How to Watch the BET Awards 2023 Live Without Cable TV




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The BET Awards return for the 23rd edition live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. This year’s ceremony coincides with the 50-year anniversary of Hip Hop. Heading into the award show, Drake leads all with 7 nominations, followed by GloRilla’s 6, and 21 Savage and Lizzo are tied for third with 5.

Plenty of the culture’s biggest names will be performing at this year’s ceremony, including Coco Jones, Doechii, GloRilla, Lil Uzi Vert, and a Hip Hop 50 Medley featuring 69 Boyz, Big Daddy Kane, Chief Keef, DJ Unk, E-40, Fast Life Yungstaz, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Kid ‘n Play, Master P, MC Lyte, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, The Sugarhill Gang, Trick Daddy, Trina, Tyga, Uncle Luke, Warren G, Ying Yang Twins, and Yo-Yo.

Find out how to watch the BET Awards live without cable, below.

When to Watch

  • Date: Sunday, June 25
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Channel: BET
  • Stream: BET+

How to Watch the BET Awards Without Cable

Streaming the BET Awards 2023 live on BET without cable is simple and convenient. With Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and other compatible devices you can stream the ceremony live with a subscription to DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TVSling TVVidgoPhilo, and YouTube TV. The ceremony will also be simulcast on BET+.

Watch the BET Awards For Free

DIRECTV STREAMFubo, BET+, and Philo offer BET, which gives viewers an option to stream the BET Awards live. New eligible subscribers can try DIRECTV STREAM for free for 5 days or try BET+, Fubo, and Philo for free for one week.

You can find out more about each streaming service, below.

Watch the BET Awards Live on DIRECTV STREAM

Stream all of the BET Awards on BET with DIRECTV STREAM. The Entertainment package includes BET, and over 75 channels, so viewers can watch each award winner and more for only $74.99 per month. There are no contracts, no hidden fees, and a subscription includes unlimited cloud DVR storage.

New subscribers can take advantage of a 5-day free trial before subscribing.


Watch the BET Awards Live on Sling TV

Sling TV offers BET in both Sling Orange and Sling Blue plans for $40 per month. With 50 hours of DVR storage, you can record the biggest performances of the night.

New subscribers can get their first month for $15 with Sling Blue or Sling Orange and $30 with Sling Orange & Blue.

Sign up for Sling TV

Watch the BET Awards Live on Fubo

The Pro plan from Fubo offers BET as part of its lineup of over 140 channels. Stream the BET Awards, plus over 100 sporting events live for only $74.99 per month. Relive your favorite moments from the ceremony and rewatch your favorite shows with 1000 hours and Cloud DVR space.

New subscribers can try Fubo for free for one week.

Sign up for Fubo

Watch the BET Awards Live on BET+

BET+ is the home of all things BET and you can stream the BET Awards live with a subscription to the service. With over 2,000 hours of content, the streaming service offers the best lineup of Black entertainment for only $9.99 per month. The streamer is available as an add-on for Prime Video subscribers.

Plus, you can try BET+ free for one week.

Sign up for BET+

Watch the BET Awards Live on Hulu + Live TV

Save a fortune by watching the BET Awards 2023 on BET, and over 85 channels on Hulu + Live TV for $69.99 per month. The service offers unlimited access to the Hulu library, Disney+, and live sports on ESPN+ for no additional charge. Record your favorite moments during the award show, and much more for up to 9 months with unlimited DVR storage.

Sign up for Hulu + Live TV

Watch the BET Awards Live on Philo

At $25 per month, Philo is one of the most affordable live TV streaming services on the market. The streamer offers BET as part of its 70+ channel lineup, which means you can watch all of the BET Awards and much more. You can create up to 10 profiles and stream on up to 3 devices at the same time, so multiple people in your household can watch. Record the biggest moments from the ceremony with unlimited DVR and save it for up to one year.

Try Philo risk-free with a 7-day free trial.

Sign up for Philo

Watch the BET Awards Live on Vidgo

Another way to watch the BET Awards live on BET is with the Plus plan from Vidgo. For $69.99 per month, you can stream over 110+ live channels, on-demand, and record all of the events with DVR.

Sign up for Vidgo

Watch BET Awards Live on YouTube TV

BET is a part of the robust 100+ channels that you can stream on YouTube TV for only $72.99 per month. The service includes unlimited DVR which will allow you to rewatch each moment and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.

Sign up for YouTube TV

Other Ways to Watch the BET Awards

The BET Awards will be available to stream on BET’s official website with sign-on authentication.

BET Awards 2O23 Nominees

Album of the Year

  • Anyways, Life’s Great, GloRilla
  • Breezy, Chris Brown
  • God Did, DJ Khaled
  • Her Loss, Drake & 21 Savage
  • Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar
  • Renaissance, Beyoncé
  • SOS, SZA

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Ari Lennox
  • Beyoncé
  • Coco Jones
  • H.E.R.
  • Lizzo
  • SZA
  • Tems

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Blxst
  • Brent Faiyaz
  • Burna Boy
  • Chris Brown
  • Drake
  • The Weeknd
  • Usher

Best Group

  • City Girls
  • Drake & 21 Savage
  • Dvsn
  • FLO
  • Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
  • Quavo & Takeoff
  • Wanmor

Best Collaboration

  • “Big Energy (Remix),” Latto & Mariah Carey feat. DJ Khaled
  • “Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2,” Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice
  • “Call Me Every Day,” Chris Brown feat. Wizkid
  • “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop,” King Combs feat. Kodak Black
  • “Creepin’,” Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage
  • “F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” Hitkidd & GloRilla
  • “Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B
  • “Wait For U,” Future feat. Drake & Tems

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Coi Leray
  • GloRilla
  • Ice Spice
  • Latto
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • 21 Savage
  • Drake
  • Future
  • J. Cole
  • Jack Harlow
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Baby

Video of the Year

  • “We (Warm Embrace),” Chris Brown
  • “2 Million Up,” Peezy, Jeezy & Real Boston Richey feat. Rob49
  • “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  • “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
  • “First Class,” Harlow
  • “Kill Bill,” SZA
  • “Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B

Video Director of the Year

  • A$AP Rocky for AWGE
  • Benny Boom
  • Burna Boy
  • Cole Bennett
  • Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar
  • Director X
  • Teyana “Spike Tey” Taylor

Best New Artist

  • Ambré
  • Coco Jones
  • Doechii
  • FLO
  • GloRilla
  • Ice Spice
  • Lola Brooke

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • “Bless Me,” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
  • “Finished (Live),” Tamela Mann
  • “I’ve Got Joy,” CeCe Winans
  • “Kingdom,” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore
  • “New,” Tye Tribbett
  • “One Moment From Glory,” Yolanda Adams
  • “The Better Benediction (Pt.2),” PJ Morton feat. Lisa Knowles-Smith, Le’andria Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard & Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Viewer’s Choice Award

  • “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  • “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
  • “First Class,” Jack Harlow
  • “Jimmy Cooks,” Drake feat 21 Savage
  • “Kill Bill,” SZA
  • “Last Last,” Burna Boy
  • “Super Freaky Girl,” Nicki Minaj
  • “Wait For U,” Future feat. Drake & Tems

Best International Act

  • Aya Nakamura (France)
  • Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria)
  • Central Cee (UK)
  • Ella Mai (UK)
  • Ko (South Africa)
  • L7nnon (Brazil)
  • Stormzy (UK)
  • Tiakola (France)
  • Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

  • Asake (Nigeria)
  • Camidoh (Ghana)
  • Flo (UK)
  • Libianca (Cameroon)
  • Maureen (France)
  • MC Ryan SP (Brazil)
  • Pabi Cooper (South Africa)
  • Raye (UK)
  • Werenoi (France)

BET Her Award

  • “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  • “Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2,” Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice
  • “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
  • “Her,” Megan Thee Stallion
  • “Lift Me Up,” Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From And Inspired By – Rihanna & Ludwig Göransson
  • “Players,” Coi Leray
  • “Special,” Lizzo

Best Movie

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Creed 3
  • Emancipation
  • Nope
  • The Woman King
  • Till
  • Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Best Actor

  • Amin Joseph
  • Brian Tyree Henry
  • Damson Idris
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory Jr.
  • Donald Glover
  • Michael B. Jordan

Best Actress

  • Angela Bassett
  • Coco Jones
  • Janelle James
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Keke Palmer
  • Viola Davis
  • Zendaya

Sportswoman of the Year Award

  • Alexis Morris
  • Allyson Felix
  • Angel Reese
  • Candace Parker
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Serena Williams
  • Sha’carri Richardson

Sportsman of the Year Award

  • Aaron Judge
  • Bubba Wallace
  • Gervonta Davis
  • Jalen Hurts
  • Lebron James
  • Patrick Mahomes
  • Stephen Curry

Youngstars Award

  • Akira Akbar
  • Alaya High
  • Demi Singleton
  • Genesis Denise
  • Marsai Martin
  • Thaddeus J. Mixson
  • Young Dylan

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