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How to Install the ABC App on Roku

Watch all your favorite ABC shows on your Roku TV by simply installing the ABC app.

Key Highlights

  • Installation: Go to the Roku home screen → Streaming ChannelsSearch ChannelsABCAdd ChannelOKGo to channel.
  • Activation: Go to to activate ABC on Roku via TV provider.

The ABC app is easy to install on Roku since the app is available in the Channel Store. After adding this channel, you need to activate the ABC app by signing in with your TV provider. If you don’t want to install the app, you can use Cast and AirPlay methods to stream the ABC content wirelessly. You can also watch ABC using live TV streaming apps like DirecTV Stream, Sling TV, etc. So, you can install any of these apps on your TV to watch ABC live without cable.

This guide illustrates all possible ways to watch the ABC content on Roku OS devices.

How to Install ABC App on Roku

[1] On your Roku home screen, select Streaming Channels.

Click Streaming Channels on Roku

[2] Hit the Search channels option from the screen.

[3] In the search field, type ABC app using the on-screen keyboard and search for it.

[4] Choose the ABC app and click Add channel.

[5] Once installed, tap OK from the prompt. Click Go to Channel to launch the ABC channel.

How to Activate ABC App on Roku

[1] Run the ABC app and click the Account option.

[2] Click the Sign In to TV Provider button. Make a note of the 7-digit activation code.

[3] Open a web browser and go to

[4] Enter the ABC activation code that you noted on Roku and click Continue.

Enter the ABC activation code on Roku

[5] Select your pay TV provider and sign in with the appropriate credentials.

[6] Once the verification is successful, full episodes of ABC shows will be unlocked.

You can stream the latest ABC shows on your streaming device.

How to AirPlay ABC to Roku Using iPhone or iPad

[1] As a pre-requisite, you need to turn on AirPlay on Roku.

[2] Connect your Roku to WiFi, which should be the same as your iPhone or iPad.

[3] Get the ABC app on your device by visiting the App Store.

[4] Launch the ABC app and sign in with the appropriate credentials.

[5] Play any video in the app and hit the AirPlay icon.

[6] Choose your Roku device to stream the content.

How to Watch ABC on Roku Without Cable

The following are the streaming services you can use to stream ABC without cable.

Installation GuidePackages & CostWatch ABC for Free
DirecTV Stream on RokuEntertainment – $69.99/month
Choice – $89.99/month
Ultimate – $104.99/month
5-day free trial on DirecTV Stream
Hulu on RokuAd-supported – $64.99/month
Ads-free – $74.99/month
fuboTV on RokuPro – $69.99/month
Elite – $79.99/month
Ultimate – $99.99/month
7-day free trial on fuboTV
YouTube TV on RokuBase – $64.99/month7-day free trial on YouTube TV
Vidgo on RokuPlus – $69.99/month
Premium – $84.99/month
Ultimate – $99.99/month
7-day free trial on Vidgo


Is ABC free on Roku?

No. The ABC app is free to install, but you must log in with your TV provider to view the content.

How to watch ABC News on Roku?

Install the ABC News Live app by visiting the Channel Store. Sign in with your account to start streaming.

Is it possible to add ABC iview on Roku?

No. ABC iview doesn’t have a dedicated app in the Channel Store.

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