Quick Look: ABC on Roku offers episodes and clips from current and past seasons of nearly 150 ABC programs, including current productions as well as classic shows. In addition to ABC programming, content is available from Freeform, FX, and Nat Geo TV. Currently-popular titles include Dancing with the Stars, The Ultimate Surfer, 20/20, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Good Doctor, Celebrity Family Feud, Family Guy, and The Goldbergs.
To stream the latest episode of many current shows, you will need to sign in with a participating pay TV subscriber. But don't let this scare you away from the ABC app - there is still a huge library of shows that don't require authentication, including current-season episodes (just not the latest one). You can also create a free ABC account that will allow you to save your favorite shows to My List, continue watching where you left off, and sync your preferences across devices. To create a free ABC account, just select "Account" from the top menu bar on the ABC app's home screen and follow the instructions for "ABC Account".
ABC's Roku app also includes a live stream of network programming, but is available only to those with a participating pay TV provider in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco, or with a DirecTV subscription in Albuquerque, Boston, Ft. Smith/Fayetteville, Jackson (Mississippi), Kansas City, Milwaukee, Monterey-Salinas, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Portland-Auburn (Maine), Savannah, and West Palm Beach.
How to activate ABC on Roku
- Select "Account" from the menu bar at the top of the ABC Roku channel home screen.
- Select "TV Provider" from the the left-side options and click "Sign in".
- Go to abc.com/activate and enter the activation code shown in the ABC Roku app.
- Select your pay TV provider from the list (if your provider is not listed, you will be unable to activate the ABC channel on Roku).
- Sign into your pay TV account
- The ABC channel will automatically update to show that you have signed in with your TV provider.
For help with this channel, ABC has a Roku support page at abc.com/roku/help.
-- Information is current as of September 9, 2021
Developer's Channel Description: Watch full episodes of hit ABC shows & stream live TV* on the ABC app! Access recent episodes** of your favorite shows and binge classics like Army Wives and Body of Proof - no sign-in required!
*The ABC TV live stream is available with a participating TV provider in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco. Customers with a DirecTV subscription in the following markets will also be able to watch the ABC live
stream: Albuquerque, Boston, Ft. Smith/Fayetteville, Jackson (Mississippi), Kansas City, Milwaukee, Monterey-Salinas, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Portland-Auburn (Maine), Savannah and West Palm Beach.
** The most recent full episodes may require a participating TV provider account.
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