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How to Watch the 2024 BET Awards Online for Free

How to Watch the 2024 BET Awards Online for Free

How to Watch the 2024 BET Awards Online for Free

Culture’s Biggest Night returns to Los Angeles. Taraji P. Henson will host the 2024 BET Awards, which airs live this Sunday, June 30, from the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles.

The 24th annual ceremony airs on the BET channel at 8 p.m. ET and PT, and simulcasts on Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Pop, TVLand and VH1. Viewers still have time to cast their ballots for the Viewer’s Choice Award through 6:30 p.m. PT on June 30.

At a Glance: How to Watch the 2024 BET Awards Online

The 24th annual ceremony will feature Amazon super shopper Megan Thee Stallion as the opening act, Will Smith will also perform a new song and Donald Glover will revive his music alter ego, Childish Gambino. Other performers include Chlöe, Coco Jones, Keke Palmer, Marsha Ambrosius, Summer Walker, GloRilla, Ic Spice, Latto, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, Tanner Adell, Tyla, Victoria Monét and YG Marley. Usher will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Drake leads the BET Awards nominees with a total of seven nods, including best male hip-hop artist — a category in which he’ll compete with rival rapper Kendrick Lamar. Nicki Minaj follows with six nominations; see the full list of nominees here.

In conjunction with the awards, BETX 2024 Fan Fest, a free, all-ages two-day cultural festival, will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 28 and 29.

Below, read on for how to watch the BET Awards 2024 with or without cable, including for free.

How to Watch the 2024 BET Awards: Air Date, Time, Channel

The BET Awards will air live on the BET channel on Sunday, June 30, at 8 p.m. ET and PT. It will stream online simultaneously exclusively at and BET+. Traditional cable subscribers can watch the ceremony online by signing into their TV provider account on

How to Watch the 2024 BET Awards Without Cable

In addition to BET+, cord cutters can stream the 2024 BET Awards online on any live TV streaming service that carries the BET channel, including DirecTV Stream, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, Philo or Sling. Learn more about the best cable streaming services for watching BET online, including which ones are offering free trials.


Packages from $69.99 per month

Watch the BET Awards 2024 on BET for free with a five-day free trial to DirecTV Stream, which starts at $69.99 per month for the Entertainment package. The cable streamer offers more than 75 other channels, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney Channel, E!, MSNBC, Nickelodeon and others.

Other plans offer over 105-150 channels, with prices ranging from $89.99 to $159.99 per month. For a limited time, new subscribers can also save up to $240; learn more here.


Packages from $79.99 per month

Fubo also carries BET and offers a seven-day trial, allowing new subscribers to watch the 2024 BET Awards online for free. The cable streamer carries over 180 other news, entertainment and sports channels, and subscriptions start at $79.99 per month for the Pro package. You can record over 1,000 hours of TV shows, movies, games and more (including Monday, Thursday and Sunday night football) and watch later on your smartphone, tablet or TV.

Other plans include the Elite package (255 channels for $89.99 monthly) and the Premier tier that comes with 264 channels, NFL RedZone, Showtime and 4K quality for $99.99 monthly.


Packages from $76.99 per month

New subscribers can watch the awards show on BET for free with a three-day trial to Hulu + Live TV, which comes bundled with Disney+ and ESPN+, starting at $76.99 per month. Available with or without ads, the live TV streamer also carries ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and 90 other major cable news, entertainment and sports channels.

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Packages from $28 per month

Philo‘s live TV subscription costs $28 per month and includes BET, MTV and over 70 other classic TV, lifestyle and news channels. Subscribers can stream on up to three devices simultaneously, create up to 10 profiles and save unlimited live or future shows for up to one year. The streamer also offers a seven-day free trial.


Packages on sale from $22.50 per month

You can also watch BET using Sling‘s Orange plan, which starts at $20 for the first month for a limited time for eligible new subscribers. The streamer carries over 40 other channels, including NBC, Fox News, MSNBC and other entertainment, news and sports networks.

How to Watch the 2024 BET Awards Online for Free

If you’re a new subscriber to select live TV streaming services, you can watch the BET Awards online for free. DirecTV, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV and Philo are among those that offer three- to seven-day free trials. You can also sign up for a 24-Hour Viewing Pass on within a day of the show’s expected end time.

How to Watch the 2024 BET Awards With Cable

You can watch the 2024 BET Awards online with a cable subscription by logging into with your TV provider, including traditional and streaming services such as DirecTV, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, Verizon and Xfinity.

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