ABC News Live is launching today on YouTube TV and will be coming to Amazon’s news app on all Fire TV devices over the coming weeks. The app is available on Fire tablets starting today.
ABC News Live has seen a 200% increase in viewers since launching in May 2018. Weekly viewers increased 103% just in the past month, as more viewers are looking for trusted news sources to stay up to date on current events.
“High quality, credible news and information is more important than ever right now,” said Justin Dial, Senior Executive Producer, ABC News Live. “Since the outbreak began, ABC News Live has been committed to reporting and telling all of the stories and angles that have emerged from the pandemic. I’m glad Amazon’s news app and YouTube TV audiences will now be able to have access to our reporting and the latest information to help them stay safe and understand what’s happening in the world.”
Amazon’s news app can be found on all Fire TV devices and compatible Fire tablets in the US. The app can be launched just by saying “Alexa, play news from ABC” with the Alexa Voice Remote or with the Fire TV Cube.
“Adding ABC News Live onto Amazon’s news app and YouTube TV couldn’t have come at a more critical time for audiences” said Colby Smith, SVP, Digital Media, Disney Direct-to-Consumer & Int. “As millions of streamers seek to understand the personal impact of the pandemic, we want to make news and information easily accessible to them.”
ABC News Live streams live breaking news, live events and original programming. The channel will be increasing coverage to 18 hours of live, anchored news programs daily across all dayparts, breaking news coverage and all-new original documentaries.
The ABC News Live channel is also available on The Roku Channel, Hulu, Xumo, Sling TV, Facebook, Twitter, ABCNews.com, the ABC News and ABC mobile apps. The standalone ABC News Live apps are also available on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku and Apple TV.
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