How to stream the 2019 Critics Choice Awards for free

Awards show season is the best season—that is, if you have an easy way to stream live TV. If you’re a cord-cutter struggling to stream some of the best live awards shows like the Critics’ Choice Awards, don’t freak out just yet. It’s not as hard as you think to stream live on your favorite platform. Here’s how to watch the 2019 Critics Choice Awards online for free on The CW.

The 2019 Critics Choice Awards

  • When: 7pm ET, Sunday, Jan. 13
  • Where: Santa Monica, California
  • Host: Taye Diggs
  • Streaming: The CW

Critics Choice Awards 2019 Live Stream: How to watch online

Along with the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards has long been one of the best Oscar predictors each year. Last year, The Shape of Water snagged Best Picture. If you were one of the many with some contention about Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Golden Globes win for Drama Motion Picture, rest easy: It isn’t nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award. Could A Star Is Born finally get its time to shine? Or will the winner be Roma or Black Panther? Whatever team you’re on, it should be an interesting night. Especially with Taye Diggs hosting.

All of the following services offer the CW and come with a free one-week trial, but you’ll want to use the included links to check availability in your area.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

With Hulu with Live TV, you’ll get live channel streaming plus access to Hulu’s full on-demand catalog of Hulu originalsdocumentariesanime, and movies. In addition to watching the Critics Choice Awards live, you’ll be able to binge-watch The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve, and more. (Here’s the complete guide to Hulu Live TV channels.)

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2) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV

When it comes to live streaming speeches, events, and awards shows like the Critics’ Choice Awards, YouTube has always been a solid option. But rather than stream via a low-quality YouTube video, consider signing up for YouTube TV. You can add up to six accounts for each subscription, and all of those come with unlimited cloud DVR to keep all your favorites ready to stream on a whim. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


3) DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now’s Just Right package

Our top pick when it comes to streaming platforms that truly give you the most for your money is definitely DirecTV. You can seamlessly stream the Critics’ Choice Awards and have other valuable streaming platforms on hand like CNN, ABC, Fox News, TLC, and many more. Overall, DirecTV Now features 72 channels for just $40 a month, plus extra if you decide to opt into additional channels like HBO for just $5 per month. (Here’s the complete guide to DirecTV Now channels.)

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Lauren L'Amie

Lauren L'Amie

Lauren L'Amie is the SEO editor of the Daily Dot. Her work focuses on women and the internet, tech, and health. Previously, she has contributed to Tom's Guide and Texas Monthly. Currently, she is based in Brooklyn and becoming a keyword ninja.