ABC (American Broadcasting Company) is an American television network located in New York, United States. This channel has various content such as tv shows, drama, comedy, reality shows, movies, and more. Some of the most popular dramas are Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, A Million Little Things, and Big Sky. ABC has nearly 236 affiliated stations in the United Stations, including eight owned and operated stations. First, let us have a look at how to install ABC on your Apple TV.


ABC Channel is a bundle of ABC News, Freeform, FX, and Nat Geo. The best thing about ABC is you can watch it for free of cost. You can alternatively watch it on subscription-based streaming services, which are listed below.

  • Hulu + Live TV – $64.99/month.
  • YouTube TV – $64.99/month.
  • fuboTV – $64.99/month.
  • DIRECTV Stream – $69.99/month.
ABC supported streaming services on Apple TV

How to Activate and Stream ABC on Apple TV?

ABC Network is natively available on the Apple TV store at zero cost. Ensure that you have a proper Internet speed of 1.5 Mbps or more to stream without buffer. These are the simple instructions to install and stream ABC on your Apple TV.

#1. Launch App Store on your Apple TV using your remote.

Apple TV home screen

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

Search bar on Apple TV

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

ABC logo on Apple TV store

#4. Tap on the Get/Install option to download the app.

#5. Open the ABC 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 activation method on Apple TV

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

#10. The screen refreshes to reload ABC contents on your Apple TV.

Hit ABC shows on Apple TV

How to Stream ABC on Old Generation Apple TV?

ABC app is only suitable on Apple TV with tvOS 12.0 or above. For old generation Apple TV, you can cast your screen from your iPhone/iPad directly. Keep in mind, Apple smartphone devices with iOS 11.0 or above can use this feature.

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

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

#3. Launch ABC after it gets installed.

#4. Toggle to the control center and tap the screen mirroring option.

Screen mirroring feature on iPhone

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

#6. Using Airplay, the content will now stream on your TV.

ABC 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) Is the ABC app free to download on Apple TV?

Yes, you can download the ABC app from the App Store for free.

2) What is the new update on the ABC app?

With its new update, you can stream throwbacks, specials, movies, and more.

3) Is there a fee to access the ABC app?

It is completely free to access, but you need to log in with your tv provider.

4) Can I stream my iOS device to my Apple TV using AirPlay?

Yes, the AirPlay feature is available on iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Safari web browser for Mac.