How to Add The CW on Roku and Watch For Free

So you just got yourself a shiny new Roku device but don’t want to pay for yet another streaming subscription? Not to worry – you can watch popular shows from The CW network 100% free on Roku. 😊 Here’s a simple guide to adding and enjoying The CW channel on your Roku without needing a login or provider account.

What is The CW?

For those unfamiliar, The CW is a broadcast TV network that airs a mix of original scripted series, acquired shows, and local programs. Some of their hit originals include:

  • Batwoman
  • Superman & Lois
  • All American
  • Legacies
  • The Flash
  • Nancy Drew
  • Riverdale

Unlike other networks like HBO or Netflix, The CW offers much of their content for free (no subscription needed!). Their app on Roku gives you access to new episodes, full seasons, specials, and more to enjoy at no cost. 👍

Adding The CW Channel on Roku

Installing The CW on your Roku couldn’t be easier! Follow these three simple steps:

  1. From your Roku’s home screen, go to Streaming Channels > Search Channels
  2. Search for “The CW”
  3. Select the The CW channel and click “Add Channel”

That’s it! The CW app will install and you can then launch it to start watching free shows.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you have issues getting The CW channel to work on your Roku, here are a few troubleshooting tips:

  • Check your internet connection speed and connectivity
  • Update your Roku device software (if available)
  • Try removing and reinstalling The CW app
  • Reboot your Roku device

And as always, you can visit The CW’s support page for additional help.

What to Watch on The CW

Wondering what’s worth watching for free on The CW these days? Here are some quick recommendations of popular shows spanning drama, comedy, sci-fi, and more genres:

  • The Flash – Action series follows police scientist Barry Allen who gains super speed abilities. Great special effects!
  • Riverdale – Teen drama mixes elements of mystery and thriller. Based on the Archie comics characters.
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Superhero fantasy/adventure show spinning off from other DC properties on The CW.
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Quirky musical dramedy about a woman who impulsively moves across the country for love. Hilarious songs!
  • Supergirl – Action drama based on the famous DC Comics superhero and Superman’s cousin.

Plus older full seasons of ended shows like The Vampire Diaries, iZombie, Frequency, and more to binge.

So grab your snacks and get comfy – tons of free entertainment awaits on The CW channel for Roku! 😁

Do you have a favorite show on The CW? Share in the comments!