How to Watch the ‘2020 BET Awards’ Online – Live Stream the Awards

By Gabriela Vatu / June 27, 2020

The BET awards are back again and we cannot wait to see exactly who wins each category. We plan on watching BET Awards online, so let's go figure out how you can do that as well.

The BET Awards are going to air virtually since there is no way for the event to be held as it has been for many years now due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, comedian and actress Amanda Seales will host the show, and we're going to enjoy performances from many artists we love, like Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Lil Wayne.

When it comes to nominations, Drake has the most, namely sic, with Megan Thee Stallion following behind alongside Roddy Ricch, with five each. Beyonce will receive this year's humanitarian award thanks to her efforts to fight racial inequality and her generosity during the coronavirus crisis.

When and Where to Watch 2020 BET Awards?

The BET Awards will air on Sunday, June 28th, starting at 8 PM and will last for three hours. You can watch the event on BET, CBS, and BET Her.

How Can I Live Stream 2020 BET Awards?

If you're hoping to watch BET Awards online, you are quite lucky because there are loads of ways for you to do this nowadays. Live TV platforms have been launched in the past few years, allowing anyone to cut the cord and move on to watch content over the Internet exclusively. One of our favorite live TV platforms to work with is fuboTV, which has about one hundred networks in the main bundle. Start your free trial on fuboTV now!

While it's true that fuboTV is home to what feels like a gazillion Sports networks, it also has loads of entertainment options for anyone to enjoy. There are also several channel packs and premium networks you can add to your account if you are looking for more cool stuff to enjoy. You will find that CBS, BET, and BET Her are all present in the main bundle, called fubo Standard. fuboTV works on pretty much any device you can think of, including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and more. (Note: CBS is a channel that broadcasts in select markets only. If you happen to live in an area with no coverage for it, you can use a VPN and connect to a server from a different city where the channel is available. Click here to get more details on all the steps you need to take to make things work.)

Here's how you can start your free trial on fuboTV:

Other Ways to Watch 2020 BET Awards Online

Philo - Philo is a pretty simple platform that features a single bundle of networks and nothing else. There are no channel packs and no premium networks here, but don't worry because you won't need them, as BET and BET Her are part of the main bundle. We do have to point out that Philo is one of the cheapest options on the market, and it features some really great perks you will enjoy. Start your free trial on Philo now!

Hulu - Hulu is next on our list, and this platform features CBS in the main bundle. If you're looking for more content, Hulu has a couple of extra channel packs you can take into consideration, as well as several premium networks. One cool thing about Hulu is that when you subscribe to the Live TV service, they also give you access to the On-Demand library, so you basically have two platforms. Start your free trial on Hulu now!

Sling TV - There's also Sling TV on our list, and you will find BET over in the Blue and Orange + Blue bundles. While there may be three bundles available on this service, you only have to choose between the aforementioned two, as they're the ones where you will find the channel you need to watch BET Awards. You need to be aware there are some differences between the bundles since Blue subscribers can watch content on three devices simultaneously, and Orange + Blue subscribers get to watch on four devices at the same time. There are also a lot of extra channel packs and premium networks you can get, as well as loads of add-ons for you to enjoy. Watch 3 Days Free on Sling TV Now!

CBS All Access - CBS All Access is another cool option for those who want to watch BET Awards online, as this is the network's own streaming service. It features a live stream for CBS, as well as loads of content you can stream from the network. Start your free trial on CBS All Access now!

How Can I Watch 2020 BET Awards When Traveling Outside of the United States?

Whenever you're traveling outside of the United States, you need to be aware there are some limitations to what you can access from abroad. Live TV platforms and streaming services in the United States are all geo-blocked, which means that you cannot access them as easily as you do at home.

In fact, you're going to need to change your IP address with the help of a VPN, in order to circumvent the blockade entirely. By appearing to be in the United States, you will be able to trick the site into allowing you access. We recommend ExpressVPN because it's one of the best tools on the market, featuring thousands of servers all over the world and some great privacy features thanks to those cool encryption protocols they deploy.

Here's how you can use ExpressVPN to watch BET Awards:

Can I Watch 2020 BET Awards Live on the Network's Website?

If you want to watch BET Awards live on the network's website, that's going to be possible to some extent. More specifically, there is no live stream on the CBS website, as it was moved exclusively to CBS All Access. However, there is a live stream on the BET website, and you most definitely can access that one easily when needed. You have to log in to an account in order to do this, and for it, you have to fill in credentials from your TV provider. The TV provider can be one of the live TV services we've been talking about or a cable company for those who haven't cut the cord yet. (Note: The live stream is geo-blocked, so if you want to enjoy it from abroad, you will need a VPN. You can click here to get more details on the steps you need to take to make things work.)

Can I Watch 2020 BET Awards With a TV Antenna?

Once more, it depends on the channel that you want to enjoy with a TV antenna. CBS, for instance, is one of the few channels that continue to broadcast in this manner, so you can enjoy it with one of these devices. Antennas are quite popular among cord-cutters, as they allow people to watch local channels for free - and they are also fairly cheap to purchase.

Before you buy one of these devices, you should check a site like NoCable, so you can see whether CBS broadcasts in your area or not. Furthermore, you will also find out how far the other broadcast stations in your area are from your home and, implicitly, exactly what range you need your device to cover so that you can watch as many networks as possible. You should check the devices we listed above in case any of them have the right features for your particular situation.

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