With the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering a lot of TV production, networks are doing everything they can to broadcast shows from their stars’ homes. One of the latest is Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special, which will air Monday, March 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the special 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.
‘Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special’ Preview
According to the press release announcing Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special, CBS says this special is done in “the spirit of bringing people together to keep people apart.”
The show will feature Late Late Show host James Corden broadcasting from his garage as he chats with some of the biggest names in entertainment. Korean pop sensation BTS will be performing from South Korea, Andrea Bocelli will be performing in Italy, Dua Lipa will be performing in London and Billie Eilish with Finneas and John Legend will be performing from Los Angeles — but all from the safety of their own homes.
The special will also feature guests that include David Blaine, Will Ferrell and many more. Corden and his guests will encourage viewers to follow the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the strain on our healthcare system. Additionally, there will be information about how viewers can donate to The CDC Foundation and Feed the Children.
The CDC Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps serve the needs during an emergency that the federally funded CDC cannot cover. Feed the Children helps families in need; each dollar donated will prove $7 worth of food and essential supplies to our most vulnerable citizens.
“Since The Late Late Show came off the air, we have been thinking of different ways to try and make a show at this time,” said executive producers Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe. “With the help of some wonderful guests, we are going to try to put on the best show we can, to entertain, raise awareness, raise money and hopefully lift spirits. Shooting from James’ garage may be far from perfect, but under the circumstances, we hope it can help someone, somewhere, who needs some cheer right now.”
Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special airs Monday, March 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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