As music fans around the globe know, the 2020 Grammys are upon us. Next week, on January 26, Sunday, the Staples Center in Los Angeles will host all the stars and starlets of contemporary pop. Sadly, unless you’re in the US, you may need a VPN service to watch the Grammys live.
Will we see and hear Billie Eilish get her very first Grammy for her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Will The Grammy Award for Record of the Year go to Lil Nas X for his Old Town Road? Everyone has their favorites for each of the 84 categories but who is to say where the glory will land on the night. I suppose we’ll all just have to watch, won’t we?
Consequently, that’s the question we’re here to answer: how to watch the 2020 Grammy Awards?
Use a VPN to stream the 2020 Grammys
If you’re in the US, you can just watch it live on CBS or stream it online via CBS All Access (the first week is free!). For the rest of us, feeding the eyeballs is a bit of a hassle – but don’t worry, where there’s a will, there’s a way, and the name of that way is VPN.
Copyright agreements mean that different online content is available in different regions of the world – it’s called geo-blocking. Fortunately, CBS determines your location by your IP address, which you can change with a VPN service.
In basic terms, a user would get a VPN subscription, download an app for whatever platform they’re using (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, etc.), log in, and connect to a VPN server in the US. Once that happens, all the traffic goes through that VPN server and CBS will see the IP address of that VPN server, which is in the US.
Some of the better VPN services out there will reliably let you watch the 2020 Grammy Awards.
NordVPN – the best VPN service to unlock the Grammy Awards Stream
Not only does NordVPN offer a huge number of servers in the United States, but it also has some of the best connection speeds on the market. This service reliably unblocks CBS All Access, as well as many other online streaming platforms. If you’re interested in more than just the 2020 Grammy Awards, NordVPN’s versatility makes it a great choice as well.
Don’t want CBS All Access? There are other ways to get where you’re going!
While you can only stream the 2020 Grammy Awards on CBS, there are several ways you can access CBS itself. Some of these may be more convenient because they offer more than just CBS and sometimes have more appealing deals.
Here are some of them:
- Hulu Live TV – costs $40 a month and includes lots of channels. However, what channels are available depends on your US ZIP code, or rather, the ZIP code associated with your VPN-given IP address. You can check what channels are available for a ZIP code here.
- FuboTV – the first month is also $40 a month, rising to $45 afterward. FuboTV focuses on sports TV and includes CBS in many areas.
- Youtube TV – yet again, $40 dollars a month and includes CBS in some ZIP codes.
- DirecTV Now – the basic plan is $40 dollars a month and offers CBS, again depending on the US ZIP code.
We will be updating this article as the 2020 Grammys draw nearer, so check back to see if there are any better ways of watching your favorite musicians live!