Americans have a new chance to watch An Audience With Adele online, which is great because we don't get ITV (where it originally aired) over here. The special, which debuted in the U.K. on Sunday, Nov. 21, mixed live performances of the singer's latest and greatest chart-topping songs with a bit of crowd work — is coming back on Sunday.
But worry not, if you missed it or are international. An Audience With Adele, just like her music, is universal. So here's how to be wowed by Adele's voice and sense of humor right now.
In An Audience with Adele, the singer and song-writer was filmed performing for a live audience at the London Palladium. She arrived owning her own spotlight, as her single "Easy On Me" had broken the one-week streaming record in the U.K., with 24 million listens in the first week (previously, Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" had owned the title at 16.9 million plays.
Adele's even changed Spotify forever, pushing the streaming service to remove the Shuffle Album button, so people would be encouraged to listen to albums in the official track order. And for listening to Adele's albums on Spotify in greater clarity, the AirPods Pro have hit an all-time low price for Black Friday.
Adele's audience includes everyone from family and friends to one of her former teachers, who sent her into tears on stage. We've even got a cavalcade of celebrities appearing, including actors Dame Emma Thompson, Idris Elba, Samuel L. Jackson and Emma Watson.
The songs performed in the special stretch across her discography, including the recent "Hometown Glory" and "Hello."
Here's everything to know about watching An Audience with Adele online.
How to watch An Audience with Adele online in the US
In the U.S., viewers can watch An Audience with Adele if they have a digital antenna or a cable TV package.
If you've already cut the cord, you can watch An Audience with Adele on several live TV streaming services (depending on your region), including Sling TV and FuboTV, two of the best streaming services on the market. Both of these services offer cloud DVR and on-demand features, allowing you to catch up on the big show via NBC even if you missed it live.
Sling TV (opens in new tab) packs NBC stations, making it easy to watch An Audience with Adele without cable. It's a part of the Sling Blue package, which includes more than 50 channels including NBC and Fox (in select regions), Bravo, AMC, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime and USA. Sling has a three-day free trial (opens in new tab).
Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) is a great alternative to a cable package. With the Family Plan ($65 per month), you get over 90 channels, including local broadcast networks NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox as well as top cable brands like AMC, E!, HGTV, FX, ESPN, SyFy and Paramount Network. Fubo has a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).
How to watch the An Audience with Adele for free
An Audience with Adele is available to watch for free in the U.K. The show aired on ITV2 and is streaming now on the ITV Hub (opens in new tab). You will, however, also need a valid U.K. TV license to watch.
And even if you live or are staying somewhere else, you can watch from anywhere. All you'll need is one of the best VPN services; these let you tune in to U.K. channels from outside of the country, allowing you to watch at no extra charge, wherever you are.
How to watch An Audience with Adele from anywhere
Just because you're not in the U.K. with access to ITV doesn't mean you can't stream An Audience with Adele right now. A VPN, or virtual private network, makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the country you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, even when you're travelling or don't live in the service's "home" country to begin with.
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