Riverdale is a TV series that’s based on various characters from the famous Archie Comics. It was created for The CW, by the chief creative officer of Archie Comics Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The series is about a perfect town where everything is perfect until it is not. Archie Andrews lives in a small town called Riverdale and feels obsessed with exploring the darkness that’s behind its outwardly ideal image. Though what he discovers or more like uncovers changes his life forever.

Mystery, romance, and teens have been combined to ensure that you’ll remain riveted to the couch. That said if you haven’t started watching Riverdale yet then below is how you can start streaming it online.

Watch Riverdale Online Using the Official The CW App or Website

The official app and website for The CW can seem a little limited, but the good news is that you can still use both to live stream Riverdale. That said the only way to stream for free is if you are a subscriber to the network via your local cable service. If you are not a subscriber then obviously this will not work. Thankfully, you can use a cord-cutting service like the ones below which are far cheaper and easier to get.

Live Stream The CW Online via DIRECTV NOW

DIRECTV NOW is one of those zero commitment cord-cutting services we mentioned earlier. The service starts at just $35 a month, but with it, you can live stream networks like AMC, BBC America, CNN, Fox Sports, etc. Plus the service has apps for iOS and Android devices amongst many others. Unfortunately, The CW and consequently Riverdale is not part of their programming lineup just yet. That said you’ll still be able to watch literally hundreds of hit TV shows.

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Live Stream The CW Online with Sling TV

Sling TV is a cable alternative which brings cable television to a smart device near you or in your pocket perhaps. Starting at a comparatively cheaper price point of just $20 a month the service like the one mentioned above streams literally dozens of networks. However, as of right now you won’t be able to watch Riverdale with a Sling TV subscription. Though you’ll still be able to watch dozens of other hit shows.

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Streaming The CW on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon

Netflix is the way to go for all Riverdale fans who want to catch up on the latest episodes. The service has all the seasons and chapters available for streaming. New chapters are added the very next day of it being broadcast on The CW.

Hulu does not have Riverdale or any other CW show for that reason. A recent falling out between the two giants led to its removal.

Amazon Prime is the perfect option for Riverdale fans who want to download episodes or seasons. Though expect to pay a staggering $2.99 per chapter or $34.99 for each season.

Other Ways of Streaming Riverdale for Free

Riverdale is a pretty popular show, but it is also copyrighted. That means it can’t be streamed commercially for free. But we acknowledge that there are websites that stream the show for free mainly because they aren’t in the US. However, if you start streaming via these services be prepared to have your door knocked on by the FBI!