No longer is The Flash relegated to being a punchline among his DC heroes brethren. Sure, Batman and Superman have movie franchises, but will they ever get to enter the exclusive pantheon of the CW heartthrobs? Unlikely: they’re much too old. Grant Gustin, however, is still in his prime, entering his sixth season as Barry Allen, aka The Flash.
Season 5 ended quite ominously, after a big fight with his nemesis Reverse Flash, and the death of a fan favorite. Plus, plucky detective turned police captain David Singh sleuthed out Barry Allen’s secret identity. Still, the monumental crisis that The Flash traveled through space-time to prevent is no longer landing in 2049: it’s happening in 2019. Talk about bad timing. As always, The Flash will kick-off with a bang when the series returns October 8.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch The Flash.
The Flash cast
- Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash
- Candice Patton as Iris West
- Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost
- Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne
- Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe
- Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibney/Elongated Man
- Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton
- Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen/XS
- Chris Klein as Orlin Dwyer/Cicada
- Tom Cavanaugh as Harrison Sherloque Wells
- Jesse L. Martin as Joe West
The Flash Season 6
Season 6 of The Flash premiers Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 8pm ET/PT on the CW.
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How to watch The Flash
The CW is available on a handful of 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.
- Cost: $54.95 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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- 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.
3) YouTube TV
- Cost: $49.99 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV,Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
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 Networkwill 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.)
How to catch up on The Flash episodes
If you’re looking for a place to catch up on older episodes of The Flash, there are a couple of solutions.
- 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 1-5 on Netflix. You’ll definitely want to catch up on older episodes before diving into season 6.
3) The CW
You can catch up on select recent episodes of The Flash on the CW website. You can watch most of the episodes for free, so long as you don’t mind sitting through commercials. But after a new episode “expires,” you’ll need to sign-in using your credentials from one of the live TV services above to stream the episode on-demand.
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