The latest episodes of your favorite ABC.com and ABC App shows can be streamed on demand when you sign in with your participating TV provider account.* New episodes are typically available for streaming the day after they air on TV.**
*Although you have a participating TV provider in your area, they may not support all on-demand features, even if you can access the live stream. Geographic restrictions may apply.
**Availability of unlocked episodes is subject to change due to programming contract requirements.
If you have a question about watching the latest episodes on-demand, select the scenario below that best applies for more details:
- What does the lock symbol mean?
- How do I unlock episodes?
- What if I don’t have a TV provider account?
What does the lock symbol mean?
The lock symbol identifies which episodes require you to sign in to your participating TV provider account in order to stream. The locked episode(s) for many shows will become available to watch without linking a participating TV provider account 8 days* after the episode first airs on TV.
However, there is unlocked content available on free 24/7 streaming channels that give you instant access to programs from ABC, ABC News, Freeform, and National Geographic without signing in with a participating TV provider.
*Availability of unlocked episodes is subject to change due to programming contract requirements.
To unlock the newest episodes, sign in and verify your participating TV provider. You can then start streaming all episodes on your web browser, phone, tablet, or TV-connected device. If you’ve already verified your participating TV provider, all episodes are unlocked to stream.**
Please note that some TV providers may require you to re-verify your account after a predetermined time period.
What if I don’t have a participating TV provider account?
If you don't have a subscription with a participating TV provider, you can still watch several recent episodes on the ABC app. You only need to sign in to view the newest episodes for select on-air shows.
On-demand viewing is another way to catch up on recently aired episodes.
Many new episodes are also available for purchase on download services such as the Apple TV app, Amazon Prime Video, or with a streaming subscription to Hulu.
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