How to Watch ‘CMA Best of Fest’ Live Online

By Gabriela Vatu / July 13, 2020

We may not be able to attend concerts right now, but we can still enjoy some of our favorite music, especially when it comes to live country performances. The CMA Best of Fest will air soon, and we're already planning on watching the event online!

The CMA Best of Fest will last for about three hours, and it will feature over 25 concert experiences from the past 16 years of CMA Fest in Nashville.

We're going to sit back and enjoy watching Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Lzzy Hale, Sam Hunt, Joan Jett, Lady A, Miranda Lambert, Lil Nas X, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam, and Zac Brown Band.

It looks like we're also going to get some special appearances from Bobby Bones, Jim Gaffigan, Kirk Herbstreit, Peyton Manning, Lionel Richie, Rob Riggle, Gwen Stefani (likely along with Blake Shelton), Michael Strahan and Rita Wilson.

When and Where to Watch CMA Best of Fest?

The CMA Best of Fest is scheduled for July 13th. The 3-hour special will be broadcast by ABC starting with 8 PM ET.

How Can I Live Stream CMA Best of Fest?

CMA Best of Fest isn't going to be too difficult to watch online, mostly thanks to the Live TV platforms that have been around for a few years now. These services allow folks to watch TV over the Internet by using smart devices. One of the services we like best when it comes to watching ABC is Hulu. Hulu only features one bundle of networks.

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There are also a few channel packs and premium networks that you may want to try out, so check them out and see if you'll add any. The really cool part about subscribing to Hulu is that you can also access the On-Demand library, so you have two platforms in one. Hulu works on a lot of devices, including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, PlayStation 4, and more.

ABC is a channel that broadcasts in select markets only, so if you live in an area with no coverage, it's possible to use a VPN to circumvent the problem. By choosing a server from a different city, you'll get all the channels available in that specific area. Click here to find out what you need to do to make this work.

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Other Ways to Watch CMA Best of Fest Online

YouTube TV - We also have YouTube TV among the platforms that feature ABC. The service comes with a single bundle of channels, but there are no extra packs you can get. However, there are a few premium networks you should definitely look into. Also, YouTube TV has some of the best perks in the industry, with unlimited cloud DVR storage space and three simultaneous streams.

How Can I Watch CMA Best of Fest When Traveling Outside of the United States?

If you want to watch CMA Best of Fest when you're traveling outside of the United States, you should know that it's perfectly possible to do this. However, you will need a little bit of extra help, as all these services are geo-blocked.

It means that as soon as they detect your IP address is coming from anywhere outside the United States, your access will be denied. We understand this can be extremely stressful and annoying, but the licensing deals only cover the United States.

Thankfully, the problem can be fixed with the help of a VPN, which can change your IP address in a matter of seconds and will also protect your data and identity thanks to the encryption. We recommend ExpressVPN because it's such a great tool - it's easy to use, has thousands of servers all over the world, and great privacy features.

Here's how you can use ExpressVPN to watch CMS Best of Fest anywhere:

Can I Watch CMA Best of Fest Live on the Network's Website?

Watching the CMA Best of Fest live on the ABC website is actually something that you can do. In fact, you'll simply have to log into an account there so you can prove that you have a TV subscription that includes ABC. You can use the credentials from your TV provider - a live TV service or a cable company.

The ABC live stream is geoblocked, so you can't access it from outside the United States. If you want to do that, you'll need to use a VPN to change your IP address. You can find out how to do that by clicking here.

Can I watch CMA Best of Fest with a TV Antenna?

Since ABC is one of the few channels that continue to broadcast over-the-air, you can enjoy it with the help of a TV antenna. These antennas are cheap, and they also allow you to watch local channels for free, which is a big clue as to why they're so popular.

Before you can buy one of these devices, we think that you should first check to see whether ABC broadcasts in your particular area. You should visit a site like NoCable to see exactly which networks can be enjoyed in your ZIP code and also how far the stations are from your home. In this way, you'll be able to tell exactly what range you need your device to cover so that you can buy the right one for your needs. You should also check the devices we listed above in case any of them have the features you are looking for.

Can I Watch CMA Best of Fest Later On?

The CMA Best of Fest will likely become available to stream on ABC's website the day after the show airs. Even better is if you use a live TV service and get it to record the event for you so you can enjoy it whenever you have the time.

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