Watch ABC TV Shows Online

To watch ABC shows streaming online in full-screen, you need to download the ABC Full Episode Player plug-in. The plug-in works with Windows 2000 and XP. The Windows Vista version of the player should be rolled out within the next couple of weeks. Happily, ABC doesn't ignore Mac users and there is a Mac version of the plugin which supports Mac OS 10.2 "Jaguar" or higher.

Unfortunately, I don't find the ABC site the most user friendly broadcast network for watching my tv episodes online. Their pages are built with flash and you can't just bookmark your favorite shows episode page, but need to start with the Launch Player page and wait while their website loads all of the options. It isn't much of a hardship on a fast connection, but it certainly isn't as easy as bookmarking the shows you actually watch and having the player load with the latest episode immediately.

On the plus side, ABC has most of its major shows streaming at least four episodes (or more) online, with a few glaring omissions such as Boston Legal, and the episode listings feature airdates and episode summaries so its easy to figure out what you've either missed or already seen. You can also catch some of this season's cancelled shows online, such as Daybreak. Also, everything looks great in full screen.

Launch the ABC Full Episode Player here.

ABC has episodes available online the day after the air, so I've included the night aired with each series description. If the show airs Sunday nights, look for it online Monday morning, etc.

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Rating TV 9 years ago

Of all of ABC's shows I think the Knights of prosperity would be the only one I would watch. I just don't care for many of their other shows.

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embitca 9 years ago from Boston Author

I watch Lost on ABC, but not much else

maidenchina 8 years ago

Isn't there a way to watch other shows on ABC online? Ive been searching for Boston Legal but cant seem to find any links.

crystak 8 years ago

Can't watch them from outside USA

Kat 7 years ago

I can't seem to get through to a show no matter what I try. I watch various shows all last year and not problem. Now I can't seem to get beyond the first run of the advertisement and then it goes nowhere and I can't find any instructions! I just can't seem to grasp what I'm not seeing. Please help because I can't even find that. Thank you

Joann 7 years ago

When will we be able to watch the new morning show The Doctors? It's so informative that it's a shame it can't be watched at any other time or via any other avenue.

suzanne  7 years ago

I would like to see general hospital

Angela Raggi 7 years ago

Wish ABC would find the right time spot for Eli Stone. It's a great show and don't want to see it cancelled. It would be another loss for the network.

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tmonster 7 years ago from Brazil

Sad thing it is only available for US citizens, people outside US can't use their player...

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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

we have the same taste in tv shows - Lost is my fav too. Thanks for the great hub. BTW, I live in Hawaii where they film it so I get to see some of the places where they film it. Aloha

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teenmusicscene 6 years ago from Texas

yes, lost is the best of any show really. I used abc's player until the shows were on hulu.

US Air Force Girl 5 years ago

What's sad is us US Military can not access American shows when we are overseas. You would think they would support their troops better than this.

Mikey1091 4 years ago

Is there some reason you don't bother to mention JAG? It was quite possibly the best Military justice drama show out there, and I loved it.

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