America’s Got Talent is the nation’s favorite summertime talent show. Like Idol there are singers, but there are so many more talents on display. Jugglers? Sure. Magicians? More than a few. Comedians? Occasionally. Bird callers? They probably won’t get far, but yes, even that qualifies as a talent. Week after week the talented climb the ranks until the judges crown a winner, who comes away with a marvelous cash prize and the chance at a show on the Las Vegas Strip. Even with a worldwide quarantine, judges and talent will be showcasing what they got directly from home. Come for the talent, stay for Simon Cowell in a housecoat.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream America’s Got Talent.
What is America’s Got Talent?
Like Idol before it, the chap behind its conception was Sony Music executive and TV mogul Simon Cowell. Cowell mapped out a show that would showcase all manner of special talents, and he developed a show for the U.K. and the US concurrently in 2005. Initially, Cowell didn’t serve as a judge until season 12, where the position of the ornery curmudgeon was played first by Piers Morgan and later Howard Stern.
- Launched: June 2006
- Airtime: Season 15 premiers Tuesday, May 26 at 8 pm PST/EST. Check local listings. New episodes air following Tuesdays at the same time
- Channel: NBC
- Genre: Competitive talent show
- Starring: Presented by Terry Cruz, Judged by Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell
- Seasons: 15
- Status: Pending
America’s Got Talent Reviews
- Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A
- Metacritic score: N/A
What the critics are saying
- “This is a happy carnival of singers, Magicians, dancers and –this season-0- what appear to be gnomes. On the judges’ panel, Howie Mandel has turned out to be an improvement over the thumpingly earnest David Hasselhoff.” –Tom Gliatto, People
Where to stream America’s Got Talent
NBC is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
America’s Got Talent on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.
Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy, and of course, NBC where you can stream America’s Got Talent.
|Hulu Live TV||$69.99|
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America’s Got Talent on Sling TV
If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. To gain access to NBC, you’ll either need Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
America’s Got Talent on FuboTV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To watch America’s Got Talent, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.
|Family with Showtime||$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)|
America’s Got Talent on AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for America’s Got Talent, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.
America’s Got Talent on YouTube TV
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
If you’re looking for America’s Got Talent, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.