The CW app and site are the only places where you can watch new episodes for free during the season.
Due to streaming rights for some of our shows, we're only allowed to stream the five most-recently-aired episodes. Once five episodes from a current season are available, the oldest episode will be removed each time a new one is added. However, if an older episode of your favorite show re-airs on TV, it will become available to stream on The CW app as part of the five-episode offering. Because we follow the on-air schedule that may include re-runs, the episodes may not always be in order. These series include All American, All American: Homecoming, The Flash, and Riverdale.
You can follow the on-air schedule at cwtv.com/schedule to see what episodes are airing/streaming each week.
Most of our newer series have every episode of the current season available to stream free, the morning after they air on broadcast.
For CW Seed content, sometimes specific episodes of a series are unavailable due to streaming rights as well. This would explain why certain episodes are not showing up on the app or site.