How to Get ABC on Roku Streaming Devices [Guide]

ABC on Roku

American Broadcasting Television, aka ABC, is an American live TV channel from Walt Disney Television. It features various TV shows and series like The Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Army Wives, Body of Proof, etc. To stream the shows on any device, you can install the ABC TV Everywhere app. Most of the shows and series are available for free to stream, and a few you might require a participating TV service provider subscription. All the shows are neatly categorized under Popular, A-Z, Current, Drama, Comedy, Reality, News, Throwback, and Family. You can stream all of these titles and more with ABC on Roku.

For this, you need to install the ABC TV Everywhere app from the Roku Channel Store. Then you will need to log in with your pay-TV service provider to stream the channel. Or you can also go for the streaming service provider channels to stream the live TV channel without any cable.

How to Get ABC on Roku TV

(1) From your Roku home screen, navigate to the Roku Channel Store by clicking on the Streaming Channels.

Roku Home Screen

(2) Then, choose the Search Channels option.

Roku Channel Store

(3) On the search screen, type ABC and select the app from the search results.

Roku Search

(4) Now, click on the Add Channel button. Allow the channel to get added to your Roku streaming device.

ABC on Roku

(5) Click on the Go to Channel button to launch the ABC channel.

How to Activate & Watch ABC on Roku

(1) Launch the ABC app on your Roku TV from the channels section.

(2) An activation code will appear on the screen. Make a note of it.

(3) From your phone or computer, visit and enter the ABC Roku activation code.


(4) Click Continue and log in with your pay-TV service provider to activate ABC.

(5) Now, the channel on your Roku streaming device will refresh and start loading the contents.

Alternative Ways: How to Watch ABC on Roku without Cable

If you have any of the following channels on Roku, you shall stream ABC titles on the go.

DirecTV Stream

ABC on Roku

You can get the ABC channel as a part of America’s most expensive streaming service provider DirecTV Stream. It features nearly 100s of live TV channels and 65000+ on-demand content. You can choose any of the four subscription packs for an endless streaming experience. Get the Entertainment pack that costs $69.99/month along with 65+ channels, Choice 90+ channels at $89.99/month, Ultimate 130+ channels at $104.99/month, Premier 140+ channels at $149.99/month.


Fubo TV

Though fuboTV is known for offering sports channels, it also offers various entertaining channels like ABC, A&E, AMC, BET, Bravo, Comedy Central, CNBC, MSNBC, ESPN, Fox Sports, etc. In addition, you can subscribe to any of its three subscription packs to use fuboTV on Roku. The Started pack costs $59.99/month, while the Family pack costs $64.99/month, and an Elite pack at $70.99/month.



With Hulu on Roku, you get access to various movies, TV series, and original series. Apart from that, it also features 65+ live TV channels like MSNBC, NBC, CNBC, TBS, A&T, TNTm HGTV, ABC, CBS, Fox, etc. You can get either of its subscription packs. The Hulu + Live TV service costs $69.99/month and a Hulu without Live TV for $6.99/mo.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is an excellent option to stream all your favorite live TV channels on your streaming device. It offers 85+ live TV channels, including TBS, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, NBC, ESPN, HGTV, TNT, etc. Apart from that, you will be getting all the on-demand content. The YouTube TV on Roku subscription costs $64.99/month with 3 simultaneous streams and unlimited DVR cloud storage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ABC on Roku free?

No, ABC isn’t free on Roku. You can add the channel from the Channel Store for free. But to stream, you will need participating pay-TV service provider subscription.

What channel is ABC on Roku TV?

You can get the TV Everywhere app to stream the channel. Or you can stream it with any of the streaming service providers like YouTube TV, fuboTV, Hulu+Live TV, or DirecTV Stream.

How to watch ABC on Roku without cable?

Yes. You can watch ABC without a cable subscription provided if you have any of the streaming service subscriptions.

Can I watch ABC on Roku?

Yes. ABC is on Roku and you can get it officially from the Roku Channel Store, activate it, and stream its titles instantly.

Why is ABC not working on Roku?

ABC not working on Roku problems may occur due to server outages or downtime, outdated app or device software, poor internet connectivity, etc.