How to Watch CMT Music Awards 2019 Online Without Cable: Live Stream from Anywhere

By Gabriela Vatu / June 3, 2019

Country music fans have a lot of reasons to get excited throughout the year, as there are several award shows celebrating their favorite artists. If you're looking forward to watching the CMT Music Awards online in 2019, we're here to give you a helping hand.

Every year since 1967, the awards ceremony has been held in Nashville, Tennessee, one of the cities that can be called home to country music. The event is broadcast by CMT, so there's no confusion about where to watch the big show. The CMT Music Awards takes place in June and has done so pretty much throughout all its years, with a brief move to April between 2003 and 2009.

In 2019, the event has been scheduled to take place on June 5th at 8/7C. You still have a few days left to vote so go ahead and do that on CMT's official page, as the window closes on June 4th at 11:59 PM ET.

The list of performers announced for the event features big name in country music, including Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, and Sheryl Crow, to name a few. Little Big Town will host the show for the second year in a row.

How to Watch CMT Music Awards Online?

Before you get too excited about watching the CMT Music Awards online, you need to know that the live TV platforms and streaming services that feature CMT are all geoblocked. This means that you won't get to watch anything if you have to travel abroad on the day of the show. You see, these platforms know where you are by reading your IP address. Thankfully, IPs are easy to change and you simply have to subscribe to a VPN service to circumvent the blockade. Here's what you have to do.

How to Watch CMT Music Awards 2019 Without Cable?

In this day and age, we use the Internet for pretty much anything and everything. Whether we're looking for news stories, memes, viral videos, blockbuster movies, hit TV series, football matches, and more - we find it all online. So, watching TV online seems like the natural next step, especially since traditional cable contracts are quite expensive and hard to customize. Thankfully, there are loads of streaming services nowadays that provide access to dozens of channels, allow plenty of customization to be done, and come with loads of perks. Let's see which of these platforms will help you watch the 2019 CMT Music Awards.

1. fuboTV

Bundles fubo ($54.99/mo) + Family ($59.99/mo), Family Deluxe ($64.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo) promo packs.
Customization Channel Bundles - fubo Cycling ($11.99/mo), International Sports Plus ($5.99/mo), Sports Plus ($8.99/mo), Adventure Plus ($4.99/mo), NBA League Pass ($28.99/mo), Portuguese Plus ($14.99/mo), Latino Plus ($7.99/mo), fubo Extra ($5.99/mo) Premium Networks - Showtime ($10.99/mo), AMC Premiere ($4.99/mo), FX Plus ($5.99/mo), RAI Italia ($7.99/mo)
Device support Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser
DVR 30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature ($9.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit fuboTV

Topping the list is fuboTV, a single-bundle platform that particularly caters to sports lovers, although they have expanded into more entertainment recently. The bundle is called fubo ($54.99/mo) and it features CMT, so you don't have to look any further. If you want to, however, there are loads of channel packs and premium networks you can add.

The platform gives subscribers access to 30 hours of cloud DVR space. If you need more, you can upgrade to 500 hours of space by paying $9.99 per month. Also, the service supports up to two simultaneous streams, but a third can be added for $5.99 per month. Better prices can be achieved by getting the special packs they have set up for new subscribers. Read up on our fuboTV review for more info on what the service has to offer.

2. Sling TV

Sling TV
Bundles Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Comedy ($5/mo), Espanol ($5/mo), Heartland ($5/mo), Hollywood ($5/mo), Lifestyle ($5/mo), News ($5/mo), Kids ($5/mo), Sports ($5/mo with Orange, $10/mo with Blue or Orange + Blue), Kids + Comedy + News + Lifestyle ($10/mo)
Premium Channels - Showtime ($10/mo), STARZ ($9/mo), EPIX ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Here TV ($8/mo), Grokker ($7/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo), UP Faith & Family ($5/mo), Pantaya ($6/mo), CineFest ($5/mo), Hopster ($5/mo), Comedy Dynamics ($5/mo), Dove Channel ($5/mo), DogTV ($5/mo), CONtv ($5/mo), Docurama ($5/mo), Outside TV Features ($5/mo)
NBA- League Pass ($29/mo), Team Pass ($18/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser
DVR Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Sling

The top of the list is occupied by Sling TV, a great platform that offers so many chances to customize your plan. There are three bundles you have to pick from when you start, and then you can add packs with channels grouped by interests - like sports, or kids' shows, or comedy - or premium networks. When subscribing to Sling TV, we strongly suggest you go for the Orange + Blue bundle, though, because it features all channels and comes with the best perks, but we'll discuss those in a few seconds.

So, unlike other similar platforms, Sling TV treats cloud DVR as any other add-on you can pay for, which means that if you want to be able to record any content to watch later, you're going to have to pay $5 per month for enough cloud space to record 50 hours of shows. When it comes to watching content on multiple devices at once, it really matters which bundle you picked. That's because the Orange bundle comes with a single stream, but the Blue one comes with three simultaneous streams. If you go with the Orange + Blue bundle, you're going to enjoy four simultaneous streams. Check out TechNadu's Sling TV review for more details.

3. Philo

Bundles 58 channels ($20/mo)
Customization No extra channel packages or premium channels available
Device support Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, iOS, web browser, via Chome on Android. No dedicated Android app
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings available for 30 days
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Philo

We also have Philo on the list, which is currently a single-bundle platform. The only bundle is 58 Channels and costs $20 per month. You can't add anything else here - extra packs, premium networks, add-on features -, so that's all you'll be paying each month. This makes Philo an interesting platform because what you see is what you get.

Philo offers users unlimited cloud DVR storage space, which is fabulous news, but you do have to watch them all quite fast because they expire within a month. Then, you should know that Philo supports three simultaneous streams, which is already more than many others do, especially at no cost for them. Check out our Philo review to get all the details you need to make a decision regarding the service.

4. DirecTV Now

Bundles Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo) Other Packages - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo)
Customization Channel packs - AT&T TV Now Deportes ($5/mo) and AT&T TV Now Espanol ($15/mo) Premium Networks - HBO (included with Plus and Max), Cinemax ($11/mo or included with Max), Showtime ($11/mo), STARZ ($11/mo) International Bundles - Vietnamese ($20/mo), Brazilian ($30/mo), Korean ($30/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers
DVR Up to 20 hours, 30 days limit, no expansions
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit AT&T TV Now

We also have DirecTV Now on the list, which is a platform that comes with seven bundles to choose from. There are two new bundles, namely Plus and Max, while the other five bundles - Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Optimo Mas - have been around for a long time, but they were only recently renamed and given a much higher price. If you want more content, you can add a few Spanish channel packs, three international packs, and several premium networks. You'll find that CMT is present in several bundles, namely Max, Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, and Ultimate.

DirecTV Now comes with a 20-hour cloud DVR feature, but there's no way to expand the feature whatsoever, so you've got to figure it out as so. Another thing we need to mention is the fact that DirecTV Now allows up to two simultaneous streams, so you have to settle with those or pay another $5 per month for a third simultaneous stream. Make sure to read our DirecTV Now review to find out more details about this service.


Who Has the Most CMT Music Awards?

Over the years, one artist managed to attract the most wins at the CMT Music Awards, and that's Carrie Underwood. The singer has managed to win numerous awards in different shows, counting up to over 170, including 7 Grammys and 13 American Music Awards.

Can You Stream CMT?

Yes. There are multiple ways to access the CMT live stream. One way is via the channel's website, or via the various streaming services that include CMT on their lists - Sling TV, Philo, and DirecTV Now.

Is There a CMT App?

Yes. You can download the CMT app for Android and one for iOS. They'll give you access to everything that's on CMT, including news, music, and shows.

Can I Watch CMT on Roku?

Yes, but not with a direct CMT app. Instead, if you subscribe to Philo, Sling TV, or DirecTV Now, you can download their apps for Roku and use those instead. The platforms feature dozens of channels each and you can check them all out to see which suits you best before cutting the cord and going online for all your viewing needs.

What Categories are Recognized at the CMT Music Awards?

The CMT Music Awards hands out several awards over the night, including for Video of the Year, Duo Video of the Year, Group Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, and the CMT Performance of the Year. They also hand out the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year.

Watching the 2019 CMT Music Awards online is quite easy this year, and if more streaming services will embrace CMT over the next year, it will be even easier in 2020. That being said, we're really curious who your favorites are and what platform you chose to watch the CMT Music Awards on, so leave us a note in the comments section below. Please share the article online if you have the time and follow TechNadu on Facebook and Twitter for more details.

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