ABC is temporarily allowing viewers to watch for free, catch up while you can because you will have to wait 7 days to watch new episodes...
ABC is temporarily allowing viewers to watch for free, catch up while you can because you will have to wait 7 days to watch new episodes legally.
Soooo...It doesn't look like the issue of being forced to watch live or pay to see it same day is being addressed. ABC seems content with the way it works currently, here is Nathan breaking it down for you:
"I have heard from many of you lately asking about where you can catch General Hospital if you missed a particular episode.
**First the free way ... watch on air and/or obtain a DVR to record while you are away from your house. You can also watch episodes older than 7 days for free by visiting the abc . com website and going to GH full episodes. For episodes more recent than 7 days, you'll need to authenticate using your cable or satellite companies log in & password. For more information on how to obtain a user name and password from your cable company, go to their website or call them directly.
If you would like to watch in a more timely fashion here are your options:
*Most cable service providers and satellite providers have something called VIDEO ON DEMAND. If you have a cable or satellite subscription that you watch your tv check which channels you can access for video on demand. Most episodes are supposed to be uploaded either the evening of the air date or the next day. For more information about your cable companies video on demand service, contact your cable or satellite provider.
*Use the WATCH ABC app available online or via iPads, tablets, etc ... if you have a cable or satellite subscription you can log in with your same log in info that you use online to access your bill or programming grid.
*HULU, Amazon Prime provide access to General Hospital episodes which are included in your monthly subscription fee. Currently you can watch clips of GH for FREE on Hulu. Monthly subscriptions to Hulu are 7.99 (with commercials) or 11.99 (commercial free)
*Same evening episodes are also available using our website abc . com - if you want to watch episodes from the previous 5 episodes, all you need to do is SIGN IN to authenticate using your cable/satellite providers log in information. You can obtain a log in & password by going to your cable companies website
*You can also purchase a season pass or buy episodes on Apple iTunes
*All of the above are options for how you can watch episodes of GH if you missed them on-air. Also what are super handy and priced fairly affordable these days are DVR's, ask your cable company about how you can get a DVR which records any shows you want. So even if you're not home, you never have to worry about missing your favorite shows again. I've had a DVR since 2000 and I can't imagine life without one!
*Finally I'd like to address that any other places where you might find a link to the show is probably an illegal upload of the show (for example Daily Motion), we ask if at all possible you avoid watching on sites that are not mentioned above. For example Daily Motion is a site where anyone can post shows illegally. When you watch on sites like Daily Motion, believe it or not, you're hurting the chances of survival of the series. This is not just for GH but obviously pirated movies and other television shows are at an all time high.
For all those asking about this lately, I certainly hope you find this information useful and as always, thank you SO MUCH for supporting General Hospital. I hope the show continues for decades to come thanks to your continued viewership!"