Well at least some areas have Live Streaming at the moment but the promise is more cities and locations are being added each day.

Of course the app retains its On Demand viewing options as well so for many it is just a waiting game to get the live viewing option turned on. There is even a link provided in the app to ask your television provider to come onboard with the live viewing option.

WATCH ABC is a new way to experience ABC – anytime, anywhere.* Whether you’re at home or out and about, you can enjoy your favorite ABC TV shows, sports, and local news & weather on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – LIVE** and ON DEMAND.

Here are screenshots of the Live viewing setup process.

Just swipe over to the right side of the main screen to find the Live Stream option tile.

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Once you tap on the confirm location button you will be asked to grant permission for the app to use your location. Once you approve that a new screen will come up so you can select your TV provider.

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You are then taking out to a webpage to sign in with your TV provider account for validation.

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The next screen is either success or being told your area is not featuring the live stream yet.

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Of course if you get that last screen make sure you click that “ask for it” button to let your provider know you want this service.

See the Watch ABC App in the Windows Store.

Thanks to @TheRomit for the tip on the new live stream feature in the app.