The 59th edition of the Grammy Awards is upon us, and a whole bunch of people are going to watch it. And you can do just that — watch the Grammys, that is — from pretty much anywhere.
That’s because CBS will be streaming the show, which kicks off at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific, via its CBS All Access service. There’s good news, and there’s bad news about that.
The bad news is that CBS All Access is a subscription service. It costs $5.99 a month to watch CBS programming with commercials and $9.99 a month to skip the ads — although live TV will have ads regardless.
The good news is you don’t need a cable subscription to use CBS All Access, and if you’ve never used the service before you can get a seven-day free trial. Meaning you can watch the Grammys for free if you’re signing up for the first time.
CBS All Access is on pretty much any modern streaming device you might have lying around: Any computer via a web browser, Android or iOS devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and there’s even a Windows 10 app.
But CBS All Access will have more than just your basic Grammys broadcast like you’d see on TV. The streaming service will have enhanced broadcast options, including behind the scenes look-ins during the show, as well as a curated feed of commentary from social media. All Access will also be the sole broadcaster for the “Premiere Ceremony,” where the bulk of the Grammy awards will actually be handed out. The CBS All Access feed will also have red carpet coverage before the show. For the full rundown on what All Access has planned for the Grammys, read this.
Much of that supplementary coverage, like the red carpet and behind-the-scenes interviews, will also be available in some form live on YouTube.
The ceremony will, of course, feature a number of big musical performances from big names like Beyonce, Adele, Katy Perry, Sturgill Simpson and Chance the Rapper, among many others. We’ll also see a tribute to Prince that will feature The Time and Bruno Mars.