From a radio network to the flagship network property of Disney Entertainment, ABC has been the king of prime-time TV for decades. With programming spanning all genres and demographics, there always a little something for everybody to enjoy.
Our top choice for watching ABC without cable is Sling TV. But we also have three other options if Sling doesn’t work for you.
Before we dive in, if you’re here to find out what programming will air on ABC this week, check out our live TV guide. Then come back here to make sure you have the best streaming option for you.
Top pick: Watch ABC on Sling TV
But our team’s pick for most people to watch ABC, is Sling. Here’s why:
- Sling is available at the lowest monthly price point on this list.
- Sling is available in every region of the United States. (Viewers outside the US can try to access Sling with a VPN, like ExpressVPN.)
Read more about how we recommend streaming services.
Why we recommend ABC on Sling
If you're looking for the cheapest way to stream ABC, Sling could be your best choice. Sling is our top pick for watching ABC because it offers the best combination of price, channels, and features.
The Sling Blue package allows you to stream a total of 45 channels including ABC and FOX, NBC, or MSNBC. The Sling Orange + Blue package allows you to stream a total of 50 channels including ABC and FOX, NBC, or MSNBC. Find out which local channels and regional sports networks Sling has in your area.
You can use Sling on web browsers, Android, or iOS as well as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, or Apple TV. Other devices include LG/Samsung Smart TVs or Xbox One. Learn more about Sling device support.
Sports fan pick: Watch ABC on Youtube TV
Most sports fans already know and love Youtube TV. If you’re trying to watch ABC without cable and you also watch a lot of sports, Youtube TV is probably the best pick for you.
Youtube TV’s most attractive feature for sports fans is its upcoming NFL Sunday Ticket package. Get every Sunday game that’s not airing on your local CBS or FOX network, along with the standard 100+ live channels and have all of the sports you need in one place.
Other channels included with Youtube TV are: A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BET, Cartoon Network, Cheddar, Cheddar Big News, CNN, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNU, Food Network, Freeform, FX, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, IFC, NFL Network, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, TV Land, USA
Youtube TV is available on devices like: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Cox, iOS, LG TV, Mi Box, Roku, Samsung TV, TiVo, Vizio, Windows 10, Windows 11, Xbox, Xbox One.
Read our Youtube TV review.
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Family pick: Watch ABC on Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV’s offerings of family and kids-oriented content, both live and on-demand, makes it a great choice for families and large households. What makes it number one, though, is its inclusion of Disney+ in its packaging.
Other channels included with Hulu + Live TV are: A&E, ABC News, BET, Bloomberg Television, Cartoon Network, CBS, Cheddar Big News, CNN, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, E!, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, Food Network, Freeform, FX, HGTV, History, ID, Lifetime, NFL Network, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, TruTV, Vice
Hulu + Live TV is available on devices like: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Cox, iOS, LG TV, Mi Box, Roku, Samsung TV, TiVo, Vizio, Windows 10, Windows 11, Xbox, Xbox One.
Read our Hulu review.
News fan pick: Watch ABC on DirecTV Stream
DirecTV Stream offers a great range of news channels, including C-SPAN, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, as well as local and regional networks based on your location.
Other channels included with DirecTV Stream are: A&E, ABC News, AMC, AXS TV, BET, Bloomberg Television, Cartoon Network, Cheddar Big News, CNN, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, Food Network, Freeform, FX, HGTV, History, IFC, Lifetime, National Geographic, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, TruTV, Vice
DirecTV Stream is available on devices like: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Cox, iOS, LG TV, Mi Box, Roku, Samsung TV, TiVo, Vizio, Windows 10, Windows 11, Xbox, Xbox One.
Read our DirecTV Stream review.
Can I watch ABC with an antenna?
Broadcast television networks like ABC were originally intended to be free for Americans. With the rise of cable, satellite and streaming, many of us have forgotten that local television is all around us in the form of broadcast signals. With an antenna we can collect broadcast signals and watch local television at no recurring cost. Find the best antenna for you.
Can I watch ABC for free?
You can watch new ABC shows and movies for free the day after they air on live TV on the ABC app. Live television updates the next day, so you’ll just be 24 hours late to new episodes of top shows like The Bachelor or the Good Doctor.
Can I watch ABC on Amazon Prime Video?
ABC doesn’t have a dedicated channel on Amazon Prime Video, but you can watch many old ABC produced TV shows and movies on Prime Video.
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