How to Watch the Grammy Awards Live

The Grammy Awards take place later tonight, and if you want to catch all of the action while on the go, here’s how you can stream the Grammy Awards live on your iPhone or other mobile device.

The Grammy Award is one of the highest honors that a music artist can receive, and this year many popular stars are nominated to receive one. Iggy Azalea, Sia, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor are all nominated for a Record of the Year award and you can view the rest of the nominees on the Grammy website.


If you’ll be home to watch the Grammy Awards, you can catch the ceremony at 8pm ET on CBS, and since it’s airing on CBS, you won’t need cable to view the show. Instead, you’ll simply need an antenna that can pick up local channels. From there, you’re good to go.

However, if you won’t be home to watch the musical festivities, you can still watch the ceremony on your computer or on your mobile device. Here’s how to make that happen.

On Your Computer

There are several ways you can watch the Grammy Awards live on your computer, or at least some of the action.




The Grammy website itself will have a live stream starting at 3pm ET that will include red carpet and backstage access, but the actual ceremony won’t be live streamed on the website. The good news is that the pre-televised ceremony will be live streamed on, which is something that you won’t be able to watch on television.

Furthermore, will be streaming the entire primetime ceremony for those that want to watch it on their computer. You will need a CBS All Access subscription in order to watch it, but you can get a free 7-day trial of CBS All Access, giving you time to watch the Grammy Awards live on your computer through any web browser.

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One thing to be aware of about CBS All Access is that the live TV feature is only available in select markets around the US. Currently it’s only supported in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.


On Your Mobile Device

The CBS Mobile app for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices will be streaming the entire ceremony within the app, allowing to watch the Grammy Awards while on the go.

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However, just as with on your computer, you’ll need a subscription to CBS All Access in order to take advantage of the live streaming capabilities.

And just like with live streaming, CBS All Access on mobile is only available in select areas in the US — mostly major cities right now, and that’s one huge caveat of this service. Hopefully CBS spreads availability in the future, but if you’re outside a major city, you’re pretty much out of luck.

Unfortunately, CBS has exclusive streaming rights for the Grammy Awards, so you’ll need CBS All Access and live in one of the markets listed above in order to live stream the Grammy Awards tonight. Otherwise, you’ll have to tune in on television to CBS at 8pm ET.