The 2019 Kennedy Center Honors event airs tonight, December 15, at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST on CBS. The annual event will last for approximately two hours, ending at 10 p.m. EST. If you are hoping to watch the show but don’t have a access to a television, you may be looking for other ways to watch. Below is all of the information you’ll need to live stream the event online.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of CBS on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber or you want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand CBS content via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS Channel, you can then watch the show live or on-demand on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
CBS (live in most markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the show live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most new shows on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
CBS (live in most markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most new episodes and specials available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Like the Amazon Prime CBS channel, this is a good option if you simply want to watch CBS and not any other channels. This is ultimately the same as Amazon option, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead:
Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch the show live or on-demand on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Michael Tilson,Sesame Street & Earth Wind and Fire Will All Be Honored Tonight
Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, the creators of Sesame Street, the band Earth Wind and Fire, and conductor Michael Tilson will all be honored at the 2019 event, while Audra McDonald, Cynthia Erivo, The Jonas Brothers, and Ne-Yo are set to perform. LL Cool J, who was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor in 2017, will host the 42nd annual event.
David Rubenstein, Kennedy Center Chairman, released a statement about the event. It reads, “The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates icons who, through their artistry, have left an indelible stamp on our collective cultural consciousness. Earth, Wind & Fire’s hooks and grooves are the foundation of a seminal style that continues to shape our musical landscape; Sally Field has brought us unforgettable characters, both joyous and poignant, for more than five decades; Linda Ronstadt is the defining voice of a generation, spanning genres, languages and continents; Sesame Street continues to revolutionize how children and adults learn about our world; and Michael Tilson Thomas goes far beyond keeping score – he has shaped American music and musical institutions for the 21st century.”
During a red carpet interview, honoree Sally Field was asked how she felt about receiving the honor, and why this particular honor was so special. The actress shared, “This really is– everyone feels– this kind of is the real, pinnacle achievement award. It goes across the board in the arts and it is people that the public, in some cases, have forgotten or haven’t heard much about, but who have had such an impact..”
The 2019 Kennedy Center Honors actually took place on December 8, 2019 but tonight’s event this is the first time the 2019 event is airing on TV. Tune in Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m. EST to catch the event on CBS. In the meantime, check out this author’s profile for more entertainment news and TV coverage.
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