Emmy's 2018: Start Time, Livestream, and How to Watch Without Cable

Shows like 'Stranger Things,' 'Westworld,' and 'Game of Thrones' could win big.

by Josie Rhodes Cook

What comes around every year, but manages to remain exciting for TV fans every single time it happens? That would be the Primetime Emmy Awards, which reward excellence in television and media each year. If you’re wondering how to catch all the action and how to watch the Emmys tonight, you’ve come to the right place.

In an entertaining twist, during the 2017 Emmy Awards, host Stephen Colbert pretended to be a Westworld host in a prerecorded bit for the show. But on the other hand, Stranger Things didn’t take home even one award during last year’s Emmys, despite a handful of nominations. So sci-fi fan reactions were likely all over the map during the 69th annual Emmy Awards.

This year, both David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown are up for Emmys for Stranger Things, and there’s a chance they could both win. But you’ve got to tune in to see it happen. Here’s just a couple of ways to do just that.

Watch The Emmys on TV

The 70th Emmy Awards ceremony are scheduled to air Monday, September 17, at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC. So the easiest way to watch the show is by turning on your TV and flipping to NBC just before the awards are about to start. If you have cable, you should be good to go. You may also have be able to pick up a broadcast on an antenna if you don’t have cable.

Watch The Emmys on Other NBC Sources

NBC is also offering the Emmys on NBC.com and the NBC app. You should be able to watch the ceremony live on NBC.com, as long as you sign in with your TV provider. The app is available for most mobile devices.

Watch The Emmys on Apple TV

If you’ve got Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Xbox, Roku, or Samsung TV, you can also download the NBC app to watch the Emmys on Monday night.

Watch The Emmys on Sling

Sling Blue offers 42 channels for just $25 a month, including NBC. If you don’t have a Sling TV subscription, you can sign up for a free trial and try it for seven days, which gives you more than enough time to catch the 70th Emmy Awards.

Other Ways to Watch The Emmys

You can also stream the Emmys using YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, and Hulu Live, for various prices. They should all offer free trial periods if you haven’t tried one or more of those services yet. Philo TV is also offering a livestream for subscribers.

Update: Plus, if you have Snapchat, Snapchatters all over the world can watch the opening monologue of the Emmys live on Snapchat’s Discover page in the app. Colin Jost and Michael Che’s opening Emmys monologue will stream live on Snapchat at the same time the awards show begins.

Watch Emmys Updates on Social Media

OK, so it’s not exactly the same thing as watching the Emmys, but you can also catch behind the scenes Emmys action on Backstage LIVE! using Facebook Live. Additionally, you can follow all the Emmys action at the Television Academy on Twitter for live updates and plenty of highlights from the event.

Who do you think is going to take home an Emmy tonight? It’s sure to be an interesting night, even if Stranger Things is snubbed all over again.

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