Elon Musk gets all the internet’s attention whenever he does anything and this time he’s hosting SNL tomorrow i.e. May 8, 2021. If you follow Elon Musk on Twitter, you’d know that he’s a great promotor of cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin and Dogecoin. So, you can expect Elon to stir things up when he hosts the show tonight. That should be enough to get you excited and glued to the NBC channel. However, if you live outside the US, you’d realize that SNL isn’t released outside of the US. Fret not, you can bypass this restriction with a good VPN. Let’s see how to watch Elon Musk’s SNL live stream outside of the US.
Update – Musk tweeted a link to the international feed
Why can’t you watch SNL Outside US
SNL is owned and broadcasted by the television network NBC and it has been going strong since 1975. You can watch it by tuning into your cable TV if you live in the U.S. However, if you don’t have cable or live outside the US, NBC also streams the show simultaneously on its website and NBC’s official app. The only problem is, you can’t download the app from outside of the US and the website won’t let you play any SNL episodes. This problem can be easily circumvented by using a good-quality VPN. Therefore, I’d show detailed steps for both smartphones and desktop.
When Will the SNL Episode Air Outside US
NBC releases the latest episodes simultaneously on both TV and web so you can watch as it airs in the US. The usual timings for the episode are May 8, 2021, 11:30 PM Eastern Time. You can easily find when the episode would be available in your country. For example, people watching from the UK can watch the SNL episode on May 9, 2021, at 4:30 AM local time. Similarly, people tuning in from Japan would be able to stream the Elon Musk SNL episode on May 9, 2021, at 12:30 PM local time. Users tuning in from India can catch the live stream on May 9, 2021, at 9:00 AM local time.
1. Watch Elon Musk’s SNL Outside US (Desktop)
If you’re trying to live stream the upcoming SNL on a desktop then it’s really easy to watch. There’s no signup required and the only requirement is that you have access to a decent VPN. Here are some of the best VPNs that we recommend. We recommend using a paid VPN over a free one since they are more effective and secured than free VPNs. I would use NordVPN for this article.
1. Open the VPN app and connect to the US server.
2. Once the VPN is connected, open a web browser in incognito mode, and go to NBC.com by clicking this link. Now, click the Search button on the top and type “SNL” without quotes.
3. You would find the Saturday Night Live section where you can browse and watch all the episodes from the last 46 seasons. There is no requirement to create an account, simply play the latest SNL Episode S46/E18-Elon Musk. Enjoy!
2. Watch Elon Musk’s SNL Outside US (Android)
Watching SNL on NBC’s website from a desktop is easy and you can actually follow the same steps on your Android smartphone or an iPhone to watch from the mobile browser such as Chrome or Safari. However, if you wish to install the NBC app, there are a few extra steps involved. For starters, you can’t install the NBC app on the iPhone but you can easily sideload it on Android. I’d list the detailed steps to watch SNL with NBC app on an Android but iPhone users would have to rely on accessing NBC from the mobile browser.
1. Start by sideloading the NBC app. There are plenty of reputable websites that let you download official apps. I recommend APKmirror or APKpure. To download the NBC app APK, tap this link. It would prompt a warning that the potential file may be harmful, ignore and tap OK to begin download.
2. After the download is finished, install the app but don’t open it just yet. Open your VPN app and connect to a US server first.
3. After the VPN is connected to a US server, open the NBC app. It would prompt you to share your location. It usually fetches the location to recommend local programming but can also detect that you’re not in the US and block SNL episodes. Deny and proceed.
4. Simply tap the Search button on the bottom and search for SNL. Tap the Saturday Night Live card.
5. There you go. You would find the Elon Musk episode on the top as soon as it starts airing on TV. Tap the episode 18 and enjoy.
Watch Elon Musk’s SNL Live Stream outside of the US
This was a quick and easy way to watch Elon Musk’s SNL Live Stream outside of the US. It’s easy and just requires you to connect a VPN to the US server. So go ahead and set a reminder on your phone and tune in when the episode airs. If you have any problems, let me know on Twitter.