American Idol, the gold standard of all music competition series, makes its highly anticipated return to television at its new home on ABC! Download the official American Idol app to watch highlights, play along and later this season, vote to bring the contestants closer to their dreams. Watch and engage with the app as superstar judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation!

VOTE: Help the singers’ dreams come true and vote for your favorite American Idol contestants right within the app!

SOCIAL FEED: Keep up with the American Idol community and see what’s trending on social from judges, contestants and fans.

Download the American Idol App and join the journey!

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Before you download this app, please consider that this app includes: social media links to connect with others, the option to accept push notifications, registration to create or sign in using an existing Disney account, advertising for some third parties, as well as advertising for The Walt Disney Family of Companies, and may include advertising targeted to your interests. You may choose to control targeted advertising within our applications by using your mobile device settings (for example, by resetting your device’s advertising identifier and/or opting out of interest-based ads).

What's New

Version 2.1.6

- NEW LOOK: New ABC logo!
- BUG FIXES: We’ve fixed some bugs to make your voting experience smoother than ever!

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
327 Ratings
327 Ratings
A customer that cares

AMerican idol 🤔😣😒😡😡😡

Everything works except the most important thing in the app. Voting. And depending how many people this is happening to, could change the voting outcome and your favorite artist being kicked off the show! All of the people unable to vote, complaints, still nothing fixed. And having to vote before show????? Terrible idea. How do you know how they are going to perform. The last season that the show was on you could vote until show started and it lasted I think until 7:00 am the following day. I think the show is now rigged.

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Idol 2018

I have been watching Idol since it’s inception and this by far had the best singers. My pick is Caleb, who has such an awesome voice. I love traditional country and he sure sang that. Maddie was good and congrats to her on her win. Didn’t think the judges would be good but they were. Can’t wait to hear Ryan say “This is American Idol” for the next new talented contestants! Darlene Allen


Glitches Galore

The app worked the first time I used it. Then it started giving me trouble. The initial screen may or may not load. Then the screen may or may not go onto the 2nd step which is to show you a menu of videos that you can choose to play. Sound worked on 2 launch occasions. That was all though. Now it won't play sound. Sound works perfectly on other apps I have. I tried deleting and reloading the app from the app store before and after shutting my iphone 6s down. It still won't play audio.


ABC Digital
96.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 ABC, INC.


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