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Access WATCH ABC Live Stream

Last Updated: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 > Related Articles

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Learn how to access the WATCH ABC Live Stream with your Cox User ID and Password.


WATCH ABC allows Cox customers the opportunity to watch their favorite ABC shows On Demand and access live streaming of local programming from the following ABC affiliate stations:

  • WABC in New York
  • WPVI in Philadelphia
  • KGO in San Francisco
  • KFSN in Fresno
  • WLS in Chicago
  • WTVD Raleigh / Durham
  • KTRK in Houston
  • KABC in Los Angeles 

Currently only Cox customers who reside in Orange County and Palos Verdes California can access the WATCH ABC live stream for the local ABC affiliate, KABC. Cox customers who travel to the above locations can use their Cox User ID and Password to view the live streaming content for that local channel. Otherwise, content is only available via On Demand. 

Before You Begin

WATCH ABC System and Device Requirements

The following table outlines the requirements for accessing and using WATCH ABC. 

Type of RequirementDescription
RegistrationYou can access WATCH ABC On Demand content online or via the app. Effective July 1, 2013, to access and watch the Live Stream, you must sign in with your Cox User ID and Password. If you don't have a Cox User ID and Password refer to Cox.com Account Registration and Preferences.

Minimum System


  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for Netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit), Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0+ (IE 9.0+ for Live Stream), Mozilla Firefox 8.0+, Google Chrome 17.0+, Safari 5.0+
  • 128MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
    Mac OS X v10.6 or v10.7
  • Safari 5.0+, Mozilla Firefox 8.0+, Google Chrome 17.0+
  • 256MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory
Apple iOSApple iPhone,iPad Mini, iPod Touch, iPad iOS 5.0 or later
AndroidAndroid phones and tablets running version 2.3.3 and above
Kindle FireKindle Fire 2nd Generation, Kindle Fire HD 7" and 8.9

Open the WATCH ABC app, or go to http://WATCHabc.go.com.



Click or tap the Live tab.  

 The WATCH Live Stream page displays with a button to Confirm Location


Click or tap the Confirm Location button. 

  • If you receive a message that "WATCH ABC Live Stream is not available in your area," you will not be able to access the live stream until it is available in your market. 
  • If the Live Stream is available you will be prompted to "Verify your TV Provider account." Proceed to the next step.

Click or tap Cox from the list of providers. 

You will be prompted to login with your Cox User ID and Password. 


Enter your Cox User ID and Password and click or tap the Sign In button.  

Once you have successfully signed in, the live stream of the local station will begin to play. 

Issues Accessing WATCH ABC

If you have issues signing into the live stream of the app (Orange County and Palos Verdes customers only), contact us. If you have a technical issue with the app, contact 1-800-230-0229 Monday - Friday from 9 am to 10 pm ET, Saturday 9 am to 3pm ET, closed on Sunday.  



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