When the popular CW show returns for season 9, it will be the last hurrah for the speedy hero in red. The superhero action show is part of The CW’s collection of DC comics series, known collectively as the Arrowverse, and season 9 marks its final season, running just 13 episodes. The series centers on Barry Allen, known as The Flash, a crime scene investigator with super-human speed, which he uses to fight criminals. You don’t need access to a cable subscription to watch The Flash, there are numerous options to stream, and a few are even free. I’ll cover all the ways to watch new episodes of The Flash, along with ways to stream every episode of every season on demand.
Watching New Episodes The Flash
- When New Episodes of The Flash Air: The Flash airs at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesdays.
- TV Network: The Flash airs on The CW.
- Best Way to Stream Live: DIRECTV STREAM provides The CW, so you can watch new episodes of The Flash when they air, and has a 5-day free trial. FuboTV and YouTube TV(Free Trial) also carry The CW.
- Current Season On-Demand: New episodes of the current season are available every Thursday on The CW App.
- Past Seasons On-Demand: Seasons 1-8 of The Flash are available on Netflix.
How to Watch The Flash
Stream The The Flash Free
If you have a TV antenna, you can stream the live broadcast from your local TV. Station.
Suppose you can wait a day. New episodes of The Flash are available to stream for free on The CW’s website and The CW app every Thursday. The CW app seems to be keeping the last five episodes available on-demand, so watch them before they disappear.
Watch The Flash on These Streaming Services
Suppose you don’t have cable TV or can’t watch The CW using an antenna, Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV offer local CW stations in nearly all U.S. markets. They both offer a free trial and will let you watch new episodes of The Flash as they air. All the ways you can stream The Flash are listed below. All free trials auto-renew when they expire, but you will not be billed if you cancel before the trial ends.
The following streaming services carry The CW, so you can watch The Flash as it airs live every week.
Watch The Flash on Hulu
Hulu offers The CW in nearly all US markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. Therefore, you can watch The Flash every week as it airs on The CW. To see if The CW is available live in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zip code.
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month-to-month contract, so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long-term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link: Sign up for Hulu + Live TV.
Watch The Flash on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another great option for watching The Flash. YouTube TV offers The CW live with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US.
YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. You can sign up for their free trial.
How Much: $72.99 per month.
Watch The Flash on fuboTV
FuboTV offers The CW in numerous US cities allowing you to watch The Flash every week when it airs. You can check out FuboTV here. Fubo TV supports the following streaming devices:
- Android smartphones
- Android tablets
- Apple TV (4th Generation only)
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
For more information on FuboTV features, please see our Fubo TV review.
How Much: FuboTV costs $74.99.
Watch The Flash on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM offers The CW live in many markets. Through its “Entertainment” package for $74.99 a month, The CW is available along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. DIRECTV STREAM offers The CW in many TV markets in the US. Check this online offer to make sure The CW is offered in your area. For more information, check out our review of DIRECTV STREAM.
How Much: $74.99 per month through its “Entertainment” package.
Watch Past Seasons of The Flash
If you want to catch up on seasons 1 through 8 of The Flash, you can find all the episodes from those seasons on Netflix. Netflix offers the following plan options.
- Premium – $19.99 per month – 4K HDR – allows four simultaneous viewings
- Standard – $15.49 per month – HD – allows two simultaneous viewings
- Premium – $9.99 – SD – allows one stream at a time
Netflix supports most streaming devices. Check their support page for more information. Also, check out our review of Netflix for more information on the service.
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