In the age of “peak TV,” there are an improbable number of television series, diagonally hundreds of networks and streaming services, available on dozens of stage. But when it comes to watching TV’s maximum night, the Emmy Awards, there are really only a few options.


The 69th annual Emmy Awards are Sunday, Sept. 17 at 8pm US Eastern Time. They’ll be broadcast in the United States on CBS and hosted by comedian Stephen Colbert, who will be command his first major awards ceremony. With reigning greatest drama winner Game of Thrones ineligible this year, it’s a wide open field.

HBO’s Westworld and Netflix’s Stranger belongings are the favorites to pick up the maximum wins, while The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), This Is Us (NBC), and The Crown (Netflix) should also make some noise. Other favorites of Quartz that are nominated for multiple awards include Black Mirror (Netflix), Big Little Lies (HBO), The Americans (FX), and Veep (HBO). Here is the full list of nominees.


Americans with a cable TV subscription can simply turn to CBS at 8pm ET to watch the awards. You can also check out E! for live Red Carpet blinker starting about three hours earlier on the show begins.
CBS All entry

If you don’t have a cable subscription, you might try CBS’s streaming stage, All Access. It gives users entry to CBS’s catalog of content, in addition to a live flowing version of your local CBS channel. It’s attainable in 174 markets diagonally the United States, and is in most major cities. CBS has plans to make the service available in Canada and Australia, but it’s currently only accommodate within the US.

You can sign up for a free trial of CBS All entry, stream the Emmys live on Sunday night, and then cancel your subscription after. If you decide to keep it, the serving costs $6 per month, or $10 per month for an ad-free version. CBS All Access can be streamed on many various devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and gaming consoles.
Internet TV: DirecTV Now, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV

A few internet TV services grant a live stream of CBS in select markets. The channel is available on:

DirecTV Now
Playstation Vue
Hulu Live TV
YouTube TV

Each service grant a free trial. Make sure that CBS is available in your local area, as it’s not part of every streaming package. If you noticed Sling TV was absence from the list above, that’s forasmuch as CBS is not nowadays available in any Sling package.
In Canada

CTV will air and live flow the Emmys.
In Australia

Fox 8 has the rights to air the Emmys.
In other countries outside the US

Check your local listings to see if the Emmys will be broadcast live (or tape-delayed) on a TV network in your country. For those outside the US who don’t get cable TV but still verily want to watch the Emmys and are okay doing somewhat borderline illegal, you can use a VPN to trick CBS All entry (or one of the other services listed above) into thought you’re signing up from within the US.
On Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

The Emmys will broadcast all sorts of miscellaneous quantity (not the actual ceremony itself) across different social media channels. It will have “Stories” on Snapchat and Instagram; behind-the-scenes videos and photos on Facebook; and an after-show sponsored by IMDb flowing on Twitter. The Emmys’ annual Backstage Live! companion show will also stream live on and Facebook Live


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