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- Freeform Programming
- Player Features
What is Freeform?
Freeform is the new name for ABC Family. Freeform provides you with two ways to enjoy your favorite Freeform shows like Pretty Little Liars & The Fosters: watch full episodes anytime, anywhere in the United States, or Freeform live on your favorite supported device! Sign in with your TV provider* to watch the latest episodes! Don’t see your provider listed? No worries — there are still episodes you can watch!
Where can I get Freeform?Your desktop computer at freeform.com The iTunes App Store on supported Apple devices Google Play or the Amazon Appstore on supported Android and Fire Tablets With the purchase of a Roku
* You must sign in with a participating TV provider to view pre-selected Freeform programs or to view the Freeform live stream, in the U.S. on your computer or on supported mobile phones and tablets
Why did you change your name?
We wanted a name that felt more like us. We’re changing our name to be a better fit for our shows and social platforms, which are more targeted to young adults than families.
What’s happened to the Freeform site?
WATCH ABC Family changed its name to "Freeform." That's it, just "Freeform." You’ll still be able to watch your favorite shows, directly from the Freeform site and app, and we’ll be adding some more cool features too.
Which mobile devices are supported? Are the apps free to download?
The Freeform app is free to download and is available on the following mobile devices.
Apple mobile devices with iOS 8.0 or above
Android / Fire Tablets with OS 4.4 or above
Apple TV (4th Gen)
Devices not supported:
If your device has the supported version of Adobe Flash listed in our system requirements, you may find that our site works in your mobile browser, but we do not support devices not listed and cannot guarantee that Freeform will work as intended on your device.
What are the minimum system requirements?
You must have the following minimum computer system requirements in order to play videos:
- A high speed Internet connection with sufficient download speeds of 1.5 Mbps or better
- Adobe Flash Player 10.2 and above
- 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
- Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit), Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Internet Explorer 11.0 and above, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox 8.0 and above, Google Chrome 17.0 and above, Safari 5.0 and above
- 128MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory
- Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
- Mac OS X v10.6 or v10.7
- Safari 5.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 8.0 and above, Google Chrome 17.0 and above
- 256MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory
What is a TV provider? How can I find out if my TV provider is participating?
A TV provider is the company you pay in order to get your television service, like a cable company, a satellite company or a telco (also called a telecommunications company).
To view participating TV providers available and sign in, select an episode or the “watch live” section. If your TV provider is not listed, don't worry. We're working hard to add more providers in the near future and you can still watch several episodes without signing in.
You can always contact your provider and ask them to carry Freeform.
If you have additional questions, please contact us via our online feedback form.
Why am I taken to a cable operator sign-in when I press play?
For some of our videos, you will need to sign in through your TV provider. All you have to do is select your TV provider from the list, sign in with your username and password, and start watching!
If your TV provider is not listed, you can contact them and ask them to carry Freeform. If you have additional questions, please contact us via our online feedback form.
Is there an extra cost to access the features of Freeform?
ABC Family/Freeform is brought to you by your TV providers at no additional cost.
When I’m watching live, why doesn’t the programming match what’s on my TV?
Sometimes we have to run different shows & movies than what you see on your TV. Program substitutions may apply.
Does Freeform use my personal or TV provider account information?
Can I access Freeform if I’m traveling or away from home?
Yes, you can access Freeform from your supported device if you are traveling within the U.S. or its territories and have data access (e.g. 3G, 4G, mobile hot spot).
Please note that you must have access to a fast Internet connection speed (at least 1.5 mbps or better), otherwise your video playback may be hindered. See system requirements.
Is Freeform available outside the U.S.?
Freeform is only available if you're physically located within the U.S., or its territories (including Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands).
I am serving on a U.S. military base located outside of the U.S. Can I still access your service?
Yes, if you're physically located on a U.S. military base that happens to be outside the U.S. and you are using a military-operated Internet connection (not a commercial Internet provider), then you will be able to access our service.
If you meet the above requirements but cannot access our service. If you have additional questions, please contact us via our online feedback form.