PlayOn How-To Guide.

How to Record, Download and Watch The CW Offline, Commercial-free

Love The CW but hate the commercials? Want to download The CW shows so you can watch later, after they've left the app? PlayOn lets you download The CW to any device to watch on your schedule and auto-skips the commercials when you watch.

Record The CW with the PlayOn Cloud Mobile Streaming DVR App

Record and download streaming videos with PlayOn Cloud for iOS and AndroidPlayOn Cloud for iOS and Android devices is a mobile app that lets you record and download from streaming services like The CW and more. Initiate recordings from your mobile device from anywhere and we'll notify you when your recording is complete. Recordings will be temporarily stored in a complimentary cloud "locker" and available for download from anywhere on any device.

Just install the app from Google Play or the App Store, browse to the show you want to record on The CW, and click on record. The app is free to install — all you pay is a low per-recording fee.

How to Download The CW Show and Skip the Ads:

  1. STEP 1 Download and install PlayOn Cloud—get free recordings.
    First, download and install the PlayOn Cloud app on your iOS or Android device. Create a free account and start your Free Trial to get your first 5 recordings for free.
  2. STEP 2 Select The CW show you want to download
    From the Channels tab, tap on The CW channel and select your show from the list. 
    The CW shows listing on PlayOn Cloud
  3. STEP 3 Click the Record button
    Select the episode(s) you want and hit the Record button, or Record All to record an entire season.
  4. STEP 4 Download your recording to your device
    PlayOn records in real-time. When your recordings are complete, you can find them in the Recordings tab. Your recordings will be there, for you to watch anytime offline. Download recordings to your device and you'll be able to watch on your device or cast cast videos to your TV it your TV using a Roku, Chromecast, FireTV or SmartTV. You can choose to auto-skip the ads when you watch!


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Once you have recorded your CW show, you can:

  • Use the PlayOn Cloud app to download your The CW shows to your iPad, iPhone, Android phone/tablet, or computer to watch from anywhere, anytime.
  • Skip the ads when you watch.
  • Watch The CW any time—even offline!

You'll never miss a CW show again—and you won't have to sit through commercials. This is the way TV should be.