How to Watch ‘Kennedy Center Honors 2019’ Online – Live Stream the Gala

By Gabriela Vatu / December 14, 2019

Every December, we can enjoy watching the Kennedy Center Honors, which are held without fail in order to recognize those in performance art for their work. This year you can watch the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors online, which will make your life so much easier since you get to enjoy it from any platform you may have at home.

The Kennedy Center Honors was first organized back in 1978, and it's been quite an odd award show because it is not actually televised live. In fact, you get to watch the event about a week after it actually takes place. Usually, the show hits TVs after Christmas, but this year things will be different, and we see it early.

The show is full of live performances and tribute presenters, so it's something that you will want to follow. In 2019, the event will honor Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Michael Tilson Thomas. The event will take place at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

When and Where to Watch the Kennedy Center Honors?

While the Kennedy Center Honors will take place on December 8th, the broadcast is scheduled for December 15th at 8 PM ET on CBS. So make sure to clear your schedule for the evening.

How Can I Live Stream the Kennedy Center Honors?

For many years, it has become obvious that watching TV online is something that makes perfect sense considering there are so many live TV platforms currently on the market to help you out. When it comes to watching this particular event on CBS, you may want to look into using CBS All Access, which is the network's own streaming service. They offer two subscription models, which are called Limited Commercials and Commercial Free. The first option will cost you $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year. The Commercial Free alternative costs $9.99 per month and $99.99 per year. If you are interested in getting this platform, you should know there is a CBS All Access app for pretty much any device you may have, including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, Roku, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, on IOS and Android phones and tablets. You can start your 7-day free trial on CBS All Access today!

You should know that CBS All Access is a platform that only works in the United States, so if you're going to travel outside of the country, you will need to use a VPN to make things work. Click here to find out how you can do this.

Here's how you can start your CBS All Access account and your 7-day free trial:

Other Ways to Watch the Kennedy Center Honors

fuboTV - If you are going to watch the Kennedy Center Honors on CBS, you should look into fuboTV, because it's a great platform with a single bundle of channels that includes CBS. Start your 7-day free trial on fuboTV today! You can also customize your plan by adding your own channel packs and premium networks, as well as various add-ons to expand the number of devices you can watch content on and the Cloud DVR storage space capacity.

Hulu - We also have Hulu on the list, which is a great service that will allow you to watch the Kennedy Center Honors live on CBS. Start your 7-day free trial on Hulu today! You can only enjoy a single bundle of channels on Hulu, but there are a couple of channel packs that you can add or various premium networks. Your live TV subscription also includes access to the video-on-demand library that Hulu has been building for many years now, so you get the best of both worlds.

How Can I Watch the Kennedy Center Honors Outside of the United States?

One of the things you will notice as soon as you go outside of the United States is that you are unable to access the platforms that you are used to back at home, whether we are talking about a live TV platform or a streaming service. This is because all these platforms are geo-blocked, and you are unable to access them when you are beyond US borders. This can be quite annoying, but it's something that happens every day when you deal with content that is protected by copyright laws. One way that you can bypass this problem is by using a VPN to change your IP address. In this way, the site will no longer see that you are outside of the United States and will think you are back home. We can recommend you go with ExpressVPN, which is one of the best tools currently on the market.

Here's how you can use ExpressVPN to watch the Kennedy Center Honors when traveling outside of the United States:

Can I Watch the Kennedy Center Honors Live on the CBS Website?

Usually, TV networks have live streams that you can access by visiting their website. You usually need to use credentials from your TV provider, whether that's a live TV service or a cable company. With CBS, things are different because they moved the live stream from the website to the CBS All Access app. Therefore, your only options to watch CBS live online are through one of the live TV platforms that we mentioned or through CBS All Access. (Note: Even when watching CBS through a live TV platform, you should know that the channel is only available in select markets. If you live in an area that does not get CBS coverage, you can use the VPN to connect to a server that's located in a city where CBS is available. Click here to learn how to use a VPN.)

Can I Watch the Kennedy Center Honors With a TV Antenna?

This is actually something that you can do quite easily. CBS is one of the few channels that continue to broadcast over-the-air so you can very well use a TV antenna to enjoy it. TV antennas are cheap to purchase, and they are popular with cord-cutters because they enable people to watch dozens of channels for free.

Before you make any purchase, we invite you to visit a site such as NoCable, where you can find out whether or not CBS is available in your location by providing your ZIP code. You will also be able to see how far the broadcast stations are from your location so you can get the right range for your device, in order to enjoy as many networks as possible. Make sure to check the devices we presented above in case any of them fit your needs.

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