When you create a new ABC Account or sign in to a current TV provider to access content on the ABC app or ABC.com, you may be prompted to enter a 6- or 7-character activation code sent to the email address associated with your ABC Account.
Note: If you do not receive a one-time passcode email, be sure to check your spam folder.
During the ABC Account signup process, you will need to retrieve a one-time 6-character passcode from a current email address. Once you have your 6-character Account Activation code, return to ABC.com/account and enter the provided code to create your new ABC Account.
Similarly, if you are looking to update the email address associated with your ABC Account, you will need to retrieve a one-time 6-character passcode from the email address you have on file to complete the process.
To access ABC content — including the live stream, locked episodes, and additional on-demand programming — you must first sign in to a participating TV provider account on your supported device.
When signing in to a participating TV provider, you may need to activate your device with a one-time 7-character passcode sent to the email address associated with your TV provider account. A Device Activation code is required only on the following devices:
*Not including Android TVs
Once you have your 7-character Device Activation code, return to ABC.com/activate on a computer, enter the provided code, and follow the rest of the sign-in instructions.