How to watch ‘Arrow’ online for free

Bruce Wayne isn’t the only billionaire playboy with a knack for fighting crime. After being shipwrecked for five years, Arrow‘s Oliver Queen returns to his home of Starling City, packing some serious daddy issues in tow. He works out these new demons as a masked vigilante, who slings his arrows of justice at the greedy 1-percenters using their wealth to crush their fellow man. Whether you’re already hooked or just getting started, here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Arrow online for free.

Arrow also butts heads with popular DC Comics baddies like Deathstroke and the Creature Commandos. The end of season 6 saw Queen turning himself into the FBI and getting locked in the slammer. Luckily, he was able to get released in time for a crossover with Supergirl and The Flash, which will help tee up this year’s small screen cinematic explosion Crisis on Infinite Earths.

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Arrow cast

  • Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Arrow/Green Arrow
  • David Ramsey as John Diggle/Spartan
  • Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak/Overwatch
  • Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt/Mister Terrific
  • Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog
  • Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary
  • Colton Haynes as Roy Harper/Arsenal
  • Kirk Acevedo as Ricardo Diaz/Dragon
  • Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Canary/Black Siren
  • Sea Shimooka as Emiko Queen/Green Arrow

Arrow season 7

Season 7 of Arrow premiered Oct. 15, 2018. After a mid-season hiatus, Arrow returns with new episodes starting Monday, Jan. 21, at 8pm ET on the CW.


How to watch Arrow online for free

All the big-name, live TV streaming services let you try their services for one week, so you can watch Arrow online for free. There are variations among them, though, especially when it comes to the local channels offered. Depending on which service you choose, the availability of the CW in your area might vary. The links below offer a quick primer on what channels you’ll get with each service.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

  • Cost: $40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

Hulu with Live TV not only gives you access to on-demand content, but you’ll also be able to stream live TV, including local networks. If you miss Arrow when it airs, no worries: It will be available on-demand along with countless movies, classic programs, and of course, original series available exclusively on Hulu. You’ll also get access to almost 60 channels, including Lifetime, ESPN, USA,  and plenty more. (Here’s the complete guide to Hulu Live TV channels.)



2) FuboTV

If you’re a sports fanatic, FuboTV is a streaming service built just for you. There are packages tailor-made for fans of basketball, international soccer, golf, and even rock climbing. For the rest of the family, there’s a suite of great channels including Food Network,  IFC, TBS, Cartoon Network, and more. The CW may be available in your market, so be sure to check before subscribing. (Here’s the complete guide to FuboTV channels.)


3) YouTube TV

The original destination for videos online has rolled out a streaming package of its own. YouTube TV offers a streaming suite of more than 60 popular cable networks, including local channels. Among them are sports channels including ESPN and FS1, entertainment destinations like FXX and TBS, and even a handful of Spanish language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. One YouTube TV subscription lets you add up to six accounts, each with unlimited cloud DVR. (Here’s the complete guide to YouTube TV channels.)


4) DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now’s Live a Little Package

DirecTV Now is DirecTV’s answer to online streaming. If you simply must have the most channels, DirecTV Now offers upwards of 125 channels in its most expensive package. Of course, its basic $40-a-month Live a Little plan will get you access to the CW, where you can get your Arrow fix. (Here’s the complete guide to DirecTV Now channels.)


How to catch up on Arrow episodes

If you’re looking for a place to catch up on older episodes, there are a couple of solutions to watch Arrow online.

1) Netflix

  • Cost: $7.99-$13.99 per month (after a free one-month trial)
  • Netflix devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii

You can catch seasons 1 through 6 on Netflix.

2) The CW

  • Cost: Free

Select recent episodes of Arrow are available for free on the CW website, but they won’t last long. Watch them while you can. You won’t even need to create an account to stream them.


New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2018 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for a specific channel, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, Starz, Sundance TV, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Willow, AMC, FX, Fox News, Freeform, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, FS1, TBS, TNT, Tennis Channel, Golf Channel, Syfy, HGTV, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, PBS, the CW, BBC, CSPAN, NBA TV, MTV, Comedy Central, Food Network, TLC, HLN, A&E, Animal Planet, National Geographic, the Weather Channel, the History Channel, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube. If you’re on the move, here’s how to watch Fox Sports Go and live stream NBC Sports.

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.