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 73rd Primetime Emmys show for free if you have an antenna or a cable subscription. Cord-cutters can live stream the Emmys from a computer, tablet, smartphone, or television with a compatible streaming device and any service that offers CBS.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Time: 5-8 p.m. PT/ 8-11 p.m. ET
Location: TBD
Host: TBD
Channel: CBS
Stream it on: Paramount+

How to Watch the Emmy Awards Live Stream with ABC

CBS is airing this year's 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, head over to to stream the Emmys. This requires a cable or satellite subscription, but it's 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 the Live TV link. 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.


Formerly called CBS All-Access, Paramount+ is the CBS network's live streaming service. The Emmys will stream both live and on-demand on the platform in September. Paramount+ has a seven-day free trial; afterward, it costs $5.99/month. There's also an ad-free tier that costs $9.99/month.

Other Ways to Live Stream the Emmys

In addition to the official CBS website, you can live stream your local CBS 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 CBS 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 CBS works in your area. If a service doesn't have CBS, you won't be able to stream the Emmys.


AT&T TV Now was previously known as DirecTV Now, and it has all the same channels. They're able to provide ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and 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 CBS is only available from these providers in participating markets. Make sure to check availability in your area in advance of the Emmys.

If the Official Emmy Awards Live Stream Isn't Available

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

Unofficial streams are less reliable and usually lower in quality, but they do exist. Sources like Ace Stream let you watch streams hosted by other viewers 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

Currently, there's no word on when the Emmys red carpet pre-show will begin. You can keep an eye on the Emmys Where to Watch page for updates in the near future.

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