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Level 7

ABC live

ABC live streaming is not working

We are receiving code 012 1206 403 for live unavailable with abc - anyone else?  What does this mean?

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Level 10

Re: ABC live

Is this the issue you are having?

Watching ABC Live requires a TV provider, ABC News Live does not.

Whenever you see a lock, means locked content requiring some sort of subscription or TV provider needed in order to access.

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Level 20

Re: ABC live

Expanding on the reply from @AvsGunnar :

ABC only makes this available for streaming to those who can receive their ABC channel via a subscription to a service that carries it (cable, satellite, other streaming service).  This assures them that your local ABC affiliate is getting paid by the TV Provider service, and that ABC gets their cut from the local channel. 

If you have such a subscription, while in the ABC Roku app try this:

  • Go to the Account setting across the top.
  • Go down to the TV Provider setting on the left.
  • If it shows you're signed in with your TV Provider, sign out.
  • Sign in with your current TV Provider.


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