How To Stream The 2017 Tonys Online To Catch All Those Splashy Broadway Performances
This ceremony is going to feature kickass musical numbers from some of Broadway's finest, and it's hosted by national treasure Kevin Spacey. The Tony Awards are airing on CBS on June 11 at 8 p.m., and you won't want to miss it. You actually have a couple of options when it comes to streaming the 2017 Tony Awards. So even if you have no TV, you need not fret.
Since the big show will be airing on CBS, CBS All Access is your first option. Now, if you have cable service, you can access the service with your provider login information. Then you'll be able to watch the show for free. If you aren't a cable customer, CBS All Access is still, well, accessible... for a fee. Subscription starts at $5.99 per month, and in addition to the 2017 Tony Awards, you'll also be able to watch tons of programs.
Oh, and even if you're not looking to subscribe, it's worth noting that CBS All Access does have a free trial week program — you'll have to sign up and enter all your credit card info. But as long as you remember to cancel before your week is up, you won't actually be charged.
SlingTV is another method you can try. In fact, their streaming service is very similar to CBS All Access, except you'll have a larger base of channels to choose from. Now, it's also pricier for that reason. Subscriptions start at $20 per month, but it's a pretty viable alternative to paying for cable TV. Plus, like CBS All Access, Sling also offers a seven-day free trial.
Last but not least, there's Amazon. Now, they typically don't do a livestream, but in years past, they have made certain sections of the awards ceremony available after the fact, usually on the following day. Usually, you can purchase the broadcast either as a whole or in segments you can pay for separately, which definitely has its pros and cons. iTunes also typically makes a recording of the show available after the fact.
As for extras, you can head over to the Tony Awards website, which will livestream both the red carpet pre-show (which will air at 5 p.m. ET), as well as a pressroom cam (which will air concurrently with the actual ceremony).
And if none of the above options end up working for you, there's always social media. Twitter should give you more than enough insight into the proceedings, and you know highlights will end up there too. So, suffice it to say, there is no need to miss out on they Tonys this year — where there's a will, there's a way. And there is most definitely a will where TV's most exciting awards show is concerned, right?