How to activate ABC on Roku, Apple, Fire TV, AndroidTV, Smart TV

American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a commercial television broadcasting network owned by the Walt Disney Company. The broadcasting network has lots of exclusive videos and free episodes that you can stream on different devices.

However, to stream content from ABC, you need to activate your device. Note that not every device is compatible.

Here is a full list of devices that are compatible with ABC:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Apple TV
  • Fire TV
  • AndroidTV
  • Roku
  • Selected Smart TVs

How to activate ABC on compatible devices

Here is how you should go about activating the ABC, depending on the kind of platform you are using;


To activate ABC on any of your iOS devices, including iPhone, Apple TV, and iPad:

  • Find and download ABC from the Apple App Store
  • Launch the app on your selected device (iPhone, Apple TV, and iPad)
  • Select get the ABC activation code first and write it down somewhere.  
  • Use your smartphone or computer to visit the
  • Key in the activation code then press continue
  • Choose a TV provider and use your login credentials to log into your account
  • Click on the submit button

You are now able to watch ABC channels on your compatible iOS device.


Roku device

To activate ABC on Roku:

  • Download and install ABC from the Roku Channel Store
  • Launch the app and select Programs
  • Write down the activation code that appears
  • Visit from a different device
  • Enter the activation code and click Proceed
  • Choose your TV provider from the dropdown list
  • Sign in to your account on your TV provider

Ensure that all your billing information is up to date and enjoy ABC programming on your Roku device.

Amazon Fire TV

Follow the steps below to activate ABC on Fire TV Stick:

  • Download the ABC from the Amazon App Store on Fire TV
  • Launch the application and go to the Apps segment
  • Note down the activation code that appears
  • Go to from a different device that has a browser like a PC or a smartphone.
  • Enter the activation code and click Continue
  • Select your TV provider and sign in to your account.

After your activation code is confirmed effectively and signed in to your account, you can now watch ABC channels on your Amazon Fire TV.

Android TV

If you are on Android-based gadgets like TV boxes, phones, or tablets, you can watch the ABC channel for nothing (except for premium content).

Follow these steps to activate ABC on your Android TV:

  • Launch the Android Play Store
  • Download the ABC app and install it on your device
  • Write down the activation code that will be displayed as soon as you open the app.  
  • Using any internet browser, open the
  • Enter the activation code and click on the “Proceed” button
  • Select the TV provider with which you have subscribed to the ABC channel.
  • Use your login details to log in to your account
  • Click on the submit button

You will now be able to watch ABC on your android TV.

Samsung Smart TV

To activate ABC on your Samsung smart TV:

  • Download the ABC app and launch it
  • Click on the account button
  • Select TV Provider and click on Sign In
  • Write down the seven-digit activation code that will appear
  • Go to and key in the activation code

You can now launch the app and stream your favorite shows from your Samsung TV.


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Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about activating ABC.

Can I watch ABC without a TV provider?

It is entirely possible to watch ABC channels without having a participating TV provider.

However, you will only be able to watch full episodes eight days from the date of their original airing.

You can access these TV shows from or the ABC app.

Is ABC a free channel?

Yes, you can be able to watch ABC for free.

ABC, short for American Broadcast Corporation, is one of the most extensive US TV networks. Its online service, ABC GO, offers free VOD streaming of all its popular shows.

ABC activation code not working?

If your activation code doesn’t work as you are trying to activate the ABC app, you can use your browser in incognito mode to get a new activation code.

Subsequently, you can clear cookies and cache on your browser before accessing a new activation code.

Remember, these codes refresh after a few minutes, so you will always have access to a new code whenever you need it. 


Remember to check if your device is compatible before starting the ABC activation process. Once you have confirmed, follow the steps provided here to activate the channel.

Otherwise, if you encounter any problems while using the app, don’t hesitate to contact the ABC help center.


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