New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash is a two-part, five hour New Year’s Eve party in music city, which airs on CBS on Friday, December 31, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. The hottest superstars of country music return to Nashville to rock out for five hours across multiple downtown locations. Performers this year include Brooks & Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Zac Brown Band, just to name a few. The show will air from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT and 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., ET/PT. Read on to learn more about how to watch new episodes of New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash without cable.
- When Does is air: New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash airs on Friday, December 21, at 8:00 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. on CBS and Paramount+.
- Best Way to Watch: Use a 7-day free trial to Paramount+’s “Premium Plan.” The monthly price is $11.99. Read on or check out our article, how to watch CBS, for more options
Stream New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash
Paramount+ is the best way to stream New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash as the streaming service provides a live feed of your local CBS station and will let you watch it when it airs on CBS. Paramount+ will also have the show available on-demand the day after it airs live, so you can watch New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash on-demand.
Paramount+ offers a 7-day free trial so that you can try the service with no risk. However, there are two plan options to choose from:
Paramount+ Premium: Provides live streaming access to your local CBS station so you can watch NCIS Hawaii episodes when they air. This plan also provides on-demand ad-free access to Paramount+ content, although live CBS will still have commercials. After the 7-day free trial, the service price starts at $11.99.
Paramount+ Essential: This plan provides ad-supported on-demand episodes of serial shows the day after they air on CBS for $5.99 per month after a 7-day free trial. This plan doesn’t include live CBS, so you will have to wait a day for new episodes.
Watch New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash Free
There are two free methods to watch New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash if you don’t have cable. If you live close enough to a CBS broadcast tower, you can use a TV antenna, but this option doesn’t provide a way to watch on-demand. An OTA DVR offers a way to record shows from a TV antenna, but that is an added expense.
Alternatively, you can take advantage of the free trials available with the following streaming services that carry a live stream of CBS:
- Paramount+ (7-day free trial)
- DIRECTV STREAM (Free Trial)
- FuboTV (Free Trial)
- YouTube TV (Free Trial)
We cover these services in more detail throughout this article.
Other Ways to Stream New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash
The following live streaming services carry CBS in their channel lineup, so you can watch New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash with any of them.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu offers a live TV service that carries CBS in nearly all US TV markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. Therefore, you can watch New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash as it airs on CBS. To see if live CBS is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zip code.
Hulu + Live TV includes a cloud DVR service allowing you to record episodes when they air to watch them on demand if you cannot watch them live. The service 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.
How Much: $76.99 per month.
YouTube TV is another great option to watch New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash live. YouTube TV offers live CBS with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US. The only market where YouTube TV doesn’t offer CBS is in the Rochester-Mason City-Austin market, which covers parts of Minnesota and Iowa. (YouTube TV does offer CBS in Rochester, NY, and Austin, TX.)
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. You can sign up for their free trial.
How Much: $72.99 per month.
FuboTV also carries CBS in most TV markets in the U.S. 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.
DIRECTV STREAM offers live CBS streaming in many markets. CBS is available through its “Entertainment” package for $79.99 a month, along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. DIRECTV STREAM offers CBS in over half the markets in the US. They offer a free trial to allow you to make sure CBS is offered in your area. For more information, check out our review of DIRECTV STREAM.
How Much: $79.99 per month through the “Entertainment” package.