The CW has launched a new, free app that will feature the CW’s primetime programming and the library of fan-favorite series from CW Seed. The ad-supported app merges the two libraries into one streaming hub, bringing viewers over a thousand hours of curated content, all for free without login, subscription, or authentication.
On the new app, users will be able to catch on the latest episodes of popular CW series like All American, Legacies, and The Flash. Full current seasons of series are also available, including Batwoman, Superman & Lois, and Walker. And, you’ll find every episode of series like 90210, Krypton, Beauty and the Beast, Everybody Hates Chris, and The Game.
“The CW was one of the first broadcast networks to fully embrace streaming as a way to serve our core young audience, and the new CW App is the natural next step in our growth and evolution, as we are now the only network with a single unified brand across all of our platforms – linear, streaming and social – all CW,” said Rick Haskins, President, Streaming & Chief Branding Officer, The CW. “With this new CW App, we are providing fans with one destination to catch up with their favorite current CW series and at the same time discover full seasons of highly-bingeable shows from the CW Seed catalog, increasing overall engagement with all our programs and allowing the brand to live its most authentic self.”
The new app is launching as ViacomCBS and Warner Bros. are looking into selling the network. Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that The CW isn’t profitable on its own but there is value in the shows, with much of the network’s revenue coming from selling scripted originals to streaming services.
The new CW App is now available for free on Roku, Fire TV, LG Smart TVs, iOS platforms, tvOS for Apple TV, Google Play, Android TV, VIZIO, UWP, Xbox One, and more.