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How to Watch Billboard Music Awards Online without Cable

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Even if you don’t care who wins, it’s worth it to stream 2017 Billboard Music Awards to watch the performances! This year is no exception, with performances by The Chainsmokers, Cher, Drake, Celine Dion, John Legend, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, and Bruno Mars. Those are just a few of the performances! Both The Chainsmokers and Drake lead the way with 22 nominations apiece. They are followed by Twenty One Pilots (17 nods), Rihanna (14 nods), The Weeknd (13), and Beyonce (8).

As you might already know, the Billboard Music Awards channel is ABC. This means that you can watch the Billboard Music Awards air time on your TV. If you want to stream the Billboard Music Awards online when it airs we can tell you how to do that, too. Keep reading to learn how to watch the Billboard Music Awards online!

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Watch the Billboard Music Awards Live Stream with DIRECTV NOW


DIRECTV NOW provides one of the few free ways you can watch the Billboard Music Awards live stream. The DIRECTV NOW trial offers a chance to check out the content for DIRECTV NOW for seven days! DIRECTV NOW offers four different packages between $35 and $70 per month. You receive 60+ channels, at minimum, and over 120 channels maximum. Your lineup will include TLC, National Geographic, BBC America, Audience, Univision, Bravo, WE tv, Disney XD, WeatherNation, AMC, FX, and MTV.

DIRECTV NOW offers HBO and other premium channels as an add on for the smaller DIRECTV NOW packages. The cost is five dollars a month for HBO, and most of the other channels cost around that, as well. If you have the largest package HBO and other premium channels are automatically included without having to pay extra! Watch on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, web browsers, android TV, and Chromecast. Watch locals on demand or in live stream in big cities, like New York, Philadelphia, and San Diego! Everywhere else you can watch locals on-demand.

Don’t forget to take a look at the DIRECTV NOW review, for a great chance to learn more about this service.


Add ABC to Watch Billboard Music Awards Online with Sling TV

How does Sling TV work

If you want to watch the Billboard Music Awards live stream on Sling TV, you’ll first need to start with the basic package. For $20/month you’ll have access to 30+ channels. AMC, A&E, Food Network, TNT, ESPN, TBS, and History are all included. From there, you need to look at add-ons. If you want to watch ABC online, you’ll need the Broadcast Extra package for $5/month. This will allow you to watch ABC and select other channels. To receive the live stream you need to be living in a select number of major cities. Otherwise, you’ll have access to ABC programming on-demand, the day after it airs. Other add-on packages are also available. You can watch the Billboard Music Awards streaming with Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Apple TV, mobile devices, and Amazon Fire TV.

A 7-day trial is available if you want to watch the Billboard Music Awards online free. All you’ll need to do is signup! From there, special offers and deals may be available. You can learn even more by checking our Sling TV review.


Watch Billboard Music Awards Streaming on PlayStation Vue

Cancel PlayStation Vue

PS Vue offers local channels in each of the four Vue packages. Local channels are only available in select areas, but if you don’t like in places like Chicago, New York, or Los Angeles, you’ll be able to watch the Billboard Music Awards online on-demand after it has aired. The basic package offers 45 channels for a base price of $30/month. The PS Vue channel lineup includes AMC, FX, FOX News, Syfy, Discovery, USA, ESPN, and Oxygen. Of course, that’s just some of the channels you’ll be able to enjoy. Additional channels are available to be added to any package! You can watch the Billboard Music Awards streaming on Roku, PS3/PS4, Chromecast, iOS, and other devices.

Despite being able to watch on iOS, PS Vue does include mobile restrictions that block you from using Vue outside of your home. You can sign in to TV Everywhere apps to get around this block. A 5-day trial is an option that will allow you to watch the Billboard Music Awards online free.


Is the Billboard Music Awards on Hulu?

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While Hulu does offer ABC shows on the regular, it’s doubtful that you’ll find more than clips of the Billboard Music Awards streaming on Hulu. As this is a one-time, live event, it is less likely to be added. You can learn more on Hulu in our Hulu review.


Is Billboard Music Awards on Amazon Prime?

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You won’t be able to stream the Billboard Music Awards on Prime Video. If you’d like to learn more of this service, you can read our Amazon Prime Video review.


Is the Billboard Music Awards on Netflix?


You can bet that you won’t be able to watch the Billboard Music Awards streaming on Netflix. Netflix offers a lot of amazing things, but awards shows isn’t one of them. You can learn more in our Netflix review.

So, that’s it. That’s all you need to know to watch the Billboard Music Awards online without cable! Any questions should be added to the comments!

Ashtyn Evans

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Ashtyn Evans is a screenwriter and freelance writer from the Midwest. She owns nearly a thousand films on Amazon and holds streaming subscriptions to everything from HBO and Hulu to Showtime and Starz. Email her at [email protected] Disclosure: Streaming Observer is supported by readers. Articles may contain referral links. For more information, see the disclosure at the bottom of the page.

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