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WATCH ABC (Kindle Tablet Edition)

by ABC Digital
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,751 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.4.2
  • bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00BYJ6BUO
  • Release Date: March 28, 2013
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,751 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • 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.* View ABC shows such as Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Scandal, The Bachelor, Modern Family, Revenge, Good Morning America, General Hospital, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and more.
  • Look for the VERIFY TO WATCH tag or LIVE tab to get started
  • Available on supported Kindle devices.
  • Closed captioning available on select shows/episodes.
  • *Show and episode availability subject to change. Program substitutions may apply.
  • Live video available in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco. Live streaming is available within those cities with these TV Providers: AT&T U-verse, Charter, BEK TV, Comcast XFINITY, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, Yadtel, and Verizon FiOS.

Product Description

With WATCH ABC you can view the ABC network live or on demand on various devices such as smartphones, tablets, and your computer. It puts access to the network right into your hands at home or on the go.

Enjoy your favorite ABC TV shows, sports, local news and weather.

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.*

It’s included in your participating TV subscription service.

*Show and episode availability subject to change. Program substitutions may apply.
Live video available in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco. Live streaming is available within those cities with these TV Providers: AT&T U-verse, BEK TV, Charter, Comcast XFINITY, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, Yadtel, and Verizon FiOS.

For more information visit: www.abc.com

Go to www.GetWATCHABC.com to check availability in your area, ask your TV provider for WATCH ABC or to access our FAQ section.

U.S. based Internet connection required.

Terms of Use: http://disneytermsofuse.com/

Privacy Policy:http://disneyprivacycenter.com/

Technical Details

  • Size: 32.7MB
  • Version: 2.4.2
  • Developed By: ABC Digital (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
140 of 149 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Cable Provider, no use for this app! January 7, 2014
By Freefln
Verified Purchase
ABC screwed their app users over for the last time. After years of streaming glitches, they've now cut off their Internet users completely by allowing viewers only through a cable provider. Hello! It's the Internet age! Why create the app in the first place? If you want to lose customers so badly and screw your lousy sponsors, just can the app already!
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117 of 124 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars frustrated January 8, 2014
Verified Purchase
As someone who CANNOT get cable where she lives and sometimes has trouble getting ABC to come in on the digital station this app kept me from getting behind on my favorite shows and now this?!! For a station that is not solely on cable, I find this new twist not only frustrating but disheartening as well. What a shame ABC.
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110 of 118 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars no service provider January 8, 2014
Verified Purchase
The joy in coming to this app was I could enjoy the shows I missed without paying for cable. Which is way overpriced. Now the joy is gone and so is the app.
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115 of 124 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So upset January 8, 2014
By Josh A.
Verified Purchase
Why did you have to change it? Really upset that I can't watch my shows anymore since I don't have a cable provider. Thanks a lot.
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87 of 94 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars was 5 stars, now just 1. here's why: January 14, 2014
Verified Purchase
You used to be able to watch any ABC produced and broadcast show. Awesome, especially for those of us who live in the middle of rural America where service via "rabbit ears" is spotty and cable non existent. But I went to watch an episode the other day too discover that even though you are subjected to multiple add during the show (fine) you must now have a cable subscription in other to view these shows that freely broadcast over the air. Not cool ABC.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars "Verify to Watch" January 17, 2014
Verified Purchase
This was a great app up until about a week ago where they changed so that not you have to verify your cable company/account in order to watch the a lot of the newer stuff... very big let down to a lot of the long standing customers who use this app and no longer worth it to me. Very big disappointment ABC!!!
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70 of 75 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Verify To Watch? January 8, 2014
Verified Purchase
If I had TV provider I wouldn't need to watch any of the shows from the app. I can find the next day episodes somewhere else I'm sure
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782 of 893 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, needs work March 29, 2013
Verified Purchase
I was really excited to see this app finally come to the Kindle Fire. I have it on my wife's iPad and it works great, however this app is a little on the buggy side. I have been attempting to watch Once Upon A Time and for no reason the app will leave the stream and go back to the home screen. I have also had it crash out and start over when I am trying to back out of the player.

I noticed that I don't get as clear a picture as I get on my wife's iPad, but that could be something with my Kindle Fire, or it could be within the app.

I am hoping that the updates will come in a timely fashion to fix the crash. I gave it three stars in the hopes it will be patched otherwise I would have given it only two.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
acc channel especially shows like scandal.
Published 5 hours ago by annie douglas
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Worthless - doesn't even download
Published 6 hours ago by IslandBookReader
1.0 out of 5 stars Dumb cable... wants to eat our money...
I had this app because I didn't have cable. Now it requires a service provider? Um... it now wants me to have cable along with this app? Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Tim
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT HAPPY
Couldn't get it to work, it would just freeze.
Published 9 hours ago by Kelley
4.0 out of 5 stars it was exciting, supense, sadness, and romance ...
it was exciting, supense, sadness,and romance what next?
Published 9 hours ago by Sheryl Dozier
4.0 out of 5 stars Only opportunity to watch some of my favorite programs is through...
Only opportunity to watch some of my favorite programs is through Watch ABC but, because I don't have the option of our TV provider in our new location, I can't watch some shows... Read more
Published 12 hours ago by Joanna stadler
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
hope will see all my show
Published 12 hours ago by Lucille
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app
Great app
Published 14 hours ago by lct
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very easy to use!
Published 15 hours ago by Lauren Brooks
2.0 out of 5 stars past episodes
Got this app because it said I could watch past episodes but it looks like you can only watch episodes from the current season. Maybe they should advertise it like that. Read more
Published 15 hours ago by Beeshy
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Watch ABC App for Kindle Fire
I have a kindle fire. When I download app it tells me it's not compatible with my device. What is the problem?? Please fix!!!
Nov 26, 2013 by karymay |  See all 3 posts
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Of course not. They want us to throw away our old POS kindles and buy shiny new ones.
Sep 24, 2013 by J Richardson |  See all 8 posts
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I can't even get this app to install on my Kindle Fire. Very disappointing. But now that I have read other reviews and see that you must have a cable subscription to even watch programs that are broadcast FREE I figure why even bother.
Jun 1, 2014 by Penny Steege |  See all 2 posts
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