This article covers how you can watch SNL live as it airs every Saturday at 11:30 pm on NBC. These methods will also work so you can watch the Saturday Night Live Christmas Special on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at 9 PM ET on NBC. I will also explain how you can watch episodes of SNL on-demand.
Stream SNL Live Online
While you can watch NBC for free using a TV antenna, below are some ways to stream SNL live as it airs. All of these methods are taken from our guide on how to watch NBC.
These are our recommends options for live streaming Saturday Night Live.
This free streaming service provides free live broadcast channels to over 20 metro areas in the U.S. This service will allow you to watch Saturday Night Live when it airs every Saturday. You can read more in our review of Locast. You can try their service by downloading Locast to your favorite supported streaming device or on their website.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu not only offers its on-demand service but live-streaming as well. Like other services, they offer your live local NBC channel in nearly all markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. To see if live NBC is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode. For more information, see our review of Hulu Live TV. They offer a 1-week free trial.
Hulu also has over 20 seasons of SNL available on-demand. Currently, they offer 1-5 and then 30-45.
Google’s live streaming service, YouTube TV, is another great option to watch SNL live. YouTubeTV offers live NBC with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. You can sign up for their free trial.
The Following Streaming services also offer NBC in many parts of the country.
Watch SNL On Demand
Your Best place to watch old episodes of SNL is on NBC’s Peacock Streaming service. The service streams all 45 seasons past seasons of SNL and new episodes from season 46 one day after they air live on NBC. Read more on Peacock in our guide to streaming on Peacock.
As we stated earlier, Hulu has one 20 seasons of SNL available on-demand. Currently, they offer 1-5 and then 30-45. Try a free trial.
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