The 2017 ESPY Awards air tonight on ABC, honoring those with exemplary performances in sports. Stars of the past and present will be receiving awards tonight and the show officially begins at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. But, first is the red carpet arrivals, which will be available to watch from 5 – 6 p.m. on ESPN at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles & 7 – 8 p.m. But, if you’re looking for a way to watch the red carpet pre-show and you need a live stream that doesn’t require a cable log-in, there are options for you. If you’re in the United States, you can watch the show through Sling TV or DirecTV Now, online streaming services that provide access to select channels, including ESPN.
Now, read on for how you can watch the red carpet arrivals for free, and what you need to know in order to navigate each service:
Sling and DirecTV Now have monthly fees ranging from $20 to $70 depending on the package you’ve selected. But both services provide a free seven-day trial, so you can watch the game for free on your computer, mobile device or connected TV through either service. You can click here to sign up for Sling TV and click here to sign up for DirecTV Now. Both services will prompt you to download a mobile app if you’re on a mobile device. If you’re on a desktop or laptop computer, you’ll be promoted to download the Sling desktop app if you sign up for Sling. If you sign up for DirecTV Now, you’ll be able to watch programming right in your Internet browser.