The CW is a channel owned by NexStar Media Group, CBS, and Warner Bros that telecasts TV shows of fantasy, thrillers, etc. Since the app is completely free for streaming, you can watch popular TV shows on every device. With CW, you can watch The Flash, Gotham, Black Lightning, and more. To watch The CW TV shows on your Roku device, you can either install the app or use a subscription service that offers The CW. The CW Seed section of the app provides complete series of Nikita and The Secret Circle, Lost Forever, and The Game.

Popular Shows on The CW

Some of the watched shows on The CW channel:

  • The 100
  • BatWoman
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Riverdale
  • Walker
  • Charmed
  • Arrow
  • Supergirl
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • Supernatural
  • The Flash
  • Containment
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Frequency
  • iZombie
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Legacies
  • Masters of Illusion
  • My Last Days
  • No Tomorrow
  • Nancy Drews
  • Reign, etc.

All the episodes will be available on the platform the next day or within a week after they are aired.

How to Add The CW channel on Roku

[1] Press the home button on your Roku remote to go to the home screen.

[2] Now choose the Streaming channels option.

Click on Streaming Channels

[3] Next, click on the Search channels option and search The CW channel.

Search THE CW on Roku Channel Store

[4] Select the Add Channel option to install the app on Roku.

[5] After installing, open the app and start streaming its content on your device.

Alternative Method to Watch The CW

If you can’t install the app on your Roku or you need another alternative, you can use a streaming service on Roku to watch The CW shows.


Hulu is a popular streaming service that has collaborated with Disney and ESPN service to improve its recognition and in expanding its content library. By subscribing to Hulu + Live TV premium, you can get The CW channel along with 70+ TV channels. The add-on feature of Hulu provides additional and premium TV channels.

Watch The CW on Roku using Hulu

Subscribe to Hulu + Live TV for $69.99/ month and enjoy the premium on-demand movies and TV shows of the service.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a streaming service that comes with 70+ channels in its library. It provides unlimited DVR space, and it can stream on 3 devices simultaneously. You can record and save your favorite media content on YouTube TV for 9 months of time.

YouTube TV

To watch The CW channel on YouTube TV, you need to subscribe to the Base plan for $64.99/ month.


Is The CW channel on Roku free?

Yes, you can watch the channel for free at cost and without any login. You can watch the TV shows on CW one day after airing.