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Last modified: February 9, 2019
By Stephen Lovely
TV fans tune into the Emmys to watch their favorite shows and actors get the recognition they deserve. The Emmy Awards usually air in mid-September on a major network. The 2019 awards ceremony is slated to air on Fox, which is available over-the-air in regions with local affiliate stations. Cord-cutters can tune in through streaming services or with an antenna, PC TV tuner or OTA DVR.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream the Emmys:
Skinny bundle providers make it possible to watch stars walk the red carpet on a television connected to a streaming device, a mobile device with a streaming app or a computer with an internet connection. Learn more about which bundles may include Fox live streams, as well as other ways to watch this awards show.
Stream the Emmys for Free with Hulu
Hulu started as a video on demand service and recently began offering live-streaming TV. For just $39.99 a month, you can watch over 60 channels, the Emmys and many award-winning shows. Use the week-long free trial to determine whether a live stream of Fox is available in your area.
Hulu with Live TV is currently compatible with Apple TV. Catch all of the red carpet coverage on the go with apps for Android or iOS mobile devices or the Chromecast mobile app. Hulu's live-TV service does not currently work with Amazon Fire TV, Roku, other streaming devices or computer internet browsers. Read our full review of Hulu.
Stream the Emmys for Free with Fubo
fuboTV started as a soccer streaming service and has expanded to include more than 80 channels. The basic “fubo” package is priced at $44.99 a month and includes local Fox streams in some markets. Try a week-long free trial to see if Fox is available where you live.
Watch fuboTV on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku. Download an app for Android and iOS devices, or watch on a computer with the Google Chrome internet browser. Read our full review of fuboTV.
Stream the Emmys for Free with Sling TV
Awards show fans looking for an affordable and versatile streaming service should consider Sling TV. The Orange and Blue base packages start at $25 per month and both include Fox. Sign up for a seven-day free trial to see whether this service is the right choice for tuning into the Emmys.
Sling is an option for many streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku. Watch the Emmys anywhere on an Android, iOS or Windows mobile device. This service also works with the Google Chrome internet browser in addition to a variety of smart TVs and DVRs. Read our full in-depth review of Sling TV.
Stream the Emmys for Free with PlayStation Vue
Watch the Emmys and the best shows on many networks with the PlayStation Vue streaming service. This bundle includes local affiliates of major networks in most markets. These channels and many other cable standards are bundled in the “Access” package priced at $44.99 per month. Users will need a verified PlayStation account to test the service with a five-day free trial.
PlayStation Vue is native to Sony's PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 gaming consoles. You can also use this service on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku. Stream this awards show anywhere with Android, iOS and Fire apps or in an internet browser on a computer. Read our full review of Playstation Vue.
DirecTV Now is a streaming bundle offered by a longstanding satellite service. The most basic “Live a Little” plan is competitively priced at $35 per month and provides access to more than 65 channels. This service is an affordable way to tune into your favorite series and many Emmy award-winning shows. A one-week free trial will enable you to check for Fox and other channels.
This service is currently compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku devices. Watch shows anywhere in the Android or iOS app. An in-browser app is also works on computers. Read our full review of DirecTV.
Google has gradually been rolling out the YouTube TV skinny bundle across the United States. Fox should be included in the base package for $40 a month, though availability will depend on the participation of local affiliates. Use the seven-day free trial to make sure this channel is available.
You can watch YouTube TV on Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku. This service also works on Android and iOS devices, some smart TVs and Xbox gaming consoles. Amazon Fire devices do not officially support this service. A Google account is necessary to sign up for YouTube TV. Read our full review of YouTube TV.
Fox is a major network that is free to watch over-the-air through local affiliate stations. If you don't want to sign up for a streaming service before awards night, try using an antenna to pick up a signal. It may be necessary to connect a larger outdoor antenna in some locations, while other viewers may be able to use smaller indoor antennas.
You may also be able to stream network TV with an OTA DVR such as Tablo and the Tablo app or the Plex media server application. An antenna, PC TV tuner and computer can also work. Streaming services and skinny bundles do not require an antenna or any additional hardware.
Whether you are planning a watching party or want to stream the Emmys on the go, any of these services may fit the bill. Keep in mind that not every local Fox affiliate is available on streaming platforms. Check channel listings on service websites or use free trials to determine whether you can stream this station. Trial periods can also be useful for comparing stream quality prior to awards night.
Starting in 2019, the Emmys will air on different channels due to a rotating contract between the Big 4 networks. Most of this guide should still apply, as ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are all network stations broadcast over-the-air through local affiliates. The right streaming service will make it easy to tune into Fox in 2019 and other networks in subsequent years to see all the red-carpet coverage.
If you want to watch more award-winning shows, choose a service that provides all of the channels you need. Most skinny bundles offer several subscription tiers, additional channel packages and premium options. You no longer need cable to catch the best shows on television.