How to Watch The CW Network Without Paying for Cable TV (September 2017 Update)




The CW has become one of the most popular networks in the United States, and now it is becoming more cord-cutting friendly than ever.

The following is our guide to how you can watch The CW Network without paying for cable TV and a two-year contract.

Live TV Options

If you want to watch The CW Network live, you have a ton of great options from an antenna to streaming options.

Watch for Free with an Antenna

The CW Network airs for free in most parts of the United States. All you need is an antenna, and you can enjoy all that The CW has to offer.

To see if you can get The CW for free over the air, visit There you can find out if The CW is available over the air in your area.

Stream The CW Network

If The CW Network is not available in your area, you can stream it. You will soon have several great options.

Recently FuboTV, Hulu, and DIRECTV NOW have all announced that they will be adding The CW Network.

DIRECTV NOW and YouTube so far are the only ones to have started to add The CW. In a select few markets, The CW is now live on DIRECTV NOW and YouTube TV. It has announced that more markets are on the way.

Keep your eyes on FuboTV and Hulu because they will also start to add The CW Network.

On-Demand Options

Want The CW shows but don’t care if they are live? Check out The CW app on almost every device for free next-day access to The CW shows.

There you go… several great ways to access The CW without the need for cable TV.

Want to find other channels? Check out our full guide HERE.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews.

Need cord cutting tech support? Join our new Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.