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Ratings and Reviews
Many bugs in this app.
I’ll start by saying that I never watch tv so it’s nice to be able to keep up with my favorite show (Riverdale) on my own schedule. Of course the episodes do expire after a couple of weeks, so you have to stay on top of it. It’s also nice how they release the episodes only a day or 2 after they air so I’m not having to wait months to watch it on Netflix. The reason I’m only giving 3 stars is because there are many bugs still needing to be fixed with this app. First, I just opened the app and the home screen was completely blank so I had to delete and redownload the app and it’s still not working. Really hope they fix this soon. Second, there are WAY too many ads, “commercials”. You can’t pause or exit the show during the commercials either, you’re just stuck watching them. Third, they have an option for “continue watching” if you had to stop watching an episode, but it only redirects you to the right place in the show 50% of the time. Most of the time it’ll take you to the beginning or take you back to a commercial and make you watch that again before you can continue. And when you try to fast forward to where you were in the show it stops you at the commercials and makes you watch multiple sets of 80 second ads before you can actually skip to where you were in the show.
Overall I’ll still choose to deal with all of the bugs because I want to see the show. But i really wish they would address the MANY problems with this app.
Two things I dislike
The first thing is there are way too many ads. Ok so I get you have to have ads to have a free app, but can’t you make it so if I was at a part after an ad I don’t have to go through all the ads. I mean every 6-12 minutes there is a series of 6 ads and not even different ones. Usually they are almost exactly the same as the last series of ads I watched. It’s soooo annoying. Second thing is that they app only has the last 5 episodes of the tv series. So if I want to watch a new series that has 10 episodes I have to find the first 5 episodes on other apps or websites and it’s quite annoying. I usually end up using other apps/websites instead of this one for these reasons. I know you can’t get rid of all ads and maybe you can’t even make every episode of a show available but it would be nice to not have sooo many ads and at least AT LEAST the 10 latest episodes of a tv series. I suggest to only use this app if you have patience for ads and you are on the lasted 5 episodes of a show. So honestly only download this if you don’t have another app that has your favorite shows.
Horribly bad orientation controls
This app is incomprehensibly bad, at least as far as how it displays when holding the iPad in different orientations. For starters, when you open the app, it only supports portrait orientation, with the home button at the bottom. Now let’s be clear about something. We are watching a video, the only way to watch it is in landscape orientation. And that is exactly how the videos will play, but before you can watch them, you have to browse the selection screen with iPad held upright in portrait orientation. That is incomprehensibly ridiculous. Why wouldn’t you want to browse the listings in the same orientation as you are going to watch them in? As it is, the iPad is often easier to hold in landscape orientation. And it’s not like there isn’t an existing CW app that is used exclusively in landscape orientation. Hello Apple TV!
But this gets better. Sometimes I have to have my iPad in landscape orientation with the home button on the left side, so I can have it plugged in while I’m watching something. And while the actual videos “can” play oriented correctly regardless of which side is up, when you pause a video, it will resume upside down if your iPad is held (or on a stand in my case) with the home button is on the left. And of course, when you exit a video, the home screen for the app is sideways.
You would think the developers of The CW app have not actually used it themselves. It’s just that incomprehensibly absurd in the way it works.
- The CW Network, LLC
- 58.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © The CW Network 2018
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.