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How to Watch the 2019 Miss USA Online Without Cable

By Gabriela Vatu / February 15, 2019

For a very long time, now, beauty pageants have attracted a lot of viewers from all over the world, as beautiful women compete to be crowned the belle of the ball. If you're looking for new ways to watch the 2019 Miss USA without cable, we're here to offer a helping hand.

The first time Miss USA was held was in 1952, as the USA was looking for a way to find the most beautiful woman to represent the country in the Miss Universe. Of course, it's just a minor detail that both Miss USA and Miss Universe are operated by the same Miss Universe Organization. The pageant was owned by Donald Trump, the current US President, between 1996 and 2015.

The exact date for the 2019 Miss USA has not been announced yet, but the pageant usually takes place in late May or June, so we expect the same to happen this year. The current Miss USA is Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska.

The contestants for the 2019 Miss USA have all been selected, with the youngest being 19-year-old Wyoming delegate Addison Treesh.

Nowadays, the show is broadcast by Fox, but NBC once had the rights for it. Nonetheless, finding Fox online is just as easy as finding NBC. The channel can be watched via the official website, but the stream is closed unless you have credentials to log in from your cable provider or from the streaming service you signed up for. Another way is to watch via the streaming services that have Fox on their lists.

How to Watch the 2019 Miss USA Online - Using a VPN

We've already mentioned that there are two ways one can watch Fox online - via its website or via a streaming site. Of course, no matter which one of these two you pick, you'll have to be within the United States to watch. That's because both the Fox live stream and the live TV streaming platforms are geoblocked, which means you can only watch them in the United States. If you travel outside the US, you're going to have to get inventive, of course, but a VPN can solve your geoblocking problem.

Geoblocks are tied to a visitor's IP address which gives out their actual location. Since VPNs are particularly good at spoofing people's IP addresses, they're the perfect solution to the problem. If you don't already have a VPN, you can try out ExpressVPN because it's the one tool we keep coming back to, even after reviewing and testing dozens of this type of tools. ExpressVPN has thousands of servers all over the world, loads of security features, and some privacy settings. So, here are the steps you need to take to watch the Miss USA pageant if you're out of the country for any reason.

How to Watch the 2019 Miss USA Without Cable: Using Streaming Services

In this day and age, watching TV online is the natural step to take. After all, we already do everything else online, from watching movies and TV series to chatting with our friends online, from checking out memes to watching viral videos, from reading the news to working. So, for those who want to cut the cord, there are plenty of options nowadays, to watch events you love, or to find channels you're a fan of. Live TV streaming services are aplenty and they all give you freedom like you don't have with traditional cable because you can watch wherever you are, as long as you have an Internet connection and a compatible device. While it's true that channels have their own live streams on their websites, they're not equipped to carry heavy traffic so your live feed may very well suffer greatly.

That being said, let's see what options you have to watch Miss USA via streaming platforms.

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

The top of our list is occupied with fuboTV, a sports-centric live TV platform that gives users the opportunity to pick one of four bundles as you kick off. Then, you can add premium channels or channel packs, if that's something you want. When subscribing to fuboTV, we recommend going for fubo Extra because it has the most channels and the price difference isn't that large. Plus, you'll find Fox both in fubo and fubo Extra, so you're covered in watching the Miss USA pageant.

On fuboTV, subscribers can record content to the cloud via the DVR feature, as everyone is offered enough space to record 30 hours of content. If that's not enough, you can always upgrade to 500 hours of space by paying $9.99 per month. The platform supports two simultaneous streams so that your family members can watch too. A third stream can be added for $5.99 per month. Read our fuboTV review to get the full picture.

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

Another great way to watch the Miss USA pageant is with Sling TV, which is a platform that offers a lot of options so people can customize their plans to fit their desires. There are three bundles to start off with, and then you can add premium networks or channel packs grouped by interests like sports or news, or lifestyle. When subscribing to Sling TV, you'll notice that Fox is a part of the Blue and the Orange + Blue bundles, but we do recommend going with the latter since it features more channels and comes with more perks.

Sling TV offers no cloud DVR storage space by default, but users can pay another $5 per month for 50 hours-worth of space. Things get a little weird when it comes to the number of simultaneous streams one can watch content on because they're firmly attached to the bundle you choose to start with. Those who pick Orange get only one stream to watch on, but those who pick the Blue bundle can watch on three devices at once. Those who pick the Orange + Blue bundle are the winners with four simultaneous streams. TechNadu's Sling TV review has all the details you need to know.

3. Hulu

Bundles A single bundle - Hulu with Live TV - $44.99 per month
Customization Premium channels - HBO ($14.99/mo), Showtime ($10.99/mo), Cinemax ($9.99/mo), STARZ ($8.99/mo)
Channel Packs - Entertainment ($7.99/mo), Espanol ($4.99/mo)
Device support iOS, Android, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, browsers
DVR 50 Hours Cloud DVR by default, Enhanced Cloud DVR - 200 Hours ($14.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Hulu

Next up we have Hulu, a great platform that only gives subscribers access to one bundle of channels. Thankfully, on top of that, you can add premium channels or a couple of channel packs, while also getting access to the VOD content at no charge. When subscribing to Hulu, you'll find that Fox is right in the main bundle, so you don't have to add any packs to make watching Miss USA possible.

Hulu gives all users access to 50 hours of cloud DVR space, so you can record any content you want. If you need more, you can pay $14.99 per month to expand to 200 hours of space. At the same time, Hulu enables subscribers to enjoy content on two simultaneous streams. The Unlimited Screens feature is accessible to all users and costs $14.99 per month. This one lifts the cap on the number of devices one subscriber can watch on, as long as those devices are connected to the Home network. When out and about the number drops to three. Check out our Hulu review to find out more about the service.

4. YouTube TV

YouTube TV
Bundles A single bundle - $49.99 per month ($54.99 if billed through Apple)
Customization Premium channels - AMC Premiere ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($15/mo), Showtime ($7/mo), Starz ($9/mo), Shudder ($5/mo), Sundance Now ($7/mo), NBA League Pass ($40/mo or $124/year), EPIX ($6/mo)
Device support Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, iOS, Android
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings saved for 9 months
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit YouTube TV

YouTube TV is another great platform that you can watch Miss USA on. The platform only has one bundle of channels, but subscribers can add some premium networks if they want more content. When subscribing to YouTube TV, it's pretty easy to find Fox because it's in the main bundle, so you should have no issues in watching all the content you want.

It's pretty clear that being the live TV platform of Alphabet Inc has its perks, especially for subscribers, because they are being offered unlimited cloud DVR storage space and an expiration date of nine months on those recordings. Plus, users can watch content on three devices at once, at no additional cost. Our YouTube TV review has more details you might be interested in.

5. 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

Up next, we have DirecTV Now. This one is a great platform that comes with loads of cool perks and customization options. For instance, you have to start by picking one of five channels, but you can also add three international bundles, a couple of packs with Spanish-language channels, or premium networks. When subscribing to DirecTV Now, you'll find that Fox is present in all five bundles, but we recommend you go for either Go Big or Gotta Have It, because they have the best channel selection.

Unfortunately, DirecTV Now subscribers can only record some 20 hours of content to the cloud, although the worst part is that you can't expand the feature in any way at this point. DirecTV Now allows users to watch content on two devices at once, with a third being available for $5 per month. Read TechNadu's DirecTV Now review for more info on this topic.

6. PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue
Bundles Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), Ultra ($84.99/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Sports Pack ($10/mo), Espanol Pack ($4.99/mo, $3.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Premium channels - HBO ($15/mo, or included in Ultra), Showtime ($10.99/mo, $8.99/mo with PlayStation Plus, or included in Ultra), FX+ ($5.99/mo), Epix ($3.99/mo, $2.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Cinemax ($15/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo or $12.99 with PlayStation Plus), Hi-YAH! ($2.99/mo or $1.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Bundles - HBO + Cinemax ($21.99/mo or $19.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Epix Hits + Showtime ($13.99/mo or $11.49/mo with PlayStation Plus)
Device support Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, PS3, PS4, browser
DVR Up to 500 programs, 28 days limit
Free trial Yes, 5 days
Visit PlayStation Vue

Finally, we're going to discuss PlayStation Vue, the platform that managed to get the highest score among all live TV streaming services when we reviewed them. The platform offers four bundles to pick from, a couple of channel packs and some premium networks you can add to customize your plan. If you choose to subscribe to PlayStation Vue, you'll find that Fox is present in all four bundles, although we would recommend picking either Elite or Ultra, with the mention that Ultra also features premium networks HBO and Showtime.

PlayStation Vue gives all subscribers the chance to record up to 500 programs to the cloud, although the videos self-delete after a month, so you'll have to hurry up to watch them all. Then, you should know that all subscribers also get access to five simultaneous streams, at no additional cost. We should also mention the Split Screen feature which we haven't seen in any other live TV platform. This one enables users to watch three different programs at the same time, on the same screen, which is great for those times when your favorite shows overlap. Make sure to give our PlayStation Vue review a read to find out all the details on what the service has to offer.


Who Won Miss USA in 2018?

The winner of the 2018 Miss USA is Sarah Rose Summers, a 24-year-old model from Nebraska. She also won Miss Nebraska Teen in 2012 and Miss Nebraska USA in 2018. At the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, she placed in the top 20.

Does Miss USA Go to Miss Universe?

Yes. The Miss USA pageant is held every year to select the entrant from the United States in the Miss Universe pageant, where the winner competes against models from all over the world.

What Does Miss USA Pageant Consist Of?

The week before the pageant is held and the winner is announced, the contestants are judged in several competitions - swimsuit, gown, and interview.

What State Has Been Most Successful at Miss USA?

The most successful state is Texas, which has managed to send the most semi-finalists and winners to Miss USA. Over the years, nine women from Texas have been crowned Miss USA. One of them, Chelsi Smith, managed to also win Miss Universe in 1995. California has also managed to send quite a few winners, namely six of them.

We hope we've been of help in getting you to watch Miss USA online without cable this year and that you're willing to share with us which platform you chose to go with. Leave us a note in the comments section below and share the article online if you have the time. Follow TechNadu on Facebook and Twitter if you want to read more exciting news and guides.

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