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Not so long ago, the evening network news shows were the most important news outlets in the nation. A lot has changed since the 1950s and 1960s, and there are more ways than ever to get your news now — including TV, print, radio, online media sources, and even social media. But the major network news shows, including ABC World News Tonight, are still the smart and serious source for each day’s top headlines. If you want to make sure that you’re hearing the biggest news — and the real news — then you’ll want to watch the evening news. And we have some good news about the news: You can watch ABC World News Tonight without cable, including online and with an antenna.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream ABC:
The major network news shows, including ABC World News Tonight, the NBC Nightly News, and the CBS Evening News, are cable TV staples. But these programs aren’t only available on cable!
You can also watch news shows like ABC World News Tonight on live TV streaming services, which work a lot like cable but tend to cost a lot less. “Multichannel” services like the ones we’ll talk about below have lots of channels, and many include an ABC live stream that’s perfect for watching ABC World News Tonight.
And these aren’t your only options. You can also catch ABC World News Tonight live for free using an antenna. We’ll show you how in just a moment.
Stream ABC World News Tonight with DIRECTV Stream
You can watch “ABC World News Tonight” — and all of ABC's other programming, including local news — on DIRECTV Stream. This live TV streaming service is very cablelike in some ways and very much a cord-cutter option in others. Expect a cable-like dose of channels, but no mandatory long-term contracts.
Stream ABC World News for free with Hulu
Hulu has two services to offer you. One is a Netflix-like on-demand service. That one’s full of movies and TV shows, but it won’t help us watch ABC World News Tonight. To watch the ABC evening news, we’ll need Hulu + Live TV, which is Hulu’s live TV bundle.
Stream ABC World News for free with fuboTV
fuboTV is a live TV streaming service with a lot to offer. It’s particularly great for sports fans, but it has a whole lot more than sports — including a live stream of ABC that will make it easy for you to watch ABC World News Tonight online.
YouTube TV is not the same thing as YouTube. Google’s live TV streaming service is a pay-TV service, just like competitors like fuboTV. It will give you access to dozens of channels and countless live TV programs, including ABC World News Tonight.
ABC World News Tonight has been on the air since 1953, which means that it was around long before cable became the dominant way to watch TV. So how did people watch the news before cable? With an antenna, of course — and you can still do that!
Use a tool like the FCC’s channel finder to locate your nearest ABC station. Get an antenna with the proper range, plug it in, scan for channels, and settle in to enjoy ABC World News Tonight for free — no cable required.
Now we know that we can watch ABC World News Tonight using streaming services. But this doesn’t mean that we have to watch the news on our computer! We can easily get our live stream of ABC World News Tonight up on our TV screen using one of our favorite streaming devices.
Remember, it takes two to tango: One streaming service (which is where we get our ABC World News Tonight stream) and one streaming device (which is how we access the streaming service’s app). Here’s which services work with which devices:
As for your antenna, that’s easy: Just plug it into your TV and scan for channels.
You can watch all of your favorite network news programs with an antenna, and you can enjoy cable news stations (the ones that don’t come in over antennas, like CNN and Fox News) using a live TV streaming service like the ones we listed above. Never stop streaming!
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