ABC Owned Stations Get Own Amazon Fire TV Apps

Freeform streaming app has also gone live
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BURBANK, CALIF.—A number of local ABC owned stations are making the jump to OTT, as Disney | ABC has announced new streaming apps that will be available on Amazon Fire TV. Eight local stations—WLS-TV/Chicago; WABC-TV/New York; KABC-TV/Los Angeles; WPVI-TV/Philadelphia; KGO-TV/San Francisco; KTRK-TV/Houston; WTVD-TV/Raleigh-Durham; and KFSN-TV/Fresno—will now have their own OTT app. In addition, Disney | ABC has announced the launch of a Freeform stream app.

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The Amazon Fire TV apps for the local stations will include local news, weather and community news. This will include an evening video digest featuring major news from the day, a “Feel Good” section with inspirational news stories, and a weather section offering a seven-day forecast and video clips.

The new Freeform app will allow users to stream Freeform shows that include “Pretty Little Liars,” “Shadowhunters” and “The Fosters” live and on-demand on desktops, mobile and connected TV devices.

Disney | ABC has also announced that its ABC streaming app has an updated user interface and is now supported across all devices.