Red Nose Day is a campaign to end child poverty. Every year the organization has its annual The Red Nose Day Special to raise money for the cause. This year’s Red Nose Day Special will air as a special episode of “The Wall” hosted by Chris Hardwick on May 27 on NBC. Connie Britton, Courteney Cox, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Mandy Moore join NBC’s special episode of “The Wall” on Thursday, May 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, where viewers will have the opportunity to join in to help raise money for the cause. There will also be an appearance by Kristin Bell. Read on to learn how to watch.
You can also do you part to end child poverty in America by donating to Red Nose Day on their website.
- When is The Red Nose Day Special Wall episode: Thursday, May 27, 2021, @ 8:00 PM EST
- TV Network: NBC
- Best Way to Stream Live: Hulu (Free Trial), YouTube TV (Free Trial)
- Watch On-Demand: Hulu Streaming Library (Free Trial) will have the special available 1 day after the live broadcast
Watch The Red Nose Day Special Free
There are a couple of ways to watch this year’s Red Nose Day Special .
The Red Nose Day Special Wall episode airs on NBC, and you can stream it live and free with Locast if you live in their service area. Locast streams the local NBC network live in over 50% of US households, and it is 100% free. You can even watch Locast using a streaming device. Locast supports Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV.
Update: On September 1st, Locast lost a significant battle in court against the major broadcast networks. The Networks argued Locast "must secure the consent of the broadcasters to retransmit the broadcast signals." Locast defense claimed they qualified for a copyright-law exemption available to nonprofits. US District Court for the Southern District of New York found that Locast is not eligible for an exemption because it uses donations from viewers to fund its expansion into new TV markets. In response to the court loss, Locast said it was suspending its TV service on 9/2/2021.
Lastly, since the Red Nose Day Special airs on NBC, you can watch free using a TV antenna if you live near an NBC broadcast tower (most people do.) Please take a look at our guide to TV antennas for more information on this free way to watch network TV.
Streaming The Red Nose Day Special Without Cable
Quite a few streaming services offer live NBC in their channel lineup. I’ve listed a little about each below.
Watch on Hulu
Hulu offers live NBC in nearly all US markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. Therefore, you can watch the Red Nose Day Special when it airs on NBC. To see if live NBC is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode.
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 a free trial to Hulu + Live TV.
Watch on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another great option for watching the Red Nose Day Special . YouTubeTV 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 isn’t available on Roku. However, users can use YouTube TV through the YouTube app on Roku devices. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. You can sign up for their free trial.
How Much: $64.99 per month.
Watch on fuboTV
FuboTV offers NBC in numerous US cities allowing you to the Red Nose Day Special . You can check out a free trial for 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 $64.99 per month.
Watch on DIRECTV Stream
DIRECTV Stream offers live NBC streaming. Through its “Entertainment” package for $69.99 a month, NBC is available along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. See their promo page for offers, or check out our review of DIRECTV Stream for more information.
How Much: $69.99 per month through its “Entertainment” package.
Watch Red Nose Day Special On-Demand
If you missed the original airing of “The Wall’s Red Nose Day Special” then you can watch it on these streaming services.
Hulu’s streaming library airs the Wall and will have the Red Nose Day Special on Friday, May 28th if you missed it when it aired. The plans are listed below and each offers a 30-day free trial.
- Hulu (with ads): This plan costs $6.99 per month, but provides an annual billing option priced at $59.99 per year. This plan is ad-supported.
- Hulu (no ads): This plan costs $12.99 per month. With this plan, you get all the movies and TV shows in Hulu’s streaming library commercial-free. (Due to network arrangements, Grey’s Anatomy, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and How To Get Away With Murder will always have commercials).
Hulu is supported by just about every streaming device you can buy, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and more. See our full review of Hulu for more details on their service.
The day after the Red Nose Day Special (Friday, May 28th), the Red Nose Day Special will be available to watch on-demand on the free tier on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. However, the free membership is ad-supported, meaning you will have to watch commercials. Peacock has a premium ad-free subscription for $9.99 per month. Not only will this subscription eliminate ads, but it includes a lot of content not available on the free version of Peacock.
Peacock supports iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, Xbox One S and Xbox One X, Android devices, Android TV, Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in.
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