ABC News Live has launched new apps for Android TV and Amazon Fire TV. Viewers will get 24/7 live breaking news, live events and original programming through a newly developed native app. Additionally, ABC Owned Television Stations are launching apps for Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, the Roku platform, and Apple TV, bringing local newscasts and breaking news, top videos, weather and more.
ABC News Live can currently be found on the Roku platform, Hulu Live, Xumo, Sling TV, Facebook, Twitter, ABCNews.com, and the ABC News and ABC mobile apps. This launch will also bring the app to Android TV and Fire TV, with updates on Roku and Apple TV coming in mid-April.
ABC News Live
The new ABC News Live app on Android TV and Fire TV provides viewers with ABC News Special Reports and critical COVID-19 updates with shows including Pandemic: What You Need to Know anchored by Amy Robach (weekdays, 4 p.m. ET) and ABCNL Prime with Linsey Davis (weeknights, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET). Featured programming also includes a growing slate of original documentaries, such as Guardians of the Amazon, The Bomber and Modern Baby, and curated content from ABC News brands including World News Tonight with David Muir, Good Morning America, FiveThirtyEight and Nightline. This year ABC News Live will ramp up to 18 hours of live, anchored news programs daily across all dayparts, breaking news coverage and all-new original documentaries.
ABC Owned Television Stations
Eight ABC owned television stations will also each launch native streaming experiences for Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and the Roku platform in their respective markets, totaling 32 platform-native apps. Building on the commitment of ABC Owned Television Stations to serve their communities, the apps will elevate the local news experience for viewers in each market with the ability to watch the stations’ live linear newscasts, breaking news coverage, top stories, weather reports, and Localish’s popular storytelling content, seamlessly in the streaming environment.
The eight owned stations are: WABC-TV (New York), KABC-TV (Los Angeles), WLS-TV (Chicago), WPVI-TV (Philadelphia), KGO-TV (San Francisco), KTRK-TV (Houston), WTVD-TV (Raleigh-Durham) and KFSN-TV (Fresno).
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