How to Stream Rent: Live! Tonight

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One of the most popular musicals of all time, Rent, is debuting in your living room tonight for one night only. FOX is airing Rent: Live! this evening at 8pm ET, with a tape delay for folks in other time zones. The live broadcast is going to be directed by Michael Greif, who directed the original stage version, and will star Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, and Brandon Victor Dixon, amongst others.

If you want to watch the show, your easiest option is to just tune in at 8pm on your television. Anyone that has a basic cable package for their area or an over-the-air antenna should be able to watch the performance live without an issue.

If you don’t have a television but still want to catch the show you have a ton of streaming options:

FOX

FOX is offering the live performance online as well as through its iOS and Android apps. In order to watch you’ll need to have cable credentials to sign in, which might make this option a non-starter for those who don’t actually have a TV. That said, if you can borrow a pal’s for the evening, you’re good to go.

Streaming Services

Most of the major streaming services offer FOX as an option. Hulu With Live TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, and Sling TV all offer the channel as an option in most markets, and all of them offer free trials.

If you haven’t used a streaming service before, you can sign up for a free trial to stream tonight’s performance and then cancel the service in a week and not be charged.

Most of these services start at $40 a month, except for Sling. Sling’s Blue package comes with FOX and is only $25/month. If you’re thinking you might want to keep the streaming service you sign up for, or you’re someone that notoriously forgets to cancel free trials, then Sling’s your cheapest option.

Worth noting: Sling, as well as all of the other streaming services, only offers FOX in “select markets.” If you’re signing up for a streaming service you’ll want to make sure that your market is one of the ones it supports before curtain time.

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