The CW

The CW for Pc

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-27
  • Current version: 3.0.9
  • File size: 48.13 MB
  • Developer: The CW Network
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing The CW on your Windows PC

Download The CW for Windows: The CW is an Entertainment App, developed by The CW Network. The Entertainment App was officially released 2012-03-14. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - The CW Network, with the latest current version being 3.0.9 which was officially released on 2018-09-27. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 103,003 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4 out of a possible 5.

Using The CW on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install The CW on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use The CW for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type The CW in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on The CW application icon. A window of The CW will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the The CW icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About The CW

Developer Description

The CW App is the only way to watch FREE EPISODES of your favorite shows whenever you want, no subscription or password needed. Just install the app and stream the hit series Riverdale, Black Lightning, The Flash, Jane The Virgin, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, Supernatural, The 100, Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Originals and more. Missed last night’s episode? Watch it now for FREE. Behind more than one? Catch up on the last five episodes aired anytime. Features Include: * FULL EPISODES: Watch the latest episodes of every primetime show the day after broadcast. Free. * NO LOGINS: No cable subscription, no credit cards, no passwords. Ever. * EXTRAS: See previews for upcoming episodes, behind-the-scenes extras, cast interviews, and more. * EASY ACCESS TO CW SEED: Binge on new classics like The Secret Circle, Everwood, The Game, Girlfriends, Everybody Hates Chris, and Constantine, digital series like DC’s Vixen, and every episode of Whose Line.

App Reviews

  • Awesome App! Free with commercials

    By Ablest gabble
    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!!! 💖
  • Love the Network, App Needs Work (for Apple TV users)

    By XmasYvonne
    I love the CW. Many of my all time favorite shows either were produced or are still being produced by this network, and I appreciate that they offer free streaming with no strings attached, which is EXTREMELY rare these days! The only thing keeping me from submitting a 5 star rating is how poorly the app works when I try screen mirroring or “casting” to my Apple TV via my iPhone or iPad. I have a new iPhone with up to date software, so it isn’t my phone or devices. I’ve always had this issue with the app in this capacity, and it’s SO FRUSTRATING!!! It crashes every time I try to watch something on my Apple TV without fail (or with continuous fail if we’re being literal.) It’ll stream successfully for a few minutes and that’s it. If you’re like me and you watch media on your Apple TV pretty much exclusively, don’t plan on including the CW app in your streaming lineup! :( If you stream directly on a tablet or laptop, you shouldn’t have many issues.
  • why expiration dates?

    By Rachel.Luvs.Cookies
    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
    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.
  • This App is Great!

    By X_TheWildPony_X
    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’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!
  • The update is unusable

    By KPH_lou
    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.
  • Supergirl&Legends Of Tomorrow

    By PaytonPlaysMC
    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
  • Got me pressed

    By bookim40
    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.
  • This WAS a great app...

    By Cindibravo
    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’s Aight

    By Cat_Man_O'_Doom567
    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.