Guide to Activate ABC on Smart Devices via

Have you ever wanted to catch up on the latest episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, or The Bachelor but don’t have cable? Well, I’ve got good news! You can now watch ABC programming by downloading the ABC app on your streaming device or smart TV.

In this handy guide, I’ll walk you through how to:

  • Download and install the ABC app
  • Activate your device using an activation code
  • Sign in with your TV provider credentials

So if you’re ready to unlock access to ABC shows, movies, live sports, and more, let’s get started!

Downloading the ABC App

The first step is to download and install the ABC app, which is available on many popular streaming platforms and smart TV operating systems:

Streaming Devices

  • Roku – Search for “ABC” in the Roku Channel Store and select the app to add the channel
  • Amazon Fire TV – Find the ABC app in the Amazon Appstore
  • Apple TV – Search for “ABC” in the tvOS App Store

Smart TVs

  • Android TVs – Search for “ABC” in the Google Play Store
  • LG TVs – Go to the LG Content Store and look for the ABC app
  • Samsung TVs– Select the app from Samsung’s app library
  • Vizio TVs – Use the SmartCast App Store to add ABC
  • Xbox – Search for “ABC” in the Microsoft Store

Once you locate the ABC app for your device, select to download and install it.

Activating With an Code

After the ABC app finishes installing, open it up and you’ll be prompted to activate it using an activation code. Here’s what to do next:

  1. Write down the activation code displayed on your TV screen. It will be an alphanumeric code.
  2. On another Internet-connected device like a phone, tablet, or computer, visit the ABC activation website at
  3. Enter the activation code from your TV and click “Continue.”

This connects your streaming device to your ABC account for activation.

Signing in With Your TV Provider

The final part of setting up ABC is signing in with your existing cable, satellite, or live TV streaming provider. This proves you have an eligible subscription package and unlocks full access for watching.

When prompted after entering the activation code on ABC’s website, select your TV provider from the list. Common options include:

  • Dish Network
  • Xfinity
  • Spectrum
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • YouTube TV
  • Sling TV

Then enter your account credentials to complete sign-in. If your provider is not listed as an option, you may need to contact their customer service to see if your package includes ABC.

Once signed in, exit out and relaunch the ABC app on your streaming device. You can now start watching ABC live streams, on demand programming, and using features like restarting live TV!

The process takes just a few minutes and that’s all it takes to gain access to great ABC content. For issues with activation codes or account sign-in, ABC provides 24/7 customer support online or by phone. Now kick back and start streaming hit shows!