ABC News is one of the divisions of the ABC network run by Walt Disney. You can watch live breaking news and recorded news updates. Stay up to date with the latest politics, weather, entertainment, health, lifestyle, technology, science and sports. The news inbox feature helps to notify the missed topics by personalized alerts. ABC Radio allows you to listen to audio podcasts. You will also get the latest news and stories on the coronavirus section. ABC News app is available on the Apple TV store at zero cost.


ABC News is a free streaming service, so it does not have any subscription plans. However, you can alternatively watch using one of the streaming partners if you have a valid subscription.

How to Install ABC News on Apple TV?

Here is a guide to install ABC News on Apple TV for free from the App store.

#1. On the home screen of your Apple TV, launch the App Store.

Apple TV Home screen

#2. Click on the Search bar that appears on the screen.

search bar on the Apple app store

#3. Type ABC NEWS using the on-screen keyboard and locate it.

#4. Select the Get/Install option to download the app.

#5. Open the ABC NEWS app after the installation.

#6. Select your TV provider on the account section and click sign-in.

#7. After that, you will get an activation code for your Apple TV.

#8. Visit this link from your PC or smartphone.

ABC News activation method

#9. Sign in with your tv provider from the drop-down list.

#10. Enter your activation code and click the continue option.

#11. The screen refreshes to reload the ABC NEWS channel on your Apple TV.

ABC News content

Alternative Method to Stream ABC News on Apple TV

ABC News is compatible with Apple TV only if it runs on tvOS 12.0 or later. So old generation Apple TVs are not compatible with the latest ABC News app. Therefore, you have only one choice to stream to your tv. Let’s see how to do it in simple steps.

#1. Connect your iPhone and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

#2. Download the ABC News app from the App Store.

#3. Launch ABC News after it gets installed.

#4. Navigate to the control centre and tap the screen mirroring option.

Screen mirroring option on Apple iPhone

#5. From the list, select your Apple TV.

#6. This will start screen mirroring on your device.

#7. Enjoy live breaking news and local stories of ABC News on your tv.

ABC News live streaming on the app

ABC News Supported Apple Devices

  • iPhone: 5s or newer.
  • iPod Touch: 6th Generation.
  • iPad: mini 4 or newer, Air, Air 2, any iPad Pro model.
  • Apple TV: 4th Generation or newer.

Other Supported Devices

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Amazon Fire Tablet
  • Android TV
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Google Chromecast

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is the minimum requirement for Apple TV to watch ABC News?

You must require Apple TV with tvOS 12.0 or above.

2) What is the ABC News Live stream?

This helps to stream 24/7 National ABC News coverage.