How to watch the Grammys overseas

Carolina

Carolina

Carolina, a resident of Argentina is a movie buff through and through. She enjoys nothing more than binge-watching the latest Netflix series and is a big fan of their 'Originals' line. Her favourite movie is Frozen and she's a big fan of The Good Place & The Dragon Prince.

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards is around the corner.

Yep, it’s that time of the year again. The ceremony is going to be broadcasted by CBS, and it’s also going to be available for streaming on the CBS app.

Alicia Keys is returning as the host, and it’s going to have a lot of famous performers such as Aerosmith, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Gwen Stefani, among others.

The Grammys is the ultimate celebration of the music industry, and if you’re a music lover, you don’t want to miss it.

But, what happens if you’re travelling overseas, or if you’re living in another country?

You’ll find CBS streaming service is blocked outside the US.

But don’t get discouraged, it’s your lucky day! I’m here to help you sort out this situation.

Keep reading this guide, and you’ll learn how to stream the Grammys anywhere.

What you need to get started

Finding you can’t watch something overseas can be annoying. So, to avoid this blocking, you need a VPN app.

But what’s a VPN app I hear you ask? It sounds complicated, right?

A VPN is a virtual private network that protects your internet connection by concealing your actual location with another one of your choosing.

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Oh, and they’re just like using any other app like your favorite social media one, or your banking app.

As a side benefit, you can access to blocked content around the web by choosing a server located in the country where the material is available.

But where can I get the app?

There are a lot of VPN services to choose, but in my experience of testing, ExpressVPN is one of the best.

Besides being very easy to configure and use, it has fast streaming speeds which are the most critical feature to view live video.

This assures you that you won’t have to deal with annoying video buffering. It also has a 30-day money-back guarantee in case you aren’t happy with the service.

If you want to try other options, CyberGhost and NordVPN are perfect ones too with similar features and price – so you’re free to choose.

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Step-by-step: Stream the Grammys

If you follow these easy steps, you’ll have everything set quickly, and you’ll be ready to enjoy the Grammy Awards right away!

Step 1

Go to the ExpressVPN website and choose the plan you prefer.

Keep in mind, the yearly package is always more convenient because you save up to 49%, and then you can use the VPN to access more content like Netflix or Disney+, etc.

Step 2

Create your account using your email address and choose the payment method you like the most.

Step 3

Get the app for the device or devices you want to watch on.

You can get it from the Products section where you’ll find the app available for all devices and OS.

If you’re in an Android or Apple iOS mobile device, you can get it from the app store by searching ‘ExpressVPN’ or the name of the VPN service you signed up to.

Step 4

After you installed the app in your device, log in using the account credentials you created in step 2.

Step 5

Now everything is set, you need to do the final step, which is connecting to a server located in the US, so you can use the CBS app as if you were in the US.

Locate and click on the three dots ‘‘ next to Selected Location. Then click on the United States.

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Get watching the Grammys wherever you are with ExpressVPN.

Step 6

Once connected use the CBS app or website and start enjoying the Grammys as if you still were in the US while you’re enjoying your holidays, or you’re comfortable at home in another country.

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When are the Grammys taking place?

The Grammy Awards is scheduled for January 26th, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

This year, the ceremony has been moved to January after many years of being held in February. This sudden change is due to the Academy Awards moving their ceremony to February 9th.

The Staples Center, a multi-purpose arena located in Downtown, Los Angeles, has been the venue for the Grammy Awards since 2000, except for 2003 and 2018.

It also has been the venue for the first Latin American Grammy Awards in 2000 and the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

What are the Grammys?

The Grammys are awards presented by the Recording Academy to give recognition to the music industry and their artists.

The first ceremony was held in 1959 to honour the achievements by music artists during 1958.

Nowadays, it is one of the major American entertainment awards along with the Academy Awards (movies), the Emmy Awards (TV), and the Tony Awards (theatre).

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Who’s up for an award this year?

The Grammy Awards cover all musical genres and categories.

But the most important one are Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and then different best performances for the different genres.

This year among the main categories, we’ll see Ariana Grande, Lana del Rey, H.E.R., and Lady Gaga competing with each other.

Although in the category of Record of the Year, Sunflower by Post Malone & Swae Le has its chances to win.

The song belongs to Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse OST, and it’s also nominated as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

In Song of the Year category, Always Remember Us This Way by Lady Gaga is a firm favorite. The song belongs to A Star Is Born movie from 2018 starred by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

Norman Fucking Rockwell! by Lana del Rey, Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande, I Used to Know Her by H.E.R. are competing with each other for the Album of the Year award, among others.

Summary

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards are going to be held on January 26th, and CBS is going to broadcast it and stream it.

If you’re in the US, there’s no problem, but if you just left your country for vacation, work, or you’re living in another country now, you’ll find the service blocked.

If you want to access to the CBS app from overseas, you’ll need a VPN to skip the blocking.

ExpressVPN is the best option out there. It offers fast speeds (great for streaming video), it’s quick to set-up and use and there’s a risk-free 30-day money back guarantee.

So, don’t waste more time! Subscribe today, and you’ll be ready for Sunday to enjoy the major Award ceremony in the music industry!

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