The CW Network Entertainment App Review (iOS, Free)


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* Enhanced closed captioning controls
* Autoplay next video for uninterrupted viewing
* Progress bar to track video status
* Streamlined navigation
* Stability improvements

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
3040 Ratings
All Versions:
46887 Ratings


The CW Network app brings you the newest way to have your TVNow! Get FREE full-length episodes! Stay connected to your favorite CW Shows when you sign up for the app’s new push notifications. Stream your favorite CW Network shows like The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Supernatural, The Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie and America’s Next Top Model, plus the new fall 2013 shows!

Features Include:
§ FULL EPISODES: Watch the latest full episodes of every primetime show on The CW. Shows are available On Demand, when you want to watch it!
§ PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Stay connected to what you watch by choosing to receive push notifications. Get news and reminders about your favorite shows, like when it’s about to start and when it’s available in the app.
§ CLIPS: See extended videos, previews for upcoming episodes, behind-the-scenes extras, and cast interviews.
§ PHOTOS: Browse extensive photo galleries for lovely episodic and publicity photo stills.
§ SCHEDULE: Pinpoint and set reminders for when the newest episodes air on your TV, and watch previews directly from the Schedule page!

Internet connection required. Show and episode availability subject to change. Your use is subject to Terms of Use, Mobile User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Please see links below.

Customer Reviews

  • Used to be great

    by Traciiiii0718

    I love the shows on here but lately I've been getting "server error, unable to play video" messages a lot! So sad. Please fix.

  • Great app and channel

    by Plants&zombies

    I love how simple the app is to navigate and besides the app the cw is so great I love these shows, great job

  • Best App Ever

    by Joselyn Alvarado

    Love this app. I work two hours away from home and long shifts so I end up missing it on tv. Since i'm always on the go, I catch up on Supernatural during my one hour break.

  • Love it

    by mary douglass

    Great app!

  • Awesome Appa

    by Vipersniper1

    Got this app to watch Arrow, glad I did. It's simple to use, I love it.

  • Awesome Appa

    by Vipersniper1

    Got this app to watch Arrow, glad I did. It's simple to use, I love it.

  • CW App

    by Shanti ITunes

    Love this app. I can watch all my favorite shows if I miss them. Love it.

  • Great app :)

    by Kim24687569

    Love this app!

  • Great app**

    by Jksad

    I dont have cable which is why i use the apps for the couple shows i enjoy to watch, one of which being Arrow. CW is one of the few tv apps that lets me watch without inputting my cable information-- that i dont have! Thank you!

  • Great

    by Skerge

    The best

  • Awesome

    by Slayersnj

    I love this app

  • Good stuff

    by Alew7985

    Too many commercials, overall good app.

  • Want more

    by Rye rye 1881

    I like the app I just wish that it was more like the MTV app where I could watch series from the beginning so that I can watch shows that I have never seen before

  • Good Stuff

    by Birdbraned

    Works like a charm

  • Great

    by fenyfeny

    Love this app!!!

  • THIS!!!

    by purple_crazy

    Amazing! I get to watch to show I love on my phone or tablet. I like how you don't have to put in your cable providers like other apps. Must!

  • Great app!

    by Coolest Momma

    Love green arrow, beauty and the beast, and Nikita. Thanks for not requiring a tv provider, which we don't have and have no intention if getting. Keep up the great work!

  • CW

    by GCamp78

    Love the app, there are never any glitches, keep up the good work.

  • Awesome

    by HoleeOne

    This is the best app by far. I get to watch my favorite shows again on the go and RESUME where i left off. The CW shows keep getting better and thank you that i can catch up on my fav show anytime anywhere

  • Great and efficient app

    by Lo_bunny

    I love the CW app. It actually allows you to watch their addicting shows; unlike some other apps (abc) that will only allow you to view shows if you belong to one of the cable productions provided. The only aspect that the CW app is missing is more of the early episodes for their shows.

  • I hate this app

    by jmont12345

    I hate this app with a passion. I wish I did not have to watch missed shows on here. The app is so slow and constantly freezes during commercials. It takes 2 hrs to watch a 40 min show. Ridiculous. I want to delete this app.

  • Poor App

    by tcoates1

    Shows get stuck in a commercial loop @ the first commercial. Useless. Nothing like wasting the few spare minutes we use for TV on a product that shouldn't be available to the public. It should still be in development.

  • Notgood

    by FckYeah

    I cant watch any of the show that i want to. It always shows an advirtiser that tells its impossibel to run the video.

  • Awful

    by Unhappy with this app.

    This one of the worst apps I have ever used. It continuously has problems.

  • Fix it!!!!

    by Sidelinker94

    It won't play the show, only the audio because it says poor internet connection, when the connection is actually perfect, pretty annoying.

  • Fail

    by T.O.14

    If you love crashing Apps and LOTS of commercials, then you'll love this!

  • Awesome

    by Ggamboa18

    Awesome app love it has all my favorite shows

  • Used to like it

    by chanchett17

    I used to really like this app, but now I can't watch anything on it! Every time I try to watch a video it immediately boots me out :( Whatever is causing the app to do that please fix!

  • Great Application

    by Jose Barroso

    Ver easy to use.Can see preview of all you favorites shows and upcoming. Few small bug not big deal. Love it.

  • :)

    by Aya and iggy

    Great. Perfect. Love it!

  • LOVE it but...

    by MrsArealT

    The commercials are beyond annoying & the chances of being able to pick up where I stopped on any given episode of supernatural are slim to none. Obviously Sam & Dean are worth it but having to watch those crappy commercials REPEATEDLY just to fast forward is lame.

  • Please don't change a thing!

    by ScoutFinch2552

    This app is wonderful exactly the way it is. Episode are available within 24 hours of airing. It makes keeping up with favorite shows (i.e. Supernatural and Vampire Diaries) easy. I also like the layout of the app itself. It's cool, organized, and fun to use! Again, please don't change a single thing about this app!

  • Not bad

    by Dm6388

    Not a bad app but sometimes it acts up and you need to deleted then downloades again, but it functions flawlessly when it working properly.

  • I appreciate the CW

    by Jyochs

    I appreciate the ability to catch up on shows when I cannot see them with the children. I used to use several other apps as well. However, since we don't subscribe to the monster that is cable, now I am shut out of the apps other than the CW. Thank you for remaining and not joining the 'you can only have access if you have cable' bandwagon! Thanks, CW!!

  • Love it.

    by Just_A_Dude...

    I watch my fovorite tv-show as soon as they come out on air.

  • CW app

    by Pennygep

    This app is amazing! The video quality is great! I love being able to watch my shows whenever I want on my phone!

  • Decent

    by Zinzersnap

    Okay. This hot me hooked on "Reign". If only it would stop stalling SO much, I would give it 5. The commercials I can tolerate because I'd have to watch commercials if I were watching this on TV anyway, I'm just frustrated with how much it gets "stuck". Also, why are episodes 5 through 8 missing? Those were kind of critical to the plot.

  • Great app

    by Xeroblast

    Gives me Time to catch up on my favorite shows

  • Loooovvveeee it

    by JeisWifey

    I'm glad I got this app! I'm able to catch up on my favorite shows!

  • Great except for the commercials

    by Too curly

    I would rate this app as a 5 if it wasn't for the horrible commercials!!!!

  • Wish the commercials were shorter..

    by X0xlauraax0X

    But understand.

  • Amazing CW

    by Esthermunchkin14

    This is a wonderful app, I love it, I love the service, the shows, just soo amazed! This is my fav app, I had abc..and they had poor service...nothing was good and I deleted it! But this app...I have been looking for it since the day I got my iPod! Loooooveeee it::)

  • Great

    by MikkiWright0.0

    I love this app! It lets me catch up on all my shows, and I found a new way to not have commercials0.0 all in all the app is bomb diggity

  • Great app! But the commercials are a downer.

    by Gooder1982

    I love this app. I am sure it's not their fault that they have so many commercials. Still! :) I'm glad you guys update so quickly. Thanks.

  • too many advertisements

    by DFSRN

    I can understand the importance of advertisements but this app is over the top! Annoying! Otherwise it is entertaining.

  • Great App

    by Alberto J. Reyes

    HQ when it comes to watch ARROW

  • Great

    by Ash0699

    Awesome Love It Best App Ever

  • Best channel ever!!

    by <3Meagan15<3

    The CW is my favorite channel! There are so many great shows with such wonderful and well written story lines full of romance and action-filled adventures!


    by My favorite app,it rocks!!!

    I love it now I'm able to keep up with my favorites like the Carrie diaries and oh sit thank you CW

  • Cool

    by xxdjbocadillosxx


  • Cw

    by _alisssaaax3

    Amazing app - allows me to be able to see the episodes i missed

  • Stay Awesome

    by ILovemeganfox22

    Love that this app doesn't ask you for some crappy cable code like all the other ones do.


    by Takenbyamarine

    I absolutely love this app! I have nothing bad to say about this app.

  • love the app

    by sarahvivivi

    the app works good, but it would be nice if it had less ads

  • Homosexual Agenda

    by Litne

    I like the app but am disappointed with its content. This network pushes the LGBT (gay) agenda in their shows unexpectedly. Just a caution to those who care.

  • Awesome!

    by Jrubio510

    I love being able to watch shows on the go with no freezing and perfect quality now I can keep up with my shows when I miss them on tv

  • Love it!!!!

    by Chrystallized38

    The majority of shows I watch are on CW!! I love their programming! And , now, with this app I can watch my favorite shows on the go!!! Thank you CW!!!!!

  • Highly Recommend

    by .amnb

    LOVE IT!!!

  • Too many commercials!

    by Wouldbefan

    I want to watch the great shows, but there are so many commercials in this app it's driving me away. I'd rather skip the show than be blasted with the same commercials so often.

  • Good

    by Niki Lozada

    I love Beauty and the Beast, the Originals, Supernatural, the Tomorrow People, the Vampire Diaries, Reign, and the Carrie Diaries + the app works great but having the shows LIVE would make it even better!!!!!

  • Few bugs

    by Chazzzzy(:

    I've been having problems with the app. It's been closing immediately after I click it and sometimes it says "error" when I try to watch a show. Just a few bugs that need to be fixed, other than that I love this app!

  • Great viewing, very slow commercials

    by Nxlcsdeo

    I really like this app. Controls are great to enable you to watch previous TV shows. Sometimes video playback is slow or choppy but good for the most part. Commercials are a problem. They are so slow and choppy. I don't mind watching commercials - I just wish they wouldn't start and stop so often.

  • Ughhh!

    by Gdog$$$$

    I used to love this app. Now every time I try to use it says "server error" super frustrating.

  • Works great

    by Djm0319

    The app works and I can watch full episodes

  • Supernatural

    by Bbopper54

    I love,love love this awesome show. Watch it daily and always looking for all day episodes,but that rarely happens. I have Cancer and don't get out much,can't afford to buy them so I rely on the TV or what I can see here when I can get episodes. Keep the boys going great show. Joyce

  • Great app!

    by Tixnichols

    Allows me to catch up on my shows and I can forward through commercials!

  • Awesome App!!

    by Rachtee22

    Love this app! Let me watch all of my shows! Great quality most of the time! And if you need to stop watching a show to do something else the app saves your spot and let's you resume where you left off!

  • Number if commercials is ridiculous!

    by Texasmom25

    I was ry looking forward to using this app to catch up on missed shows. Dont get me wrong, i know the commercials pay bills and dont mind watching one or two but the show stops and you sit through at least 3 commercials ( i just turned it off when third one started). Not worth the hassel!

  • Error

    by Taino272

    Not working

  • The CW

    by Lighthouse ratt

    I really like this app as it features a lot of the show I enjoy.

  • Excellent app.

    by Stbnurse

    I really like this app. It allows me to catch all my shows that I miss while I'm at work.

  • Love the CW app

    by zeusywoo

    Glad I gave the app. The shows are great. I wish they would play through with out freezing. I have the current version. Please fix this issue. Love to watch my shows while not near a tv this is my second:)

  • Has some of my favorite shows!!!

    by Castiel 12

    Easy to use. Great quality.


    by SoloStayDolo

    It's great for catching up on great t.v shows (:

  • Good

    by Nicholas Dalgetty

    Thumbs up

  • Good app, but...

    by CastlesLaw1911

    I give the app only 3 stars because of the way I'm forced to sit through 6 to 7 ads 6 to 7 times in each episode. These ads can't be skipped and take up more time than the shows themselves. I'm not against ads by any stretch of the imagination but this is ridiculous.

  • Works great

    by Nutthouse

    Great app.

  • Bug problems

    by the_shocker92

    App crashes, needs a fix

  • Doesn't work with airplay

    by Tyson151

    This app used to work with airplay but won't anymore. Now it works fine until the first set of ads. Then it starts freaking out. Like it's trying to load all the ads at once or something. Anyway, it never gets back to the show.

  • CW

    by Iluvdamon

    I love this app instead of watching it on my computer or tv I can watch it on my phone in bed . As far as the app I like it but it has some minor issues that needs to be fix . Other than that I'm loving it .

  • GREAT!

    by Ms hottybitch

    i love this app! but can u use less ads?

  • Love it!

    by MAJ12570

    I absolutely love this app. I have cable but I love being able to go back and watch a show if I missed it. I am also glad you can watch it without having to verify that you have cable! Love the CW and your shows!

  • Excellent app!

    by Lasttimeorpastup

    Keep up a good job!

  • Great

    by lucky3232

    Sometimes hard to get into but worth the wait.

  • It's great !!!!

    by Namesusan

    I love this app.

  • CW

    by mickeylover1

    Great app

  • Love this App

    by Never miss a date

    This app is easy to navigate around and catch up on your shows. Of all of the network TV apps, this is by far my favorite to use.

  • Annoying commercials

    by arab4life91

    Shows are awesome but too many annoying commercials

  • Outstanding

    by Papí696969

    Awesome selection of shows with great quality!

  • awesome

    by Lillycake.

    I love CWTV so much, that I can't get enough of it. You can watch them on the go without connecting to your tv provider like ABC,that is what makes them AWESOME!!!!!. They are my number one TV station. Good job CWTV, keep it up.

  • Good app!

    by trace2622

    Easy to use and you can skip thru the commercials.

  • Great app :)

    by Irishpride1232

    I love this! I can watch my 2 show I missed on Sunday wen I'm off work.

  • The cw

    by Kggdgjugf

    I love the cw!!

  • Love it

    by Boobiewade


  • Cw

    by Candy1533

    I love the shows but the app has not allowed me to finish watching an episode because of the commercials repeating each other continuously

  • I have a problem

    by Miss Tesco

    I don't know how to use this app , but I want to so bad I need to catch up on my series but it keeps telling me that the video can't play ! What should I do? I keep trying but it just won't work

  • Love it!

    by Diving genius

    I absolutely adore about 9 different shows on the CW. This app is a great way to catch up on all the latest episodes, previews, cast and producer insights, photographs and more that I might have missed if I was working and unable to watch on t.v. Everything is up to date and when they have "breaks in the season" they try to go back and bring the older episodes on to revisit. The site layout is easy to navigate and normally has the latest 5 episodes to watch. Overall i highly recommend. Especially if your as busy as I am. As long as you take responsibility to follow the shows and get caught up as they are posted it is fantastic! And if you're looking for a new show to watch I highly recommend #Reign, it is in its first season and is one of my favorites:)

  • Great

    by Nagaoshi

    I think CW is great. I can watch all my favorite shows on my iPad and they are uploaded to the app quickly. Wish other networks were on top of things like CW they make you wait a week for the most recent episode but not CW. Great, great app and never have any problems.

  • Great App

    by 5* for PBS

    App has greatly improved: minimal commercials, doesn't stop or drag while show is playing & do not need a TV provider in order to watch shows!

  • B

    by Non of ur beewaxs

    Would be better if you could skip the breaks

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