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Quick Look: ABC on Roku offers episodes and clips from current and past seasons of nearly 150 ABC programs (latest count at the time of our review) that are currently being aired and from years past. In addition to popular current shows like The Bachelor, Modern Family, and The Good Doctor, you'll find "throwback" shows that include The Muppets and Ugly Betty. Also included in the VOD library are ABC News shows and daytime soaps. You can browse by Popular, A-Z, Current, Drama, Comedy, Reality, News, Throwback, and Family.
There is a Live tab that provides select markets with a Live stream of programs, not all major markets are currently available

We didn't have time to test videos from every show, but the majority of the content we looked at is unlocked. The most recently aired episode of each show will require that you subscribe to a participating pay TV provider, but it appears that all of the older content is unlocked. For full access, including the ABC live stream in areas where it is offered, follow the instructions below. Participating pay TV providers include Xfinity, AT&T Uverse, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Optimum, Spectrum, SuddenLink, Verizon, and a large number of regional and municipal cable systems. Access is also available for subscribers to some streaming TV services, including YouTube TV, HULU, DirecTV NOW, and Playstation VUE. To see if your provider is included, follow the instructions below.

How to activate ABC on Roku

  1. Select "Account" from the menu bar at the top of the ABC Roku channel home screen
  2. Go to
  3. Enter the activation code shown on the ABC Roku channel.
  4. 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).
  5. Sign into your pay TV account
  6. 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 Feedback on this Roku channel can be provided at

-- Information is current as of February 18, 2019

Developer's Channel Description: The Good Doctor. Grey's Anatomy. Modern Family. Watch hundreds of full episodes of hit ABC shows and stream live TV* with the ABC app! Quickly access the latest episodes** of your favorite ABC shows with My List and continue watching right where you left off. Binge-watch classic ABC shows like Army Wives, 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. Show and episode availability are subject to change. This app uses location based services to provide local programming in your ABC livestream. Terms of Use: Privacy Policy: Children's Privacy Policy:

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