How to Watch the SAG Awards Live Stream

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The Screen Actor's Guild Awards, also known as the SAG Awards, are held on the last or second to last Sunday in January of each year. The 25th annual SAG Awards will air at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET on January 24th, 2021. This popular event, often seen as an early barometer of Oscars success, is held by the Screen Actor's Guild, and voted on by the entire membership of the guild, so it's always fun to see which actors and actresses are really appreciated by their peers.

If you don't want to miss a minute of the action from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, but you don't have easy access to a television or cable subscription, there are a number of ways to see the entire SAG Awards live stream on your phone, tablet, computer, or any other compatible streaming device.

Event Details

Date: January 24, 2021
Time: 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET
Location: Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles, CA)
Channel: TBS, TNT
Stream: TBS.com, TNTDrama.com

Alex Borstein, Rachel Brosnahan, and Tony Shalhoub at the SAG Awards.
John Sciulli / Getty Imaged Entertainment 

How to Watch the SAG Awards Live Stream

WarnerMedia owns the rights to air the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the entire ceremony is simulcast on both TBS and TNT. That means you can watch the show on your TV if you have a cable subscription that provides access to either TBS or TNT. If you don't have a TV, but you can borrow access to a cable password, you can stream on your computer or phone using official options from both TBS and TNT. If not, there are a number of other options available.

TBS.com

If you have a computer or a laptop handy, and you're able to get access to the login information for a cable subscription, then you can stream the SAG awards through the official TBS website.

Just navigate to TBS.com, select the menu icon in the upper left corner, then select Live TV. Select the east or west coast feed, select SIGN IN FOR FULL ACCESS, and enter your information. On the day of the ceremony, you'll be ready to stream the show.

TBS App

If you have access to a cable or satellite subscription, then you also have the option to stream the SAG Awards through the TBS app. Just head over to TBS.com/apps for a full list of your options, or TBS.com/activate if you already have the app installed on your streaming device.

TNTDrama.com

Since the SAG Awards are simulcast on TNT, you can also stream on TNTDrama.com. This option requires a cable or satellite subscription, just like TBS.com.

Navigate to TNTDrama.com, select the menu icon in the upper left corner, then select Live TV. Select the east or west coast feed, then select SIGN IN FOR FULL ACCESS. If you successfully enter your cable or satellite subscription info, you'll be able to stream the ceremony on the day it airs.

TNT App

You can also live stream the SAG Awards through the TNT app if you have access to a cable or satellite subscription login details. If you do, then head over to TNTDrama.com/apps for a full list of your options, or TNTDrama.com/activate if you already have the app installed on your streaming device.

Other Ways to Live Stream the Screen Actors Guild Awards

In addition to the official sites for TNT and TBS, which are only available to cable subscribers, cord cutters can watch live feeds of both of these channels through a number of streaming services. In addition to local channels, these streaming services offer a number of basic cable channels like TNT and TBS.

Most of these services provide a free trial of some sort, so you should be able to sign up and stream the SAG Awards for free before you decide whether or not to stick with the service. The key is to choose one that has either TNT or TBS.

AT&T TV NOW

AT&T TV Now was previously known as DirecTV Now, and it has all of the same channels. TBS and TNT are included with every package, so pick the one you want and check it out.

HULU+ LIVE TV

Hulu + Live TV combines the massively popular Hulu on demand streaming service with live streaming television. TBS and TNT are both included, so this is another viable option to stream the SAG Awards. They also offer a 30-day free trial.

YOUTUBE TV

YouTube TV is Google's live television streaming service that also includes original content. TBS and TNT are both included. They offer a free trial as well.

SLING TV

Sling TV is a lower cost option that includes both TNT and TBS with both of their low cost subscription options. They don't have a lot of local channels, but that doesn't matter if you're just looking to stream the SAG Awards. A free trial is available, so check it out.

If the Official SAG Awards Live Stream Isn't Available

If the TBS and TNT channels aren't available where you live, and you're geographically locked out of using the TNT or TBS sites or apps, then you're out of luck as far as official SAG Awards streams are concerned. If that's the case, then you will have to look at less official options in order to stream the awards.

The problem with unofficial streams is they're usually low quality, less reliable, and can be difficult to find. Options like Ace Stream let you stream potentially high quality video from other viewers, and a variety of sites provide unofficial streams you can watch without downloading anything, but you have to be careful.

If you want to use this method, you will have to wait until the say of the SAG Awards, then search the internet for SAG Awards Ace Stream content IDs or other unofficial SAG Awards streams.

When searching for SAG Awards Ace Stream content IDs and other unofficial SAG Awards streams, be careful. Install a good ad blocker and antivirus first, and be wary of fake and malicious pop up ads. Use these sites and sources at your own risk.

Use a VPN to Watch the SAG Awards Online

Since a lot of streaming services are region locked, you may find that you can't use any official streaming method due to your geographic location. In many cases, the only way to circumvent these restrictions and watch the SAG Awards is to use a virtual private network (VPN) to make it appear as if you're located in a non-blocked region.

If you're looking for a VPN, make sure to check out our list of the best VPNs.

Different streaming services implement different levels of protections against VPNs, and some VPNs are better than others at getting around restrictions. That means any given VPN may or may not actually be able to get you access to the SAG Awards, but you'll have a good chance if you stick to services that have good reputations.

SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show Live Stream

The SAG Awards action starts on the red carpet, long before the actual ceremony, and you can catch it all via live stream. People and Entertainment Weekly have provided pre-show coverage in the past, so check out their social media in advance of the 25th Annual SAG Awards for more details.

You can also check out the official SAG Awards Where to Watch page for more information about pre-show red carpet streams, but you won't be able to actually stream the ceremony there.