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How to watch NBC’s “Elvis All-Star Tribute” online without cable

How to watch NBC’s “Elvis All-Star Tribute” online without cable
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It’s hard to believe, but the entertainment industry will actually not hold an awards show this weekend. The season will culminate next Sunday with the Oscars—which are certain to attract no controversy and generate zero outrage—and after that, we can all go back to pretending not to care about what the tastemakers in Hollywood deem worthy of kudos.

In the meantime, NBC is taking advantage of the off weekend tonight by airing its star-studded Elvis All-Star Tribute, a look back at the famous 1968 comeback special that put Presley back on the music charts after a series of terrible movies eroded his street cred.

NBC’s two-hour special will feature an array of performers spanning the gamut of musical genres. John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban are among those on the roster. Blake Shelton will host.

The Elvis All-Star Tribute will air tonight (Sunday, February 17) at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT on NBC. For cord-cutters looking to stream the show on their smart TVs, phones, or computers, you have a few different options. Basically, you’ll need access to NBC either through a pay-TV login, over-the-air antenna, or standalone streaming service. I’ve rounded up the easiest choices below:

  • Streaming services: Many streaming services offer live access to NBC, including Sling TVPlayStation VueHulu With Live TVYouTube TVFuboTV, and DirecTV Now. Keep in mind that local NBC is not offered in all areas on these services, so check your zip code first before signing up.
  • NBC’s website and mobile apps: You can watch live NBC live on its website and by downloading its mobile apps, but you’ll need login credentials with a pay-TV provider.
  • Locast: This free nonprofit service lets you stream over-the-air broadcast networks, but it’s only available in select cities. Find it here.

NBC released a sneak preview of the special on Friday featuring  Shelton doing a cover of Presley’s “Guitar Man.” Check it out here.

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