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How to watch the 70th Emmy Awards

By Aisha Hassan

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards show airs tonight (Monday, Sept. 17) at 8pm US Eastern Time on NBC—a celebration of the creativity that goes into television, in the golden age of TV.

Beyond the gowns and famous faces on the red carpet and the speculation over which shows will bring home the statue, industry insiders and fans will be following several story lines at the 2018 Emmys: From the standoff between Netflix and HBO for premium TV supremacy, to whether Les Moonves and #MeToo are mentioned, here’s a running list of what to watch for.

This year, NBC will be airing the awards live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. But old school television isn’t the only way to watch the ceremony, or keep up with the red carpet. Here’s how to tune in.

How to watch the Emmys on NBC

NBC will air the ceremony at 8pm EST. The ceremony will also be live-streamed from NBC.com, but you’ll need to sign in with a US TV provider. For iOS and Android users, the NBC app will also show the awards. The app is also available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Xbox, and Samsung TV. Snapchat has also teamed up with NBC, and will be live streaming Colin Jost and Michael Che’s opening Emmys monologue at 8pm EST.

How to watch the Emmys live stream online

You can also watch the Emmys on Hulu with Live TV, PSVue, YouTube TV, and Sling TV. Here’s a cheat: If you haven’t used those services before, they all offer a free trial, which you can use to watch the Emmys for free.

How to watch the Emmys red carpet

Live coverage of the red carpet will begin at 6pm EST. You can watch on television by tuning in to E!. There will also be a live stream online via People Magazine, on PeopleTV.

How to watch the Emmys via social media

Twitter, Facebook, and other social platforms will be teeming with discussion of the awards, hash-tagged #Emmys and #EmmyAwards. Snapchat will also be updating the Our Story section with coverage of the awards. You can follow the official @TheEmmys Twitter account, but some other live commentary will be available from @WIREDCulture and @TelevisionAcad. In addition, @enews and @People will be tweeting from the red carpet. We’ll update this page when further coverage is confirmed.

This page has been updated with more details on how to watch the Emmys via NBC and social media.