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SNL‘s 47th season continues in April with host and musical guest Lizzo, plus performances by Gunna and Camila Cabello


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UPDATE: Saturday Night Live has announced the hosts and musical guests for its May show dates. Its 47th season will continue on May 14 with host Selena Gomez and musical guest Post Malone. While there were rumors that Gomez would also be performing on SNL, a promo clip for this week’s episode jokes that she’s the actress for the week, with Malone being the “pop star.” Natasha Lyonne hosts on May 21 with musical guest, Japanese Breakfast.

Live from New York … it’s finally time for another season of Saturday Night Live.

SNL is back to Studio 8H for its 47th season with guest stars ranging from Taylor Swift and Rami Malek, to Shang-Chi star Simu Liu. Don’t want to miss the musical performances and hilarious sketches? Here’s your guide to watching SNL for free — from streaming SNL online on Hulu, to catching it live on TV on NBC.

Related: Saturday Night Live’s 25 Greatest Musical Performances

How to Watch Saturday Night Live Without Cable

If you have a cable package or access to local TV stations like NBC, you should be able to watch Saturday Night Live right when it airs on TV this weekend and throughout the rest of the season.

Haven’t signed up for cable, and don’t want to be locked into a plan? You can purchase an antenna to hook up to your TV to get local stations.

A top-rated HD TV antenna like the affordable option below will do the trick. It has a 250-mile range, and you should be able to watch stations like NBC, which will let you watch SNL on TV.

Other channels like FOX, CBS and ABC are also available through the antenna once you connect it to your TV set.



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How to Watch SNL Online

You don’t have to have traditional cable to watch Saturday Night Live each weekend. Below, we found some of the best streaming services to watch the new season of SNL, along with all 46 seasons online.

1. Watch SNL Live on Hulu + Live TV

One of the best live streaming options for watching Saturday Night Live online is Hulu + Live TV. You can stream SNL on Hulu + Live TV. The plan costs just $64.99 a month for live TV channels including NBC, so you can watch SNL live online.

If you don’t mind waiting until Sunday, you can stream SNL for free with a regular Hulu subscription, which lets you watch Saturday Night Live online the day after it airs. Hulu offers a 30-day free trial its on-demand package. The price goes up to $5.99 a month after your free month of streaming is up.

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2. Watch SNL on fuboTV for Free

Hulu and NBC aren’t the only places to watch Saturday Night Live. You can sign up for a 7-day free fuboTV trial to stream SNL. The service’s Starter plan costs $64.99 per month after that, just like Hulu + Live TV.

With the Starter package, you also get to watch up to 110 channels with your subscription, and it comes with 250 hours of DVR storage, so you can watch SNL both live and on-demand, in case you miss it when it airs. Plus, you can watch fuboTV on up to three devices at once.

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3. Watch SNL on Peacock Premium

With a Peacock Premium subscription, you can watch SNL live each weekend during October for just $4.99 each month. Once you sign up for an account, you can simply add all of the available scheduled shows to your watchlist and watch them on-demand whenever you’re ready to stream. Another great reason to sign up for Peacock: All the past seasons of the show are streaming there, giving you a one-stop-shop for all your SNL streaming needs.

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SNL Season 47: Hosts, Musical Guests List

Wilson, who’s starring in this month’s The French Dispatch, kicked off SNL‘s season premiere. Kim Kardashian West, former SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis and No Time to Die star Rami Malek have also all been announced as hosts for October’s scheduled dates.

Musical guests for Season 47 have included Kacey Musgraves, Halsey, Young Thug and Brandi Carlile. Taylor Swift is set to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

How to Watch Every Season of SNL

Catching up on previous SNL sketches and episodes is actually pretty easy if you have a Peacock Premium account or a Hulu login. Those services are both streaming past episodes of SNL on-demand, including the first season’s episodes from 1975. If you only want to watch specific sketches but aren’t sure where to begin, we put together the ultimate guide on the 50 Best SNL Sketches of All Time.


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