ABC Family is marketed under the brand Freeform TV as from January 2016. It is an American satellite and cable television channel owned by ABC Family Worldwide. The channel programs mainly feature TV films and series targeting teenagers and young adults, with a good number of them geared toward the female viewers within the ages of 14 and 34.
It is also important to point out that a huge selection of the programming at ABC Family channel is designed to suite family audiences and these include contemporary original series and off-network syndicated reruns, feature films, as well as some religious programming.
The network was initially launched April 1977, and since then, it has undergone a myriad of changes, including changing its name seven times. It was founded as an extension of Pat Robertson’s television ministry, before evolving into a fully fledged entertainment network focused on the family in the spring of 1981.
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Streaming Options For ABC Family
Watching ABC Family online makes it easy and convenient for you to access some of the great originals from the channel such as Kevin from Work, The Fosters, or Young and Hungry. You can also have access to other quality reality programming such as Job or No Job and Next Step Reality NYC. But being a specialty cable network, it is not always obvious that you will find ABC Family program online. However, there are a few options available and this is possible through various streaming services as the ones discussed below:
1) ABC Family on Sling TV
With Sling TV, you will have a chance to watch ABC Family Live online and without the need of having a cable subscription. Sling TV is one of the best streaming services out there and it provides a diverse line up of shows including those from ABC Family and other big networks. You can stream Sling TV from the comfort of your living room using devices such as Nexus Player, Amazon Fire, Xbox devices and Roku when connected to your television set.
2) Stream ABC Family using The ABC Family App
With the ABC Family Channel, you get even more versatility with streaming their shows online. The app is available for both android and iOS devices and once installed, it will be possible for you to access ABC Family show on your smart devices such as phones and tablets.
3) Watch ABC Family from the official website
The other way to watch ABC Family shows and movies is directly from the official website – ABCFamily.com. But for you to access the content on the website, you will need to have a cable TV login access and so it may not be a good option for individuals without cable subscriptions. Again, only some of the shows will be available on the website and for a limited period and it is also not possible to catch the shows live.
4) Watch ABC Family through external websites
There are quite a number of websites which offer free streaming services where you can find a wide selection of content from the giant cable providers. It is, however, important to remember that such third party websites and applications may be dangerous in the sense that some may be illegal while others might compromise your online security or hurt your devices in a number of ways. They include streamtowatch.cc, streamfare.com, livetvcafe.net, onfreetv4.me and nowwatchlivetv.co amongst others.
Most Popular Shows on ABC Family
Below are some of the most popular shows on ABC Family channel:
Pretty Little Liars – this is one of the best shows on ABC Family due to the many twists it has as well as a well thought out storyline about a group of pretty girls faced with a set of challenges and a never ending endeavor to keep secrets they wouldn’t want anyone to know about.
Switched at Birth – this is an interesting show with great actors and characters and it is fun to watch even if you are no longer a teenager. It is about the discovery of two girls switched at birth and the intrigues that surround their growing up with totally different parents and the bid to try and fit well in the world they find themselves thrown in.
The Fosters – This is another amazing show with a good story line and good actors by ABC Family. It is funny, but serious at the same time and does a perfect job in illustrating some of the problems and challenges facing teens at this time and age.
The other popular shows at ABC Family include Baby Daddy, Bunheads, Twisted, Melissa and Joey, Greek, Jane by Design and Young and Hungry amongst others.
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