The Windows 8 ABC Live app has been updated and rebranded — it is now called Watch ABC. Read below to discover what are the improvements that this popular TV app comes with in Windows 10, 8.
User from United States should be glad to know that the update to the Windows 10, 8 ABC app finally brings live streaming. The app is also now called Watch ABC and comes with a new look and general bug fixes. The live video feature is available at the moment only for residents of Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham, Fresno, Houston and San Francisco.
By using the updated Watch ABC app you can watch your favorite ABC shows and also find when your favorite show is on straight from your Windows 8 tablet. Here’s how the official description of the app sounds like:
WATCH ABC is a new way to experience ABC – anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re at home or out and about, you can enjoy your favorite ABC TV shows, sports, and local news & weather on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – LIVE and ON DEMAND.
Ironically, by anywhere they mean only some cities from the United States. Watch ABC will let you watch from the comfort of your Windows 10, 8 device such shows as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Goldbergs, Scandal, Once Upon a Time, Modern Family, Good Morning America, The View and much more. Besides Watch ABC, there is also the ABC family app that you can use on Windows 10, 8. We are including below download links to both apps:
[UPDATE] ABC added a series of interesting new features and improvements to both apps. If something came up and you didn’t finish your episode, you can quickly pick up where you left off and resume your session. It is also worth mentioning that closed captioning is available on certain shows.
Unfortunately, many users complained about frequent crashes when the app is playing ads. App hangs also occur especially when requesting location access on Windows 10. Hopefully, the next update fix this these issues for good.
How has your Watch ABC experience been so far? Let us know in the comments below.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2013 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in November 2013 and was revamped and updated in June 2018 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.