Friday, September 30, 2016

The CW app update lets you watch new episodes of shows for free; no subscription or cable account required.

The CW network today released a new Apple TV, ROKU, Fire TV, iOS and Android app that allows owners to watch new episodes of shows on the network for free with no cable authentication or login required.

All of the shows on The CW, including Supergirl, The Flash, Jane The Virgin, Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, iZombie, Supernatural, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The 100 Vampire Diaries, Reign, and The Originals are available to watch, with ads. Users simply need to download the app and click play on a show to watch, with no other hoops to jump through. 

The CW's app focuses on only the newest episodes, with no archived content available from past seasons. Only five episodes from the most recent season are available to watch, but it's all free and should be welcome news to cord cutters who are hoping other television networks might adopt similar policies.

On iOS and Android devices, an update to the CW app introduces support for both AirPlay and Chromecast, allowing content from the both mobile OS app's to be streamed to a television set as an alternative to using the app or as a way to watch The CW's content on television sets without owning a fourth-generation Apple TV.

The CW app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play for free. 

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