How to watch The Grammys without cable
A guide for the cord-cutter
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The 63rd Grammy Awards are upon us, and true to 2021 style, the ceremony will be a bit different this year. Hosted by Trevor Noah and featuring performances by Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, Lil Baby, Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Harry Styles, Post Malone, and more, the ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 14, on CBS at 8 p.m. EST and will highlight the music venue workers and venues who have been affected by COVID-19.
CBS will be streaming The Grammys on its website as well as through cable services, but if you're like me and you've already cut ties (cords included) with your cable company, never fear. There are plenty of streaming services that can get you access to the awards show, including CBS's own new streaming service, Paramount+. If you already have services like Hulu, you may also be able to tack on live TV services to your subscription for an additional fee (even better—you may be able to take advantage of free trials to watch the Grammys without having to invest in a full subscription).
CBS is less accessible by other streaming services thanks to the development of its own streaming site, but you can still catch The Grammys live at any of the following streaming services.
CBS will be streaming The Grammys on its website if you have a cable login or television provider login, but you can also find the ceremony when it airs at its new subscription service, Paramount+, which hosts CBS content as well as shows and movies from Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon, and more. You can try a month of Paramount+ for free, until 3/31, after which point the trial window will change. Once you start paying for a subscription, the plans start at $5.99/month.
You can get access to live CBS content with a subscription to YouTube TV. The streaming service offers live viewing of over 85 traditional TV channels like CBS, ABC, HGTV, CNN, AMC, and more. You can sign up for a free two-week trial, but a monthly subscription will start at $64.99/month.
You can watch The Grammys live with a subscription (or free trial) to fuboTV. The streaming service functions as a cable alternative for a flat cost per month and includes up to 124 traditional cable channels like CBS, NBC, ABC, and more. fuboTV and YouTube TV are fairly similar, so if you're planning on continuing your subscription make sure you check the channel offerings for both to determine if you can get the live viewing experience you want.
Hulu + Live TV
While your regular Hulu subscription can give you access to tons of great content, upgrading to the Hulu + Live TV package can get you access to live events and programs from channels like CBS, CNN, FX, NBC, and more, including The Grammys when the show airs. You can also bundle your Live TV subscription with Disney+ and ESPN+ as you might a normal Hulu subscription. If you already have a Hulu account you can still sign up for the free trial for Live TV, which makes it a great vehicle for watching The Grammys if you only plan to access live streaming once.
Can you watch The Grammys live with an antenna?
You can find The Grammys if you have an antenna or digital antenna, as CBS can be found through basic cable viewing. We recommend checking out the ClearStream Eclipse TV Antenna, 35 Mile if you're in the market for a digital antenna, as it topped our list of the best digital antennas in 2021.
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