ABC Family (Freeform) Addon Guide

Freeform, the basic cable channel formerly known as ABC Family, was originally founded in 1977. Since then, the station has gone through different names, the longest of these was ABC Family. Known for it’s wholesome and family oriented programming, the channel focuses on off-network syndicated reruns, original series, made-for-TV original movies, and some religious programming in High definition

In the Kodi community, this add-on is in the official add-on list, and it’s supported via the Kodi forums. It is also still listed at this point as ABC Family. Whether or not this will change soon is unknown, but it is still the same programming. In this review, we will show you how to download, install, and use ABC Family. Keep in mind that if you live outside the United States, you will need to use a VPN to unblock the geo restrictions.

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How to Download and Install the ABC Family Add-on

To start this process, open Kodi and click on the System heading. That will bring you to a screen like the one you see below. Now, click on Add-ons.

Kodi System Addon

When you do so, you will see five options available to you. Click on the one that says Add to repository.

Install from repository

At this point, you may see a number of different repositories. That depends on what else you have downloaded. The one we are looking for is the one called Kodi Add-on repository. That is their official repo.

Official repo Install

Under this heading, you will see a few different options. Since we are looking for ABC Family, click on the one labeled Video Add-ons.

Official repo video add-ons

The list you now see contains more than 300 different video add-ons in alphabetical order. Of course, this add-on should be near the top. Click on ABC Family, and bring up the install screen.

add-on selection

From this point, click on the button that says Install. Now, wait for the notification message that shows the add-on is enabled. You will also see the add-on is enabled on the left side as well.

add-on enabled

And now, the add-on is ready for use. You can watch family programming in 1080p. We will now show you how to access and use the add-on.

How to Use the ABC Family Add-on

To access this add-on, return to the home screen and click the heading that says Videos.

Generic home screen video

Next, you will see 3 choices: Files, Playlists, and Video Add-ons. Pick the one that says Video Add-ons.

Generic Video Add-ons

Clicking on that heading will take you to your list of video add-ons. Look for the one that says ABC Family.

final screen

And that is all you have to do to watch family programming in 1080p. Please share our guide with your friends to help them get the most out of Kodi.

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