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People's Choice Awards 2019 live stream: how to watch the big award show online

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Dozens of fan-favorite shows, movies and stars are nominated for the E! People's Choice Awards this year. And you don't have to miss a moment of the red carpet or ceremony, if you know where and how to watch the celebrity-packed event. Here's our guide for tuning into the People's Choice Awards live stream, along with tips on using a VPN to make sure you can still watch the show even if you're out of the country.

People's Choice Awards 2019 live stream: start time and channels

The People's Choice Awards are on tonight (Nov. 10) and happening in Los Angeles. The ceremony begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, though the red carpet coverage kicks off at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT. Tune in early to see interviews with the nominees, winner predictions and iconic red carpet looks.

The E! network hosts the People's Choice Awards, meaning you can watch both the red carpet and ceremony through the E! cable channel from your TV, if you're subscribed. In addition, the show will also be broadcast live across NBCUniversal's Bravo, SYFY and USA Network channels.

You can also live stream the event from NBC's website, but of course you'll be required to log in with your cable provider credentials. 

Follow E!'s twitter account for free access to select moments from the People's Choice Awards. 

Can I use a VPN service to watch the People's Choice Awards live stream?

If you're out of the country during the People's Choice Awards, you may find yourself unable to access your home streaming service to watch the ceremony. Don't worry — a virtual private network, or VPN, can come to the rescue. It makes it appear as if you're surfing the web from home, so that you can access your streaming services.

We've tested many different options, and our pick for the best overall VPN is ExpressVPN. We like its customer service, and it performed well in our testing. 

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ExpressVPN: (opens in new tab) Express VPN can access more than 3,000 servers spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. The service performed reliably in our testing, and we found customer service responsive.

One month of ExpressVPN costs $12.95, but you can lower that to $6.67 a month if you opt for a year of service; ExpressVPN will throw in three additional months for free. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied.

How can I watch the People's Choice Awards live stream without a cable subscription?

If you've cut cable, you can still stream the People's Choice Awards; you'll just need to sign up for a subscription streaming service that includes the E! channel. (Not every service does, so be sure to check before you sign up.) Your best options for a streaming service include:

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): E! is among the many channels included in Fubo.TV's $55-a-month service, which also includes a cloud DVR feature for recording programs to watch later.

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Hulu (opens in new tab): The live TV tier of Hulu costs $45 a month and includes E! in most markets. There's a cloud DVR feature if you'd like to record the People's Choice Awards and watch it later.

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YouTube TV (opens in new tab): YouTube offers 70-plus channels, including E! in most markets, plus a cloud DVR feature for $50 a month.

Kate Kozuch
Kate Kozuch

Kate Kozuch is an editor at Tom’s Guide covering smartwatches, TVs and everything smart-home related. Kate also appears on Fox News to talk tech trends and runs the Tom's Guide TikTok account (opens in new tab), which you should be following. When she’s not filming tech videos, you can find her on an exercise bike, mastering the NYT Crossword or channeling her inner celebrity chef.