How to Watch 2019 CMA Awards Online Without Cable – Get a Front Row Seat

By Gabriela Vatu / September 15, 2019

The 2019 CMA Awards are drawing close and we're planning to watch the award show online. If you want to join in, we're going to help you with details on how to do this too.

The Country Music Association Awards, which is also known as the CMA Awards, are presented every year to country artists that deserve the acclaims.

The first time the CMA Awards were handed out was back in 1967, but they were only televised starting with 1968. This year's event will be the 53rd to take place, so the organizers are promising to have an exciting show.

Who Was Nominated for the 2019 CMA Awards?

This year, there are loads of great nominees for the biggest awards at the CMA. The Entertainer of the Year will be disputed by Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban, while the Single of Year will reach one of the following songs - Burning Man by Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne, Girl by Maren Morris, God's Country by Blake Shelton, Millionaire by Chris Stapleton, and Speechless by Dan + Shay. You can always check out the full list of nominees for the 2019 CMA.

When and Where to Watch CMA Awards?

The CMA Awards will be held on November 13th this year, and Carrie Underwood will serve as host, with special guest hosts Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire joining in the fun - two legends of the genre. The fact that these two ladies will be hosting makes perfect sense since the whole event will be celebrating legendary women in country music. The event will take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and it will be broadcast by ABC at 8 PM EST.

How Can I Live Stream the 2019 CMA Awards?

The CMA Awards are super easy to watch online, especially if you use a platform like PlayStation Vue, which can help you watch dozens of TV channels online, topping with ABC. Start out your 7-day free trial on PlayStation Vue! Know that the service comes with four bundles to choose from - Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra - and they all feature ABC. Those who want to customize their plans can add a couple of channel packs and several premium networks. All subscribers get to enjoy the ability to watch content on up to five devices at once and to record up to 500 hours of content to the cloud. Plus, PlayStation Vue features a three-way split-screen feature that you can try out whenever all your favorite events take place at the same time.

PlayStation Vue works on PS4, PS3, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, iOS phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, Amazon tablets, and Google Chromecast, as well as the web. (Note: ABC is a channel that broadcasts through local markets, so if you live in a city that does that get coverage to ABC through PlayStation Vue, you can solve the issue with the help of a VPN. Click here to learn how to do this easily.)

Here's how to sign up for a 7-day free trial on PlayStation Vue so you can enjoy the CMA Awards.

Other Ways to Watch the CMA Awards

YouTube TV - On YouTube TV there's a single bundle of channels and it does feature ABC so you can watch the CMA Awards. All subscribers can enjoy unlimited cloud DVR storage space.

Hulu - This one also features a single bundle of channels and the subscription includes access to the video-on-demand library.

What Can I Do to Watch the CMA Awards Outside of the United States?

Live TV platforms such as PlayStation Vue, but also YouTube TV, and Hulu, have one issue they share - they have to abide by licensing deal. More specifically, the problem is that when you travel abroad, you can't access the platforms anymore because they are all geoblocked so your access is denied. The problem can be fixed with the help of a VPN, so we suggest subscribing to ExpressVPN, which is one of the best on the market. It will change your IP address and help you bypass the blockade. ExpressVPN has thousands of servers across the world and a few dozens of them are in the United States.

Here's everything you need to do to use ExpressVPN to watch the CMA Awards:

Can I Watch the CMA Awards on ABC's Website?

ABC's website features a live stream that you can, technically, access. You will need credentials from your TV provider to do this, whether it's PlayStation Vue or a cable company if you have yet to cut the cord.

ABC also comes with its own ABC Go app which you can download on iOS phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Samsung smart TVs, and Amazon Fire TV. Find it here. (Note: Both the ABC website and the app are geoblocked so if you want to access them when traveling outside of the United States, use a VPN to circumvent the blockade. Click here to find out how to do this.)

Can I Watch the CMA Awards With a TV Antenna?

That is something that you can definitely do because ABC is a channel that broadcasts over the air. So, if you're going to use a TV antenna, and you live in the right areas, you can watch the show and all the other ABC shows with it.

Check a site such as NoCable before making any purchases so you can figure out whether a TV antenna will help you watch ABC or not. The site will also give you information about how far the broadcasting station is so you can do the math on what range you need to look for in an antenna to watch as many channels as possible. We've already given you a suggestion - a device with great reviews -, but you can do your own research if you need more.

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