Used to work great 1/5
Now it crashes constantly! Soooo many commercials. Totally off-putting. Annoying to have to scroll through the oldest before the newest episodes. This app has become a real pain & I am constantly (daily) deleting it, in the hopes that it will work better; to no avail. Whoever is in charge of this needs to do a better job. No other tv app is this temperamental. Keeps freezing and logging off when the commercials are mid-way! Frustrating!
Terrible "update" 1/5
Upon updating today the shows wont even load!
Too many commercials 2/5
About 40% of show is commercials
Still not happy 1/5
By Dubious cv
Only let's me watch New York station. Says it's connected to philly, then when it connects to chromecast it says Houston, then it casts New York station and switches to Southern California. What's going on? I miss my Philadelphia news people! Very frustrating! Just lost viewers in this household, until it gets fixed.
Wasted time 3/5
By Mrs Nooski
Up until a few days ago I hadn't had many problems but then all of a sudden all I'm seeing is the "we'll be right back" message! This goes on for a long time. I thought you had fixed it with the update this morning but, NO! I've missed half of GMA! I'm going to CBS!
No 2nd or 3rd gen Apple TV support! Crashes! 1/5
Can't get past 2min of a show before Apple TV crashes! Too many ads loading in background? Probably but even the ads can't be watched since the device keeps rebooting. Works fine with other apps ( NBC, Fox, PBS).
Wonderful app 5/5
By Urge med
I can't stay up for DWTS so I watch it next morning while exercising feel more invigorated
Love the ability to watch BUT 1/5
While I love the freedom to watch shows on demand and via mobile, this app has major deficiencies with commercials. Commercials regularly get stuck and crash the app. Then, commercials need to be re-watched multiple times. Other apps like CBS, et al do not have this problem
The ADs are a killjoy 1/5
By Neonate #1
I'm amazed at the number of ads per break but what is most frustrating is that the ads hang and it isn't possible to move to the next part of the show.
Needs a lot of improvement 1/5
This app often won't even open for me and when it does it frequently gets stuck on the commercials. Then, when it finally gets going again, the commercials start all over again... so I end up watching like 20 commercials before the show comes back. Also, why are there even commercials now if you are required to put in your tv providers name and password? If I am proving that I am paying for tv, then the app shouldn't have all the commercials.
It needs improvement 1/5
The application crashes too often during commercials. I have to close the application and start all over again with 6 commercials again. I ended up watching close to 12 commercials and the show hasn't even started yet
The ads 3/5
Too bad most of my favorite shows are on ABC. I think every time I watch it I have to close the program and restart it. Usually during one of the groups of ads. The app likes to freeze. When I close out and go back in I have to get back to where I was in the show which means MORE ADS. It just seems temperamental a lot.
Too Many Commercials 3/5
There are too many commercial breaks with 6 commercials per break. What's most frustrating about this is they usually get hung up wasting time & battery power. I do enjoy the choice of shows & love General Hospital! If this last update improves the problem with commercials I will give more stars. I wish I could give 5, but can't due to the stuck commercials.
Tech Support Fails to Listen 1/5
This app is a total fail due to the continued lack of a Time Warner Spectrum sign on. Despite months of continued contact with tech support, and their admission that Spectrum Cable has a valid agreement for current content viewing, the sign in option has still not been offered through the last three updates. All other content providers have a sign in option, and due to ABC not providing one, I must rate 1 star until they finally correct this deficit.
I know you need the money, but... 1/5
Kindly give us the option to skip ads that don't load properly.
Needs quite a bit of work 1/5
By Corey from MacSliders
Not what you would expect from ABC. First, the browsing of shows on iOS and tvOS got worse a couple of releases ago. Besides that, some shows go from Episode 1 on the left working up to later episodes, other shows have the latest episode on the left working to episode 1 (the later being preferred).
In addition, quite often, during a commercial break, usually 4 or 5 out of 6, the stream just stops and the commercial stops. Pausing/unpausing has no affect. The show has to be closed and then reopened (and if it remembers where you were), the commercials still start all over again.
And I hate that the app continues to ask me to rate it, even though I already have, turn that off!
Poor quality app 1/5
By Mcdonalds freedom
I watch using the app often, because of the great shows. I get frustrated each time when, inevitably, the app freezes after the 6th out of 6 commercials. Then I have to restart the app & view 6 ads again. Then the show comes on right at the end of what I last viewed & goes right to 6 more commercials. Very annoying.
Could be better 3/5
By Dusty gah kg d&g had dgjbddh
Have to agree with most of the reviews I've read. Love that I have a way to watch my shows when I'm away from home, but wish it wouldn't freeze and wish it would remember where I was so I didn't have to watch half of the show over just to get to where I stopped watching I wish my shows were on Amazon prime, that's the best app I've used so far!
Just ok 2/5
This app glitches all the time, I constantly have to close an episode and reopen it. There are tons of ads on every episode. I also have to log in with my cable provider to watch anything, and my progress isn't even saved between devices. I do like the convenience of the app, since there is only one cable box in my house, and I can use the app on my iPad while I'm busy in the kitchen.
It constantly freezes on the commercials and it's usually about the 4th one in out of 5 commercials. Then after it freezes you have to go out of the show restart it and watch the commercials again. Praying it won't freeze again. So instead of a break of 5 commercials I watch at least 14 or 15. Please fix it!!
3-26-17 I DON'T understand why this app is even offered to us!! I use it, even though way too many commercials & REALLY "BIG" bug problems! It is not really user friendly but again today it won't let me on--says not in my area,oops! WTH, I have it in my area. Why can't you FIX it!!!
Terrible app 1/5
Wow, what a mistake to download this app. First it's freezing and after it starts playing it's so blurry that's impossible to see the picture. I am deleting it. 😡
Long commercials but love app 4/5
What can I say? if I can't watch my shows on time I love being able to go on the app and view them the following day. the commercial series is entirely too long but this is the source of revenue so I get it...
ABC app 5/5
Good for mobile viewing
By CMD PR
Great entertainment at all times
Well done 5/5
Clean app to view your top shows and info
By Ugh. Stupid gps
There are SO. MANY. ADS. IN. EVERY. EPISODE. Seriously, 5 or 6 every stinking break. The app also needs to re-authenticate all of the time - no idea what that even means because it's not a service/internet problem but the app has no answer for it. Fix your app, ABC, your shows are too good to have this crappy of an app!
Too many ads and crashes 1/5
There are way too many ads, but they're the only thing that will play. I'm lucky to get 2 minutes of content on my iPad before the app crashes.
Bright house/spectrum 1/5
Don't have the bright house/spectrum choice available to sign on. Have so many other choices except that one.
Slowest app ever 1/5
By Lorelei MWV
This app is very slow compared with other video apps.
One of the BETTER station apps 5/5
Don't have to worry about missing shows. I can watch them when I'm in the mood. Also no problem signing in to on demand. Like the LIVE feature.
Good App, toooo many ADS 2/5
Super annoying all the repeated ads!
Way way to many commercials 1/5
This app works good it's just so many commercials. Like every 5 to 8 min you have to watch 6 commercials it's just crazy.
not good 1/5
Way too many ads
Does not resume playback 1/5
Unlike Other network apps (CBS, FOX, CW), this app does not resume playback after full episodes have been paused. When you hit play or reopen the episode, the ads start over. Ridiculous!
Works for me!! 4/5
By Gran "D"
My carrier, DISH, blocked NBC during the Olympics, Direct TV just finished blocking CBS and now DISH is blocking our viewing of ABC. I only watch three weekly shows on ABC and I'm elated that I can watch them on this app. I wish I could fast forward thru commercials but understand that they are the reason that I can get the App!! I can also watch while traveling, too. I get to see grandkids AND keep up with my shows via the ABC App. Thanks
Great way to see shows you missed 5/5
Love the app and that you can connect with your tv provider or purchase at a monthly rate to watch online if you don't have a paid tv service
ABC just doesn't care 1/5
I can never watch any show all the way to the end. The commercial freeze/crashes the app. After trying to watch Scandal and I noticed that I can never watch a full episode. Then I read some of the reviews. I realized that ABC just doesn't care. So I am deleting the app and will have to find another show on another network to replace Scandal.
It's ight 4/5
Works for me. Only part I don't like is how many freaking ads there are. And how frequently they happen. Lighten up in the adds and the app would be Flawless. Love being able to watch my shows that I miss. Good quality as well.
Commercials, commercials, commercials 1/5
Freezes repeatedly on the fifth of six commercials forcing you to watch $ porn over and over.
Funny thing that this didn't happen with free viewing, only after submitting my service provider password.
Anyway, after enduring 18, yes 18 commercials before I could get through 1/2 of an ep. I gave up. Otherwise this iPad would have met a window.
Don't do it!!
I paid the 2.99 to iTunes.
Why is everything such a scam?
Shame on you abc.
The app crashes during commercials. This results in either the show starting over or having to watch 12 more commercials in order to continue on with the show. I one hour show can take over two hours to watch on this app due to the amount of times it crashes. Fix this app!
Used to be ok 1/5
By Dash guy
I used to use this app all the time - now I can't get 5 minutes through a show before it crashes & I have to restart. Then to top it off watching commercials 4 or 5 times before it'll play through to the next show segment is pure torture -- as a "Disney family" company I expect MUCH better. I truly hope that the fix to whatever is causing these issues happens soon!!! Maybe I'll change my star review if the next update fixes the issues.
I like it! 5/5
The only problem are the commercials but other that its ok.
ABC app C stands for CRASH 1/5
This app crashes all the time, I have just watched 6 commercials 6 times because I have to shut it down and reopen the app over and over again! Frustrating!
Freezes during ads 1/5
By FreeHints- lfgntqcxhjbc
This app is horrible. It frequently freezes during one of the 5-6 ads you have to watch. You're then forced to restart the app and rewatch another 5-6 ads, hoping it doesn't freeze again. It can easily take 2 hours to watch a 45 minute show. Not worth the effort!!!
Ads keep crashing app 1/5
By Runs a lot
Very frustrating app as there are usually 6 ads to watch each commercial break, and now every time in the middle of an ad series the app stalls and must be restarted forcing you to go through another ad series which may break also!
Crashes More Than Works 1/5
It is shockingly rare for me to watch a full episode without ads crashing and forcing me to restart the app. There are many episodes that I never get to watch past halfway because it always tries to play the ads, which causes the app to crash. Other network apps are far superior.
I'm giving 4 stars because... 4/5
4 stars because of the ads but other than that, I'm super grateful to have this app because our local tv station that we watch Grey's Anatomy & Scandal on is having it out with our cable provider so the station has been removed. I don't like going without my Grey's & Scandal so having this app is awesome! Not being able to watch it live isn't the best but at least I can watch it the next morning! It's TGIF for me instead of TGIT ha.
I gave three stars because the shows are wonderful, but the app constantly kept freezing. I have to close the app and open it again to get to finish watching once upon a time. Also all the commercials began again after reopening the app.