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CMA Awards 2016 Live Stream: How to Watch the Show Online

It’s the 50th annual CMA Awards, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosting again. Tonight, Dolly Parton will be receiving the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and Kenny Chesney will be picking up the CMA Pinnacle Award. There are countless performers on the roster to participate in the event – from Miranda Lambert to Tim McGraw, to Keith Urban. The event is a time to honor country music’s elite industry members as well as newcomers and takes place in Nashville, Tennessee.

If you are looking to watch the show online tonight, we’ve got the details on your options below. And, if you’d like to watch the red carpet arrivals online, which begins at 5:30 p.m. ET, the red carpet live stream is running in the above video via Taste of Country. The live stream will run until the show begins at 8 p.m. ET.

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If You Don’t Have Access to a Cable or Satellite Subscription [Select Markets Only]

On the Web:

Viewers in certain United States TV markets can watch the show through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee, but offers a free 7-day trial that will allow you to watch the show for free if you sign up. Sling’s Broadcast Extra package, which includes ABC, is available in the Chicago, Fresno-Visalia, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco TV markets.

If you sign up, you’ll have the option to select one of two basic packages for $20 per month once the free trial ends. (You can select both if you want, but selecting at least one is mandatory.) The Broadcast Extra package, which you can add after you’ve created your account, costs an extra $5. Again: If you’re in one of the TV markets listed above and want to watch the show for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

Here’s how to sign up:

1. Click here to create a Sling account.

2. Select either the Best of Live TV package or the Best of Live TV Beta package, each of which costs $20 per month after your free trial is over.

3. Enter your billing information and create an account. Again: You will not be charged until after you’ve completed the free 7-day trial.

4. Once you’ve created your account, click on the icon next to the “sign out” button in the top-right corner of your screen. Once you’ve clicked on the icon, click the blue “change subscription” link.

5. Click on “Best of Live TV Extras,” then scroll down to the Broadcast Extra add-on and click “add.”

6. Download the Sling app on your computer, and begin watching the show.

With an App:

If you sign up for the free Sling trial and are in the Chicago, Fresno-Visalia, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham or San Francisco TV market, you can watch the show Sling app, which you can download for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices.

The service’s Best of Live TV package and Best of Live TV beta package each cost $20 a month, and the Broadcast Extra add-on costs an additional $5 per month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch the Oscars for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.
Here’s how to sign up:

1. Click here to create a Sling account.

2. Select the Best of Live TV package or the Best of Live TV beta package.

3. Enter your billing information and create an account. Again: You will not be charged until after you’ve completed the free 7-day trial.

4. Once you’ve created your account, click on the icon next to the “sign out” button in the top-right corner of your screen. Once you’ve clicked on the icon, click the blue “change subscription” link.

5. Click on “Best of Live TV Extras,” then scroll down to the Broadcast Extra add-on and click “add.”

6. Download the Sling app in the App store or the Google Play store.


If You Have Access to a Cable or Satellite Subscription [Select Markets Only]

On the Web:

You can stream the show on the ABC website here at abc.go.com/watch-live. You’ll be prompted to select a cable or satellite TV provider and enter your account information.

The live stream is only available in these markets: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco.

With an App:

You can also stream the show live using the WATCH ABC app. Again, you will need access to a cable or satellite provider account and will be prompted to enter your account info. The live broadcast is only available in these markets: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco.

The Watch ABC app is available for Apple (iOS), Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Xbox 360 and Fire Tablet.


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