In the early 80s, when MTV was revolutionizing music for the masses and VH1 launched to give the easy listening crowd their own network, country music fans didn’t have anywhere to turn. So Country Music Television was born. CMT gave fans a place to watch concerts and music videos, just like their rap and rock counterparts. If you’re interested in learning how you can watch the CMT live stream, even without a cable connection, then the guide below will answer all of your questions.
Of course, with the passage of time comes great evolution and, just like the other music television networks, CMT has transitioned to primarily a reality TV channel. Currently the network is home to America’s Funniest Home Videos, Last Man Standing, and The Dude Perfect Show. However, still true to its origins, CMT is still the home to the annual CMT Music Awards, which honors the biggest talent out of the country music scene today, which lately seems to be mostly Carrie Underwood.
If you can’t miss your favorite programming, but are considering cutting the cord, here is how you can continue watching CMT online.
Watch CMT Online with Sling TV
If you don’t have cable, Sling TV is the best, easiest, and most affordable way to stream CMT online. In fact, many would argue that it’s the best way to watch most major TV networks and shows online, without cable! Here’s why:
- Sling TV costs only $20 a month with no contract needed
- You’ll get 20+ channels to watch LIVE
- Channels include ESPN, TBS, AMC, HGTV, TNT, CBS, and many more
- CMT is available as part of the “Comedy Plus Extra” package, for $5 a month extra
- You can use Sling on pretty much any device – streaming devices, computers, smartphones, even Apple TV to watch CMT on Apple TV!
- There is a free 7-day trial available
So, for $25 a month ($20 for the base package + $5 for the expansion that offers CMT streaming), you’ll get a total of 30+ great channels to watch LIVE from almost any device. And speaking of devices, you can score a free or cheap streaming device by taking advantage of some limited-time deals. Right now, you can get a free or discounted Roku, or a steep discount on an Apple TV! If you’re looking for a way to watch CMT on Apple TV, definitely sign up through the above link to get a fantastic deal.
If you’re interested in additional details about this service, read our Sling TV review. If you think you’re ready to get started, click here to begin your free week long trial and gain access to the CMT live stream today!
Watch the CMT Live Stream on PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue, a product of Sony, can turn your gaming console system into a complete cable replacement tool. CMT, as well as a huge catalog of other networks, are available on this system. You can watch all of your favorite shows live as they air when you stream CMT with PlayStation Vue. Other channels include:
- FOX News
And so much more. Most networks are live streaming, with the exception of local networks. Vue is now available nationwide, and is quickly growing in popularity. To learn more about the service and whether live local channels are available in your area, check out our full review.
PlayStation Vue starts at $29.99 per month for their most basic package. Before you buy, it is important that you know there are some limitations with the service. Vue is only available on PS3 and PS4 consoles, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and iPad. There are also mobile restrictions since the service is tied to your home network. Even if you watch on a connected iOS device, programming will be limited if you’re outside of your home.
Watch CMT Shows Online with Hulu
If you’re not worried about live content and are willing to watch some of your favorite shows on demand, Hulu offers some CMT streaming content, including The Dude Perfect Show. In some cases, a Pay-TV login may be required.
Beyond that, Hulu (review) has a huge library of current and past TV shows and movies. It carries content from ABC, NBC, and FOX so you can watch your favorite prime time shows on-demand, usually the next day. Hulu can be streamed on just about any device whether you’re at home or on the road, and Hulu is affordable at only $7.99 per month. This version includes limited advertising, so you can pay more, $11.99 per month, to go commercial-free.
Other Options for CMT Live Stream
As of now, there are no other services that offer a CMT live stream. The team at Cut Cable Today will keep readers updated on future offerings. Streaming services, like Sling TV, often add new channels.
There are also several new live streaming services expected to launch soon, including VIDGO, DirecTV Now, and Hulu’s live TV service. Any of them may be a good resource to watch CMT online in the future.
Buy CMT Episodes Online
There is one more option to stream CMT content. If the subscription services aren’t a fit for you, you can buy the shows you love most through several instant video services online.
Overall, this will be more expensive than subscribing to Hulu or PlayStation Vue, but you do own the content for life and can watch whenever you like. If you do decide to watch CMT online by buying shows, purchasing an entire season will be slightly less expensive than individual episodes.
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