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How to stream ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Actors. Rap stars. Backstreet Boys. And Carole freakin' Baskin.

Sep 14, 2020, 10:05 am*

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Jaime Carrillo 

Jaime Carrillo

What’s better than a rag-tag collection of actors, pop icons, athletes, and politicians? A rag-tag collection getting jiggy with it for the favor of millions across America. Dancing with the Stars, the nation’s most beloved dancing competition is back.

This season may have the best collection of superstars spanning decades. AJ McLean was known for busting a move when he was a Backstreet Boy, but will be able to hold his own in a tango? Vernon Davis took a few for the team when he was on the 49ers, but does he have what it takes to pirouette? And then there’s the contestant who can only be referred to as “the wildcard.” The imitable Carole Baskin of Tiger King fame will be out on the dance floor, representing all the cool cats and kittens. Just don’t turn your back on her.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream Dancing with the Stars.

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What is Dancing with the Stars?

  • Launched: June 2005
  • Airtime: Season 29 premiers Monday, September 14 at 8 pm PST/EST.
  • Channel: ABC
  • Genre: Reality/Competition
  • Host: Tyra Banks
  • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough
  • Seasons: 1
  • Status: Pending

Dancing with the Stars Reviews

What the critics are saying:

  • “You get the absorbing pleasure of watching celebrities try a demanding art form that could leave their toes blistered and their egos bruised. It also has the potential to make them look like dorks.” –Karla Peterson, The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • “Everything looks tacky: the set, the costumes, the lighting, the script (one host actually says, “The tension mounts”) and above all the dancing, with its tiresome emphasis on tricks over human contact, or the dancing illusion thereof.” –John Rockwell, The New York Times

How to stream Dancing with the Stars

ABC 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.

Dancing with the Stars 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, ABC where you can stream Dancing with the Stars.

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Hulu Live TV $54.99
Hulu Live TV
(no ads on
Hulu content)
$60.99

Dancing with the Stars on Sling TV

Sling offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $15 per month. To be clear, ABC is not normally available on Sling, but through the magic of AirTV, you can get all your local channels in a system that plays nice with Sling. A complete AirTV set up will allow you to get all your local channels and free you up to choose Sling—if a lack of ABC is what’s holding you back.

Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.

Sling TV
Orange$30
Blue$30
Orange + Blue$45

How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of the Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge your CBS affiliate and other local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—gives Sling users the ability to access all local channels to add to whichever Sling package is the best fit for them.


Black-ish on Vidgo

Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. But it’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports, it carries a lot more now. You might be surprised to know that Vidgo’s an option to stream Dancing with the Stars—and then you chat about it online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.

Vidgo
Core$40
Plus$45
Latino$15
Latino Mas$25

Black-ish 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 Dancing with the Stars, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.

at&t TV Now
Plus$65
Max$80
Entertainment$93
Choice$110
Xtra$124
Ultimate$135
Premier$183
Optimo Mas$86


Black-ish 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 Dancing with the Stars, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.

Youtube TV
1 Month$64.99
Sports Plus$10.99/mo.

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*First Published: Sep 14, 2020, 8:54 am