April 23rd 2013 2:46 pm PT

The CW Comes to Xbox


Today, The CW app on Xbox 360 connects you with your favorite CW shows, from full episodes to previews and interviews, and is unique in that it will offer next-day episodes free with your Xbox LIVE Gold subscription, no cable subscription or membership required.* Tune in to watch your favorites like “The Vampire Diaries,” “Supernatural,” “Arrow” and “Beauty & the Beast.”

In addition, The CW is taking advantage of the second-screen opportunities offered by Xbox SmartGlass to create a content-rich, interactive and integrated experience that will bring “The Vampire Diaries” to fans in an entirely new way. As viewers tune into The CW app on Xbox this Friday for the latest episode titled “The Originals,” they can access an exclusive Xbox SmartGlass experience that will provide exciting new content via their smartphone or tablet not available to any other viewers. Experiences and content that can only be discovered using the Xbox SmartGlass experience includes:

  • A map that follows the characters through town, revealing events throughout the town’s history
  • Biographies of each character
  • Legends and lore of New Orleans and the world of “The Vampire Diaries”

There will also be a giveaway via Facebook for custom “Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural” Xbox 360 consoles, so download The CW app from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace today and be sure to check out “The Originals” episode this week!

*Xbox LIVE Gold subscription and/or additional subscriptions/fees may be required and sold separately. For additional details and availability, see http://www.xbox.com/live.

Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/MaxMonsterGames Max

    Can you watch old CW shows like Smallville?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonah-Falcon/525044162 Jonah Falcon

      Good question.

  • http://twitter.com/rdfiasco Ryan Davis

    Can I watch previous seasons of current shows (Nikita)?

    • SammyJankis

      Can I watch previous episodes of current season shows?

  • http://twitter.com/HugodrAndrade Hugo Andrade

    only for us? or europe too?

    • ikari_paul

      Lol… Do you think M$ cares about anyone outside the US? Of course not. Great attitute, now that a new gen is at the turn of the corner…

      • Xhawk27

        That’s up to the Hollywood studios not M$.

        • http://www.facebook.com/adamdjt Adam Daniel John Thompson

          I assume it’s US only as different TV networks worldwide pay good money for the broadcast rights (and internet rights) for these shows and wouldn’t be impressed if CW went over their heads with internet showings.

        • ikari_paul

          M$ could make an effort, and go to the Studios and license stuff worldwide. Its M$ who are pushing for this kind of content (even the rumors about the next xbox say that M$ wants its next console to be a media-center style apple tv device). If M$ is indeed pushing its next xbox as media center, it has to provide content to a global audience, not just to 1-2 markets… or else, why bother and buy the machine outside the US?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonah-Falcon/525044162 Jonah Falcon

            Microsoft has no say in international movie and TV licensing agreements. None.

          • ikari_paul

            they’re pushing for this kind of content on the 360, so i believe at least they this kind of apps happen because M$ is actively courting the majors/content providers. im sure that they would love to distribute their shows anywhere, if given the chance by M$.

  • Rohan Mayers

    Next we need Pandora, PBS, TV (dot) com(or CBS), NBC, and ABC next. Why was that deleted?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X65Q4PA7VQ24AZ6QIEBSNSV3HA Cyclops

    What the hec is the cw?

  • ElektroDragon

    Moar TV ! Moar PIZZA !

  • http://twitter.com/HGamer Hardcore_gamer

    Of course another US app ….

  • http://twitter.com/CasualGmr ᴲᴅ

    I just installed this App and it locked up my Entire console to where I had no other choice of unplugging it. Please fix it!! thx

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bush-O-Connor/555604190 Bush O Connor

    dont know why but i thought custom firmware when i saw this headline

  • Rune Aamund

    Why o why is it so hard to note if things like this is us only… ??

    • http://twitter.com/chipper_95 Paul Cotter

      I think, at this point, it is safe to assume EVERYTHING released is ONLY for the USA unless Major specifically mentions otherwise.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sid.meyers.7 Sid Meyers

      Why? For the same reason any other region (country) specific television network wouldn’t be available outside of said region (country). This is all aside from the FACT that nothing is stopping you from downloading this App on a USA FREE “Silver” gamertag and running the App on your main gamertag. If there is an IP block on running the App then use a VPN, otherwise find a local provider of these tv series.

    • BostonSup

      The CW channel is a US channel, so it is assumed that it is available in the US. If it was CBC, then Canada only. If it was Sky, then the UK. Of course, unless it is otherwise noted.

  • metallicorphan

    so have you give up on games now MS?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonah-Falcon/525044162 Jonah Falcon

      Yes. They have. (face palm)

  • http://twitter.com/GuyNamedTim Tim

    doubt it. licensing issues probably come into play. and we know Rogers and Bell would do anything to stop free content

  • Nick Peck

    Lol I love these comments. So what exactly did sony due to win you over? Is EVERYTHING they have world wide? nope. enjoy the facbebook and twiiter share button on the ps4 controller, so lame it’s not even funny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MikeRHoss Mike Hoss

    I just downloaded this app… I get the logo. No menus, no nothing. Thought it was loading, I waited ten minutes and, surprise surprise, nothing. I only downloaded this app because my girlfriend was all excited about The Vampire Diaries SmartGlass episode. I, however, have no interest. SO, IMHO, this app sucks as much as the CW’s programing.

  • Occasio Gee

    I definitely endorse the show Arrow. Decent DC superhero procedural. Good action/violence for broadcast TV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.fritz.3110 Michael Fritz

    So many freaking adds on this app. And there so repetitive sometimes one add and then the same one again

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.k.davies Christopher Davies Jr.

    I’ve downloading this app over 5 times. each time i try to use it, my system freezes, what is going on ? any thoughts on this? Thanks.

  • http://www.barleynhops.com/ Noah A. Bolmer

    Great! Another single network app! I love launching 400 apps to browse what’s on. How about a F@#$-ing cohesive guide. Geezus. The 360 is such a great entertainment platform, but in this one way, it lags woefully behind … 90s cable technology. How can there be no way to browse all content. BROWSE (NOT SEARCH).