ABC Player becomes Watch ABC, lets some users stream shows live

ABC has updated its player app with a new name and live streaming capabilities, allowing a limited set of users to watch ABC programming live. While the rest of the app remains largely unchanged, still letting users stream previous episodes of ABC’s shows, a new section called Live has been added to the toolbar. In most of the country, the section will simply let the user know that live streaming is not available in their area on the top half of the screen, and ABC’s primetime schedule on the bottom half. For New York City and Philadelphia viewers however, live programming will be present, allowing them to watch live ABC programming on their iOS device as long as they remain within their city. ABC plans to expand the availability of live streaming in the near future.