ABC is reportedly planning an app that will let cable subscribers stream live network TV to a tablet or smartphone, the New York Times says. Lots of networks have apps where you can watch shows with a delay—CBS just released one last week. But this will be the very first time a major network has launched one that lets you watch shows in real time. So you could actually watch Good Morning America while you ride the bus to work, for example. Apparently ABC’s app will work much like the Watch ESPN or Watch Disney apps. Log in with your cable account, and watch whatever’s on. In fact, those titles are probably a good guess at what ABC’s version might look like, considering Disney owns all three stations. Sure we know how these things work, but it’s nice to see one network thinking about how people actually watch TV.
Report: ABC is Working on a Live TV Streaming App
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).