I don’t know about you, but I’ve tried—and failed—to cut the cord, that is, disconnect from my cable television service and the many bills that it entails. That’s because in order to watch certain television shows, I have to first log in … to my cable account. (Seriously. It's the kind of logic that made “Kafkaesque” an adjective.)
Because of this, I haven’t managed to successfully detangle myself from my cable chokehold. But now The CW is making it more likely for me and millions of others to watch television online without the barrier to entry.
The CW is offering its offerings (The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and many others) on an app, which can be used with every popular device in America (Roku, Chromecast, Airplay, Apple TV, iOS, Android, Xbox and Amazon Fire TV).
And you won’t need to log in to a cable account to watch them.
According to The CW, the network will be providing full episodes on demand, along with exclusive digital-only content. Although The CW didn’t specify exactly when the episodes will be available, CW says it will notify you when the show airs, which suggests that Stephen Amell’s deltoids will be available on your iPad the same time cable viewers get to watch them.
Even better, if you don’t want the CW app, you can find all episodes of current CW shows eight days after the season finales air on media-streaming service Netflix. As we know, the CW recently pulled out of its licensing deal with Netflix' rival Hulu, which recently went subscription-only.
So there you have it. Solved: The login problem -- for The CW, anyway.
Not solved: Fnding the time to actually watch all of these wonderful shows.