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Enjoy Watching Season 2 of For the People Live Online & Older Seasons

By Gabriela Vatu / March 23, 2019

Legal dramas are all the hype right now, so why not add another cool one to the mix? ABC's For the People is a great one and if you're looking for ways to watch the show live online, we're here to help.

For the People premiered back in May 2018, but the second season only came along on March 7, 2019. The show is set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court and the story follows new lawyers as they handle high-profile cases.

The show airs on Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC, which means you've got quite a few ways to watch it all online.

Can You Watch For the People for Free on ABC's Website?

Yes, it's possible to stream ABC live via their website, but it's not necessarily for free. You need to have a cable contract or be a subscriber for a live TV platform and to log in with credentials from these. As an alternative, if you're thinking of cutting the cord, we have a few more options for you.

What Live TV Services Feature ABC?

Since we live in the digital age, it makes sense to do pretty much everything online. We already socialize with our friends, file work reports, binge on favorite shows, laugh at memes and so on, so why not also watch TV? By comparison, live TV platforms are a lot cheaper than cable contracts and you can customize the plans you're paying for. You can also cancel your subscription in two seconds flat, rather than spend hours trying to get the retention department to do it for you. Plus, the best of the best - you can watch anywhere you go as long as you have an Internet connection and a compatible device. Let's find out what options you have.

Hulu - At the top of our list, we have Hulu, which is a great service that's been around for a while. The live TV plan they offer costs $44.99 per month and comes with dozens of channels, including ABC. Plus, you also get access to the full VOD library. In case you want to customize the service in any way, you can add premium networks and several channel packs. Our Hulu review comes with all the details you need.

YouTube TV - Next, we have YouTube TV, which is another service that only features one bundle of channels, making things simpler. The list of channels does include ABC, so you're good to go. In case you want to customize the plan, you can add several premium networks on top of the $40 per month bundle. Read TechNadu's YouTube TV review for more details.

DirecTV Now - Another platform you can try out is DirecTV Now. This one comes with two plans - Plus and Max, with both of them featuring ABC. A cool surprise is that they also include HBO, while Max also has Cinemax. There are a couple of extra premium networks you can add - Showtime and Starz - as well as two Spanish-language channel packs and three international bundles. Our DirecTV Now review offers a lot more info you may want to have before subscribing.

Sling TV - We're also going to include Sling TV on the list. The platform is pretty great and you can learn more about it in our Sling TV review, but you should know that it doesn't really feature ABC in the bundles and packs its features. In case you really like the service, however, you can pay for two or three months of subscription and get a free TV antenna, which you can use to watch ABC over the air.

What Can You Do If ABC Isn't Available in Your Area?

ABC is one of the channels that you can watch over the air, along with several others like Fox, NBC, or CBS. The downside of this is that, depending on where you live, you may not get to watch ABC at all because the channel is unavailable there, even via these live TV platforms we discussed. Thankfully, since these platforms are based online, there's a workaround if you change your IP address. You see, live TV platforms work like any other website and they get your location by reading your IP address. So, if you will use a VPN to change your IP address, the site will believe you're in the middle of Manhattan, rather than a little city somewhere. Here's what you need to do.

Note: We need to point out that the very same method can be applied if you ever travel abroad and find that you can no longer access the services you pay for. Live TV platforms, as well as the ABC live stream, and any other streaming service in the US, are geoblocked, so you can only watch if you're in the United States. If you'll use a VPN, you'll circumvent the blockade entirely and you can enjoy the shows you love.

Can You Watch For the People With a TV Antenna?

Yes, you can. ABC is one of the channels you can watch over the air, so a TV antenna will do the job. If you want to cut the cord and turn to a TV antenna, you should know that you'll be saving a lot of money. The only cost is to get the actual antenna, since watching TV afterward is free. On the downside, however, you only get to watch about a dozen channels, but it does depend on where you live.

Before you make a definitive decision, we suggest you visit a site like NoCable where you can check what channels are available over the air in your area, as well as how strong the broadcast signal is. If it all checks out, you can buy an antenna from whatever store you like best. We already presented you with an option, but you can research your own if you want to.

How Can You Watch Older Episodes of For the People?

If you want to watch previous episodes of For the People, you can do that quite easily. The ABC website currently hosts the first three episodes with more to be added later. Usually, they allow people to watch the latest five episodes, with the most recent one under lock and key, meaning you need to sign into an account to watch.

Hulu also features both the full first season, as well as the latest episodes that aired over ABC. If you are already subscribed to Hulu or were planning to do so, you're lucky.

There's also the option to purchase the episodes and seasons of For the People if you'd rather own them. You'll find them over on Microsoft Store, Google Play, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Vudu.

So, what platform did you pick to watch For the People? Let us know when you decide by leaving a comment in the section below! Share the article online so others can find it too and follow TechNadu on Facebook or Twitter for more guides, reviews, interviews, and tech news.



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