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The 69th annual Emmy Awards Show will be airing live on CBS Sunday night, 8 p.m. EST – and if you don’t have a traditional TV cable package, there’s no need to fret.
There are a couple of different ways you can stream the award show online.
You can sign up for a free trial of CBS All Access, a Netflix-like service that allows you to stream original programming and live shows from CBS, including the Emmys.
CBS All Access can be streamed from a variety of devices: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV.
But! Be forewarned, if you forget to cancel your subscription after the Emmys, or before your free trial period ends, you will be automatically charged $6 a month – $10 a month if you opt for the add-free subscription. (Unless, of course, you want to keep your subscription.)
Live TV streaming services such as YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirectTV Now, also offer free trial subscriptions. While these sites should all have a CBS channel, be sure to check before signing up, as this can vary by location. Again, don’t forget to cancel your subscription if you’re not invested in paying for it monthly.
You can also check out the “Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live” Emmys pre-show on the PEOPLE TV Free App, which airs the two hours proceeding the award show. The pre-show will also stream live on EW, People, Essence, InStyle, and Time‘s websites.
The Emmy’s “Backstage LIVE!” show will also be live streaming on the Emmy’s website, as well as Facebook Live, for viewers who are looking for an all-access look at the awards ceremony. “Backstage LIVE!” airs at 8 p.m. EST, just as the award show begins.
You can also look to different social media platforms for behind-the-scenes coverage. The Television Academy will be sharing video portraits of Emmy Winners on their Instagram Story Sunday, and will be sharing photos and videos in their Snapchat stories “Emmys Red Carpet,” and “Emmys Stories,” which will offer a look at pre-show and backstage moments.
But unfortunately, there is no easy and free way to stream the show itself, outside of a free trial situation. If you don’t want to go through that hassle, we suggest that you use a digital antenna and a TV, or find a friend’s house to watch it at.