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Someone broke the video and audio quality ... (now fixed, but ...)
November 30, 2016
UPDATE DEC 16th: With the latest update the audio and video have been fixed and now stream in HD. Uninstall and reinstall if the app doesn't automatically update and the problem remains. So for that reason I'm raising this from a 1 to 3 star rating. However the caption bugs are now back and will cause random lockups whenever you have them enabled until you disable them again.
With this version the ads now appear to be longer too and more annoyingly seem to cut into scenes more abruptly and you sometimes lose the end of dialog. That could be specific to only certain shows but it's sloppy timeline marking regardless.
If you want to watch something uninterrupted you can take advantage of the single-play ads and just forward to all ad breaks one after the other and get them out of the way first. Rewind to the beginning of the show and the episode will jump over the commercial spots. You'll still lose dialog due to any bad ad clipping though.
Up until November apart from the caption bug (now fixed) this app was fine on FireTV stick. However since November the app now only operates at about 360p video and with mono audio. This is not a bandwidth problem since every other steaming service on Fire Stick works fine at 1080p and on other platforms such as Android, iOS and Xbox the CW app works absolutely fine. Until the devs push an update or someone flips a switch on the backend this app is unwatchable unles you are desperate and have no alternatives. Don't bother until you see confirmation this is fixed. In the meantime users make sure to email the developers. email@example.com