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How to Watch Live Sports on ABC Without Cable

Written by Madeline Lylo

Sports fans can watch ABC live without cable on most major streaming devices and on the ABC app using pay TV login credentials.

Table of Contents
  1. What live sports does ABC carry?
  2. Streaming options
  3. Free trials
  4. ABC app sports
  5. FAQ

You can live stream ABC on most major streaming devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iPhone, Samsung Smart TVs, and more.

  • Several live TV streaming services, including fuboTV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM, and Hulu + Live TV, carry local ABC affiliates nationwide.
  • My top pick for streaming sports on ABC is DIRECTV STREAM. In addition to ABC, the streaming service offers the largest selection of regional sports networks for watching in-market NBA, MLB, and NHL games in addition to ABC.


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Watch ABC, ESPN, FOX, NBC, CBS, and a large regional sports network library.

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Hulu + Live TV

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$69.99 / month

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YouTube TV

Carries ABC and ESPN in the base package.

$72.99 / month

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What live sports does ABC carry?

ABC is an important channel for sports fans who want to watch Monday Night Football, the NBA Finals, the Rose Bowl, marquee college football matchups from the ACC, BIG 12, and SEC, and major NHL hockey games.

In recent years, ABC has focused less on sports programming than the other major networks, in part, because ESPN is a sister network, and both properties are owned by Disney. However, these notable major sporting events still air on ABC:

Streaming options

In the easy to use table below, I have listed each live TV streaming service that carries local ABC affiliates, as well as ABC’s sister station, ESPN.

DIRECTV STREAMFuboParamount+Hulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV

Note: Sling Blue carries ABC in select markets.

Free trials

fuboTV carries both ABC and ESPN in the base package.

Hulu + Live TV carries both ABC and ESPN in the base package.

DIRECTV STREAM offers both ABC and ESPN in the base package.

YouTube TV carries both ABC and ESPN in the base package.

ABC app sports

If you are paying for ABC through an existing cable or live TV streaming service, it’s easy to watch sports on the ABC app using your pay TV login credentials.

How to stream sports on ABC on a laptop

  1. Visit the “apps’ section of

    On your web browser, visit

  2. Select “Manage TV provider”

    Under the login tab, select “Manage TV Provider.” How to watch sports on the ABC app

  3. Authenticate your TV provider

    Use the email and PW associated with your Xfinity, Spectrum, DIRECTV STREAM, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, or other streaming service to access ABC sports on their website or app. In the screenshot below, I have shared what my account looks like after logging in with my Hulu + Live TV account. I use Hulu + Live TV because of how easy it is to watch NCAAF and UFC from the same app. I am also a longtime Fubo user, and have used every major streaming service. Watch ABC sports on the app

  4. Visit the “Live TV” tab

    Once you have logged in with your pay TV provider. go to the “Live TV” tab to access the game or event you want to watch.


Which markets can watch ABC on Sling TV?

The following markets will now have access to ABC local affiliates with Sling TV starting March 1, 2023:
Los Angeles
New York City
San Francisco

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