The Disney corporation has unveiled a new Android TV app for ABC News, with Roku and Apple TV versions planned for a later release…
At a time when information is needed most, the Disney corporation (which owns television network ABC) is launching a new ABC News app for Android TV. It’s a live application and the company states it will bring additional versions to both Roku and Apple TV, too.
New ABC News Android TV App Rolls Out
The new ABC News app is not only available on Android TV, but also, on Amazon’s Fire TV platforms, as well. It features a recently redesigned interface, complete with special reports covering the COVID-19 pandemic, along with on-demand programming.
ABC News is already accessible through its mobile applications, on Facebook and Twitter, and a few live TV services, such as Hulu, Xumo, and Sling. ABC writes the following in a press release:
“The new ABC News Live app on Android TV and Fire TV provides viewers with ABC News Special Reports and critical COVID-19 updates with shows including “Pandemic: What You Need to Know,” anchored by Amy Robach (weekdays, 4 p.m. ET), and “ABCNL Prime with Linsey Davis” (weeknights, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET). Featured programming also includes a growing slate of originaldocumentaries, such as “Guardians of the Amazon,” “The Bomber and Modern Baby,” and curated content from ABC News brands including “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” FiveThirtyEight and “Nightline.”This year, ABC News Live will ramp up to 18 hours of live, anchored news programs daily across all dayparts, breaking news coverage and all-new original documentaries.
With a new user interface, enhanced programming guide and breaking news push alerts, the ABC News Live app allows users to easily find live updates and coverage of global events, political, health, business, entertainment and lifestyle news content, and more. The launch on Android TV and Fire TV will be followed by updates to the ABC News apps on Roku and Apple TV in mid-April that will include a change to the ABC News Live branding on connected TV platforms, an updated user interface and more. ABC News Live can also be found on The Roku Channel, Hulu Live, Xumo, Sling TV, Facebook, Twitter, , and the ABC News and ABC mobile apps.”