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Freeform - formerly WATCH ABC Family

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Pretty Little Liars. The Fosters. Shadowhunters. Recovery Road. Baby Daddy. And more!

Never miss a moment of your favorite Freeform (formerly ABC Family) shows. Catch up on full episodes and check out our newest series. Sign in with your TV provider to watch the latest episodes of the shows you love or watch Freeform live* on your favorite Apple device!

*Geographical and other restrictions apply. You must sign in with a participating TV provider to view pre-selected ABC Family programs or to view the WATCH ABC Family live stream, in the U.S. on your computer or on supported mobile phones and tablets.

Before you download this app, please consider that this app may include advertising, some of which may be targeted to your interests. You may choose to control targeted advertising within our applications by using your mobile device settings (for example, by re-setting your device’s advertising identifier and/or opting out of interest based ads).

TV show ratings vary by episode within the application. For definitions of each TV episode rating go to

Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see for more information.

What's New in Version 4.0.3

We fixed some of those bugs that were causing ad and app crashes. Keep the feedback coming!


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Customer Reviews

Commercials and usability

I love the shows, but hate the app. Use an iPad Air and have not been having the crashing problems that others complain about. Like others have mentioned, the app does not remember your position in the program if you have to quit for some reason, so you have to start all over again and try to guess where you were on the program timeline. You ALWAYS have to watch 2 to 5 commercials (the same commercials ad nauseam) before you can see the program content, and if you miss the mark, you have to see them again and again and again with each attempt to jump forward and back. There is no way to pause the commercials, and if you accidentally touch anywhere on the screen while the commercials are playing, It takes you to the commercial’s website and there is no way to go back that I have found, except to quit the Freeform app and start all over again. Blah! If you attach a HDMI adapter to the iPad to watch on a TV screen, all the commercials are full screen on the TV (and LOUD!), but the program content is downsized.


I have always love ABC Family, but once they changed to FreeForm and got the new set up for the app I have been hating the app. First of all, it doesn't save your spot. So if you are watching something and you turn it off and try to go back you have to remember and find your stopping spot and watch all the commercials again which isn't worth it. Second of all on my iPhone 6s it crashes nearly every time I try to use it. The only way I get it to work is to uninstall it and then log into my account again after I download it again. So all in all I think that it has a lot of bugs and things that need to be fixed for me to give it a 5 star rating. 6 months ago though I would have given it a 5 star rating.


This app honestly doesn't even deserve one star. I have always loved ABC Family and I've always used their app or website to watch the shows that I've missed throughout the week. I never had a problem getting your app to load before and now that this name change and update has come about, it doesn't load any episodes or anything. Every time I click on the app it either closes right away or I actually make it to the episode selection and the second I click on it a message pops up saying "oops!". So disappointed. Extremely unhappy. Judging by the rest of these reviews I'm not the only one. Get it together before you lose your entire fan base. 😒

Freeform - formerly WATCH ABC Family
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.0.3
  • Size: 26.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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