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Old 09-19-16, 04:49 PM
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The CW app -- Now on most platforms




http://cwtv.com/notify-me


For those unaware, The CW did not renew it's deal with Hulu. They signed a new deal with Netflix which conflicted with it.

The CW app/website is ad supported. They will probably carry the last 5 episodes. I am glad to see it being available on The Roku.
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Old 09-19-16, 05:50 PM
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I'll have to download this for when my DVR doesn't record some episodes. I wonder if this will have fewer commercials than Xfinity on demand?
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I wish they'd offer a premium service with full seasons and no commercials.
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re: The CW app -- Now on most platforms

Suh-weet. I was worried that I may have to add DVR to my cable package to keep up with the DC shows.
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Old 09-19-16, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
I wish they'd offer a premium service with full seasons and no commercials.
That's the whole point of their new Netflix deal. However it's on a 1 season delay as you're well aware of.

CW didn't want to give full season rights to Hulu during the season. Only the last 5 episodes.
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Old 09-20-16, 07:42 AM
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Is iZombie Season 2 available anywhere yet?
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Old 09-20-16, 08:22 AM
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Is iZombie Season 2 available anywhere yet?
I would expect season 2 to show up on Netflix around October. That's when it showed up last year.
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Old 09-20-16, 09:28 AM
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Has anyone been able to add this to their roku? I searched on my roku and on the roku website and have been unable to find it.
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Has anyone been able to add this to their roku? I searched on my roku and on the roku website and have been unable to find it.
It hasn't been released yet.

The thread title says "starting 9/26/16". So maybe next week.
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Old 09-20-16, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
It hasn't been released yet.

The thread title says "starting 9/26/16". So maybe next week.
I missed that. The big graphic say it was available everywhere..... and it was much much bigger than the tiny date letters in the title....
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Old 09-20-16, 10:22 AM
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Yeah the graphic was posted that way, but all the CW show Facebook pages said "Starting Next Week"

Most of the CW shows don't start until the 1st week of October anyways.
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Hmmm, I guess "everywhere" doesn't include Playstation?
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Old 09-27-16, 09:50 PM
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The CW Network channel is now available on the Roku:

https://channelstore.roku.com/details/111255/the-cw
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Old 09-27-16, 11:43 PM
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I watched an episode of LoT to find out if it was worth using.

The video quality looked fine. I'd say it was as good as HD Cable. The audio was only 2.0 stereo.

The episode took about 50 minutes to watch. So that's around 9-10 minutes of commercials. There was a 30-second ad before the episode started. And there were 5 breaks throughout the show. Each ran around 90-seconds to 2-mins. The breaks were in the proper place.

There was a decent mix of commercials. A few of them played 3-4 times throughout the episode. But it wasn't annoying. Some services play the same 2-3 commercials over and over again.

Overall, the commercials didn't bother me too much. The breaks were definitely shorter than watching on regular TV. Obviously I'd prefer a commercial-free option. But given the available choices (regular TV or paying $40-$50 at Vudu), this seems like the best option.
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Old 09-28-16, 04:50 PM
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I'll have to download this for when my DVR doesn't record some episodes. I wonder if this will have fewer commercials than Xfinity on demand?
Yep. This will be handy when I have multiple conflicts.
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Old 09-28-16, 08:13 PM
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Yeah nice to have fallback if there is a recording issue. I think I paid for a flash episode on Amazon last year when I had an issue.
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Yeah, the CW App is pretty decent for the XB1...I had used it previously for episodes of Whose Line and the last 5 episodes are now popping in Arrow, Flash, etc...so I will be visiting it more often come next week when these shows officially return. Also, the subtitles are pretty good. Not too big, not too small either. I have to have subs on almost everything since my 1 year old usually sits on my lap and makes noise whether happy or sad.
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https://tvline.com/2019/02/11/friend...aming-service/

CW content (full seasons) will likely head to the Warner Bros. Streaming service. The deal with Netflix expires this Spring.

So if you're behind on Riverdale, Arrow, The Flash, Legends, Supergirl, iZombie, you might be screwed this summer for catching up.

The CW app is only good for the last 5 episodes that aired.
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Old 02-11-19, 05:54 PM
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Shit. Netflix was my "Arrow DVR" since I stopped watching it "live" a couple seasons ago. This is when I wonder why the DC Universe app doesn't just get CW DC shows...
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Old 02-18-19, 09:17 AM
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Welp I guess with this Netflix news I’ll never get caught up on Supergirl, Directv here took The CW off their service.

at least I’m caught up on Flash and will likely stay within the five ep buffer.
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