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How to Watch ‘Saturday Night Live’ Online – Live Stream Season 45 Episodes

Written by Gabriela Vatu
Last updated September 21, 2019

Is there anyone in the world who hasn't heard about Saturday Night Live? This is perhaps one of the most famous American shows and it has managed to really cross borders in the past few years after the sitting president has taken on a hobby of attacking the actors and their sketches. If you also want to watch Saturday Night Live online, we're going to help you out.

Saturday Night Live premiered back in October 1975, so it's been a really long time since then. This year, the 45th season is kicking off with a premiere episode that features Woody Harrelson as host and Billie Eilish as musical guest. Subsequent episodes will feature Phoebe Waller-Bridge as host and Taylor Swift as musical guest, as well as David Harbour as host and Camila Cabello as musical guest. Other hosts announced for the year are Kristen Stewart and Eddie Murphy.

This year, there are a few changes to the cast after Leslie Jones, who had been with the show for five seasons, decided to leave. Three new cast members were announced - Bowen Yang, Chloe Fineman, and Shane Gillis. The latter, however, was let go after backlash over racist remarks he made in several podcasts over the years.

When and Where to Watch Saturday Night Live?

Saturday Night Live, or SNL, is an NBC show through and through. The 45th season is premiering on September 28th, 2019, and it will have 21 episodes, so it will end on May 16th, 2020. The show usually kicks off at 11:30 PM ET, unless there's some sporting event that runs past 11 PM and pushes the newscast into the SNL timeslot.

How Can I Live Stream Saturday Night Live?

It's so easy to watch TV online nowadays, particularly with a channel like NBC which is present anywhere and everywhere. Your best bet moving forward is fuboTV, which is a great service with a single bundle of channels. Start your 7-day free trial on fuboTV now!

Although there's a single bundle of channels here, you can add more content by choosing any of the premium networks and channel packs that they have available. fuboTV works on Amazon Fire TV, Android phones and tablets, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS phones and tablets, Roku, and Samsung Smart TVs, to name a few. (Note: NBC is a channel that is only available in select markets, so if you live in a city that does not get the coverage you can use a VPN to change your IP to reflect a different area in the US that does have access to NBC. Click here to learn how to do this.)

Here's what you need to do to set up your 7-day free trial on fuboTV to watch SNL:

Other Ways to Watch Saturday Night Live

Sling TV - One of the ways you can watch Saturday Night Live is with Sling TV, as NBC is present in the Blue and Orange + Blue bundles. The Blue plan will bring you the possibility to watch content on three devices at once, while the Orange + Blue one comes with four simultaneous streams. Start your Sling TV subscription by paying 40% less for the first month!

Hulu - We also have Hulu on the list. This is a platform that allows you to watch NBC and other dozens of channels, as well as gives you access to the video-on-demand library. Start your 7-day free trial on Hulu!

What Can I Do to Watch Saturday Night Live Outside of the United States?

When you use platforms such as fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu, or others to watch Saturday Night Live, you need to know that they're all geoblocked. Live TV services have to respect licensing deals so they can't broadcast content outside of the United States. In this situation, your best option is to use a VPN service to change your IP address so you appear to be in the US instead of wherever you're traveling. On TechNadu we can recommend you go with ExpressVPN, which is one of the best on the market.

Here's what you need to do to use ExpressVPN to watch Saturday Night Live on NBC:

Can I watch Saturday Night Live on NBC's Website?

NBC is one of the channels that continues to feature a live stream on its website. This is great news because it means that you can also watch Saturday Night Live on the NBC website when it runs live. You are going to have to log in to an account, however, by using credentials from your TV provider, whether a cable company or a live TV service. (Note: Keep in mind that the NBC website is geo-blocked so you're going to have to use a VPN if you want to watch it when you travel abroad. Click here to learn how to do this!)

Can I Watch Saturday Night Live with a TV Antenna?

Yes! NBC is a channel that still broadcasts over the air so you can watch it with a TV antenna. Antennas are super popular with cord-cutters because they're cheap to purchase and they provide access to free TV channels.

Before you go ahead and buy an antenna, you should visit a site like NoCable because it will tell you which channels are available in your location. Plus, it will also tell you how far the broadcasting station is for each channel so you can figure out what range you need to get for your device. We've given you a bunch of suggestions when it comes to which devices to get, but you can do your own research if you want to.

Can I Watch Saturday Night Live Later On?

Sure, you can. You'll find that NBC holds a ton of SNL episodes so you can check them out there if you log into an account with TV provider credentials. The most recent episodes are available to watch for free. You can also find about 20 seasons on Hulu, so you can check those too.

Can I Buy Saturday Night Live Episodes?

Yes! You'll find that SNL episodes are available to buy from platforms like Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft Store, Amazon Prime, and iTunes. We advise you to check out all the links because they may have deals available to you depending on which seasons you're looking into.

We'd love to hear back from you so you can tell us which platform you chose to watch Saturday Night Live without cable on. Drop us a note in the comments section and tell us all about it! Share the article online with friends and family and follow TechNadu on Facebook and Twitter for more tech news, guides, reviews, and interviews.

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