Live from New York. It’s Saturday night! If you’ve never missed an episode of SNL, you may want to know how to watch Saturday Night Live online for free to see Megan Thee Stallion and more celebrities this season.
Saturday Night Live—or better known as SNL—premiered in October 1975 as a late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show. The series, which was created by Lorne Michaels, invites a celebrity guest each week, who delivers an opening monologue an performs in sketches—which often parody contemporary culture or politics—with a regular cast. The show, which also features performances each week by a musical guest—traditionally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with a cast member breaking character and proclaiming, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”
Since its premiere in 1975, Saturday Night Live has had hundreds of celebrity hosts, including Emma Stone, Dwayne Johnson, Robin Williams, Drew Barrymore, Michael Jordan and more. The show has also won 86 Primetime Emmy Awards and holds the record for the TV show with the most awards in Emmys history. So where can fans SNL? Read on for how to watch Saturday Night Live online for free ahead.
When does Saturday Night Live 2022 air?
Saturday Night Live season 48 airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. on NBC.
How to watch Saturday Night Live online
How can fans watch Saturday Night Live online? The SNL season 48 airs on NBC, which is available to stream on services like Sling TV, Hulu+ With Live TV and Fubo TV. Sling TV starts at $17.50 for the first month; Fubo TV offers a seven-day free trial and starts at $64.99 per month; Hulu+ With Live TV starts at $69.99 per month and includes free subscriptions to Disney Plus and ESPN Plus.
TSaturday Night Live is also available to stream on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, which offers three plans: Peacock Free, which users can sign up for with just their email; Peacock Premium, which includes ads and costs $4.99 per month; and Peacock Premium Plus, which is ad-free and costs $9.99 per month.
Sling TV Sling TV offers three plans: Sling Orange, which is suited for college sports and families; Sling Blue, which is suited for professional sports and news; and Sling Orange & Blue, which includes both plans. To watch Saturday Night Live on NBC, however, users will need to subscribe to Sling Blue or Sling Orange & Blue, which are the plans that include NBC.
Sling Orange and Sling Blue each cost $35 per month, while Sling Orange & Blue costs $50 per month and includes a combination package of both plans. However, Sling has a current deal where new subscribers can sign up for any plan for 50 percent off their first month, which cuts the price of Sling Orange and Sling Blue to $17.50 and Sling Orange & Blue to $25 for a new subscriber’s first month. The deal makes Sling the cheapest live TV streaming service on the market right now. Sling TV also has a current add-on promotion where new subscribers can receive one month of Showtime, Starz and EPIX for free. The promotion saves users $24 from subscribing to Showtime ($10 per month), Starz ($9 per month) and EPIX ($5 per month) as add-ons without the deal.
Sling Orange & Blue offers 47 channels, 50 hours of DVR storage and the ability to stream on up to three devices. Sling Blue offers 41 channels, 50 hours of DVR storage and the ability to stream on up to three devices. Sling Orange offers 31 channels, 50 hours of DVR storage and the ability to stream on one device. All Sling TV plans also include more than 10,000 hours of on-demand shows, movies and other content.
How to watch Saturday Night Live online for free
How can fans watch Saturday Night Live online for free? Read on for how to stream SNL season 48 at no cost.
Fubo TV offers seven-day free trials for its Starter, Pro and Elite plans. Fubo’s Starter plan includes 116 channels, a DVR with 250 hours of space, and the ability to stream on up to three screens at the same time. The Pro plan includes 116 channels, a DVR with 1,000 hours of space, and the ability to stream on up to 10 screens at the same time. The Elite plan includes 210 channels, a DVR with 1,000 hours of space, and the ability to stream on 10 screens at the same time. Each plan includes NBC to watch Saturday Night Live.
Fubo starts at $64.99 per month for its Starter plan. The next level up is the Pro plan, which costs $69.99 per month. The final level is the Elite plan, which includes $79.99 per month. Fubo also offers a fourth plan, Latino Quarterly, which does not offer a free trial, costs $33 per month and includes 34 Spanish-language channels, a DVR of 250 hours, and the ability to stream on up to three screens at the same time.
If you want to watch Saturday Night Live online for free without ads, there is a way, but you’ll need to be an Xfinity subscriber or know someone who is. Customers who have Xfinity Flex, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Internet or Xfinity Digital Starter TV accounts can receive a Peacock Premium subscription for free. Yes, free. Peacock has a guide for how to connect your Xfinity and Peacock accounts, but we also listed the steps below
Another way to watch Saturday Night Live online for free without ads is to be a Cox subscriber or know someone who is. Cox customers with an Essential internet plan or a higher video package can receive a free subscription to Peacock Premium. Customers with Cox’s Contour Stream Player or Starter Video plans also have access to free Peacock Premium. See step-by-step instructions for how to watch Saturday Night Live online for free with Cox’s free Peacock Premium subscription below.
While Hulu+ With Live TV doesn’t offer a free trial, it does come with free subscriptions to Disney Plus (a value of $7.99 per month) and ESPN Plus (a value of $6.99 per month), saving subscribers a total of $14.98 per month from subscribing to these services individually. Hulu+ With Live TV costs $69.99 per month. Hulu+ With Live TV also comes with more than 75 channels, including NBC to watch Saturday Night Live. Hulu+ With Live TV also includes access to Hulu’s streaming library of thousands of TV shows and movies, including Hulu originals like The Handmaid’s Tale, Only Murders in the Building, The Kardashians, The Dropout, Little Fires Everywhere, Normal People and The Great. Other Hulu+ With Live TV features include the ability to stream on two screens at the same time, and an unlimited DVR service that saves live TV recordings for up to nine months and allows users to fast-forward to their favorite parts.
Image: Will Heath/NBC.
Who are the Saturday Night Live 2022 hosts?
See below for the list of the Saturday Night Live season 48 hosts announced so far.
- Miles Teller (October 1)
- Brandon Gleeson (October 8)
- Megan Thee Stallion (October 15)
Who are the Saturday Night Live 2022 musical guests?
See below for the list of the Saturday Night live season 48 musical guests announced so far.
- Kendrick Lamar (October 1)
- Willow (October 8)
- Megan Thee Stallion (October 15)
Who’s in the Saturday Night Live 2022 cast?
The Saturday Night Live cast is divided into two categories: repertory players and featured players. See below for a full list of the Saturday Night Live season 48 cast.
- Michael Che (“Weekend Update” anchor)
- Mikey Day
- Chloe Fineman
- Heidi Gardner
- Colin Jost (“Weekend Update” anchor)
- Ego Nwodim
- Cecily Strong
- Kenan Thompson
- Bowen Yang
- Andrew Dismukes
- James Austin Johnson
- Punkie Johnson
- Sarah Sherman
- Marcello Hernandez
- Molly Kearney
- Michael Longfellow
- Devon Walker
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