The show Saturday Night Live has caught millions of eyes. But how to watch SNL in India? Since SNL live stream is not available for India, we have found ways that work.
To watch SNL in India, one could subscribe to Hulu or VPN. Other two methods of managing SNL could be enabling Random Hardware Addresses or using Browsec. Through these methods, SNL can be watched freely in India. Tune in to NBC’s Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy show, also available on Peacock.
To explore these methods in further detail, continue reading this article. Learn more about what SNL is and why it is worth watching.
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NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a late-night live comedy and variety show based in New York, created by Lorne Michaels. Michaels currently serves as the program’s showrunner. The show’s comedy sketches often spoof modern culture and politics and are performed by diverse cast members, including celebrities.
The NBC-based show is available only for the UU.S.market to stream live every Saturday, and SNL is not open abroad. So, you will know where to watch SNL in India by the end of this article.
4 Methods to Watch SNL in India
Here are the four methods to watch SNL in India:
Watch SNL in India Using VPN?
Since SNL does not stream live anywhere around the U.S., the only way to stream live is to use a VPN to download the NBC app to watch SNL. There are several VPN apps available on the internet. Let us go with Nord VPN, an app that users use.
- Install Nord VPN on your device.
- Go into the app and choose the U.S. server. It is available only in the U.S.so any other servers won’t work.
- Then go to the website and search for Saturday Night Live (Since it is a popular show, it will be available on the home screen).
- Clicking on the show will show you the episodes NBC has made.
- Pick the episode you desire to watch and start playing.
If you think you might get into trouble doing this, you might be overreacting. Connecting to the U.S. server will make the NBC app believe you’re inside their country and seamlessly allow streaming content. Sometimes VPN apps might require a subscription to connect to a specific server. The free version allows only to connect to a random server, which most of the time would not be the united states. Other than this, you can watch SNL with a VPN connection.
The SNL time in India in the U.S. is 11:30 pm Eastern Time (E.T., so the SNL India streaming time should be around 9 am on Sunday. Just make sure you connect to the U.S. server for this to work. Servers from anywhere around the States will do fine.
Watch SNL in India on Hulu.
Hulu is a subscription streaming service from America owned by The Walt Disney Company. Hulu presents a catalog of films and television shows from popular networks such as ABC, NBC. They even have movies of their production under the title Hulu Originals. Check out the article if you can’t find the Hulu app on your Samsung Tv.
First, ensure you have subscribed and opened a Hulu account for yourself. There’s no need to use VPN for this method to work, so ensure you have a Hulu account.
- Once you have subscribed to the service, go to its website. If you are using a mobile device, you can use the app.
- In the search bar, look for the show Saturday Night Live! And you’ll find it.
- Go to its catalog of episodes and select one among them.
- Start playing the show.
The only liability to this method is that Comedy Central does not stream this show live, and the episodes will be available only after the live stream. Consider watching it on Hulu; it would be trouble if you haven’t subscribed. And SNL is open only on the Hulu+Live tv plan, costing $69.99 monthly. You can stream Hulu on Discord if you want.
Anyway, it’s an option you can consider.
Watch SNL in India from Browsec?
Browsec is an unblocker for BBC iPlayer and Funimation. But due to lower bandwidth usage, the streaming might be a bit slower. The premium U.K. server performs the best and provides a terrific streaming experience without buffering.
- Install the Browsec VPN app from the play store.
- Now choose the location (server) you want to connect the app. Be sure you select the U.S. for the content to play.
- Now go to your browser and search for NBC.
- On the NBC website, find Saturday Night Live! Show from the list of shows.
- Finally, tap on the episode you like to stream and start watching.
The free version might slow you down. Due to slower speeds, the show will stream slower than usual. The UU.S. app is comparatively faster, so you must be prepared to deal with slower paces and low-quality content.
Enable Random Hardware Addresses
Moreover, if all the methods above don’t work, we have one final one for you. It takes a minute to do this, and this method works only in Windows 10.
- Firstly, go to Start and click on the settings button or search for Settings from Cortana.
- The settings window will open in front of your screen.
- From there, open Wifi from the left panel.
- In Wifi, enable the option ‘Use Random Hardware addresses.’
- Now reload the NBC page. The content will play now.
Now you know how to watch SNL in India using multiple methods.
Above all, ensure you know you cannot screen record any SNL episodes and share them elsewhere. If the platform you are sharing is public, you might face serious issues from the production. It is strictly against the law to share copyrighted content anywhere else on the internet, and you can meet a lawsuit because of this.
Is SNL available on Amazon Prime?
Yes, every season is available on Amazon Prime Video, but you have to pay for it to stream. But unfortunately, it is too not available for India. The SNL show on amazon costs about $1.99 per episode and $29.99 per season. If you don't have this much cash lying around, you should consider the above free methods.
How do I watch SNL for free?
One of the most pleasing live streaming options to watch the Saturday Night Live show online is Hulu + Live T.V. You can play all the episodes from SNL with Hulu + live tv subscription. If you want to watch for free, you can use the 7-day one-time free trial upon subscription.
Does Netflix have SNL?
Live stream episodes aren't available on Netflix. But they do stream some special collections of episodes containing certain cast members. You won't find the snl show if you search for it on Netflix.
How much does a SNL ticket cost?
Depending on the location and the seat, SNL offers a variety of prices for their seats. SNL live tickets usually start around the $53 range, but the cost can bump to $129 per ticket, depending on the performance and venue.
In conclusion, the methods above allow you to play SNL live stream using mobile and browser. The Saturday night live time in India is around 9 am Sunday IST, so if you’re streaming live, sit at that time so you don’t miss the show.
And, if you’re facing any problems, ensure you follow the steps correctly. Comment to us below if you still have any issues. There is another platform that is banned in India. You can watch TikTok in India despite restrictions.
Thank you for reading.
Freelancer Michael Franco writes about the serious and silly sides of science and technology for CNET and other pixel and paper pubs.