Watch the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards Online: Live Stream, Full Episodes, Free Episodes and More


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The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards are coming up. The hosts this year are Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. No stranger to hosting, this is Bryan’s fourth year at the helm, but it’s the first year for his friend Bentley. Top nominees this year are Eric Church and Chris Stapleton, both with five nominations. Cam, Little Big Town, and Chris Young all trail close behind with four nods. Want to watch the ACM Awards online? This guide will explain how.

The 51st annual ACM Awards will air on CBS, April 3 at 8 p.m. As CBS is not a cable network, cord cutters will have any easy time finding plenty of ways to watch it. In fact, if you have a digital antenna you won’t have any problem watching the ACM Awards live stream right on your television. The following guide will tell you the easiest ways to watch the ACM live stream both online and on your television.


Watch the ACM Awards Online with CBS All Access

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CBS All Access is the standalone streaming service created by CBS. For just $5.99 a month you have access to all of the CBS shows and a huge selection of classic television. You will be able to watch all of the CBS specials, including the ACM awards. If you live in one of 132 markets (about 80% of the country) you’ll have access to CBS content in live stream format. If you aren’t in one of these areas, rest assured that live streaming is coming to you soon, but until then you’ll be able to watch your favorite CBS shows as soon as the following day. Many times the entire season is added on CBS, so you can catch up if you’re a few episodes behind.

You can enjoy CBS All Access on a variety of devices. This is one of the simplest, low-investment ways to watch the ACM awards online. If you’d like to learn more, make sure to check out our full CBS All Access review. If you’re a new subscriber, CBS is offering a free 7-day trial, so make sure to sign up for yours today!


Watch the Academy of Country Music Awards Live Stream with a Digital Antenna & OTA DVR

A simple and free way to watch the ACM Awards could mean firing up your digital antenna and watching it on television. If you have a digital antenna you know how easy it can be to watch over-the-air networks. If you don’t have a digital antenna we recommend the Mohu Leaf, which will scan for channels within a 50-mile radius. This should ensure that you receive CBS and plenty of other channels to go with it.

If you’re not able to watch the ACM Awards when they air, consider pairing your digital antenna with an over-the-air DVR. These great systems work similarly to cable DVRs and allow you to rewind and fast-forward, as well as offering the ability to record one show while watching another. We recommend the Tablo, which is an amazing device that will allow you to move your recordings from your television to any number of devices in order to watch on the go.


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Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn is a writer and filmmaker living in New York with her family and her spoiled Shih Tzu, Molly. When she's not writing she enjoys obsessing over her favorite television shows, watching movies, and cooking.
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