ABC is looking to free viewers even more with news that the network is beginning live streaming of its programming.
Users of the ABC app on mobile devices will have the option to stream live programming from the network starting later this year. The service will roll out in certain cities like Philadelphia and New York first.
Users will be able to stream all content from their local ABC affiliate.
No word yet on how long it will take before the service is rolled out for other cities and regions in the country.
The network will give the world a first-look at the streaming app later this week during its network upfront presentation.
There is a catch however — in order to stream the content, users will have to have a subscription to cable or satellite service. Users who watch the network over the traditional airwaves will not be eligible to screen content.
The mobile app may prod the other broadcasters to follow ABC, much as they did seven years ago after the network started to stream full episodes of shows the morning after their TV premieres. ABC had originally planned to introduce a live-streaming feature for its apps in 2014, but decided to speed up that process this year.