If you are struggling with how to explain what is going on with the COVID-19 pandemic to your children, Nickelodeon is here to help. The channel is broadcasting a special town hall–hosted by Kristen Bell–about the virus called Kids Together on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the Nickelodeon Town Hall 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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Nickelodeon is included in Philo’s main 59-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. It comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Philo, and you can then watch the show live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay shows that have aired in the last three days.
Nickelodeon is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which also comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can then watch a live stream of the show 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 comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows and specials up to three days after they air (and sometimes longer) even if you don’t record them.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include Nickelodeon. The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
Nickelodeon’s Kids Together Town Hall Preview
Hosted by actress Kristen Bell, this #KidsTogether town hall is an hour-long special offering a “kid’s-eye view of life during COVID-19.” The event also includes a performance by Alicia Keys and other celebrity contributions.
The special aims to “directly address kids’ questions and concerns, include tips and insights from medical experts on ways to be healthy, and give first-person accounts from kids and families around the country who are social distancing and making changes to their everyday lives and relationships,” according to the press release.
Bell and the other guests will be connecting with one another via video streams from across the U.S. The special was pre-taped and features appearances by California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, Charli D’Amelio, Josh Gad, Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Ciara and Russell Wilson, and more.
“It’s so important to remember that we are all in this together, and our kids and loved ones need outlets to help them process and understand what’s going on and, most importantly, to still feel connected,” said Bell, who has two daughters, in a statement. “I hope kids and families come away from this special feeling a little more comfortable and that they enjoy some much-needed moments of humor during this difficult time.”
The town hall will be simulcast across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nicktoons, plus it will be available on Nick On Demand, Nickelodeon YouTube, the Nick App and the Nick Pluto TV channel following the premiere. The special will also appear on Nickelodeon’s international networks.
Now in its 40th year, Nickelodeon has always strived to provide resources for kids and parents through kid-appropriate, kid-directed information in short-form videos, downloadable activities, social media content and more. Following the town hall, a discussion guide will be available at NickHelps.com. There are also other resources for the #KidsTogether effort, which launched on March 18.
The Kids Together Town Hall airs Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon.
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