How to watch Abema TV for free? Thorough explanation of registration, fees and how to download videos!
Everyone has heard of Abema TV at least once, and this time we would like to provide you with detailed information on Abema TV, how to register for a free trial period, cancel your subscription, and download videos to your PC all at once.
ABEMA (formerly Abema TV), known as the "free Internet TV station," is a video distribution service that combines a TV channel and video-on-demand in one.
ABEMA is completely free for real-time TV viewing, and features not only news programs and TV dramas, but also live sports broadcasts and live games such as Shogi and Mahjong. Live broadcasts of famous singers and artists are also streamed live.
Currently, service content for young people, such as variety shows and romantic reality shows, is also increasing.
Abema TV is basically free to use, but there is a paid service called the Premium Plan. ABEMA Premium members can watch as many premium programs as they want, which are not available with the free plan. In addition, a download function that allows users to save videos within the application, a chasing playback function that allows users to watch live broadcasts from the beginning, and a missed comment function that allows users to view comments posted during broadcasts even during missed viewings and chasing playbacks are also available, which are features exclusive to the Premium plan. In addition, there are no advertisements, discounts, and other benefits. Its fee is 960 yen per month, and there is no annual plan.
Here are the steps to register for a free trial of the premium service.
- Access ABEMA's official website and click [Start ¥0 trial].
- Next, enter your email address and password, and enter the verification code you received.
- On the next screen, register your payment method. This procedure is always required even for the free trial, so don't forget to cancel your subscription if you only want to use it for the trial period.
This completes the registration process, but please note that unlike regular distribution sites, the trial period is only 2 weeks.
Next, how to cancel. If you wish to cancel ABEMA Premium, please do so at least 24 hours before the expiration date. Failure to do so will result in the subscription being renewed.
The method differs depending on the device you are using. Here is an example for iOS.
- Go to [My Page] from the bottom of the application.
- Tap [Settings
- Tap [Viewing Plans
- ［Go to [Cancel].
- Go to the bottom of the screen and tap [Continue Cancellation].
- Answer the questionnaire (optional), and select [Move on to Cancel].
This completes the cancellation.
As explained earlier, the in-app download function is available when you register for the premium plan. Strictly speaking, it is not free, but there is no additional charge, so it is a convenient feature that those who have registered should definitely take advantage of.
First, tap the download button on the detail page of your favorite work to start downloading.
Tap the 3-line button on the menu or tap [Download] from My Page
Tap the play button of the work that has been downloaded to play it.
*You can watch using the downloaded data. Up to 25 programs can be downloaded.
You can watch anytime within the validity period of the Premium feature and the validity period of the program.
Downloading from within the app is a breeze, but as stated on the official website, you can only watch from within the app, and saving to an SD card is not possible, making it inconvenient if you want to take it with you or watch it on the road.
What we would like to introduce to you here is Y2Mate ABEMA Downloader, a tool that allows you to easily download videos from Abema TV.
Y2Mate is a dedicated downloader that allows you to download Abema TV movies and TV shows in 1080p quality MP4 video offline at high speed, and it also has an Abema TV-specific product that allows you to download videos with a single click. Install the software on the official website and launch it to see the Abema TV icon on the homepage. (If it is not there, click the "Paste Link" button in the upper right corner.)
Click there and log in.
Find your favorite video and play it.
The download will start automatically, and you can make settings on the screen that comes up.
You are now ready to download.
For more detailed information, please refer to this page on how to download pay-per-view from ABEMA.
If you have signed up for a premium plan, why not use Y2Mate to store high quality videos permanently? If you download it within the free period, you can watch it practically for free, so we recommend that you give it a try.