How to watch the Grammys online 2021
One of the biggest nights in music is just around the corner. Yes, the 63rd Grammy awards are almost upon us. On Sunday March 14 2021, the music industry will celebrate the best songs and artists of the last year.
As always, the event will be broadcast in the US, Canada and Australia. But how can you watch the Grammy awards if you live somewhere else? Luckily, it’s really easy to access the show from anywhere in the world using a VPN. Read on to find out how.
Quick way to watch the Grammys online
Here’s how to watch from anywhere in four easy steps:
- Choose a reputable VPN. We recommend NordVPN, as it has extensive servers that can unblock CBS from anywhere in the world.
- Connect to a US server. Alternatively, you watch the Grammy Awards on CBS All Access via an Australian or Canadian server.
- Choose a streaming service that lets you watch NBC or CBS All Access.
- Grab a drink and start watching.
Why do you need a VPN to stream Grammy awards?
CBS has the exclusive rights to show the Grammy awards. This means that the event will be broadcast in the US, Canada, and Australia.
The Grammys are geo-restricted, which means you can’t access them if you are outside these countries without the use of a good VPN. If you try to access the show without a US cable TV account, you will probably get a pop-up message that says, “Live Stream Unavailable in Your Area”.
Alternatively, you could try to watch the Grammys on one of the streaming services that has the rights to the event, such as Hulu+ Live TV, Apple TV or YouTube TV. But, unless you are connected to a server in the US, Canada or Australia, you still won’t be able to watch.
Luckily, you can use a VPN to connect to a server in one of the countries that is broadcasting the Grammys. A VPN will then assign you an IP address from that country, which will then bypass the geo-restrictions for you.
So, for example, if you are in the UK but you use a VPN to connect to a server in the US, you can then watch CBS online or connect to any of the other streaming services that have the rights to the Grammys, and watch the show.
How to watch the Grammy Awards on different devices
You can watch the Grammy Awards on pretty much any connected device, provided you can link it up to your VPN. This includes macOS, Windows, Linux, and other devices like Amazon Fire, Roku, and Kodi. Even if you’re away from home, you can set it up on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.
You can even set up your VPN on your smart TV, streaming stick or games console, so you can watch it with the whole family.
Struggling to connect your VPN to your device? Let us know in the comments and someone from our expert team will help you out.
How to watch Grammys on your Amazon Firestick or Roku?
If you want to watch Grammys on your streaming stick, you won't even have to install Kodi. The whole setup is effortless.
- Pick a channel, the one that you'll be using to broadcast the ceremony.
- Find and install a service's app (on Fire devices) or just find a channel in Roku
- Launch the app, log in and grab some popcorn
Streaming services that will show the Grammys
- Paramount+ (starts from $5.99/month)
- YouTube TV ($64.99/month)
- Apple TV+ ($4.99/month)
- Hulu+ Live TV (starts from $64.99/month)
- fuboTV (starts from $64.99/month)
- Sling TV (starts from $30/month)
How to watch the 2021 Grammys?
If you cut the cable or don't want to commit to a monthly subscription just for one even, you could just opt-in for a free trial. all of these streaming services offer them. You can sign up, watch the Grammys and then cancel your subscription afterwards, without paying a penny.
Of course, if you’re outside the US, you will probably need to use a VPN to unblock the geo-restrictions in order to access this content.
How to stream the Grammys in your country
The US, Canada and Australia have the rights to broadcast the Grammys. But, if you use a VPN, you can watch it from anywhere in the world. Here’s how.
If you are in the US, you can watch the Grammys CBS through your cable TV, or with a CBS All Access subscription, which costs $4.99 a month. You can also watch it on Hulu+ Live TV.
If you’re travelling outside the USA, you can use a VPN to connect to a US server and watch the show on CBS, Hulu+ Live TV, Apple TV or YouTube TV. We recommend NordVPN, as it makes it easy to connect to a server in the US, and it comes with multi-app support. So you can watch it on a range of smart devices.
Watch the Grammy's in Canada or Australia
Canadian viewers can watch the Grammys on CBS All Access, and Australian viewers can access it on TenAllAccess. Alternatively, you can use a VPN to connect to a US server, which will give you access to CBS and Hulu.
How to watch the Grammy's in the United Kingdom
There aren’t any streaming services or channels in the UK that have the right to broadcast the Grammys. The only televised programming will be a highlight show on 4Music that will go out at 7:30 pm on Monday March 15, a day after the event.
But, if you do want to watch the full live show, simply connect to a VPN, choose a US server, select a streaming service from our list above and settle in. Just be aware that the show will start at 2 am UK time, so be sure to have some coffee on hand.
How to watch the Grammy Awards outside of USA, Canada and Australia
Wherever you are in the world, you can use a VPN to connect to a US server and watch it on CBS, YouTube TV or Hulu+ Live TV. Alternatively, you can check your local listing to see if it is being broadcast in your country.
Grammy Awards overview
Although the ceremony was delayed, the 63rd Grammys will take place at the Staples Center on March 14, 2021. It was initially set for January 31, but it was put back due to the rise in Covid-19 cases in Los Angeles.
No audience will be present, but a small number of media members will attend the event live.
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
|Date||Sunday March 14 2021|
|Time||8 pm EST|
|Location||The Staples Center in Los Angeles|
|Where to watch||CBS/ CBS All AccessHulu+ Live TVYouTube TVApple TV|
A live red carpet broadcast is also scheduled to take place. We also know that Trevor Noah is set to present this year’s awards, after Alicia Keys did the honors for the past two award ceremonies.
For all the latest details, keep an eye on the official Grammy’s Twitter feed.
2021 Grammy Awards Nominees
This year,’s awards will be dominated by Beyonce, who has received nine nominations, the most any artist has earned in a single night since Kendrick Lamar in 2016.
Taylor Swift is also tipped to do well, with nominations for Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. If you're wondering how many Grammy awards does Taylor Swift has, it's 10, and she could increase that amount after the ceremony.
Dua Lipa is favorite to take home the hotly contested Record of the Year with “Don’t Start Now”, while Megan Thee Stallion is expected to beat Doja Cat to win Best New Artist.
Let’s take a look at the nominees for the top four categories:
Record of the Year
- "Black Parade" – Beyoncé
- "Colors" – Black Pumas
- "Rockstar" – DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
- "Say So" – Doja Cat
- "Everything I Wanted" – Billie Eilish
- "Don't Start Now" – Dua Lipa
- "Circles" – Post Malone
- "Savage" – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
Album of the Year
- Jhené Aiko - Chilombo
- Black Pumas - Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)
- Coldplay - Everyday Life
- Jacob Collier - Djesse Vol. 3
- Haim - Women in Music Pt. III
- Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
- Post Malone - Hollywood’s Bleeding
- Taylor Swift - Folklore
Song of the Year
- Beyoncé - Black Parade
- Roddy Ricch - The Box
- Taylor Swift - Cardigan
- Post Malone - Circles
- Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
- Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted
- H.E.R. - I Can't Breathe
- JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels - If the World Was Ending
Best New Artists
- Ingrid Andress
- Phoebe Bridgers
- Noah Cyrus
- D Smoke
- Doja Cat
- Megan Thee Stallion
Who won't we see at the Grammys today?
Recently, The Weeknd spoke out against the Grammys about the previous year's decision when his album, After Hours, was dealt the biggest snub of the year. The album stayed in Billboard's #1 spot for four consecutive weeks, though it hasn't received a single nomination.
On Tuesday, Zayn Malik also Tweeted that unless you send gifts, and shake hands, don't expect to be considered. He joins the artists that were never nominated for Grammy despite having widespread appeal.
Despite having multiple requests for better transparency, the Recording Academy sticks to its guns by delegating a special committee of artists, engineers, and songwriters. After submitting the records, approximately 350 experts review them after placing them in select categories.
2020 Grammy Awards Winners
Last year’s awards were dominated by 18-year-old Billie Eilish, who became the first artist since 1981 to conquer the top four categories. She won Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Album of the Year. She also went home with the award for Best Pop Vocal Album, with her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”.
Let’s take a look back at the four main categories:
- Record of the Year: ‘Bad Guy’, Billie Eilish
- Album of the Year: ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, Billie Eilish
- Song of The Year: ‘Bad Guy’, Billie Eilish – winner
- Best New Artist: Billie Eilish – winner
To see all the award winners from 2020, visit the Grammys official website.
Can you watch the Grammys online?
Yes, you can watch the Grammys online. The best way to watch it is to use a VPN to connect to a US server. Then, you can watch it on the CBS All Access app, Apple TV, YouTube TV, or Hulu+ Live TV.
How do you watch the Grammys online for free?
The best way to watch The Grammys for free is to sign up for a free trial for CBS, Apple TV, Hulu + Live, YouTube TV or CBS All Access. If you’re outside the US, you will need to use a VPN to bypass geo-restrictions.
How to watch the Grammys after it airs?
American, Canadian and Australian viewers can catch up on the Grammys by watching CBS All Access. For British viewers, 4Music is airing a highlights package on Monday March 15, which is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm local time.
Can I watch the Grammys on Amazon Prime?
No, Amazon prime will not be streaming the ceremony, So, you'll likely have to choose a different service if you want to get in on the action live.