With shows like The Bachelorette, Black-ish, The Goldbergs, and The Good Doctor, many want to know how to watch ABC without cable. The easiest and cheapest way to watch your local ABC affiliate is by using a TV antenna. Nearly every television market broadcasts ABC over the air, so all you need is an antenna, and you are enjoying ABC for free. Check out our guide on how to choose the best TV antenna for more information.
However, that may not be the best option for you. Perhaps you need to watch something now or don’t feel like dealing with setting up an antenna. In that case, there are plenty of live TV streaming services that stream your local ABC affiliate and many other networks and pay-TV channels.
Stream Live ABC Free
Locast streams the local ABC network live in over 42% of households, and it is 100% free. You can even watch Locast using a streaming device. Locast supports Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android TV.
Locast is only available in the following TV Markets: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Puerto Rico, Rapid City, San Francisco, Tampa, Seattle, Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Washington D.C, and West Palm Beach FL
How to Stream ABC Online
Below I’m going to cover the streaming services that offer a live broadcast of ABC. Broadcast stations like ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC are separated into 210 TV markets in the US. Each streaming service has to negotiate a deal with the station owners in each market to carry the channel.
To watch ABC, use the link in each section to subscribe to a service that offers ABC in your area, download the services streaming app to a streaming device like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, etc. and watch ABC through that services channel guide.
Live ABC On Hulu Live TV
Hulu not only offers its on-demand service but live-streaming as well. Like other services, they offer ABC in specific markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. To see if live ABC is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode.
According to the data we have, live ABC is available everywhere in the US through Hulu except in these markets:
- Alpena, MI
- Glendive, MT
- Helena, MT
- Zanesville, OH
- Victoria, TX
- Casper-Riverton, WY
In these markets, Hulu only offers ABC on-demand. However, be sure to check Hulu’s Website for the latest channels in your area on this page: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode..
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month to month contract so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link: Sign up for a Free-Trial to Hulu + Live TV.
How Much: The base package starts at $54.99 per month.
Watch ABC on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another great option to watch ABC live. YouTubeTV offers live ABC with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US. The only market where YouTube TV doesn’t offer ABC is in the Rochester-Mason City-Austin market, which covers parts of Minnesota and Iowa. (YouTube TV does offer ABC in Rochester NY and Austin TX.)
YouTube TV is supported on Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. You can sign up for their free trial.
How Much: $64.99 per month.
Watch ABC on fuboTV
FuboTV recently added ABC in the following major markets:
- Chicago, IL
- Fresno-Visalia, CA
- Houston, TX
- Los Angeles, CA
- New York, NY
- Philadelphia, PA
- Raleigh-Durham, NC (Fayetteville)
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA
You can check out a free trial to FuboTV here. Fubo TV supports the following streaming devices:
- Android smartphones
- Android tablets
- Apple TV (4th Generation only)
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
For more information on FuboTV features please see out Fubo TV review.
How Much: FuboTV costs $64.99 per month.
Watch ABC on AT&T TV NOW
AT&T TV NOW offers live ABC streaming in many markets. ABC is available through its “Plus” package for $55 a month, along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. ABC offers ABC in over half the markets in the US. They offer a free trial to allow you to make sure ABC is offered in your area. For more information, check out our review of AT&T TV NOW.
How Much: $64.99 per month through it’s “Plus” package.
Watch on the ABC Go App
You can download the ABC GO app on various devices to watch live and On-Demand ABC. You will need to authenticate with a pay-TV provider, and it accepts Hulu, YouTube TV, FuboTV and AT&T TV Now credentials. Be aware that the ABC GO App will only stream live in participating markets. Check the ABC GO FAQ for more information.
For information on watching other TV channels online check out: How To Watch Any TV Channel Online Without Cable
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