frequently pausing am episode and coming back to it later. With the CW app, the “Continue” feature brings me back to the right spot maybe once out of every ten times I use it. Most of the time I have to scroll back and forth with the barely functional scroll dot, and then rewatch any commercials I already watched, just to get back to the right spot in my show. Ugh. Just fix this please, and my rating will go from 2-4 stars. I’ll add an extra star if you give the interface a bit of a modern refresh.
Worst streaming app in the game
by Maximilian L on 2019/10/16 10:54
CW won the streaming rights for all of their shows, so I can’t watch Flash or Arrow or Batwoman on any other streaming service except on live Tv, here, or purchasing them outright on iTunes. If you’re going to be the exclusive streaming of shows, make a app that at least works as well as other streaming apps. On the iPad the app doesn’t support landscape mode except when watching content, probably because someone made the decision that this app is mainly for iPhone users. Is there any reason to put so much money behind these shows if we’re only going to watch on the smallest device possible? A lot of the design doesn’t match either. Buttons aren’t aligned, some are 2x larger than other buttons next to it (like the close player button), and the status bar is still visible when watching content. It also doesn’t support picture in picture mode on iPad or other multitasking capabilities.
It’s Aight
by Cat_Man_O'_Doom567 on 2018/05/01 17:38
Okay so I like the app overall. The layout is nice and I love how easy it is to navigate the app, and how you can access the schedules for all your shows. I also really like how you can easily change so many settings like closed captions and notifications. The thing is, the episodes EXPIRE. And yes, I’m sure there’s a reason behind this, saving space or something, but how can you finish watching a series if the first episodes of the next season expire and aren’t available ANYWHERE? I like the app, but I can’t really even use it, since I’d have to skip 13 episodes to be caught up. Again I’m sure there are reasons behind having episodes expire, but if there’s any way this can be changed then that would be GREAT, and if it were changed I’m sure the app would get even better reviews. That’s all.
New Issues..
by Shi🤙🏼 on 2019/03/01 19:46
This is a great app to keep up with some of my shows since I don’t have a TV. I’ve been using this app for a while now and just recently I started getting this error message that pops up when I’m watching Riverdale. I don’t know if it does it on any other shows because I only watch Riverdale and Supernatural and Supernatural hasn’t had any new episodes recently. It will say Error: playback has stalled out. Then I have to exit from the show and press play again and then after a few minutes the same error pops up. I tried exiting the app, removing the app and reinstalling it and nothing it working to get it to play without that error. Without that error though, the app is great and I’ve recommended it to several people.
Bug issue with the app (Open twice to start app)
by operations mgr miracle worker on 2019/01/30 23:09
I just wanted to let you guys know. I don’t know how many people are having this issue but my iPad will not open the app the first time. It just freezes on the “blue-green” background for your logo when it starts up. I have to close it and restart the app for it to open. Other than that I love it. (Also in the newest iPad update you took the landscape view away and now it has to be portrait 😭 (which just stinks for picking the show like arrow towards the bottom of the list). Those are my only two complaints. If one of the developers is reading this thank you and please fix the first problem (which is the more important in my opinion).
Glitchy, but I still love y’all
by Jana_Callie13 on 2018/11/14 00:13
I love you all and I love this app, so that’s why I’m posting a review. It’s super glitchy and I’m almost at the point that I want to throw it out the window. Any time I stop a show, exit out and then go back in, I’ll click to resume and it’ll start me over at the very beginning. It always says “Would you like to resume at (00:42)?” And that’s it. I also like to cast this app to my chrome cast. When I do that, most of the time when I try to rewind so many seconds it’ll glitch out and tell me an ad is playing. And then I no longer have control over the play button or anything like that. I also don’t have the option to control the subtitles either. And ya girl needs her subtitles. Other than these few things, y’all rock.
It glitches so much
by jordie0111 on 2019/11/11 06:42
I love the shows that th CW makes and i love how the app airs the shows the day after. but I have used this app for over a year and it glitches terribly. I can never watch a full show through out without having to close the entire app more than ten times. when the commercials air, my whole phone spaz out and log off the app and will not even play the show again... and i’ve had this app on three different phones so I know it’s not my phone. FIX THIS. these problems have been happening for over a year and not once have they done anything to fix these problems. I cannot even enjoy watching my shows because it takes me more than two hours to watch a 45 minute episode... I am constantly trying to get this app to work correctly and it’s so annoying! y’all make enough money, CW, have your tech people fix it.
Slightly good, but pretty disappointing
by Neilo95.football fan on 2019/02/02 03:23
I love the idea behind the app. Getting to stream recent episodes of a show you like, for free, is awesome. Because it’s free for the users, I understand the need for the advertisement. But the length of the ads can be quite ridiculous. It’s over 10 minutes of ads per episode that I’ve watched, and majority of the time it’s the same ads. Again, I understand ads are necessary so users can enjoy the app for free. But what really makes me write this review is the fact that so far, every time I’ve stopped watching an episode to come back to watch it later, it “continues watching” at a point way earlier in the episode. Then proceeds to make me watch the ads all over again. That turns a 40 something minute episode into over an hour. It shouldn’t be a headache to resume watching a show where you left of from.
I ame using translation writre i hete it so but nugets
by noviscosciadookidfghtiyadena on 2020/05/21 01:48
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This WAS a great app...
by Cindibravo on 2018/09/23 23:02
I loved this app. It allowed me to see all my favorite CW programs after CW was no longer carried on DISH network in my area. Everything was perfect...and then they had to update it to require iOS 10 or higher. I have a slightly older iPad, it only goes till iOS 9.6.something. I live in Puerto Rico where we had a massive hurricane last year. I'm lucky to have a roof on my house let alone be able to buy a new iPad. The app also won't work with a computer unless it has Windows 10 - well, same problem there, mine has Windows 7. So this app is not free for me, I have to come up with at least $399 in order to watch my favorite shows on the CW for a new iPad or computer. Why, why did you do that? The people who most need it free can't watch it anymore. Heck, I would pay for the app if it would just work with my equipment. I would pay extra for the channel if they'd let DISH carry it. Come on CW help us out here!
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All Versions
4.0
114,018 total
 5
68,536
 4
20,636
 3
7,628
 2
5,264
 1
11,954
Current Version (3.3.0.1)
3.0
17,030 total
 5
7,278
 4
2,137
 3
1,763
 2
1,570
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Version History
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
tv apps
10.40
14
8
the flash season 2
2.62
11
jane the virgin
40.14
4
free episodes
35.17
3
the arrow
10.28
2
the originals
12.91
2
the cw app
129
1
cw app
71.09
1
the 100
0.00
1
modulus mobile
0.00
metv network
0.00
jane says
0.00
lifetime app
141
reigns free
41.10