What to binge this week on ABC13's free streaming apps

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Whether you need an update on the latest headlines and how the big stories affect you and your family, or you're just looking to curl up on the couch with a good show, we've got you. We have an entire guide on what to watch on ABC13's free streaming apps any day of the week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And the best part? You can get access to hours and hours of this content - all free. Just download our apps (more on that in a second!).

Here's what's on tap.

Meet Lola Bunny



If you can't visit the Easter bunny this year, we've got one even better for you, and her name is Lola, a Mini Lop living in Bellaire, Texas.

On Sunday, look for Lola to make an appearance on our streaming apps starting around 8 a.m. She made her TV debut earlier in the week. Now, she'll be back to provide another hopping good time.

Don't worry, we'll be sure to catch your fluffiest side, Lola!

In the meantime, grab some carrots and scroll through her Instagram page.



Rebel Rebel



We're not just paying homage to the 1974 song by David Bowie with this one. "Rebel" is the name of ABC's new Erin Brockovich-inspired drama series.

Katey Sagal plays the legal advocate who relentlessly fights for causes she believes in, despite not having a law degree.

"The voice of someone who is loud and makes herself heard is very necessary," Sagal said of her character in an exclusive featurette that you can watch in the "On the Red Carpet" collection.

"Rebel" premieres Thursday, April 8 at 9 p.m. on ABC13.

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Whose House?!



If you can finish the above question, you're likely one of the University of Houston faithful. Or you've been around them too long.

However you've been exposed to the Coogs, we are celebrating their Final Four appearance with an entire collection of stories about the Coog community.

But we'd be remiss not to mention that we're also excited to see another Texas school in the semi-final: Baylor University.

But wait, there's more. UH will face Baylor in the Final Four this weekend. We know. It's a lot for our Texas hearts to take in.

To get you ready for the battle, look for the following titles in the UH Spirit collection. And note that this is not an exhaustive list. There's plenty more to watch!

Just added:
  • 1982 interview with Hall of Fame UH coach Guy V. Lewis: How Hakeem Olajuwon got introduced to basketball
  • Relive the 1st of 3 UH 'Phi Slama Jama' Final Fours


  • Texas showdown: What to know about UH vs. Baylor
  • A look back at the university's legendary "Phi Slama Jama"
  • UH president Dr. Renu Khator reflects on life and vision for university
  • UH grad shares story of being shot to earning a degree
  • 86-year-old man, son graduate together from UH
  • UH's Mariachi Pumas keep tradition and spirit alive amid pandemic
  • How UH basketball went from empty stadiums to packed stands
  • Sampson family bond leaves its mark on UH men's basketball
  • Kelvin Sampson on why he chose UH 7 years before Final Four





Live coverage - The death of George Floyd: Derek Chauvin on trial



The murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of Houston native George Floyd began on March 29. But we'll have full coverage of the trial from gavel to gavel.

It's already been emotional as prosecutors and the defense laid out their cases in the opening statements. Day 2 saw witness testimony from the teenager who shot the video of Floyd under the knee of Chauvin.

A former wrestler trained in mixed martial arts also took the stand for a second day as a witness.

But the trial is having an effect in Houston, too as a Texas Southern University law student explained how the case is being used as a learning tool.

To watch live, anchored coverage, check our streaming apps starting at 9 a.m. Note that times can change.

Another important note: During the trial, video may be played as evidence that may include explicit language. The trial will not be aired on a delay. On the live, anchored coverage, there will be an on-screen warning to viewers that there may be explicit language aired.

If you missed what happened, look for this title streaming in Top News:

  • Derek Chauvin trial day 1: Here's what you missed.




Original stories to look out for



ABC13 anchor Chauncy Glover is highlighting an in-depth piece on Black farmers.
After dealing with decades of racism and discriminatory practices against Black farmers, a new bill could provide a level playing field.

Chauncy explores what that really means. He talked to 29-year-old Jeremy Peaches, who runs the Peaches family farm, which has been passed down from generation to generation.

The story is now available on demand in the Top News collection. Just look for the title: Black-owned farmers fight for equality, land and help.



You think you know, but you have no idea



You see them every day and welcome them into your home, but do you really know the anchors and reporters at ABC13?

If you're a fan of trivia and fast facts, you'll want to spend some time in the Get to Know Us section.

Here, you'll find out why Mayra Moreno has a personal connection to The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Erik Barajas' bromance, Melanie Lawson's hidden talent that will make you LOL, and why Elita Loresca was the first person we had to bleep! Don't worry though. Unlike "A Christmas Story" character Ralphie, who had to wash his mouth out with soap for dropping quite the bomb, Elita did not have to get friendly with Dial soap for this segment.

Topping the collection is a Q & A with ABC13's new Race and Culture reporter Cory McGinnis. It's all streaming now.

Celebrate Women's History Month



"Who run the world? Girls!" Houston native Beyoncé chanted that loud and proud in her song, and we find it quite fitting as we celebrate the stories of women and girls everywhere.



Get to know the movers and shakers in their communities, proving that women are capable of anything.

That's clear in the documentary "Our America: Women Forward." The show takes a look at women's lives from various aspects, to careers in law and science, to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women's jobs and families.

The show also celebrates the innovation pushed forward by women every day.

Meet the NASA astronaut and flight director at the forefront of the Artemis Program, which hopes to put the first woman on the moon in just three years.

Or learn how women are sparking change in industries usually dominated by men, because we're here to tell you right now, "Hard hats have no gender."

Here are some of the titles you can watch on demand.

  • 17-year-old 'sauce boss' scores deal on Shark Tank!
  • Girls on the Run: 20 years of helping girls be their best
  • Transgender icon fighting to build better future for ALL women
  • Prairie View A&M University president shares her journey
  • This single mother of 4 churned her past into sweet success!
  • Young CEO saving honeybees with her lemonade business
  • How these women became pilot and reporter for SkyEye
  • Texas City 4th graders bring GIRL POWER to robotics
  • What's behind the wage gap between women and men?

In the video player above, watch the trailer for the "Our America: Women Forward" documentary.



More local news when you need it



The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many people's schedules, meaning they are working from home or waking up later.

If you're one of those people who've had to shift a bit, we're still here for you.

We're still on the air at 4:30 a.m. for the early birds, but for those still thinking about changing out of their pajamas (or maybe getting settled into them because no one can see your whole outfit on a Zoom call!), we now have an extra hour of news starting at 7 a.m.


So grab your cup of coffee for conversation about what you need to know for your day and what you missed while you were sleeping.

Then in primetime, including on the weekends, check out another hour of updates and weather when Eyewitness News streams at 9 p.m.

You can also stream our newscasts on weekend mornings.



Bonus



  • The Top 10: These are the most-watched stories and videos from the week, in case you missed anything. Look for these after 5 p.m. on Friday.
  • Top News: This is where you'll find the most current stories of the day, especially about the latest on stimulus checks and when you can expect to get them, COVID-19 and crime trends, particularly when it comes to keeping you and your family safe. Scroll through here multiple times each day.
  • Get hired!: With the COVID-19 pandemic creating a devastating effect on the economy and job market, ABC13 is dedicated to helping people who need to find gainful employment. Every Thursday at 11:30 a.m., reporter Nick Natario hosts a live virtual job fair in partnership with Workforce Solutions. Re-watch the latest job fair for tips on getting hired.
  • Stream 'No Layups' live on Thursdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. The podcast with ABC13's David Nuno and Raheel Ramzanali goes there on a range of topics from sports to entertainment and pop culture. Guests change each week and have included big names like UFC fighter Michael Chandler, Astros star Lance McCullers Jr. and Reggaeton superstar Nicky Jam. Re-watch past episodes by going to ABC13 Originals and select the 'No Layups with David and Raheel' show.


Ok, I'm ready. How do I watch?



This is the easy part! We have a step-by-step guide to show you how to download the free ABC13 Houston apps for your Roku, Fire TV, Google TV or Apple TV. Follow this link to get started and get access to 24/7 live events, breaking news, weather and original programming, all free - no subscription or access codes needed.
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