It’s time again for the 2017 Tony Awards, our celebration for all that is great on Broadway over the past year. This year you can expect a phenomenal show hosted by Tony, Golden Globe, and Oscar-award winning actor, Kevin Spacey. If you’re a person that watches award shows for the performances, the Tony’s aren’t about to let you down. This year you will see performances by Leslie Odom Jr. (“Hamilton”) and Cynthia Erivo (“The Color Purple”). You can also see performances by the cast of “Falsettos,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Bandstand,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Miss Saigon,” “War Paint,” “Groundhog Day,” and more.
The Tony Awards airs on CBS on Sunday, June 11 starting at 8 p.m. ET. You don’t need cable to watch the 2017 Tony Awards, which is great. That said, if you don’t have cable, it’s best to decide how you want to watch the Tony Awards in advance.
Having the right antenna is a must for cord cutters. No matter what kind of antenna you choose, believe me when I say you will use it more than you can possibly imagine. Almost 90% of the most watched shows come from local channels. Most major events like the Tony Awards and the Oscars or sporting events like the Super Bowl and other NFL games, all air on local channels. Once you buy your antenna you’re able to watch all the channels you get for free. If you’re looking for a way to watch TV for free, this is one of the ways to do it, especially where popular TV is concerned.
An antenna really is your best option. You can watch from most rooms in your home, and if you pair it with a DVR you can watch the show after it airs on mobile devices, too. Once you have your antenna setup, it’s just a matter of turning on your TV and watching the Tony’s!
CBS All Access is available for $5.99/month or $10/month if you don’t want commercials. This gives you live stream access in about 80% of the country. You also have on-demand access, so if you’re not in a live stream area you can watch new shows within a few hours of airtime. You can watch on your TV and through a variety of streaming devices. A 7-day trial is available to new members.
PS Vue also offers CBS, though their cheapest package is $30/month if you’re in an on-demand location or $40/month if you get local live stream channels. This package includes 45 other channels and the chance to add premium channels. A 5-day trial is available. It’s also worth noting that while you can stream PS Vue on mobile devices, there are restrictions that block out at home usage.
Streaming services are invaluable when you’re looking for cable channels, but the best option you have to watch local channels is always, at least for the foreseeable future, going to be antennas. You can also check out Untangle.TV, if you’re hoping to find the right cord cutting set up for you. You just list what you watch and how you watch it, and their wizard analyzes your information to help create a setup that will save you money!
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