Every year a lot of us cable-cutters face the problem of how to watch the major awards events online. This year the options are better than ever, but there are still a lot of hurdles to overcome.
I know this is short notice, but here’s what I’ve found out for us tonight. Several streaming services have make arrangements with NBC to stream the Golden Globes ceremony tonight. Sling TV, DirecTV, Sony Playstation Vue, Fubo and YouTubeTV all have access to NBC live stream of the Globes (with some restrictions). All of them have free trials you can sign up for up, if you want to give them a try. Caveat: those “restrictions” are a headache — access to NBC live TV is not available in all markets in the USA, and the chance you’ll be among the lucky few is even sketchier in other countries.
Not every subscriber to these services has the same access to all the same channels. Much depends on where you live. Over the past few hours, I tried them all. Some of them might be the perfect solution for a lot of our readers, but none of them work for me in my small town flyover Midwest region.
Hulu + Live TV works like a charm. You can sign up for a 5-day free trial, but hurry, the clock is ticking. I would have given you guys this advice sooner, but I only discovered it 20 minutes ago myself. It’s $39.99 per month after your 5-day free trial.
Whichever streaming feed works best for you, the process is made much easier if you have a device like Roku or Amazon Fire Stick or Chromecast. Obviously, that’s the best way to get the stream thrown to your big screen TV too.
I highly recommend the Hulu + Live TV option. If it works for me here in the middle of nowhere, then it’s very likely to work for almost everyone anywhere in the USA. I wish I could make the same promise to our readers around the world — but I have no idea how the Hulu availability works in other countries.
If anyone has other suggestions, now’s the time and here’s place to help out our fellow Golden Globes fans who have no way to watch.