Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World features musical acts like Jennifer Lopez, J Balvin, Eddie Vedder, and Foo Fighters playing in front of over 20,000 fans SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Every precaution was taken to ensure this large-scale music concert was covid compliant. All attendees were fully vaccinated and fully masked. Read on for details on watching this once-in-a-lifetime event.
- When You Can Watch Vax Live: Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 8 pm ET
- Networks: ABC and CBS
- Best Way to Watch In The US: CBS though Paramount Plus (30-day free trial ) or YouTube
- Best Way to Watch Outside the US: YouTube
Vax Live Performances
Vax Live will be hosted by Selena Gomez. Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be appearing as Campaign Chairs. The show will also feature performances Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, and H.E.R. There was also an appearance by President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Nomzamo Mbatha, Olivia Munn and Sean Penn
The YouTube live stream will include additional performances and appearances by NCT 127, Picture This, and YouTube creators Daniel El Travieso, Kati Morton, ShootforLove, Thembe Mahlaba, and The Try Guys.
Watch Vax Live Free
Vax Live will be airing on YouTube globally. So you will be able to watch Vax Live when it airs on May 8 at 8 pm ET.
If you want to watch on CBS or ABC, you may be able to stream Vax Live on those networks using Locast. Locast streams the local CBS and ABC 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.
Watch Vax Live on These Streaming Services
The following streaming services carry ABC and CBS, so you can watch Vax Live as it airs.
Watch Vax Live on Paramount+
You can watch Vax Live at 8 pm ET on Saturday on CBS through the Paramount+ streaming service (Formerly CBS All Access). The streaming service provides a live feed of your local CBS station and will let you watch when the special airs on CBS.
Paramount+ offers a 30-day free trial so that you can try the service with no risk. After the trial, the service price starts at $4.99 per month with ads and $9.99 per month to watch without ads. Paramount+ is available on Roku Players, Apple TV, Xbox, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick. See our review of Paramount+ for more information on this streaming service.
Watch Vax Live on Hulu
Hulu offers live ABC and CBS in nearly all US markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. Therefore, you can watch Vax Live when it airs on ABC and CBS. To see if live ABC and CBS are available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zip code.
According to the data we have, live ABC and CBS is available everywhere in the US through Hulu except in these markets:
- Alpena, MI
- Glendive, MT
- Helena, MT
- Zanesville, OH
- Victoria, TX
- Casper-Riverton, WY
In these markets, Hulu only offers ABC and CBS on-demand. However, be sure to check Hulu’s Website for the latest channels in your area on this page: 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 a Free-Trial to Hulu + Live TV.
Watch Vax Live on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another great option to watch Vax Live. YouTube TV offers live ABC and CBS with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US. The only market where YouTube TV doesn’t offer ABC and CBS is in the Rochester-Mason City-Austin market, which covers parts of Minnesota and Iowa. (YouTube TV does offer ABC and 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. 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: $64.99 per month.
Watch Vax Live on fuboTV
FuboTV recently added ABC and CBS in the following major markets:
- Chicago, IL
- Fresno-Visalia, CA
- Houston, TX
- Los Angeles, CA
- New York, NY
- Philadelphia, PA
- Raleigh-Durham, NC (Fayetteville)
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA
You can check out a free trial to 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 $69.99.
Watch Vax Live on DIRECTV STREAM NOW
DIRECTV STREAM NOW offers live ABC and CBS streaming in many markets. ABC and CBS is available through its “Entertainment” package for $69.99 a month, along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. DIRECTV STREAM Now offers ABC and CBS in over half the markets in the US. They offer a free trial to allow you to make sure ABC and CBS is offered in your area. For more information, check out our review of DIRECTV STREAM NOW.
How Much: $69.99 per month through the “Entertainment” package.
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