How to watch ‘Riverdale’ season 4 online

Archie Comics may have started as boomer culture, but in the 21st century, it’s strictly the domain of the youth of America. Of course, all the characters including Archie, Betty, Veronic, and yeah, even ol’ goofy Jughead have been revamped for modern audiences, and are far-flung from their funny paper origins. Season 3 saw the unmasking of the Gargoyle King and the exposure of the harvesting program conspiracy. Still, as their small town fights off the ravages of drug kingpins, the gang makes a promise to do their very best to enjoy their upcoming senior year. 

Tragically, Luke Perry, who plays Archie’s father Fred passed suddenly in March of this year. The season 4 opening is aptly titled “In Memoriam” and will pay tribute to the fallen actor when the show returns Oct. 9. 

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Riverdale online.

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Riverdale cast

  • KJ Apa as Archie Andrews
  • Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper
  • Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge
  • Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones
  • Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge
  • Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom
  • Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy
  • Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper
  • Luke Perry as Fred Andrews
  • Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge
  • Casey Cott as Kevin Keller
  • Skeet Ulrich as F. P. Jones
  • Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle
  • Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz

What channel is Riverdale on? 

Season 4 of Riverdale premiere son the CW on Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT. New episodes air Wednesdays at the same time.

How to watch Riverdale season 4

The CW is available on a few of the popular streaming services. 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 will offer a quick primer on what channels you’ll get with each service.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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  • Cost: $44.95 per month
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.

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2) FuboTV

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  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.

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3) YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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How to catch up on Riverdale episodes

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

1) Netflix

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  • Cost: $7.99-13.99/month 
  • Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One

While it’s a season behind, you can watch seasons 1-3 on Netflix. You’ll want to catch up on older episodes before diving into season 4.

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2) The CW

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You can catch up on select recent episodes of Riverdale on the CW website. You don’t need credentials or an account to watch the most recent episodes, but each new episode expires after a couple of weeks, so you’ll want to act quickly.

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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.