How To Watch the Emmys Online, Because True TV Fans Won't Let Anything Get in the Way

Well, here we are, folks. The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards is almost finally upon us, which means it’s time to climb into your fanciest set of PJs (it is an awards show, after all), butter that gallon of microwave popcorn, and brace yourself for what promises to be a truly spectacular night of television. But wait — for some of you, there’s one very big problem with your usual Emmy-watching routine. The Emmy Awards are being aired on a Monday this year, which means many of you, especially West Coasters, will still be stuck at work when the clock strikes 8 p.m. (ET) — or rather, 5 p.m. (PT). But fear not, fellow TV lovers, for all hope is not completely lost. I am here to tell you how to watch the Emmys online.

Thanks to the existence of modern-age technology, there are plenty of ways to get the information you seek elsewhere. And since no one should be deprived of their annual Emmy fix — whether it be due to work, traffic, or the lack of an actual television — I’ve compiled a few online options for your consideration. As the saying goes, where there’s a Wi-Fi connection, there’s a way. (Or something along those lines.) So without further adieu, here's how you can still experience a bit of that beloved Emmys magic.

For Behind the Scenes Action

While the award show itself can be pretty exciting, what goes on behind the scenes can sometimes be even better, which is what makes the return of Backstage Live! all the more exciting. With more than 15 cameras at its disposal, this live video stream — which can be found at Emmys.com, NBC.com, and Yahoo.com — will give viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at everything from the Red Carpet, to Backstage antics, to even the happenings outside the Governors Ball. With a view like this, you’ll feel closer to your favorite stars than ever before.

For the Red Carpet Lovers

Let’s not forget that the Emmys isn’t just about TV — it’s also about fashion. E! Online will be hosting Live From The Red Carpet Livestream starting at 5:55 p.m. (ET), which includes up-to-the-minute coverage of all the red carpet arrivals as well as celebrity interviews and any other shenanigans that take place as Hollywood’s finest make their way into the Nokia Theater.

For Those With a TWC App

If you or someone you know has a Time Warner cable subscription, you can download the app on your phone or iPad for free. Just select the channel you want — in this case it would be NBC — and you’ll have the Emmys right in the palm of your hand (literally). So unless you’re in a place with absolutely no Internet connection or LTE service (and if that’s the case, then where the hell are you?) you should be good to go!

For Social Media Junkies

When all else fails, you can always depend on Twitter to give you all the Emmys coverage you could possibly handle. Simply follow the hashtag #Emmys or #Emmys2014 (whatever is trending at the time) and you’ll be up-to-date on all the winners in 140 characters or less. And thanks to Backstage Live!, fans can make the most out of social media by participating in interactive polls, quizzes, and discussions using #EmmysChats. Sure, it’s not the most ideal scenario, but any kind of Emmys coverage is better than none at all. Plus, it will leave you feeling in the know and part of the action throughout the entire ceremony. #seeyouthere

Happy hunting, everyone! And may the Wi-Fi be with you!

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