faq

  1. Changes to WATCH ABC
  2. Top Questions
  3. Verify TV Provider
  4. Video Playback
  5. ABC Programming
  6. Facebook Comments

Changes to WATCH ABC

  1. What is WATCH ABC?

    With WATCH ABC you can view the ABC network live or on demand on various devices like smartphones, tablets, and your computer. It puts access to the network right into your hands at home or on the go. Sign in with a participating TV provider account to start watching live and to see the most recently aired episode of your favorite ABC shows on demand.

  2. What are the recent changes to WATCH ABC?

    Access to ABC episodes within one week of air will be available to subscribers of the below participating TV service providers.

    AT&T U-verse
    BEK TV
    Cablevision Optimum
    Charter
    Comcast XFINITY
    Cox Communications
    DISH
    Google Fiber
    Midcontinent
    Verizon FiOS
    Yadtel Telecom

    If you subscribe to any of these participating TV providers, verify your account with a username and password by following the on-screen prompts on WATCHABC.com or in the WATCH ABC app. If you don’t have a username and password, contact your TV provider customer service department for help.

    If your provider is not listed, we’re working to add more. In the meantime, you have a few options:

    1. Check your TV provider’s video on-demand offering. Most offer next day viewing.
    2. You can access episodes on WATCHABC.com and the app a week after they air.
    3. Many new episodes are also available with a subscription to Hulu Plus, or for purchase on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.

  3. Why did access to on-demand episodes change?

    Pay TV service providers are a key part of the television industry in delivering broadcast content through new technology platforms. Now, with the support of participating pay TV service providers, the ABC network is able to continue to bring live entertainment, news and sports programming on a national and local level as well as the latest on-demand episodes on new, emerging digital platforms at no additional cost to their subscribers. This approach also allows ABC to offer several on-demand episodes that are available to everyone.

  4. How do I watch the most recently aired episodes on demand?

    To watch the most recently aired episodes, sign in with your participating TV provider username and password. All you have to do is select your participating TV provider from the list, verify your username and password, and start watching!

    You can also watch several episodes without signing in.

  5. Where can I watch full episodes if I don’t have a participating TV provider account?

    If you don’t have a subscription with a participating TV provider, you can still see several recent episodes on WATCH ABC. You only need to sign in to view the most recently aired episodes.

    Many new episodes are also available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video; or with a subscription to Hulu Plus.

    On-demand viewing through a set-top box provider is another way to catch up on recently aired episodes.

  6. What if I can verify to watch full episodes on- demand with my participating TV provider, but I can't view the live stream?

    The WATCH ABC live stream is currently available in only select geographic areas with more on the way.

    Go to GETWATCHABC.com to check availability in your area. If your TV provider doesn’t yet support it, you can let them know you are interested in WATCH ABC and the great ABC programming it offers by calling or filling out an easy online form on GETWATCHABC.com/ask-for-it.

  7. What is the VERIFY TO WATCH label? Why do some episodes say VERIFY TO WATCH?

    The label helps users identify which episodes require them to sign in with a participating TV provider.

  8. If I have a participating TV provider at home and already verified my information, but travel to another place, can I always view the live stream?

    Geographical restrictions may apply.

    In some cases, your participating TV provider isn’t available in your destination. Or the local station in your destination isn’t included in the live stream yet. TV providers and live streaming vary by location.

  9. If I have a participating TV provider in my area and can access the live stream, can I always view the latest, aired episode on demand?

    Geographical restrictions may apply.

    In some cases, your participating TV provider does not support all on demand features even though you can access the live stream.

Top Questions

  1. Where can I get WATCH ABC?

    Your desktop computer at WATCHABC.com
    Apple TV
    On iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch by downloading the app from the App Store
    On supported Android devices by downloading the app from the Google Play store
    On Kindle Fire tablets by downloading the app from the Amazon Appstore
    On Windows 8 by downloading the app from the Windows store
    On Google Chromecast

  2. Is there an extra cost?

    WATCH ABC is brought to you by your local station and participating TV providers at no additional cost. It’s included in your TV subscription service.

    Program substitutions may apply for live programming.

  3. What is “live streaming?”

    This means you can view the same programs currently on air on your local ABC station. You can enjoy your favorite ABC TV shows, sports, local news and weather live on your smartphone, tablet, computer and other connected devices.

    Program substitutions may apply.

  4. How do I watch the live stream?

    The live stream is currently available in several US markets with more on the way. WATCH ABC will automatically detect your location to make sure there’s a live stream available. Then just verify your participating TV provider and start watching live.

    Go to GETWATCHABC.com to check availability in your area. If your TV provider doesn’t yet support it, you can let them know you are interested in WATCH ABC and the great ABC programming it offers by calling or filling out an easy online form on GETWATCHABC.com.

  5. Why can’t I get the live stream?

    The live stream may not be available in your geographic area yet. Or your provider isn’t participating just yet. We’re working hard to add more geographic areas and more participating TV providers in the near future.

    Go to GETWATCHABC.com to check availability in your area. If your TV provider doesn’t yet support it, you can let them know you are interested in WATCH ABC and the great ABC programming it offers by calling or filling out an easy online form on GETWATCHABC.com.

  6. When are new episodes added to WATCH ABC?

    New episodes are typically added the day after they air on TV.

  7. Which mobile devices are supported? Are the apps free to download?

    The WATCH ABC app is free to download and is available on the following mobile devices.

    Apple mobile devices with iOS 5.0 or above:

    iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, iPod touch.

    Android / Kindle tablets:

    Kindle Fire (2nd Gen), Kindle Fire HD 7.0”, Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
    Google Nexus 7” & 10”
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7” & 10.1”
    Samsung Galaxy Note 8” & 10.1”
    Download "WATCH ABC" on the Amazon Appstore for Android or Google Play Store. Other tablets with Android 4.0+ may also work.

    Android Phones:

    Google (LG) Nexus 4
    HTC One
    Samsung Galaxy SII, SII, S4
    Samsung Galaxy Note, Note 2

    Apple TV (2nd generation and above)

    Devices not supported:

    If your device has the supported version of Adobe Flash listed in our system requirements, you may find that our site works in your mobile browser, but we do not support devices not listed and cannot guarantee that WATCH ABC will work as intended on your device.

  8. Why isn't the live stream available for my location?

    The WATCH ABC live stream for your local station is determined by your physical location. You must access the WATCH ABC live stream within each available station's local viewing area. Although it's currently available in select U.S. cities, we are working to make it available to all of our viewers. If your TV provider isn't currently participating, go to GETWATCHABC.com to ask for it!

    WATCH ABC is brought to you by your local ABC station and participating TV providers at no additional cost.

    * Live stream is currently available in the following areas: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco. You must be located within each available station's local viewing area and must verify your participating TV provider account for access to the WATCH ABC live stream in your area. It's included with your TV subscription services. Program substitutions may apply.

  9. Why doesn't the live stream match what's on my live TV broadcast?

    The content programming in the WATCH ABC live stream may differ from what's on your TV screen. Program substitutions may apply.

  10. What are the minimum system requirements?

    WATCH ABC requires these minimum system requirements for viewing on a computer:

    1. You must have Adobe Flash Player 10.2 or above installed.
    2. Adobe Flash Player 10.2 and above.
    3. You must enable Javascript and accept cookies.

    Windows

    1. 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
    2. Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit), Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    3. Internet Explorer 9.0+, Mozilla Firefox 25.0+, Google Chrome 31.0+
    4. 512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory

    Mac OS

    1. Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
    2. Mac OS X v10.6 or v10.7
    3. Safari 6.0+, Mozilla Firefox 25.0+, Google Chrome 31.0+
    4. 512MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory

    Linux
    Not officially supported at this time

    For the WATCH ABC Live Stream, we require that you enable location detection on your browser.

  11. Is WATCH ABC available outside the U.S.?

    WATCH ABC is only available if you're physically located within the U.S., its territories (including Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands), or Bermuda.

Verify TV Provider

  1. What is a TV provider?

    A TV provider is the company you pay in order to get your television service, like a cable company, a satellite company or a telco (also called a telecommunications company).

    Go to GETWATCHABC.com to check availability in your area. If your TV provider doesn’t yet support it, you can let them know you are interested in WATCH ABC and the great ABC programming it offers by calling or filling out an easy online form on GETWATCHABC.com.

  2. What does “verify” mean?

    “Verify” is the process of confirming your current TV provider username and password. If you subscribe to a participating TV provider, verify your account with a username and password by following the on-screen prompts on WATCHABC.com or in the WATCH ABC app.

  3. If I have a participating TV provider at home and already verified my information, but travel to another place, can I always view the live stream?

    Geographical restrictions may apply.

    In some cases, your participating TV provider isn't available in your destination. Or the local station in your destination isn't included in the live stream yet. TV providers and live streaming vary by location.

  4. Do I have to verify every time I use WATCH ABC?

    No. Once you verify, you won’t have to re-verify every time you use WATCH ABC. Typically, participating TV providers require re-verification every 30-90 days. And remember, you can access several episodes on demand without signing in.

  5. What if I forgot or don’t have a username and password?

    Please visit your participating TV provider’s website to register for a username and password. Or give your participating TV provider a call for more information.

  6. What if my TV provider and Internet provider aren’t the same? Which one do I use?

    You should use the username and password for your participating TV provider.

  7. Does ABC access my participating TV provider account information?

    We do not access your username, password, email address, or any other information about your participating TV provider account.

  8. How can I find out if my TV provider is participating? What if they aren’t participating yet?

    Go to GETWATCHABC.com to check availability. If you don’t see your provider on the list, don’t worry. We’re working hard to add more providers in the near future, and you can always contact your provider and let them know you are interested in WATCH ABC and the ABC programming it offers.

  9. If I have a participating TV provider in my area and can access the live stream, can I always view the latest, aired episode on demand?

    Geographical restrictions may apply.

    In some cases, your participating TV provider does not support all on demand features even though you can access the live stream.

  10. How do I sign out?

    It’s easy to sign out, but the process can vary depending on your TV provider. Check your TV provider’s website to find out how to sign out. You can also sign out in the top right corner of the “Me” tab in our apps or the “My Profile” section on our website.

Video Playback

  1. How do I install or upgrade the Adobe Flash Player?

    On the computer, our video player requires Adobe Flash 10.2 or above. Download the free Adobe Flash plug-in on Adobe’s website.

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

  2. Why am I getting an “Out of the country” error message?

    WATCH ABC is only available if you're physically located within the U.S., its territories (including Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands), or Bermuda.

    Also, you must not access WATCH ABC via an anonymous proxy IP address. Please use our online feedback form to submit a ticket if you're incorrectly getting an Out of Country message.

  3. Why isn’t my video playing?

    Please try one or all of the following:

    1. Confirm that your computer or device meets our minimum system requirements.
    2. Check your Internet download speed (Internet download speeds should be 1.5 Mbps or better). Your wifi or mobile signal indicator does not correlate to your download speed. There are a number of websites where you can conduct a free “Internet speed test.”
    3. Check to see if you can view videos from other sites.
    4. Refresh your browser or close your browser or app and re-open it.
    5. Close other computer applications that may be open at the same time.
    6. Clear cache and cookies on your browser, and try again.
    7. Restart your computer and try again.

    If none of the suggestions above solved your problem, please contact us via our online feedback form.

  4. What are the minimum system requirements?

    You need to have the following minimum computer system requirements in order to play videos:

    1. A high speed Internet connection with sufficient download speeds of 1.5 Mbps or better.
    2. Adobe Flash Player 10.2 and above.

    Windows

    1. 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
    2. Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit), Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    3. Internet Explorer 8.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 8.0 and above, Google Chrome 17.0 and above, Safari 5.0 and above
    4. 128MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory

    Mac OS

    1. Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
    2. Mac OS X v10.6 or v10.7
    3. Safari 5.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 8.0 and above, Google Chrome 17.0 and above
    4. 256MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory

  5. Why do I need to enable Javascript? How do I do this?

    WATCH ABC uses Javascript to improve your viewing experience. Javascript allow us to give you a more robust user interface, which is a fancy way of saying it makes things easier & better when it comes to the way you interact with the content.

    To Enable Javascript – Instructions depending on your browser:

    Google Chrome

    1. Select Chrome in the menu bar.
    2. Choose Preferences.
    3. Click "Show advanced settings…" at the bottom of the browser.
    4. Click Content Settings in the "Privacy section."
    5. Select Allow all sites to run JavaScript in the 'JavaScript' section.
    6. Click Done to update.

    Mozilla Firefox (mac)

    1. Select Firefox in the menu bar.
    2. Choose Preferences.
    3. Choose Content from the top navigation.
    4. Select the checkbox next to Enable JavaScript.

    Internet Explorer

    1. Select Tools from the top menu.
    2. Choose Internet Options.
    3. Click on the Security tab.
    4. Click on Custom Level.
    5. Scroll down until you see the section labeled "Scripting."
    6. Under "Active Scripting," select Enable and click OK.

    Apple Safari

    1. Open the Safari menu on your browser's toolbar.
    2. Choose Preferences.
    3. Choose Security.
    4. Select the checkbox next to Enable JavaScript.

  6. Why do I have to accept cookies? How do I do this?

    We use cookies to tell you what’s new since your last visit, and to store your login info so that you don’t have to enter it every time you visit.

    Enable Cookies – Instructions depending on your browser:

    Internet Explorer

    1. Click Start > Control Panel. (With Windows XP Classic View, click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
    2. Click Network and Internet
    3. Click the Internet Options icon.
    4. Select the Privacy tab.
    5. Click Advanced.
    6. Select "Override automatic cookie handling" under the "Cookies" section in the Advanced Privacy Settings window.
    7. Select the "Accept" or "Prompt" option under "First-party Cookies."
    8. Select the "Accept" or "Prompt" option under "Third-party Cookies." (If you select the "Prompt" option, you'll be asked for approval every time a website attempts to send you a cookie.)
    9. In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.

    Mozilla Firefox for Windows

    1. Click Settings.
    2. Click Privacy in the top panel.
    3. Set "Firefox will:" to "Use custom settings for history."
    4. Check the box next to "Accept cookies from sites" to enable cookies.
    5. Click OK.

    Mozilla Firefox for Mac

    1. Select Firefox from the menu bar
    2. Select Preferences.
    3. Click Privacy.
    4. Set "Firefox will:" to "Use custom settings for history."
    5. Check the box next to "Accept cookies from sites" to enable cookies.

    Google Chrome for Windows

    1. Click the Tools menu.
    2. Click Settings.
    3. Click "Show advanced settings…" at the bottom of the browser.
    4. Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
    5. Select Allow local data to be set to allow both first-party and third-party cookies. If you only want to accept first-party cookies, check the box next to "Block all third-party cookies without exception."
    6. Click Done to update.

    Google Chrome for Mac

    1. Select Chrome in the menu bar.
    2. Choose Preferences.
    3. Click "Show advanced settings…" at the bottom of the browser.
    4. Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
    5. Select Allow local data to be set to allow both first-party and third-party cookies. If you only want to accept first-party cookies, check the box next to "Block all third-party cookies without exception."
    6. Click Done to update.

    Apple Safari

    1. Select Safari in the menu bar.
    2. Select Preferences.
    3. Click Privacy in the top panel.
    4. Under "Block cookies" select "From third parties and advertisers.”

  7. I'm getting an Adobe Flash shared objects error message.

    The Adobe Flash shared objects error message occurs when your Flash storage settings are either too limited or set to “None.” In order to resolve this issue, follow these steps:

    1. Navigate to http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html
      1. Uncheck the box "Never Ask Again"
      2. Use the slider to increase your storage settings to “Unlimited”
      3. Check the box "Allow third-party Flash content to store data on your computer."

    2. Navigate to http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html
      1. Select "entitlement.auth.adobe.com" and uncheck the box "Never Ask Again"
      2. Use the slider to increase your storage settings to “Unlimited”

    3. Reload the WATCH ABC page that you were on.

  8. Video playback stalls or is choppy.

    Make sure you have a good connection for the best video viewing experience. Sometimes you may experience issues if the network is congested, your connection is weak, or when you have too many apps open at the same time.

    Here are a few things you can try to fix the problem:

    1. Confirm that your computer or device meets our minimum system requirements.
    2. Check your Internet download speed. Internet download speeds should be 1.5 Mbps or better. Your wifi or mobile signal indicator does not correlate to your download speed. There are a number of websites where you can conduct a free “Internet speed test”. Do an Internet search.
    3. Refresh your browser and try again.
    4. Drag the rewind scrubber back in time several minutes in the program timeline.
    5. Close other computer applications that may be open at the same time, which can drain memory or processing power.
    6. Disconnect other Internet (e.g. Wi-Fi) connected devices that may be connected at the same time.
    7. Restart your computer and try again.

    If none of the suggestions above solved your problem, please contact us via our online feedback form.

  9. Is there a Customer Service number I can call?

    For questions and feedback related to ABC shows: 1-818- 460-7477
    For video playback and other technical issues: 1-800-230-0229

  10. How do I clear my personal history in the "my profile" section?

    It’s easy to do – just click the “Clear All” button in the “my profile” tab.

  11. Is closed captioning available?

    Closed captioning is available whenever you’re watching full episodes. Click on the “CC” logo on the player controls to turn on or off closed captioning.

    If you’re watching the live stream, most shows have closed captioning available.

    For any issues regarding closed captioning, the best way to contact us is to use our online form to submit a ticket.

    Alternatively, you can contact Khai Tran, Disney-ABC Digital Media, at DigitalClosedCaptioning@abcplayersupport.com. Please include "Closed Captioning" in the subject of your email.

    You may also contact us by phone at 818-962-4096, by fax at 818-450-0493 or by mail at 3800 West Alameda Ave., Burbank, CA 91505. Please note that this is for closed captioning inquiries only.

  12. I can't find the episode that I was watching anymore.

    The episode or program may have expired and is no longer available on our site. If it has expired, we unfortunately no longer have the rights to distribute it online.

    The expiration for each show, episode, and movie varies, but expiration messaging will appear on each video content one week before it’s due to expire.

  13. Does the WATCH ABC app support iCloud for syncing between iOS devices?

    Yes, the WATCH ABC app supports iCloud for syncing between iOS devices. This syncing feature allows you to maintain your viewing history and resume videos across devices. iCloud needs to be activated on all devices for this feature to work.

    To check whether you have iCloud enabled, tap on “Settings” from your home screen, then “iCloud.” If you’re not signed in to iCloud, you will need to sign in with your Apple ID and password. You will need to also sign in to iCloud on your other iOS device(s) using the same Apple account."

  14. Can I stream my iOS device to my Apple TV using AirPlay?

    Sorry, AirPlay on Apple TV is not currently supported, but WATCH ABC is available as an Apple TV app.

  15. While downloading the WATCH ABC app, the download got stuck before finishing.

    If the app download icon appears stuck, you will need to delete and reinstall the app. Follow the steps below:

    1. Touch and hold any application icon on the Home Screen until the icons start to wiggle.
    2. Tap the "x" in the corner of the application you want to delete.
    3. Tap "Delete" to remove the application and all of its data from your device.
    4. Press the Home button.
    5. Go to the App Store.
    6. Search for “WATCH ABC” and then download it again."

  16. Can I resume playing a full episode video from where I left off?

    Yes, if you’re on the same computer and Internet browser, the player will automatically remember where you left off and allow you to resume the video you were watching.

    Select the “Me” tab in our apps or the “My Profile” section on our website to see your viewing history and resume your video, if it has not expired.

  17. How can I watch videos in full screen?

    Full Screen viewing is available. To get into Full Screen mode, move your mouse over the video player and the player controls should appear. Click the icon on the far right in the player controls, which should expand the player to full screen.

    When in Full Screen mode you can exit by clicking the icon again. The player control bar will disappear after a few seconds once the mouse has been inactive. To get the player control bar to re-appear just move the mouse. Another way to get out of Full Screen mode is to click the ESC key on your computer.

ABC Programming

  1. How can I find the ABC Programming TV schedule?

    From a desktop, go to http://abc.go.com/schedule.
    From the WATCH ABC app, click the “Schedule” tab to see what’s on.

  2. Where do we send fan mail to our favorite ABC stars? And can we get autographed photos?

    All fan mail and requests for autographed photos are best sent directly to the show production companies. If your show is not listed, please send to:

    [Name of Show]
    P.O. Box 3000
    Neenah, WI 54957

    Please refer to the list below to find your favorite shows.

    20/20
    147 Columbus Ave.
    New York, NY 10023

    America's Funniest Home Videos
    P.O. Box 4333
    Hollywood, CA 90078

    The Bachelor/Bachelorette
    Next Entertainment / AND Syndicated
    10200 Riverside Dr. Suite 200
    Toluca Lake, CA 91602

    Betrayal
    1438 N. Gower Street, Box #70
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Castle
    Raleigh Studios
    Clune Building, 2nd floor
    5300 Melrose Ave.
    Hollywood, CA 90038

    The Chew
    Chew Productions
    125 West End Avenue
    7th Floor
    New York, NY 10023

    Dancing With the Stars
    c/o CBS Television City
    7800 Beverly Blvd.
    Bungalow #1
    L.A., CA 90036

    Extreme Weight Loss
    3650 Redondo Beach Avenue
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278

    General Hospital
    4151 Prospect Ave.
    TV Center
    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Good Morning America
    147 Columbus Ave.
    New York, NY 10023

    Grey's Anatomy
    Production Office
    4151 Prospect Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Jimmy Kimmel Live
    6834 Hollywood Blvd.
    Hollywood, CA 90028

    Last Man Standing
    4020 Radford Ave.
    Bungalow 17
    Studio City, CA 91604

    The Middle
    411 N. Hollywood Way
    Bldg. 29R
    Burbank, CA 91505

    Modern Family
    10201 W. Pico Blvd.
    Bldg. 69
    Los Angeles, CA 90035

    Nightline/This Week
    1717 DeSales St. NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    Once Upon a Time
    Stage 49 Ltd.
    2400 Boundary Road
    Burnaby, BC V5M 3Z3
    Canada

    Revenge
    1600 Rosecrans Ave
    Bldg 2B
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Rookie Blue
    188 Davenport Road, Suite 202
    Toronto, Ontario M5R1J2
    Canada

    Scandal
    FTP Productions
    1438 Gower St, Box 85
    Hollywood, CA 90028

    Shark Tank
    Mark Burnett Productions
    3000 Olympic Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90404-5073

    Suburgatory
    4000 Warner Blvd
    Burbank, CA 91522

    The View
    320 West 66th St.
    New York, NY 10023

    What Would You Do?
    147 Columbus Ave.
    New York, NY 10023

    Wipeout
    "Wipeout"
    Endemol USA
    9255 Sunset Blvd.
    Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90069

    World News with Diane Sawyer
    47 West 66th St.
    New York, NY 10023

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