How to Watch the BET Awards 2020 from the Comfort of Your Couch

Amy Mackelden
Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

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The BET Awards, which recognize Black excellence in the entertainment industries, will take place virtually in 2020 on account of the coronavirus pandemic. And for the first time ever, CBS will also broadcast the ceremony.

As the ceremony is moving online, people will be able to tune in to watch an incredible list of celebs perform, and find out who is taking home all of the coveted awards. Here's how you can watch the BET Awards 2020, which take place tonight, Sunday, June 28 from 8 p.m. ET.


The good news is that a subscription to CBS All Access will give you live TV alongside a wide-range of content. Plus, with a 7-day free trial, there's really no excuse.

On the BET NOW app

If you already subscribe to BET via your cable provider, then there are a number of ways you can watch the BET Awards 2020, by using the BET NOW app:

Live on the BET website

If you'd rather tune in to the ceremony on your laptop, you can log in to the BET website to watch the show live. You'll need an existing subscription via your TV provider.

Via a streaming service or online-only provider

If you don't have cable, don't despair. You have several options for streaming the BET Awards, and you might be able to get a free trial.

  • Philo offers a seven-day free trial, after which packages start from as little as $20 per month for a whole host of channels, including BET.

  • AT&T's TV Now is more expensive, but its channel list is pretty extensive, so might be worth investing in.

  • Sling deals including BET start at just $30, which is basically a bargain.

  • YouTube Live costs $49.99 a month and includes BET. Plus, you can even score a free trial.

  • Hulu + Live TV costs $54.99, and is yet another way to access to the BET Awards, so you definitely don't need to miss it.

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