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Watch ABC app streams live TV programming

ABC has relaunched its ABC Player app as Watch ABC, which now streams live programming in limited markets. Currently, live streaming of ABC programming is only available in the New York City and Philadelphia areas.


The app is currently available in an “open access” preview, but starting July 1, the app will request verification of an eligible TV provider to access live streaming video. Watch ABC will expand to other markets in the coming months, including Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, Fresno, Boston, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Milwaukee.

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Given that this is such an obvious response to Aereo, its odd that the first markets aren’t NYC, Boston and Atlanta…

Posted by Glenn on May 14, 2013 at 5:55 PM (CDT)


Thanks for the information, Phil. Streaming TV and movies are something I do a lot of, especially when things get slow during my shift at DISH. I’ve tested just about every streaming app around, and I’ll try ABC’s app. However, if I had to have an app for every network I subscribe to, I would have to have over 250 apps on my phone! That’s why I love my DISH Anywhere app; it streams all of my live channels, and DVR recordings as well. That gives me full access to my DVR, just about anywhere I go.

Posted by Hunter on May 16, 2013 at 8:33 PM (CDT)

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