Review: Watch ABC – Watch ABC shows on Android

I have seen many pointless apps on the Play Store during the time that I have owned an Android but every now and then there comes a potentially great app that thanks to its poor programming, turns out to be a piece of utter crap. One such app has just recently been released by ABC Digital named as “Watch ABC”. Watch ABC is an app that allows you watch Live or On Demand ABC shows right on your Android. While the notion of being able to watch TV right on your handheld Android device may be great and all, there…

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I have seen many pointless apps on the Play Store during the time that I have owned an Android but every now and then there comes a potentially great app that thanks to its poor programming, turns out to be a piece of utter crap. One such app has just recently been released by ABC Digital named as “Watch ABC”.

Watch ABC is an app that allows you watch Live or On Demand ABC shows right on your Android. While the notion of being able to watch TV right on your handheld Android device may be great and all, there are certain things you need to be wary of before you try the app out. Like for example the Live broadcasting only works in Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco. Of course it goes without saying that the app has to verify that you actually are in the said place before playing Live Stream.

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Moving on, the second really irksome thing about the app is that it only offers a very limited amount of shows that you can watch On Demand. I mean, what’s the point of allowing people to watch something on demand if you are going to only provide a couple of episodes per show that they can see?

Oh and if you think these were the only set of problems that Watch ABC has well then sorry to burst your bubble but you are sadly mistaken. Apparently the app has a difficult time running on supported devices. So in other words it is just like installing an app that either force closes on your device, displays nothing but a blank screen or says your device isn’t really supported. If only ABC Digital had put in half the effort they had in their iOS app, this could had been a great app for being able to watch some of your favorite ABC shows as Modern Family or Once Upon a Time etc.

My opinion would be to wait a couple of days so that the developers can realize that they have screwed up and decide to issue a fix patch. After that you can grab the app for almost any Android Tablet of your choice and watch great TV shows online. Till then, I will rate this app rather poorly.

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