The CMA music festival (also called CMA music fest) is an American country music event that takes place in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2017, it will air on August 16th at 8 PM EST. The concert is pre-recorded and will be shown on ABC. To watch it online, you would need a cable or satellite subscription. If you don’t have access to either one, there are still ways you can enjoy it.
The first CMA music festival was held in 1972. Then, it was called Fan Fair. Since then, the event draws over 400 artists. Though the TV special will only be 3 hours, the actual event is an all day affair over several days. If you are a fan of country music, you’ll really want to watch this one. There are a few ways to watch this show, so we will discuss them now.
If you are going to be traveling outside the US and want to watch the show as it airs, you’ll want to connect to a VPN first.
Use Sling TV to stream the CMA Music Fest
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that offers an easy way to watch the race. This affordable option gives you access to popular pay TV channels, without the need for cable, a satellite subscription, or a contract. If you are a cord cutter or thinking of becoming one, the service is only a fraction of the cost. Of course, prices and number of streams available vary based on the plan you choose. The concert will be shown on ABC. Because of that, you will need the Orange package plus the Broadcast Extra package to watch. You can try Sling TV free for 7 days to test the service.
The Sling TV service may be watched on your favorite television by using streaming devices like Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and others. Additionally, it is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. There are other devices supported, so you may want to check their website for the latest list.
Using PlayStation Vue to watch the CMA Music Fest
The PlayStation Vue streaming service (often called PS Vue) is another option you have. It offers the user more than 45 channels for $40 a month without a contract. Those channels include ABC, Bravo, Fox, NBCSN, ESPN, and many more. PS Vue does not only focus on sports but gives you other popular choices as well. It is one of the only services to offer the big 4 US networks. PSVue is offering a 5-day free trial to new users.
It is compatible with PS3, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and others. With this one, you have the option of streaming up to 5 devices at one time, and you can also stream and play video games. Those factors make PS Vue a good option to stream the show.
Use DirecTV Now to stream the CMA Music Fest
DirecTV Now is the stand alone version of the satellite provider, DirecTV. Though some of the streaming services we mention here are focused more on sports, this one has the goal of being a total package. It provides the subscriber more than 60 channels in the starting package for $35 a month with no contract. Those include the channels of ABC, NBCSN, USA, Fox, TNT, and many others. You can add HBO and other channels for an additional amount. It also includes more than 10,000 on demand channels. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if DirecTV Now is right for you.
The service is usable on Chromecast, Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. If you are planning on streaming from your PC or Mac, you will need to use Google Chrome or Safari. You are allowed to use 2 devices at one time, and there is a rewind feature so you can replay up to the last 72 hours of TV.