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How to Watch ABC Online 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 free of charge. 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 you 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 along with many other networks and pay TV channels.

How to Stream ABC Online

Below I’m going to cover the streaming services that offer a live broadcast of ABC. I’ll break each service down by the market they offer ABC in. Be sure to check out a comparison of live TV streaming services for more information.

Watch ABC on Sling TV

While Sling TV only offers ABC in major markets, it is the cheapest way to watch ABC live online. You can check out their free trial offer to make sure you can watch ABC live. For all the details check out our Sling TV review.

Locations ABC Offered: Chicago, Fresno-Visalia, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Durham, San Francisco.

How Much: $25 per month. You will need to purchase the base Sling TV Orange for $20 per month with the “Broadcast Extra” add-on for an additional $5 per month.


DIRECTV NOW offers live ABC streaming in over 80 markets. ABC is offered in their base package for $35 a month along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. 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 DIRECTV NOW.

Locations ABC Offered: Albuquerque NM, Asheville NC, Atlanta GA, Austin TX, Baltimore MD, Birmingham AL, Boston MA, Brunswick GA, Buffalo NY, Charlotte NC, Charleston-Huntington WV, Chicago IL, Cincinnati OH, Cleveland OH, Columbus OH, Dallas TX, Dayton OH, Daytona Beach FL, Denver CO, Detroit MI, Durham NC, Fresno CA, Ft. Lauderdale FL, Ft. Pierce FL, Ft. Myers-Naples FL, Ft. Worth TX, Grand Rapids MI, Greensboro NC, Green Bay WI, Greenville SC, Hagerstown MD, Honolulu HI, Houston TX, Indianapolis IN, Jacksonville FL, Kalamazoo MI, Kansas City MO, Lexington KY, Las Vegas NV, Little Rock AR, Los Angeles CA, Louisville KY, Miami FL, Milwaukee WI, Minneapolis MN, Mobile AL, Modesto CA, New York NY, Newport News VA, Norfolk VA, Oakland CA, Oklahoma City OK, Orlando FL, Pensacola FL, Philadelphia PA, Phoenix AZ, Pine Bluff AR, Pittsburg KS, Portland OR, Raleigh NC, Roanoke VA, Sacramento CA, Salem NC, San Antonio TX, San Diego CA, San Francisco CA, San Jose CA, Santa Fe NM, Seattle WA, Spartanburg SC, St. Louis MO, St. Paul MN, St. Petersburg FL, Stockton CA, Tacoma WA, Tampa FL, Tulsa OK, Visalia CA, Washington D.C., West Palm Beach FL, Winston NC

How Much: $35 per month through their “Live a Little” package.

Watch ABC on YouTube TV

YouTube TV is another great option to watch ABC live. While the price is currently $35 per month, the service is increasing its price to $40 per month after March 13th. If you sign up prior to the price increase you will continue the service at the original $35 per month. You can sign up for their free trial. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information.

Locations ABC Offered: Albuquerque, Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Dallas-Fort Worth, Dayton (Ohio), Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, El Paso, Flint, Fresno-Visalia, Ft. Myers-Naples, Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (Arkansas), Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Greensboro, Greenville NC, Greenville SC, Harrisburg, Hartford, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville-Decatur (Florida), Indianapolis, Jackson (Mississippi), Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Lexington, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Louisville, Madison, Memphis, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Mobile, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Portland-Auburn (Maine), Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Roanoke-Lynchburg (Virginia), Rochester, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Savannah, Seattle, Shreveport, South Bend-Elkhart (Indiana), Spokane, Springfield (Missouri), Syracuse, St Louis, Tampa, Toledo, Tucson, Tulsa, Waco, Washington DC, West Palm Beach

How Much: $35 per month for now, but the price increases to $40 per month after March 13th, 2018.

Live ABC On Hulu Live TV

Hulu not only offers their on-demand service but a live streaming as well. Like other services, they offer ABC in certain markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. You can read all about it in our review of Hulu. They also offer a free trial with their live service.

Locations ABC Offered: Abilene-Sweetwater TX, Alexandria LA, Anchorage AK, Austin TX, Bakersfield CA, Baton Rouge LA, Bend OR, Biloxi-Gulfport MS, Boise ID, Butte-Bozeman MT, Cedar Rapids-Wtrlo-IWC&Dub IA, Chicago IL, Cincinnati OH, Colorado Springs CO, Columbia SC, Columbus GA, Eugene OR, Fresno-Visalia CA, Gainesville FL, Great Falls MT, Greenville-N.Bern-Washington NC, Greenwood-Greenville MS, Harrisonburg VA, Hattiesburg/Laurel MS, Helena MT, Houston TX, Huntsville-Decatur FL, Jackson TN, Kansas City MO, La Crosse-Eau Claire WI, Lafayette IN, Laredo TX, Lexington KY, Lincoln & Hastings-Krny NE, Los Angeles CA, Louisville KY, Minot-Bsmrck-Dcknsn(Wlstn) , Missoula MT, Montgomery AL, New York NY, Norfolk VA, Philadelphia PA, Raleigh-Durham (Fayetvlle) NC, Reno NV, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA, Shreveport LA, Sioux City SD, Springfield MO, Toledo OH, Tyler-Longview TX, Yuma-El Centro AZ

How Much: The base package starts at $39.99 per month.

Live ABC on PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue also offers access to live ABC streaming in many markets starting at $39.99 per month. You don’t need a PlayStation gaming console to watch the service as Vue is supported on many streaming devices. See our review of PlayStation Vue for details.

Locations ABC Offered: While we do not have a comprehensive list, you can see what is offered in your zip code here.

How Much: The base package starts at $39.99 per month.

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. Be aware that the ABC GO App will only stream live in participating markets.  Check the ABC GO FAQ for more information.

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