You may have wanted to watch An Audience With Adele online, but have had no way to. The special, which debuted on ITV 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. And it's completely free to watch (for those in the U.K., that is).
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 right now. And, hey, while we have you here, looking for something else to watch? Check out our guide on the 13 new movies and TV shows to watch this weekend — and don't expect to see a new Grey's Anatomy episode this week.
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. 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. You probably won't need a VPN, though to watch Hawkeye.
How to watch An Audience with Adele from anywhere
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