The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence is more commonly referred to as the Tony Award. The awards have been named after the co-founder of the American Theater Wing Tony Perry. The award mainly recognizes excellence of performers in Broadway theater presented by the Broadway League and the Theater Wing each year in New York City. A couple of non-competitive awards are also lined up which includes the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theater, the Special Tony Award, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award. The 2017 Tony Awards will be held at the Radio City Music Hall and hosted by Kevin Spacey.
Fans of Broadway shows will certainly want to live stream the Tony Awards online. Below we look at how the average Joe can live stream the event on their computer or mobile device.
Live Stream the Tony Awards with CBS All Access
The Tony Awards will be live streamed by CBS in the United States, so anyone who has subscribed to the channel will have no problem catching all the glitz and glamor. However, it’s a little tricky for people who don’t have cable or television for that matter. CBS All Access is the channel’s official app for iOS and Android devices. It’s possible for subscribe to All Access for $5.99 a month which we strongly advise that you do a couple of days before the Tony Awards Show, that gives you have enough time to setup the app on your phone and tablet!
Live Stream The Tony Awards Online with Sling TV
Sling TV is a cord-cutting service which live streams several channels. Starting at $20 a month it does not require a long-term commitment. Many of the channels may stream the Tony Awards perhaps a day or so after it is aired live because CBS is not part of their roster of channels. The Sling TV app is available for many modern smart devices like iPhones, and Android phones will ensure that you can live stream all channels including ESPN, CNN, AMC, etc. on the go.
Watch the Tony Awards on DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is owned by AT&T and is another big name cord-cutting service streaming dozens of sports, entertainment and news channels live via their apps for various devices. Some of the channels as part of the basic package (Live a Little) may air clips or the complete Tony Awards after the event ends. At $35 a month, it’s a service worth considering if you’re into much more than just watching award shows!
Streaming The Tony Awards on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon
Netflix and Hulu will not be live streaming the Tony Awards, unfortunately. Also judging by past Tony Award shows it may not be available even after the show ends.
Amazon Prime usually has the Tony Awards available for download a day or so after it is aired live. However, the service breaks the show down into segments with the opening segment costing $2.99, musical scores at $1.99, etc. So, you can download what tickles your fancy!
Other Methods of Streaming the Tony Awards Live Online
A few years back you can use Times Square simulcast, and all you needed was to find a good spot and enjoy the party. However, this year there is no plan for a simulcast, so you’ll need to spend $250 to join the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS live viewing party in New York City. If you’re not in New York City, there is no other legal way of live streaming the awards show unfortunately.