How to Watch the Emmys Live Stream (2021)

From the red carpet to the awards, stream every moment of the Emmys

You can watch the entire Primetime Emmys show for free if you have an antenna or a cable subscription. Cord-cutters can watch the entire Emmy Awards live stream from a computer, tablet, smartphone, or television with a compatible streaming device and any service that offers ABC.

Event Details

Date: TBD
Time: 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET (pre-show red carpet coverage goes live at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET, and you can watch on the Fox live stream)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Host: TBD
Channel: ABC
Stream it on: or the ABC app; Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, or YouTube TV

How to Watch the Emmy Awards Live Stream with ABC

ABC owns the rights to air the Primetime Emmys, but that doesn't mean you need an antenna or cable subscription to watch. Cord cutters have a number of options to stream the whole ceremony online.

If you're stuck at your computer or have a laptop handy, but there's no television in sight, you can head over to to stream the Emmys. This option does require a cable or satellite subscription, but it is a great option if you're unable to sit in front of your TV for the entire awards ceremony.

To stream the Primetime Emmys on, go to the site in your browser of choice and select Watch Live. Verify your satellite or cable subscription if prompted, and you should be good to go. Return on the day of the ceremony, and you'll get the live stream.


If you have a cable or satellite subscription, you can also stream the Primetime Emmys to your phone, tablet, or even television streaming device with the ABC app. The ABC app is available for iOSAndroidAmazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, and more.

Once you have the ABC app on your device, you'll need to provide your cable or satellite credentials to gain access to a live stream of current ABC programming. Launch the app on the day of the ceremony, and you'll be able to stream it live.

Other Ways to Live Stream the Emmys

In addition to the official site, you can also live stream your local ABC channel and the Primetime Emmy Awards through a number of popular streaming services. These live television streamers work by making deals with local stations, so this option is only available if your local ABC station is onboard with one or more of these services.

Most of these services have some type of free trial, so make sure to sign up a little early and make sure that ABC actually works in your area. If a service doesn't have ABC, you won't be able to stream the Emmys.


AT&T TV Now was previously known as DirecTV Now, and it has all of the same channels. They're able to provide ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and many others in most areas.


Hulu + Live TV pairs one of the most popular streaming services with live television. It offers local ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels in most areas, and also carries cable channels like ESPN, and more. They have a 30-day free trial.


YouTube TV is a live television streaming service from Google that also offers on-demand content and a cloud-based DVR. They offer ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and more in most areas. They offer a free trial as well.


Sling TV only offers NBC and Fox in a limited number of markets, so this isn't a good choice for the Emmys. A free trial is available, but save it for something that airs on NBC or Fox.

Live streaming television from ABC is only available from these providers in participating markets. Make sure to check availability in your area well in advance of the Emmys.

If the Official Emmy Awards Live Stream Isn't Available

If you live in an area where ABC isn't available through or any of the available streaming service, then there's no official way to stream the Emmy Awards. In that case, you may need to turn to less official means to watch the awards.

Unofficial streams are less reliable and usually lower in quality, but they do exist. Sources like Ace Stream allow you to stream events like the Emmys straight from other viewers, and other sites provide similar streams that you can watch without downloading anything at all. If you want to use this method, wait until the day of the Emmy Awards and search the internet for Emmys Ace Stream content IDs or unofficial Emmys live streams.

Stick to trusted sources for your Ace Stream content IDs and unofficial live streams when possible. Before visiting unfamiliar sites in your search for this type of content, install a good ad blocker and antivirus program. Look out for malicious pop up ads, and never provide your email address or credit card number. Use these sorts of services at your own risk.

Emmy Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show Live Stream

The Emmys pre-show red carpet coverage goes live at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET, and you can watch on the Fox live stream. Additional coverage has been available in the past from EW and E!, so keep your eyes peeled as the ceremony draws closer.

You can check out the Emmys Where to Watch page for more information, but the show is not available to stream on that site.

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