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How to watch SNL online: Maya Rudolph hosts Saturday Night Live

watch SNL online: Maya Rudolph hosts Saturday Night Live
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is snl new?

Yes, there is a new SNL on March 27.
SNL starts tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT.
It airs on NBC, which is on Sling.

Tonight we are amped to watch SNL online, as Maya Rudolph is back and should provide a series of excellent moments. And unlike most returning cast members before her, Maya Rudolph is not here to promote a new project. She's just back to have fun. And she's got plenty of material to work with, as she's long portrayed Oprah Winfrey on SNL.

So, expect a retread of Oprah's interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. On top of that, we wouldn't be surprised to see Rudolph take a scene or two as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris.

Rapper Jack Harlow will perform in the musical segments. As was the case last week, this SNL episode is scheduled to be performed in front of the show's traditional live studio audience at Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center. 

Previous episodes were performed remotely due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and the production is continuing to follow to safety regulations, including a reduced capacity and face mask wearing. 

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch SNL online:

How to watch SNL online anywhere, with a VPN

Just because NBC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch Saturday Night Live if your current location doesn't offer it. Watching SNL using the service you already pay for, along with the rest of the internet, can be pretty easy with the right VPN (virtual private network), which lets stream the show from wherever you go.

The best VPN service is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. Plus, if you're ready to commit now, signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more.

Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, really shines thanks to its safety, speed and simplicity-to-use. It's also compatible with loads of devices - from iOS and Android to Roku, Apple TV and PlayStations. You'll even get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year, or there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.
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How to watch SNL online in the US

In the U.S., viewers can watch Saturday Night Live if they have a digital antenna or a cable TV package. 

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch SNL on several live TV streaming services (depending on your region), including Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend Sling 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.

Saturday Night Live episodes also appear on Hulu the day after they air.

Sling TV packs NBC stations, making it easy to watch SNL 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. View Deal

Fubo.TV 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. View Deal

How to watch SNL in the UK

Great news for Brits! Saturday Night Live season 46 episodes will air on Sky Comedy the day after the U.S. on Sunday evenings. 

Americans abroad who want to watch it live can do so by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch SNL in Canada

Up North, Canadians can watch SNL on the same day and time as Americans on Global TV.