This weekend CBS will be airing the 69th annual Emmy Awards, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles and hosted by Stephen Colbert. Considering that it’s 2017, we know that many Americans only watch TV online (and some don’t even have TVs anymore) meaning you will have to stream the Emmys if you want to follow along. Unfortuantly, CBS is one of the least cooperative networks when it comes to free streaming, or partnering with other services, and finding content from the network online is a bit of a chore. Luckily there are a few options out there for everyone, so no one will have to miss out on the fun.
Just a quick note to the “Game of Thrones” fans out there, you won’t be seeing any awards going to your favorite show this year, the show was not eligible in 2017 because of the late debut debut for the new season. That being said, there are a dozen or so favorites hoping to leave the event with a few awards.
The hands-down easiest way to watch online is to be a subscriber to CBS All Access, you can simply log-on and stream the Emmys online, or on your Apple TV, Amazon TV, Roku, or the CBS All Access app on your favorite device. If you aren’t subscribed, but want to watch the Emmys this year, you can test out the service with a Free Trial. There are other subscription-based ways to watch, like Hulu Live TV and YouTube Live TV, though YouTube TV isn’t available in all areas just yet.
If you have a TV but ditched cable, you can always grab an over-the-air antenna, the best-seller on Amazon is only $26 but there are hundreds of options out there. This is also a great way to watch NFL games, the Oscars, and upcoming Halloween and Christmas specials that are on the basic networks. CBS is one of the those networks. If you waited too long and don’t want to go to the store today, now would be a great time to get one and install it before bigger hits like the Superbowl and Fall TV specials start airing.
This year’s event will start at 8 p.m. ET, and as we mentioned before Stephen Colbert is set to host the event.
Going into the 2017 Emmy Awards the big favorites are “Stranger Things” from Netflix, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” HBO’s “Westworld” and “Big Little Lies,” and of course NBC’s “This is Us”. You can also interact and share on Twitter using #Emmys.