Watch ABC App Heads to KindleProvides a Live 24/7 Stream of the Network to Authenticated Pay TV Subs 5/30/2013 5:01 PM Eastern
The Disney/ABC Television Group has expanded the availability of its Watch ABC app to Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.
The Watch ABC service first launched May 15, 2013 at the ABC upfront on iOS devices, which include iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, as well as at ABC.com/Watch.
The app is designed to make a live 24/7 stream of the ABC broadcast network available to subscribers of pay TV providers who have inked TV everywhere deals with multichannel providers. The app also provides access to full episodes on demand of ABC's daytime and primetime programming nationwide.
Currently, the service has been rolled out in a free preview mode in New York City via WABC-TV and Philadelphia via WPVI through the end of June. After that point it will only be available as an authenticated service.
The company says it currently has deals with Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications and AT&T U-verse that will allow their subs access the feeds.