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free episodes
35.17
8
1
the flash season 2
2.62
6
1
tv apps
10.40
6
1
jane the virgin
40.14
1
the arrow
10.28
1
the 100
0.00
1
the originals
12.91
1
cw app
71.09
1
the cw app
129
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 Riverdale, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, All American, Legacies, Black Lightning, The Flash, Charmed, Supergirl, Arrow, Supernatural, Dynasty, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the 100, and more. Missed the latest episode? Watch it now for FREE. Behind more than one? Catch up on the last five episodes aired anytime. New shows Batwoman and Nancy Drew will have every episode as they become available, all season long. Features Include: * FULL EPISODES: Watch the latest episodes of every primetime show the day after broadcast. Free. * FULL SEASONS OF NEW SHOWS: Watch every episode of Batwoman and Nancy Drew free as they become available, all season long. * NO LOGINS: No cable subscription, no credit cards, no passwords. Ever. * PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Get reminded when your favorite shows air and when they’re available to watch in the app. * EXTRAS: See previews for upcoming episodes, behind-the-scenes extras, cast interviews, and more. * EASY ACCESS TO CW SEED: Stream over 1000 hours of your favorite shows. Binge Schitt’s Creek and new classics like The Secret Circle, Everybody Hates Chris, and Alcatraz, digital series like DC’s Constantine: City of Demons, 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.
I think there should be less ads
by crispiersheep on 2019/12/13 02:23
So I think that you guys should put less ads because it takes forever watching all the ads🙄🙄🙄🙄
Legal Restrictions
by batiger on 2019/12/12 14:25
I understand that there were legal problems that restricted you from putting older episodes on the app. But if you’re that restricted then you might as well not make the app. You don’t even say anything about the fact that you can only watch the 5 most recent episodes of the entire series in your description
My app loading forever
by nguyenminh2911 on 2019/12/12 14:19
I download the app but it don’t work.The screen is dark and nothing works.Hope you see this.
Issues with the app
by Burt Johnny Maclin on 2019/12/12 10:38
On iphone xr ot higher, the bottom white bar is visable and can’t be removed. In addition, you can’t rotate the orientation of the phone, it lock in on one type of setting. Super annoying when your charger is located on the left side.
Annoying
by its gay af on 2019/12/12 07:14
I understand ads. But you guys make us rewatch the same ads every time. And long ads. Also stupid app doesn’t let me rotate my screen. App delete .
It’s great!!
by Evelynolt on 2019/12/12 04:07
Awesome way to watch the shows you love!
Yal goin to hell for this app.
by S P A C E K F I L M S on 2019/12/12 03:58
This app is so bad. Point blank. Not worth me giving examples.
iPhone X support
by Could466 on 2019/12/12 01:39
You neeed to make the home bar disappear when you play a show. I have to use guided access and I hate that. Please fix it
iPhone 11 glitches
by Irishman1733 on 2019/12/12 01:03
It keeps glitching on the iPhone 11. Especially after the commercial break it’ll jump a minute or two ahead or will freeze up just as the lest ad ends.
Older iPad mini but works no more
by MightyTelc on 2019/12/12 00:43
The app will run but then immediately ask to download latest version and won't go any further. I got to App Store and this is the latest version I can get.
Buggy
by dcjunkie1979 on 2019/12/11 13:29
Fix the app please, the whole point is to be able to enjoy the shows , bug it stalls and starts half way through a scene... you have to shut down and restart the show to try and fix it... everyone else can make their app work... out in the effort
Do you like ads?
by Xerrllad on 2019/12/11 06:12
Ads are littered everywhere. Episodes can have 5-7 ad markers and this gets irritating really fast. Every show starts with an ad and the worst part about this is that the app doesn’t save your progress on shows you previously started. This means if you stop a show and come back later you have to sit through the ad at the beginning as well as the ads right before wherever you left off. None of these shows are even worth the hassle. Find another app or website. Also these issues are from when the app works properly. At the time of this review all videos are unwatchable and the menu does not function.
Fix app
by Ajarrett421 on 2019/12/11 06:03
Can’t play anything. It gives an error message then stalls out. Please fix.
Bafflingly Stupid
by LJean345543 on 2019/12/11 04:37
The fact that this is forced to be portrait on an ipad is probably one of the most idiotic decisions that I’ve seen in my life. As a developer I am ashamed that there are people this stupid creating apps. Please stop embarrassing yourselves and find a new hobby.
Wish it worked without freezing
by Izziebelle6 on 2019/12/11 03:50
I love that I can watch so many shows I enjoy, but the app constantly freezes, forcing me to close out of it. There have been a few times it’s done this and I’ve reopened it and had to watch more commercials, then it closed again instead of starting the show, then I watched more commercials, then again. I just wish it worked better.
Does not let me watch
by lakufnrnemw on 2019/12/11 03:47
When I click play on a episode it just stays on the loading screen and I have wi-Fi on
App
by crihcrihh on 2019/12/11 02:20
The application is terrible. I literally had to exit 10 times to watch the same commercial. I was trying to watch a show but gave up. I’ll just wait for Netflix and binge watch then.
2017 version was better
by tooo coool on 2019/12/11 01:56
App has to many ads worse than vudu. App freezes and playback stalls. Every upgrade done to app is questionable in quality since early 2017. These companies think they are making utbetter with the updates and on,y making it worse, dysfunctional, and nuisance of time for user.
Won’t allow screen mirroring
by Jerome Productions on 2019/12/11 01:52
I wanted to watch Arrow on a slightly bigger screen than my I pad, so I tried hooking it up with my windows laptop and it the screen turns gray each time I tried.
Glitchy
by dhoonib on 2019/12/11 01:29
This app is just north of garbage. Constantly giving the error “playback has stalled”. Every episode has around 4 commercial breaks where it plays the same three commercials six times. On iPhone and iPad it has a resume feature to try and pick where up where playback left off, it’s wrong about half the time. The Apple TV doesn’t have this feature at all and so fast forward to where you stopped would not be a huge issue if the app didn’t make you sit through the commercials again before continuing.
This app is worthless.
by Jd.2112.walker on 2019/12/10 23:05
Anything I try to stream just stalls out, and I’ve tried multiple devices. The app is a waste of space.
Freezes, stalls out, and no more “resume” option!!
by btrsweet5747 on 2019/12/10 22:44
What has happened to this app?!?! It used to be SO much better, but now EVERY TIME I watch, it either stalls out or freezes until I have to close it down. And what happened to the option to “resume” if I’m in the middle of a show??? If I shut down a show for ANY reason (which is all the time, due to the above-mentioned issues), I have to start it all over. I honestly didn’t use to mind the commercials, but I feel like a lot of the freezing and stalling out comes from the ads, and then I can’t even start back in the show where I was...which means I have to start over, watch the beginning ads, pause the show, get to the point I WAS at, watch MORE ads, and cross my fingers that after ALL OF THAT, it doesn’t stall out or freeze again! Pathetic!!
Fake... it doesn’t even work
by blahblahriiejr bdhejjebhrhhr on 2019/12/10 21:39
this app doesn’t work at all
Broken and buggy
by commander snuggles on 2019/12/10 15:19
Watching ads is annoying but I get it. This app has a terrible bug that causes it to freeze when transitioning between ads and the show. Audio for the show will continue with video frozen on the ad or it will just freeze altogether, always at the same timestamp too. To be clear, it happens every time on every show I've watched. Usually, closing/reopening the app and hitting continue "works" but this last time it just takes me back to the same block of ads. Lucky I'm not incredibly invested in the shows offered but if you're desperate to watch Batwoman or whatever, you might want to find another way.
Too many ads
by Greg5615 on 2019/12/10 12:10
It used to be way less ads, now it’s more than I can handle. Now if an ad trips up and the app shuts down they restart all the ads from the beginning. I think I’ll go back to DVRing and drop the CW app. It’s too problematic now.
Shows don’t make up for crappy app
by Texan Stars on 2019/12/10 09:01
Love the shows in this station! HUGE DC fan and I don’t have time to watch them on TV, so the chance to see them later on the app is great, BUT...WAY too many ads even for free viewing and to many glitches. After ads, the show starts 10 seconds or more into it. I get error feedback or other video disruption error forcing me to restart it and the beginning of the last ad section, if at all. View on my laptop and audio isn’t smooth, but other stations are. ALMOST not worth the effort if I could see those shows elsewhere I’d go for sure.
Bugs
by KingIzaiah98 on 2019/12/10 05:28
Worst app ever. To start off there’s so many ads it’s ridiculous. Secondly after a add is finish the app freezes when the shows about to start. Absolutely terrible app
Horrible app
by Tsumi66 on 2019/12/10 04:16
This app keeps giving me an error that says “Error. Playback has stalled out” and the app crashes and I have to restart. It’s taken over 2 hours to try to watch 1 episode of Supergirl, which is an hour long.
Great app and free
by Nicklen Van on 2019/12/10 02:17
Yeah there are commercials but worth it. Why? Cause it’s for free no login or something, the bad part ? It’s not for all regions.
Crashes & freezes
by AshJay12387 on 2019/12/10 01:01
Please update the app. There is always a error that pops up & prevents you from watching the episode.
The CW app
by Anger190 on 2019/12/09 21:32
It doesn’t work
cw
by cw is awful on 2019/12/09 17:01
its a terrible app it freezes at times and it makes me watch the add over and over
Y’all need to fix y’all app!
by countryprincess337 on 2019/12/09 16:18
There are way to many ads & then when the show starts back up it skips like 2 minutes from where it left off & I’m having to always start it back. It’s aggravating. & then it freezes up.
Buggy
by Bshshjaja on 2019/12/09 06:24
THIS IS APP IS SO BUGGY I CAN’T WATCH MY SHOW
Needs more ads
by Jacmak28 on 2019/12/09 05:57
I spend more time watching ads than actual shows on this app.
good shows and movies lots of adds tho
by I❤️TicTok on 2019/12/09 02:56
SO many adds. like every 7-10 minutes there would be like 6 adds at least a minute long each. you could probably find the same shows and movies on another app. don’t really recommend if you like to binge watch.
Constant lagging on iPhone 8.
by Cassie425 on 2019/12/09 02:18
Kindly fix this. I downloaded the update but it made no difference.
EH.....
by HATRED 13 on 2019/12/09 02:07
Has shows. Doesn’t have all episodes of new seasons while they are playing on tv. I have no clue why they would do this! What’s the point of streaming a show you can’t watch. Also the app pause/play button screen gets stuck on the screen almost every show I watch....another fail!! And when I close app, the continue show. Just starts over and than problems happen all over again. So basically the app is garage and they don’t have full seasons of shows. A huge pointless app. The also took themselves off free on demand on optimum, no clue why! They much think they are better than everyone else. But they are pissing me off and making it extremely hard for me to watch episodes I missed.
App freezes
by Frozentauntaun on 2019/12/08 20:49
App freezes at the end of a show and has to be deleted and reinstalled on Apple TV. And the Apple commercial is horrible.
Something doesn’t “ad” up...
by RedEncyclopedia on 2019/12/08 17:26
First off, I get it, the app pays for itself through advertisement, but sometimes the ads are absolutely ridiculous. On a regular basis you’ll get stuck in a loop watching the same commercial 4 times in a row. Let me be clear—- that’s not an exaggeration; 4 times in a row. Each time I open the application it becomes an internal argument where I have to weigh my desire to watch CW shows against my disdain for commercials. Other than the ad issue the app works great.
It has issues
by Primerules on 2019/12/08 08:27
I like it but wish they can have DC Arrow flash suppergirl and the others have All seasons on it! Or have to pay extra to have all seasons on the app to!
😤
by Lixii😎 on 2019/12/08 07:00
I, as a purchasing customer, am highly unsatisfied and discontented. I don’t care for how long an episode was out, you should still have the episode for at least a year or so because you would be getting much higher ratings or whatever if you did. I would gladly change my review if you did. I am just unsatisfied.
Fix your App
by young bhristian on 2019/12/08 06:06
Way too many ads. I get you guys need ads to pay for things but it’s too much. Plus the app glitches sometimes nd I had to watch a whole other 2 mins + of ads again. That’s happened to me several times.
Trash
by MCarmona0812 on 2019/12/08 05:11
This app is straight garbage! It stalls out every couple of seconds. It’s ridiculous! Not to mention that it never saves from where you left off in an episode. Seriously who is this apps developer?
It’s good but can be better
by hann-joh on 2019/12/08 02:06
Can we get an update for better AirPlay 2 support? chrome cast is a better option but I’d prefer airplay
I DISLIKE ADS
by SavageQweenB on 2019/12/07 20:35
I DISLIKE ADSSSS
Major playback errors
by Melizbe on 2019/12/07 18:57
On several shows, I get three-fourths of the way through only to have a playback error or a complete freeze up. Then when I restart, it starts the show at the beginning, not anywhere close to where it stopped playing. To get where I was left off, I have to watch three to four minutes of ads. I’m not sure it’s really worth all the trouble.
Just some quick fixes are needed
by Kornfreak15 on 2019/12/07 14:23
First off, I love the shows on this app. They are great. But This app needs some serious work. The resume button SOMETIMES picks up where you left off, but once an ad comes in, it’ll reset backwards to the previous chunk of the episode. Truly frustrating. And I can’t even skip to where I left off manually or it just freezes after the ads are done. Just a quick bug fix is all that’s really needed
Playback
by Donald America on 2019/12/07 13:30
PLAYBACK ERROR KEEPS SHOWING UP PLEASE FIX Other than that the app is great
Playback error
by tylerminaj on 2019/12/07 08:38
I sit there and watch 5 ads and then it freezes when it’s time for the show to come. I close out and come back and I have to watch the ads all over again. Then it happens again and again and again. Why do you make changes to the app when you don’t even know how to without that kind of problem. This issue it literally the worst it’s ever been but you’ve had this same issue in the past. Consistently doing bad is the only thing you do correctly.
A
by eks711 on 2019/12/07 07:36
There is only 5 episodes and they don’t even start at episode 1 and there is way too many adds
Don’t like the ads
by isaac.jesus12 on 2019/12/07 05:42
Don’t like ads
Whyyyyyy?!
by Frustrated in NH on 2019/12/07 04:51
Can someone please explain to me why after every series of ads the audio for the show will come on but the last ad will be in freeze frame; so you X out and “restart” it goes back to the last few seconds of the show before the ad that it got frozen on?! So freaking frustrating!!
Nice content, but very buggy
by Hutch46 on 2019/12/07 04:15
Consistent “error: playback has stalled”. Even after restarting the app and iPad per their troubleshooting section. ALL other streaming apps do not this. We have 300mb fiber, so the connection is not the problem. The amount of commercials is over the top, seems like more than on Air TV.
Annoying
by not easily ticked off on 2019/12/07 00:06
This app only lets you see the last five episodes so I suggest HAVING MORE THAN FIVE EPISODES of every show on the app. Also what’s with the ads. This business is going out of business if they want to pull this.
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...
Needs to improve
by R27dgryyrtyfdw on 2019/12/06 03:08
Although I do love the Cw shows I don’t really like this app. The ads are fine but they tend to glitch and make you watch them over, also after an add plays you will begin watching ahead of where your supposed to. So you have to click the back button only problem is the back button also disappears and you have to then rewatch ads. This should be fixed as well as the time for the ads.
Just buy the show
by XacWhite on 2019/12/05 21:55
Really not worth the time to use the app. Doesn’t connect to airplay consistently. Commercials are so much louder than the shows. Doesn’t remember where you left off. Isn’t available on all platforms. Pauses randomly when in airplay. Really wish I could give this app no stars.
Latest release is no good
by Herr Rogers on 2019/12/05 20:14
The video stalls out and restarting doesn’t help. It’ll happen right after a commercial which means I have to go watch all the commercials again just to have it stall out again. 😢
Pauses after ads
by bean4732 on 2019/12/05 17:51
After most ads it won’t start playing the show. I have to exit it and then click the show again which makes it start the ads again. If I exit out of the app to try and refresh it, most times it goes back to the beginning of the show. It never loads after ad breaks. Super annoying.
Great on iPhone, but...
by HeMaFr34 on 2019/12/05 14:24
I love streaming with this app on my iPhone and I have zero issues. I’d love to give it 5 stars, but when I try to stream on Amazon Fire Stick I cant. I can open the app and click on any show but when it comes tine to stream it just churns and churns no matter what. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall the app but that hasn’t helped. :( is love to watch the shows on my TV and not just always on my phone.
App runs well until you watch anything
by Gumball. Gurger on 2019/12/05 04:30
There are so many ads and if you look at anything other than the app it pauses. Any time I want to look at my notifications it pauses. And half the time when I’m in an ad and look at my notifications page something messes up and i have to go out of the app. Then when I go back in half the time it hasn’t saved my progress which wouldn’t be awful if you could move the time to when you left off but you can’t because the ads block you from moving so you have to watch all of the ads even the ones you’ve already watched.
It’s good but freezes
by Glen dkwle lake on 2019/12/05 02:17
Each time I finish watching the ads it just freezes. Like each time an ad finished the video doesn’t want to load it just get stuck in the ad. I can go back and I do it again it gets stuck again please fix it I’m tryna watch arrow
Too many bugs
by NikoGk on 2019/12/05 02:15
This app used to be a five; however, it dropped it down to a one because of the commercials bug that started when iOS11 was released. After a commercial plays, it freezes and I have to force quit the app. The issue persists on AppleTV, iPad mini, and iPhone (latest models). I’ll bring back the five ratings once the issue is solved. The content is a five.
Greenhouse
by sjjeenbsdbj on 2019/12/04 23:36
Please put up the new season of greenhouse
The thing keeping me from saying a 5 star
by I love the cw and play station on 2019/12/04 23:23
It is not on the play station, I can never watch this on my play station like I can watch Netflix, it would be cool if I were able to sit back and not hold my phone to watch my favorite shows of all time.
Episodes (mainly Charmed and Legacies)
by my review enjoy on 2019/12/04 21:11
I like this app don’t get me wrong, but the episodes that are on the app either skip around or they don’t start on episode one. For example with Legacies, I was looking for season two episode one but you guys didn’t have it. All I’m going to say is have all the seasons to a show and all the episodes because I was really looking forward to seeing that episode but couldn’t, and when I try to find that show in another place they cost money. If you guys want the 5 stars add all the seasons to the shows on the app and all the episodes that go with the seasons. Also there are way to many commercials but that’s ok.
PlayStation app
by Wacko8379 on 2019/12/04 10:56
Needs a PlayStation app. Tired of looking at my phone to watch something on the app. Besides that love the app and shows
It doesn’t work!
by bsnsnjdnenwnsjdksnsbdn on 2019/12/04 06:56
I have been trying to use this app for several months. My phone is fully updated and I have full bars. The app will open very quickly but when I want to watch a show, it will load for hours at a time. Over the 3-4 months that I’ve had this app, it hasn’t worked once. It’s a complete waste of time and data! I highly recommend to not download this app. I’ve tried a lot of the shows on the app and none of them work. Someone please help me understand why the app isn’t working!
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.
Horrible app
by Duke ❣ on 2019/12/04 03:21
I only rated it two stars because my favorite shows on here other than that it’s horrible !! It’s always crashing and way too many commercials 👎🏽
Absolutely Terrible
by TheCritic124598 on 2019/12/04 02:36
The playback’s were terrible. I tried 30 minutes to get this thing working. And after that it still didn’t work, it paused after every few sentences. This network is absolutely terrible.
Constantly stalls out during playback!
by JSM4211 on 2019/12/04 01:12
During the episode the playback will stop, then you get error message that playback has stalled out. Have to exit app, then go back to start episode again. Sometimes happens multiple times while playing an episode or won’t restart at all. Really annoying.
Worst streaming app ever!
by corey954 on 2019/12/04 00:53
Good luck trying to watch anything on this app. The audio consistently cuts out, if u close the app to read a text and come back to your show the picture goes out, that is to say if you can get your show to play at all.
Fix it already
by St. Horrid on 2019/12/03 21:17
I have no issue with ads, that’s why this is a free streaming app... BUT SOMEBODY NEEDS TO FIX THE TRANSITION FROM ADS TO SHOW!!!! I am so tired of having to watch the same ads i just watched and exiting and re-entering the app just to watch it all over again because the video freezes after the last ad, and won’t transition to the show... i deleted this app last year and re downloaded it hoping y’all could have fixed it.. it’s not fixed... SO FIX IT ALREADY!
FIX THIS
by 9 year old army 1535537 on 2019/12/03 20:47
You are missing first couple of episodes on supergirl
The CW is great
by Japiera06 on 2019/12/03 17:28
This app is literally the best app. I can see all my favorite episodes including other episodes that are aired on the cw. I love how there’s no subscription. Literally wish more apps where like this one.
Crash crash crash
by mccallum79 on 2019/12/03 07:33
This is the most unstable app I’ve ever used. I can barely get through an episode of anything. It’s unbelievably frustrating.
Perfect for what it is
by BrushfireOrange on 2019/12/03 04:49
This isn’t an app meant like Netflix. It’s meant to replicate the experience of watching it on television, in case you missed some recent episodes. That’s why it has annoying ad breaks just like TV. Don’t download this app expecting a Netflix for the CW Shows. It’s perfect for what it is and it gets the job done no complaints here.
Bugs abound
by Tnnytehawk on 2019/12/03 03:08
This app is always dropping connection, you have to keep restarting the episode from the beginning. Trying yo watch a single episode can take hours of restarting, fast forwarding, and just giving up in frustration. No other streaming app acts like this. The CW app is pure annoyance.
Fix the app!
by 😂😂☺️☺️❤️ on 2019/12/03 01:43
It keeps going back to the beginning of the episode when my phone screen locks and then I can’t even fast forward unless I’m playing it through Airplay (with a remote). It’s so frustrating!
Terrible experience on Apple TV
by walani4414 on 2019/12/03 00:47
I basically only use this app for watching the flash. It’s almost unusable because it‘a so buggy. Every time I try using the app on the Apple TV itself, it’ll just stop and say something along the lines of “internal error occurred/time out,” and it cuts out, and I have 500mbps fiber internet so it’s definitely not me. So naturally I try using the app on my phone or iPad and air playing to the tv, it’s even worse on iOS devices because the quality goes from 1080p to 140p constantly, then it also cuts out completely, and I have to go through watching all the bs ads for another 5 minutes to get back to where I was earlier. This is redicilious, fix it
Fix Your Orientation
by Butgrace on 2019/12/02 15:56
I would rate it a full five stars but you have to fix the orientation when opening the app! It is annoying and inconvenient.
The app isn’t terrible but annoying unhelpful and confusing
by evelynareneegaeta on 2019/12/02 04:25
The app is missing episodes and I can’t seem to change the season of shows and overall the layout is confusing and the whole app need to be more clear and less confusing and have all the episodes I don’t want to start a new season three episodes in
Fix the ads freezing and stalling out app
by NCJeepster on 2019/12/02 03:32
The app works fine until and add starts playing and stalls out the app. The show will play play fine. Please fix this problem.
Caption didn’t stay
by b1ackh0r53 on 2019/12/01 14:37
Captions disappeared after ads. Had to go back to caption to set it to none and then English again. Plz fix it. Thx.
It’s a good app but..
by it needs to be said on 2019/12/01 00:53
I like it. I get to watch all my favorite shows but I hate that there is adds. Like non stop. I would change my rating if there was only a couple here and there.
Would be GREAT if worked....
by wha..... on 2019/12/01 00:00
Why doesn’t the app open?
App isn’t working at all
by 4Amari on 2019/11/30 23:53
I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled and the app doesn’t even load anymore just black screen. I’ve been trying to catch up on All American since Thursday 😞
Never works
by TEAMQUEEN on 2019/11/30 17:24
Great show but the app is horrible it never works!
Needs work
by Shaii;) on 2019/11/30 15:33
There are episodes that are missing from the all American series and the app also keeps closing out
One MAJOR let down
by kk4403 on 2019/11/30 08:14
I just got the app, and I can’t seem to find the search button. Does that mean that you can only watch the shows that are on the home page ? Or, is the search button hidden somewhere. I got this app to watch an old CW show I used to love and imagine my disappointment when I can’t seem to find a way to watch it.
Loading issues
by Zezuzu on 2019/11/29 21:50
It keeps loading even if you get out the whole app and on diff shows just keeps loading on same spots
bugs
by mariamsam29 on 2019/11/29 21:26
There are way to many glitches and ads for this app to be usable. Very often when I’m watching on my computer for laptop when an ad pops up, it’s just stuck. No ads, it’s just black. It’s very annoying. Multiple times when I have rewinded back or forward, it just stops working. This app is very hard to use without getting frustrated or interrupted.
Viewing Orientation Locked
by NY154 on 2019/11/29 21:23
Does not auto-rotate viewing orientation; only one viewing orientation.
Too many ads
by Pokjulian on 2019/11/29 21:06
I think there are too many ads on this app, yes it is great to watch your favorite tv shows and great on new seasons , but overall it’s fun and amazing to watch! Please fix the issue immediately.!
Legacies
by aliyah cooper on 2019/11/29 16:30
It say the legacies streams Friday but it has not been uploaded and I have stayed up all night wait for it to and it still hasn’t so don’t push streams Friday if u don’t actually always upload
not showing first episodes
by andyluna123456 on 2019/11/29 07:03
i really like this app. like really really do. i dont mind the ads at all because they are short. the only problem is i can’t watch all the episodes of the flash. it goes from episode one straight to episode 4. there is no three and two. other than that this app is great!
The CW App
by Sk w/ review on 2019/11/29 06:12
I get that a free app needs ads to make money and thats not the problem. These ads will take so long to load; it takes an hour and a half for me to watch a 1 hour show. That is ridiculous! You might say, “you need better internet” no I have 1000 mbs download speed and I do not have this problem with any other app on my phone. And what’s worse is that the app performs this bad on my tv and my xbox as well. There has to be some optimization that can solve this issue
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.
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.
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!!! 💖
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.
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.
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 realistic.4 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.
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
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
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.
why expiration dates?
by Rachel.Luvs.Cookies on 2018/05/21 23:11
I just got the app. I was so excited until I found out about the expiration dates. I’m confused, like why do we need them? I have Netflix but let’s be real, they take forever to upload a new season from any show, really. So I downloaded the app to find the seasons that weren’t yet on Netflix. I was looking for the first episode of season 13 on Supernatural, which in my opinion, is the best TV show I’ve ever watched, but I didn’t find it. So now I don’t have a choice but to wait on Netflix. Because if I watch the episodes ahead of time, I wouldn’t have any clue on what’s happening. Also, you guys should really keep on the seasons and episodes of the shows. What if somebody is about to binge watch the seasons of a show. They can’t because the CW only has the recent episodes. Please think about this, I really want to watch my favorite shows. I love this app, if you just added some more improvements, it’d be perfect 👌
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 Highlander1965 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.
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 😊
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😋
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.
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
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
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
...um
by iiOoh Lala on 2018/12/28 01:17
So.. I used to really like this app. I was and still are happy that you can watch episodes for free! BUT.. There is a glitch. It’s SUPER annoying. A show of riverdale isn’t showing up. Season 3 Episode 9. It’s been two weeks of me trying everything that it says to do if this happens in the “Support” section of the app. I’ve tried my wifi, i’ve updated it multiple times, i’ve relaunched the app, ive deleted it and downloaded it over again many times, and i’ve updated my phone. Why won’t it show?? I’m so annoyed. It might be something wrong that i’m doing, but it also might be something about the app! I’m thinking about finding somewhere else to watch the episode. If anybody in the review section knows how to fix this, please tell me 😁
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.
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.
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!
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.
too many bugs
by on 4nem on 2019/10/28 04:11
so i understand that this app lets you watch these shows for free but first off , there are way too many ads than there should be , i shouldn’t have to sit there and watch like 10 ads each break before resuming to the show that makes people become uninterested , but anyway the reason i’m writing this review is because there are so many bugs when i’m trying to watch a show , for example after the ads are done , when resuming to the show it doesn’t resume to where it leaves off , when it resumes it skips past so much of the show that i haven’t seen yet , then when i try to rewind it , nothing works .. at the bottom i try to tap and hold the circle and drag it back to rewind .. and it’s unresponsive .. also the 10 second rewind and forward buttons also disappear so all you’re left with is a pause and play button which gets annoying , then just to finish the show i have to go on my computer .. like this shouldn’t be happening after so much time having this app installed .. i even forces close the app and deleted and reinstall and still these bugs appear , i think it’s not too much to ask to lessen the ads and fix these bugs , for everyone else’s enjoyment not just mine
Love the service... app seems a bit buggy with Chromecast
by Mmlw0421 on 2017/10/15 05:07
Not sure if it is the new iOS software or what but just recently there have been issues casting to Google Chromecast. It’s slow/laggy, doesn’t let you control much because the app seems unresponsive, etc. I had to reset it twice during a show because it simply stopped working. Haven’t had these issues in the past and love that the CW has this app available - maybe it needs some bug fixes with the new software updates! (For the record, I didn’t have any issue with the bar at the bottom showing up during the show... actually, the opposite, I had to exit out and go back into the episode to get that feature to show up at all!)
Can no longer use it!!!!
by 123456789101111213 on 2018/08/03 11:21
I LOVE this app. Being able to watch the Outpost and Supergirl, as well as the 100, which is the show I wanted to watch when I downloaded it. I've never had any problems that were related to the app, although sometimes my phone would act up, but not the app's fault. I was so excited when I logged on last night to watch my shows, so imagine my surprise when it said it needed to be updated in order for me to use it. Of course, I go to the AppStore, but no update shows. I tried deleting it and re downloading it. Now this helped. I got a notification. Apparently, the newest version of the app requires an iOS version that I don't have. They asked me to download the latest compatible version, but upon opening the app, I was told I needed to download the update before continuing use of the app. I loved this app so much, but my phone storage is terrible and I can't download the latest iOS. Because of this, I'm going to miss my favorite shows. This really stinks, and I think someone should fix it. Not all people have the newest iOS.
Good idea but overall a disappointment
by JennyJ9986 on 2019/05/23 02:54
I’m so happy to have an option to watch Jane the virgin but between the commercials and the errors it’s almost not even worth it. It will randomly drop the episode and restart from the beginning, even when you choose to continue instead of restart it will re-start your episode anyway and by the time you figure out where you were you’ve watched 5 cw commercials for every spot you try so you’ve watched at least 15 annoying commercials. Then you figure it out but wait...the sound is off so their lips don’t match the words. So you have to reset it again. Right now I’m watching it with a banner across my screen that says up next in 0 seconds...Ringer! The episode has 15 minuets left...It’s another error. I might just wait till it goes to Netflix where I don’t have to deal with this.
Problems with the ads
by kristis reviews on 2019/02/15 17:12
So I’ve used this app to watch riverdale for a while and I’ve never had a problem with the ads. But every time I need to get up and do something I can’t pause the ads. And if I text someone the ad pauses and then I can’t start the ad back up to get to the show again. This is so annoying because when this happens I have to restart the app and It doesn’t even save where I was in the show but that isn’t a new problem it’s never saved where I was in the show which you should probably also fix. The only reason I rate this 4 stars is because other than those two problems the app works good and is free. Please fix this
ok app
by addiemm on 2019/07/25 14:36
first, there is sooo many ads which I understand you need to have a free app, but it’s the same ones over and over again and it’s normally stuff from the same company so it’s very unlikely to get money but only to get people to download the other app. second, there is so many bugs in this app one that happens a lot for me, is where it freezes up and doesn’t get unfreeze until I exit the app 3 times. they don’t have many shows, the only show I’m interested in is Jane the virgin and the schedule they have is always changing. I would be very pleased with the app with they did fix these problems. but after Jane the virgin is over I’m deleting this app because I never had any interest in any other show.
Can’t complain too much about free TV ;)
by not-bachelor-becca on 2019/04/26 18:37
I love that I have the ability to watch my favorite shows considering I do not have cable. The commercials/ads whatever you want to call them do not bug me. It’s a wonder to me how the people complaining about them ever watch live TV because there are MANY more commercials then there are here. Anyway. It would be really great if when I stopped watching in the middle of a show, it would save where I was at to resume later. It is kind of a hassle and sometimes frustrating trying to figure out where I was in an episode. That’s really my only complaint though. Get that up and running and this app will be perfect!
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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 Riverdale, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, All American, Legacies, Black Lightning, The Flash, Charmed, Supergirl, Arrow, Supernatural, Dynasty, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the 100, and more. Missed the latest episode? Watch it now for FREE. Behind more than one? Catch up on the last five episodes aired anytime. New shows Batwoman and Nancy Drew will have every episode as they become available, all season long. Features Include: * FULL EPISODES: Watch the latest episodes of every primetime show the day after broadcast. Free. * FULL SEASONS OF NEW SHOWS: Watch every episode of Batwoman and Nancy Drew free as they become available, all season long. * NO LOGINS: No cable subscription, no credit cards, no passwords. Ever. * PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Get reminded when your favorite shows air and when they’re available to watch in the app. * EXTRAS: See previews for upcoming episodes, behind-the-scenes extras, cast interviews, and more. * EASY ACCESS TO CW SEED: Stream over 1000 hours of your favorite shows. Binge Schitt’s Creek and new classics like The Secret Circle, Everybody Hates Chris, and Alcatraz, digital series like DC’s Constantine: City of Demons, 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.
I think there should be less ads
by crispiersheep on 2019/12/13 02:23
So I think that you guys should put less ads because it takes forever watching all the ads🙄🙄🙄🙄
Legal Restrictions
by batiger on 2019/12/12 14:25
I understand that there were legal problems that restricted you from putting older episodes on the app. But if you’re that restricted then you might as well not make the app. You don’t even say anything about the fact that you can only watch the 5 most recent episodes of the entire series in your description
My app loading forever
by nguyenminh2911 on 2019/12/12 14:19
I download the app but it don’t work.The screen is dark and nothing works.Hope you see this.
Issues with the app
by Burt Johnny Maclin on 2019/12/12 10:38
On iphone xr ot higher, the bottom white bar is visable and can’t be removed. In addition, you can’t rotate the orientation of the phone, it lock in on one type of setting. Super annoying when your charger is located on the left side.
Annoying
by its gay af on 2019/12/12 07:14
I understand ads. But you guys make us rewatch the same ads every time. And long ads. Also stupid app doesn’t let me rotate my screen. App delete .
It’s great!!
by Evelynolt on 2019/12/12 04:07
Awesome way to watch the shows you love!
Yal goin to hell for this app.
by S P A C E K F I L M S on 2019/12/12 03:58
This app is so bad. Point blank. Not worth me giving examples.
iPhone X support
by Could466 on 2019/12/12 01:39
You neeed to make the home bar disappear when you play a show. I have to use guided access and I hate that. Please fix it
iPhone 11 glitches
by Irishman1733 on 2019/12/12 01:03
It keeps glitching on the iPhone 11. Especially after the commercial break it’ll jump a minute or two ahead or will freeze up just as the lest ad ends.
Older iPad mini but works no more
by MightyTelc on 2019/12/12 00:43
The app will run but then immediately ask to download latest version and won't go any further. I got to App Store and this is the latest version I can get.
Buggy
by dcjunkie1979 on 2019/12/11 13:29
Fix the app please, the whole point is to be able to enjoy the shows , bug it stalls and starts half way through a scene... you have to shut down and restart the show to try and fix it... everyone else can make their app work... out in the effort
Do you like ads?
by Xerrllad on 2019/12/11 06:12
Ads are littered everywhere. Episodes can have 5-7 ad markers and this gets irritating really fast. Every show starts with an ad and the worst part about this is that the app doesn’t save your progress on shows you previously started. This means if you stop a show and come back later you have to sit through the ad at the beginning as well as the ads right before wherever you left off. None of these shows are even worth the hassle. Find another app or website. Also these issues are from when the app works properly. At the time of this review all videos are unwatchable and the menu does not function.
Fix app
by Ajarrett421 on 2019/12/11 06:03
Can’t play anything. It gives an error message then stalls out. Please fix.
Bafflingly Stupid
by LJean345543 on 2019/12/11 04:37
The fact that this is forced to be portrait on an ipad is probably one of the most idiotic decisions that I’ve seen in my life. As a developer I am ashamed that there are people this stupid creating apps. Please stop embarrassing yourselves and find a new hobby.
Wish it worked without freezing
by Izziebelle6 on 2019/12/11 03:50
I love that I can watch so many shows I enjoy, but the app constantly freezes, forcing me to close out of it. There have been a few times it’s done this and I’ve reopened it and had to watch more commercials, then it closed again instead of starting the show, then I watched more commercials, then again. I just wish it worked better.
Does not let me watch
by lakufnrnemw on 2019/12/11 03:47
When I click play on a episode it just stays on the loading screen and I have wi-Fi on
App
by crihcrihh on 2019/12/11 02:20
The application is terrible. I literally had to exit 10 times to watch the same commercial. I was trying to watch a show but gave up. I’ll just wait for Netflix and binge watch then.
2017 version was better
by tooo coool on 2019/12/11 01:56
App has to many ads worse than vudu. App freezes and playback stalls. Every upgrade done to app is questionable in quality since early 2017. These companies think they are making utbetter with the updates and on,y making it worse, dysfunctional, and nuisance of time for user.
Won’t allow screen mirroring
by Jerome Productions on 2019/12/11 01:52
I wanted to watch Arrow on a slightly bigger screen than my I pad, so I tried hooking it up with my windows laptop and it the screen turns gray each time I tried.
Glitchy
by dhoonib on 2019/12/11 01:29
This app is just north of garbage. Constantly giving the error “playback has stalled”. Every episode has around 4 commercial breaks where it plays the same three commercials six times. On iPhone and iPad it has a resume feature to try and pick where up where playback left off, it’s wrong about half the time. The Apple TV doesn’t have this feature at all and so fast forward to where you stopped would not be a huge issue if the app didn’t make you sit through the commercials again before continuing.
This app is worthless.
by Jd.2112.walker on 2019/12/10 23:05
Anything I try to stream just stalls out, and I’ve tried multiple devices. The app is a waste of space.
Freezes, stalls out, and no more “resume” option!!
by btrsweet5747 on 2019/12/10 22:44
What has happened to this app?!?! It used to be SO much better, but now EVERY TIME I watch, it either stalls out or freezes until I have to close it down. And what happened to the option to “resume” if I’m in the middle of a show??? If I shut down a show for ANY reason (which is all the time, due to the above-mentioned issues), I have to start it all over. I honestly didn’t use to mind the commercials, but I feel like a lot of the freezing and stalling out comes from the ads, and then I can’t even start back in the show where I was...which means I have to start over, watch the beginning ads, pause the show, get to the point I WAS at, watch MORE ads, and cross my fingers that after ALL OF THAT, it doesn’t stall out or freeze again! Pathetic!!
Fake... it doesn’t even work
by blahblahriiejr bdhejjebhrhhr on 2019/12/10 21:39
this app doesn’t work at all
Broken and buggy
by commander snuggles on 2019/12/10 15:19
Watching ads is annoying but I get it. This app has a terrible bug that causes it to freeze when transitioning between ads and the show. Audio for the show will continue with video frozen on the ad or it will just freeze altogether, always at the same timestamp too. To be clear, it happens every time on every show I've watched. Usually, closing/reopening the app and hitting continue "works" but this last time it just takes me back to the same block of ads. Lucky I'm not incredibly invested in the shows offered but if you're desperate to watch Batwoman or whatever, you might want to find another way.
Too many ads
by Greg5615 on 2019/12/10 12:10
It used to be way less ads, now it’s more than I can handle. Now if an ad trips up and the app shuts down they restart all the ads from the beginning. I think I’ll go back to DVRing and drop the CW app. It’s too problematic now.
Shows don’t make up for crappy app
by Texan Stars on 2019/12/10 09:01
Love the shows in this station! HUGE DC fan and I don’t have time to watch them on TV, so the chance to see them later on the app is great, BUT...WAY too many ads even for free viewing and to many glitches. After ads, the show starts 10 seconds or more into it. I get error feedback or other video disruption error forcing me to restart it and the beginning of the last ad section, if at all. View on my laptop and audio isn’t smooth, but other stations are. ALMOST not worth the effort if I could see those shows elsewhere I’d go for sure.
Bugs
by KingIzaiah98 on 2019/12/10 05:28
Worst app ever. To start off there’s so many ads it’s ridiculous. Secondly after a add is finish the app freezes when the shows about to start. Absolutely terrible app
Horrible app
by Tsumi66 on 2019/12/10 04:16
This app keeps giving me an error that says “Error. Playback has stalled out” and the app crashes and I have to restart. It’s taken over 2 hours to try to watch 1 episode of Supergirl, which is an hour long.
Great app and free
by Nicklen Van on 2019/12/10 02:17
Yeah there are commercials but worth it. Why? Cause it’s for free no login or something, the bad part ? It’s not for all regions.
Crashes & freezes
by AshJay12387 on 2019/12/10 01:01
Please update the app. There is always a error that pops up & prevents you from watching the episode.
The CW app
by Anger190 on 2019/12/09 21:32
It doesn’t work
cw
by cw is awful on 2019/12/09 17:01
its a terrible app it freezes at times and it makes me watch the add over and over
Y’all need to fix y’all app!
by countryprincess337 on 2019/12/09 16:18
There are way to many ads & then when the show starts back up it skips like 2 minutes from where it left off & I’m having to always start it back. It’s aggravating. & then it freezes up.
Buggy
by Bshshjaja on 2019/12/09 06:24
THIS IS APP IS SO BUGGY I CAN’T WATCH MY SHOW
Needs more ads
by Jacmak28 on 2019/12/09 05:57
I spend more time watching ads than actual shows on this app.
good shows and movies lots of adds tho
by I❤️TicTok on 2019/12/09 02:56
SO many adds. like every 7-10 minutes there would be like 6 adds at least a minute long each. you could probably find the same shows and movies on another app. don’t really recommend if you like to binge watch.
Constant lagging on iPhone 8.
by Cassie425 on 2019/12/09 02:18
Kindly fix this. I downloaded the update but it made no difference.
EH.....
by HATRED 13 on 2019/12/09 02:07
Has shows. Doesn’t have all episodes of new seasons while they are playing on tv. I have no clue why they would do this! What’s the point of streaming a show you can’t watch. Also the app pause/play button screen gets stuck on the screen almost every show I watch....another fail!! And when I close app, the continue show. Just starts over and than problems happen all over again. So basically the app is garage and they don’t have full seasons of shows. A huge pointless app. The also took themselves off free on demand on optimum, no clue why! They much think they are better than everyone else. But they are pissing me off and making it extremely hard for me to watch episodes I missed.
App freezes
by Frozentauntaun on 2019/12/08 20:49
App freezes at the end of a show and has to be deleted and reinstalled on Apple TV. And the Apple commercial is horrible.
Something doesn’t “ad” up...
by RedEncyclopedia on 2019/12/08 17:26
First off, I get it, the app pays for itself through advertisement, but sometimes the ads are absolutely ridiculous. On a regular basis you’ll get stuck in a loop watching the same commercial 4 times in a row. Let me be clear—- that’s not an exaggeration; 4 times in a row. Each time I open the application it becomes an internal argument where I have to weigh my desire to watch CW shows against my disdain for commercials. Other than the ad issue the app works great.
It has issues
by Primerules on 2019/12/08 08:27
I like it but wish they can have DC Arrow flash suppergirl and the others have All seasons on it! Or have to pay extra to have all seasons on the app to!
😤
by Lixii😎 on 2019/12/08 07:00
I, as a purchasing customer, am highly unsatisfied and discontented. I don’t care for how long an episode was out, you should still have the episode for at least a year or so because you would be getting much higher ratings or whatever if you did. I would gladly change my review if you did. I am just unsatisfied.
Fix your App
by young bhristian on 2019/12/08 06:06
Way too many ads. I get you guys need ads to pay for things but it’s too much. Plus the app glitches sometimes nd I had to watch a whole other 2 mins + of ads again. That’s happened to me several times.
Trash
by MCarmona0812 on 2019/12/08 05:11
This app is straight garbage! It stalls out every couple of seconds. It’s ridiculous! Not to mention that it never saves from where you left off in an episode. Seriously who is this apps developer?
It’s good but can be better
by hann-joh on 2019/12/08 02:06
Can we get an update for better AirPlay 2 support? chrome cast is a better option but I’d prefer airplay
I DISLIKE ADS
by SavageQweenB on 2019/12/07 20:35
I DISLIKE ADSSSS
Major playback errors
by Melizbe on 2019/12/07 18:57
On several shows, I get three-fourths of the way through only to have a playback error or a complete freeze up. Then when I restart, it starts the show at the beginning, not anywhere close to where it stopped playing. To get where I was left off, I have to watch three to four minutes of ads. I’m not sure it’s really worth all the trouble.
Just some quick fixes are needed
by Kornfreak15 on 2019/12/07 14:23
First off, I love the shows on this app. They are great. But This app needs some serious work. The resume button SOMETIMES picks up where you left off, but once an ad comes in, it’ll reset backwards to the previous chunk of the episode. Truly frustrating. And I can’t even skip to where I left off manually or it just freezes after the ads are done. Just a quick bug fix is all that’s really needed
Playback
by Donald America on 2019/12/07 13:30
PLAYBACK ERROR KEEPS SHOWING UP PLEASE FIX Other than that the app is great
Playback error
by tylerminaj on 2019/12/07 08:38
I sit there and watch 5 ads and then it freezes when it’s time for the show to come. I close out and come back and I have to watch the ads all over again. Then it happens again and again and again. Why do you make changes to the app when you don’t even know how to without that kind of problem. This issue it literally the worst it’s ever been but you’ve had this same issue in the past. Consistently doing bad is the only thing you do correctly.
A
by eks711 on 2019/12/07 07:36
There is only 5 episodes and they don’t even start at episode 1 and there is way too many adds
Don’t like the ads
by isaac.jesus12 on 2019/12/07 05:42
Don’t like ads
Whyyyyyy?!
by Frustrated in NH on 2019/12/07 04:51
Can someone please explain to me why after every series of ads the audio for the show will come on but the last ad will be in freeze frame; so you X out and “restart” it goes back to the last few seconds of the show before the ad that it got frozen on?! So freaking frustrating!!
Nice content, but very buggy
by Hutch46 on 2019/12/07 04:15
Consistent “error: playback has stalled”. Even after restarting the app and iPad per their troubleshooting section. ALL other streaming apps do not this. We have 300mb fiber, so the connection is not the problem. The amount of commercials is over the top, seems like more than on Air TV.
Annoying
by not easily ticked off on 2019/12/07 00:06
This app only lets you see the last five episodes so I suggest HAVING MORE THAN FIVE EPISODES of every show on the app. Also what’s with the ads. This business is going out of business if they want to pull this.
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...
Needs to improve
by R27dgryyrtyfdw on 2019/12/06 03:08
Although I do love the Cw shows I don’t really like this app. The ads are fine but they tend to glitch and make you watch them over, also after an add plays you will begin watching ahead of where your supposed to. So you have to click the back button only problem is the back button also disappears and you have to then rewatch ads. This should be fixed as well as the time for the ads.
Just buy the show
by XacWhite on 2019/12/05 21:55
Really not worth the time to use the app. Doesn’t connect to airplay consistently. Commercials are so much louder than the shows. Doesn’t remember where you left off. Isn’t available on all platforms. Pauses randomly when in airplay. Really wish I could give this app no stars.
Latest release is no good
by Herr Rogers on 2019/12/05 20:14
The video stalls out and restarting doesn’t help. It’ll happen right after a commercial which means I have to go watch all the commercials again just to have it stall out again. 😢
Pauses after ads
by bean4732 on 2019/12/05 17:51
After most ads it won’t start playing the show. I have to exit it and then click the show again which makes it start the ads again. If I exit out of the app to try and refresh it, most times it goes back to the beginning of the show. It never loads after ad breaks. Super annoying.
Great on iPhone, but...
by HeMaFr34 on 2019/12/05 14:24
I love streaming with this app on my iPhone and I have zero issues. I’d love to give it 5 stars, but when I try to stream on Amazon Fire Stick I cant. I can open the app and click on any show but when it comes tine to stream it just churns and churns no matter what. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall the app but that hasn’t helped. :( is love to watch the shows on my TV and not just always on my phone.
App runs well until you watch anything
by Gumball. Gurger on 2019/12/05 04:30
There are so many ads and if you look at anything other than the app it pauses. Any time I want to look at my notifications it pauses. And half the time when I’m in an ad and look at my notifications page something messes up and i have to go out of the app. Then when I go back in half the time it hasn’t saved my progress which wouldn’t be awful if you could move the time to when you left off but you can’t because the ads block you from moving so you have to watch all of the ads even the ones you’ve already watched.
It’s good but freezes
by Glen dkwle lake on 2019/12/05 02:17
Each time I finish watching the ads it just freezes. Like each time an ad finished the video doesn’t want to load it just get stuck in the ad. I can go back and I do it again it gets stuck again please fix it I’m tryna watch arrow
Too many bugs
by NikoGk on 2019/12/05 02:15
This app used to be a five; however, it dropped it down to a one because of the commercials bug that started when iOS11 was released. After a commercial plays, it freezes and I have to force quit the app. The issue persists on AppleTV, iPad mini, and iPhone (latest models). I’ll bring back the five ratings once the issue is solved. The content is a five.
Greenhouse
by sjjeenbsdbj on 2019/12/04 23:36
Please put up the new season of greenhouse
The thing keeping me from saying a 5 star
by I love the cw and play station on 2019/12/04 23:23
It is not on the play station, I can never watch this on my play station like I can watch Netflix, it would be cool if I were able to sit back and not hold my phone to watch my favorite shows of all time.
Episodes (mainly Charmed and Legacies)
by my review enjoy on 2019/12/04 21:11
I like this app don’t get me wrong, but the episodes that are on the app either skip around or they don’t start on episode one. For example with Legacies, I was looking for season two episode one but you guys didn’t have it. All I’m going to say is have all the seasons to a show and all the episodes because I was really looking forward to seeing that episode but couldn’t, and when I try to find that show in another place they cost money. If you guys want the 5 stars add all the seasons to the shows on the app and all the episodes that go with the seasons. Also there are way to many commercials but that’s ok.
PlayStation app
by Wacko8379 on 2019/12/04 10:56
Needs a PlayStation app. Tired of looking at my phone to watch something on the app. Besides that love the app and shows
It doesn’t work!
by bsnsnjdnenwnsjdksnsbdn on 2019/12/04 06:56
I have been trying to use this app for several months. My phone is fully updated and I have full bars. The app will open very quickly but when I want to watch a show, it will load for hours at a time. Over the 3-4 months that I’ve had this app, it hasn’t worked once. It’s a complete waste of time and data! I highly recommend to not download this app. I’ve tried a lot of the shows on the app and none of them work. Someone please help me understand why the app isn’t working!
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.
Horrible app
by Duke ❣ on 2019/12/04 03:21
I only rated it two stars because my favorite shows on here other than that it’s horrible !! It’s always crashing and way too many commercials 👎🏽
Absolutely Terrible
by TheCritic124598 on 2019/12/04 02:36
The playback’s were terrible. I tried 30 minutes to get this thing working. And after that it still didn’t work, it paused after every few sentences. This network is absolutely terrible.
Constantly stalls out during playback!
by JSM4211 on 2019/12/04 01:12
During the episode the playback will stop, then you get error message that playback has stalled out. Have to exit app, then go back to start episode again. Sometimes happens multiple times while playing an episode or won’t restart at all. Really annoying.
Worst streaming app ever!
by corey954 on 2019/12/04 00:53
Good luck trying to watch anything on this app. The audio consistently cuts out, if u close the app to read a text and come back to your show the picture goes out, that is to say if you can get your show to play at all.
Fix it already
by St. Horrid on 2019/12/03 21:17
I have no issue with ads, that’s why this is a free streaming app... BUT SOMEBODY NEEDS TO FIX THE TRANSITION FROM ADS TO SHOW!!!! I am so tired of having to watch the same ads i just watched and exiting and re-entering the app just to watch it all over again because the video freezes after the last ad, and won’t transition to the show... i deleted this app last year and re downloaded it hoping y’all could have fixed it.. it’s not fixed... SO FIX IT ALREADY!
FIX THIS
by 9 year old army 1535537 on 2019/12/03 20:47
You are missing first couple of episodes on supergirl
The CW is great
by Japiera06 on 2019/12/03 17:28
This app is literally the best app. I can see all my favorite episodes including other episodes that are aired on the cw. I love how there’s no subscription. Literally wish more apps where like this one.
Crash crash crash
by mccallum79 on 2019/12/03 07:33
This is the most unstable app I’ve ever used. I can barely get through an episode of anything. It’s unbelievably frustrating.
Perfect for what it is
by BrushfireOrange on 2019/12/03 04:49
This isn’t an app meant like Netflix. It’s meant to replicate the experience of watching it on television, in case you missed some recent episodes. That’s why it has annoying ad breaks just like TV. Don’t download this app expecting a Netflix for the CW Shows. It’s perfect for what it is and it gets the job done no complaints here.
Bugs abound
by Tnnytehawk on 2019/12/03 03:08
This app is always dropping connection, you have to keep restarting the episode from the beginning. Trying yo watch a single episode can take hours of restarting, fast forwarding, and just giving up in frustration. No other streaming app acts like this. The CW app is pure annoyance.
Fix the app!
by 😂😂☺️☺️❤️ on 2019/12/03 01:43
It keeps going back to the beginning of the episode when my phone screen locks and then I can’t even fast forward unless I’m playing it through Airplay (with a remote). It’s so frustrating!
Terrible experience on Apple TV
by walani4414 on 2019/12/03 00:47
I basically only use this app for watching the flash. It’s almost unusable because it‘a so buggy. Every time I try using the app on the Apple TV itself, it’ll just stop and say something along the lines of “internal error occurred/time out,” and it cuts out, and I have 500mbps fiber internet so it’s definitely not me. So naturally I try using the app on my phone or iPad and air playing to the tv, it’s even worse on iOS devices because the quality goes from 1080p to 140p constantly, then it also cuts out completely, and I have to go through watching all the bs ads for another 5 minutes to get back to where I was earlier. This is redicilious, fix it
Fix Your Orientation
by Butgrace on 2019/12/02 15:56
I would rate it a full five stars but you have to fix the orientation when opening the app! It is annoying and inconvenient.
The app isn’t terrible but annoying unhelpful and confusing
by evelynareneegaeta on 2019/12/02 04:25
The app is missing episodes and I can’t seem to change the season of shows and overall the layout is confusing and the whole app need to be more clear and less confusing and have all the episodes I don’t want to start a new season three episodes in
Fix the ads freezing and stalling out app
by NCJeepster on 2019/12/02 03:32
The app works fine until and add starts playing and stalls out the app. The show will play play fine. Please fix this problem.
Caption didn’t stay
by b1ackh0r53 on 2019/12/01 14:37
Captions disappeared after ads. Had to go back to caption to set it to none and then English again. Plz fix it. Thx.
It’s a good app but..
by it needs to be said on 2019/12/01 00:53
I like it. I get to watch all my favorite shows but I hate that there is adds. Like non stop. I would change my rating if there was only a couple here and there.
Would be GREAT if worked....
by wha..... on 2019/12/01 00:00
Why doesn’t the app open?
App isn’t working at all
by 4Amari on 2019/11/30 23:53
I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled and the app doesn’t even load anymore just black screen. I’ve been trying to catch up on All American since Thursday 😞
Never works
by TEAMQUEEN on 2019/11/30 17:24
Great show but the app is horrible it never works!
Needs work
by Shaii;) on 2019/11/30 15:33
There are episodes that are missing from the all American series and the app also keeps closing out
One MAJOR let down
by kk4403 on 2019/11/30 08:14
I just got the app, and I can’t seem to find the search button. Does that mean that you can only watch the shows that are on the home page ? Or, is the search button hidden somewhere. I got this app to watch an old CW show I used to love and imagine my disappointment when I can’t seem to find a way to watch it.
Loading issues
by Zezuzu on 2019/11/29 21:50
It keeps loading even if you get out the whole app and on diff shows just keeps loading on same spots
bugs
by mariamsam29 on 2019/11/29 21:26
There are way to many glitches and ads for this app to be usable. Very often when I’m watching on my computer for laptop when an ad pops up, it’s just stuck. No ads, it’s just black. It’s very annoying. Multiple times when I have rewinded back or forward, it just stops working. This app is very hard to use without getting frustrated or interrupted.
Viewing Orientation Locked
by NY154 on 2019/11/29 21:23
Does not auto-rotate viewing orientation; only one viewing orientation.
Too many ads
by Pokjulian on 2019/11/29 21:06
I think there are too many ads on this app, yes it is great to watch your favorite tv shows and great on new seasons , but overall it’s fun and amazing to watch! Please fix the issue immediately.!
Legacies
by aliyah cooper on 2019/11/29 16:30
It say the legacies streams Friday but it has not been uploaded and I have stayed up all night wait for it to and it still hasn’t so don’t push streams Friday if u don’t actually always upload
not showing first episodes
by andyluna123456 on 2019/11/29 07:03
i really like this app. like really really do. i dont mind the ads at all because they are short. the only problem is i can’t watch all the episodes of the flash. it goes from episode one straight to episode 4. there is no three and two. other than that this app is great!
The CW App
by Sk w/ review on 2019/11/29 06:12
I get that a free app needs ads to make money and thats not the problem. These ads will take so long to load; it takes an hour and a half for me to watch a 1 hour show. That is ridiculous! You might say, “you need better internet” no I have 1000 mbs download speed and I do not have this problem with any other app on my phone. And what’s worse is that the app performs this bad on my tv and my xbox as well. There has to be some optimization that can solve this issue
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.
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.
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!!! 💖
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.
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.
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 realistic.4 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.
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
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
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.
why expiration dates?
by Rachel.Luvs.Cookies on 2018/05/21 23:11
I just got the app. I was so excited until I found out about the expiration dates. I’m confused, like why do we need them? I have Netflix but let’s be real, they take forever to upload a new season from any show, really. So I downloaded the app to find the seasons that weren’t yet on Netflix. I was looking for the first episode of season 13 on Supernatural, which in my opinion, is the best TV show I’ve ever watched, but I didn’t find it. So now I don’t have a choice but to wait on Netflix. Because if I watch the episodes ahead of time, I wouldn’t have any clue on what’s happening. Also, you guys should really keep on the seasons and episodes of the shows. What if somebody is about to binge watch the seasons of a show. They can’t because the CW only has the recent episodes. Please think about this, I really want to watch my favorite shows. I love this app, if you just added some more improvements, it’d be perfect 👌
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 Highlander1965 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.
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 😊
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😋
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.
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
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
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
...um
by iiOoh Lala on 2018/12/28 01:17
So.. I used to really like this app. I was and still are happy that you can watch episodes for free! BUT.. There is a glitch. It’s SUPER annoying. A show of riverdale isn’t showing up. Season 3 Episode 9. It’s been two weeks of me trying everything that it says to do if this happens in the “Support” section of the app. I’ve tried my wifi, i’ve updated it multiple times, i’ve relaunched the app, ive deleted it and downloaded it over again many times, and i’ve updated my phone. Why won’t it show?? I’m so annoyed. It might be something wrong that i’m doing, but it also might be something about the app! I’m thinking about finding somewhere else to watch the episode. If anybody in the review section knows how to fix this, please tell me 😁
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.
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.
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!
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.
too many bugs
by on 4nem on 2019/10/28 04:11
so i understand that this app lets you watch these shows for free but first off , there are way too many ads than there should be , i shouldn’t have to sit there and watch like 10 ads each break before resuming to the show that makes people become uninterested , but anyway the reason i’m writing this review is because there are so many bugs when i’m trying to watch a show , for example after the ads are done , when resuming to the show it doesn’t resume to where it leaves off , when it resumes it skips past so much of the show that i haven’t seen yet , then when i try to rewind it , nothing works .. at the bottom i try to tap and hold the circle and drag it back to rewind .. and it’s unresponsive .. also the 10 second rewind and forward buttons also disappear so all you’re left with is a pause and play button which gets annoying , then just to finish the show i have to go on my computer .. like this shouldn’t be happening after so much time having this app installed .. i even forces close the app and deleted and reinstall and still these bugs appear , i think it’s not too much to ask to lessen the ads and fix these bugs , for everyone else’s enjoyment not just mine
Love the service... app seems a bit buggy with Chromecast
by Mmlw0421 on 2017/10/15 05:07
Not sure if it is the new iOS software or what but just recently there have been issues casting to Google Chromecast. It’s slow/laggy, doesn’t let you control much because the app seems unresponsive, etc. I had to reset it twice during a show because it simply stopped working. Haven’t had these issues in the past and love that the CW has this app available - maybe it needs some bug fixes with the new software updates! (For the record, I didn’t have any issue with the bar at the bottom showing up during the show... actually, the opposite, I had to exit out and go back into the episode to get that feature to show up at all!)
Can no longer use it!!!!
by 123456789101111213 on 2018/08/03 11:21
I LOVE this app. Being able to watch the Outpost and Supergirl, as well as the 100, which is the show I wanted to watch when I downloaded it. I've never had any problems that were related to the app, although sometimes my phone would act up, but not the app's fault. I was so excited when I logged on last night to watch my shows, so imagine my surprise when it said it needed to be updated in order for me to use it. Of course, I go to the AppStore, but no update shows. I tried deleting it and re downloading it. Now this helped. I got a notification. Apparently, the newest version of the app requires an iOS version that I don't have. They asked me to download the latest compatible version, but upon opening the app, I was told I needed to download the update before continuing use of the app. I loved this app so much, but my phone storage is terrible and I can't download the latest iOS. Because of this, I'm going to miss my favorite shows. This really stinks, and I think someone should fix it. Not all people have the newest iOS.
Good idea but overall a disappointment
by JennyJ9986 on 2019/05/23 02:54
I’m so happy to have an option to watch Jane the virgin but between the commercials and the errors it’s almost not even worth it. It will randomly drop the episode and restart from the beginning, even when you choose to continue instead of restart it will re-start your episode anyway and by the time you figure out where you were you’ve watched 5 cw commercials for every spot you try so you’ve watched at least 15 annoying commercials. Then you figure it out but wait...the sound is off so their lips don’t match the words. So you have to reset it again. Right now I’m watching it with a banner across my screen that says up next in 0 seconds...Ringer! The episode has 15 minuets left...It’s another error. I might just wait till it goes to Netflix where I don’t have to deal with this.
Problems with the ads
by kristis reviews on 2019/02/15 17:12
So I’ve used this app to watch riverdale for a while and I’ve never had a problem with the ads. But every time I need to get up and do something I can’t pause the ads. And if I text someone the ad pauses and then I can’t start the ad back up to get to the show again. This is so annoying because when this happens I have to restart the app and It doesn’t even save where I was in the show but that isn’t a new problem it’s never saved where I was in the show which you should probably also fix. The only reason I rate this 4 stars is because other than those two problems the app works good and is free. Please fix this
ok app
by addiemm on 2019/07/25 14:36
first, there is sooo many ads which I understand you need to have a free app, but it’s the same ones over and over again and it’s normally stuff from the same company so it’s very unlikely to get money but only to get people to download the other app. second, there is so many bugs in this app one that happens a lot for me, is where it freezes up and doesn’t get unfreeze until I exit the app 3 times. they don’t have many shows, the only show I’m interested in is Jane the virgin and the schedule they have is always changing. I would be very pleased with the app with they did fix these problems. but after Jane the virgin is over I’m deleting this app because I never had any interest in any other show.
Can’t complain too much about free TV ;)
by not-bachelor-becca on 2019/04/26 18:37
I love that I have the ability to watch my favorite shows considering I do not have cable. The commercials/ads whatever you want to call them do not bug me. It’s a wonder to me how the people complaining about them ever watch live TV because there are MANY more commercials then there are here. Anyway. It would be really great if when I stopped watching in the middle of a show, it would save where I was at to resume later. It is kind of a hassle and sometimes frustrating trying to figure out where I was in an episode. That’s really my only complaint though. Get that up and running and this app will be perfect!
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111,644 total
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67,577
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20,421
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7,365
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3.0
14,527 total
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Version History
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
tv apps
10.40
22
1
the arrow
10.28
9
the flash season 2
2.62
5
1
free episodes
35.17
3
the cw app
129
1
the 100
0.00
1
jane the virgin
40.14
1
cw app
71.09
1
the originals
12.91
1
modulus mobile
0.00
metv network
0.00
jane says
0.00
lifetime app
141
reigns free
41.10