The sketch comedy and variety show has been commenting on social news and pop culture for nearly half a decade, launching the careers of dozens of comedians and film stars. The live show combines comedy routines, comedic takes on the news, celebrity guest stars, and musical performances by leading artists. This season premieres with celebrity guest Miles Teller and Musical guest Kendrick Lamar. This article covers how you can watch SNL as it airs every Saturday at 11:30 pm on NBC, as well as how you can watch episodes of SNL on-demand.
- When Saturday Night Live airs: Saturday Night Live airs on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET
- Best Way to Stream Live: You can watch Saturday Night Live on NBC with DIRECTV STREAM. They provide NBC and have a 5-day free trial. YouTube TV (Free Trial) and FuboTV both offer access to NBC streaming.
- Current Season On-Demand: Stream new episodes the day after they air on NBC Peacock Premium (sign up.)
- Previous Seasons On-Demand: Previous seasons are available to stream on Peacock Premium.
Stream SNL Live Online
I recommend the Peacock Premium plan for SNL fans. The service is $5.99 per month and allows you to watch the latest SNL episode live and on-demand. It also provides access to every season of SNL on-demand. It’s your best option to watch old and new episodes of SNL. The service streams all 47 past seasons of SNL and you can watch new episodes as they air live. Once you subscribe, you can watch Peacock on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android, iOS, and more. Read more on Peacock in our guide to streaming on Peacock.
Peacock is an over-the-top streaming service from NBCUniversal, with video-on-demand and some live events. While most TV shows and movies are from the NBCUniversal libraries, there is also a lot of third-party content available from Lionsgate, Starz, Warner Bros, A&E Networks, ViacomCBS, Paramount, Cinedigm, and more. The service has an ad-supported “Premium” plan for $5.99 per month, and an ad-free “Premium Plus” plan for $11.99 per month. New and old episodes of SNL are available on Peacock. Read more in our review of Peacock.
Watch Saturday Night Live on These Streaming Services
If you want to watch it live, the following subscription streaming services carry NBC, so you can watch Saturday Night Live as it airs every week.
Saturday Night Live on Hulu Live TV
Hulu + Live TV offers live NBC in nearly all US markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. Therefore, you can watch Saturday Night Live every week as it airs on NBC. To see if live NBC is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zip code.
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month-to-month contract, so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long-term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link: Sign up for Hulu + Live TV.
How Much: The base package for live TV starts at $76.99 per month.
Watch Saturday Night Live on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another excellent option for watching Saturday Night Live. YouTube TV offers live NBC with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US.
YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. Also, you can sign up for their free trial.
How Much: $72.99 per month.
Watch Saturday Night Live on fuboTV
FuboTV offers NBC in numerous US cities allowing you to watch Saturday Night Live every week when it airs. You can check out FuboTV here. Fubo TV supports the following streaming devices:
- Android smartphones
- Android tablets
- Apple TV (4th Generation only)
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
For more information on FuboTV features, please see our Fubo TV review.
How Much: FuboTV costs $74.99.
Watch Saturday Night Live on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM offers live NBC streaming in many markets. Through its “Entertainment” package for $79.99 a month, NBC is available along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. In addition, they offer a free trial to allow you to make sure NBC is offered in your area.
DIRECTV STREAM is supported on Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, 4th Generation Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. For more information, check out our review of DIRECTV STREAM NOW.
How Much: $79.99 per month through its “Ent