Update: Jan. 24
ABC is requiring users to sign on with their cable or telecomm provider to watch its content episodes. It's a bit slow at first. Once it's set up it's OK, but your cable plan probably now has to include it. It seems like my Xfinity plan works as is. It's much more convenient to watch episodes from the Internet than to have to remember to record them. I first used it for "Revenge".
But is this a symptom of the end of "net neutrality"? So far, it's harmless.