How to watch ‘Adele One Night Only’

Adele One Night Only
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Adele One Night Only aired on CBS Nov. 14. True to its name, Nov. 14 was the only day that the special concert is going to air on traditional broadcast TV, but are there other ways to watch it.

Adele One Night Only was done ahead of the release of the superstar singer’s latest album, 30, which will be available on Nov. 19. With this taped-concert event, Adele sang a number of her classic songs (“Skyfall,” “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” to name a few) plus four of her new songs from 30, including the already released “Easy on Me.” In addition, the two-hour special featured a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The concert was tapped, airing on different times across the U.S. So, now that the airing is past, what do you need in order to watch Adele One Night Only. Read on to find out.

How to watch ‘Adele One Night Only’ in the U.S.

Adele One Night Only was available on CBS for anyone with a traditional cable/satellite pay-TV subscription, as CBS is one of the four major networks that has a local station service all U.S. TV markets. It could also have been viewed via live TV streaming services, with CBS being carried by such services as FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.

If you are subscribed to either of these type of TV services, you can watch the entirety of Adele One Night Only on CBS' website, using your subscription service login information to access it.

Apparently, Adele One Night Only wasn't just for one night, as TV viewers will have another chance to watch the special concert, as CBS is re-airing it on local CBS stations Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Paramount Plus is also offering Adele One Night Only on-demand. Subscriber to either Paramount Plus' $9.99 per month plan and $4.99 per month plans have access to the on-demand broadcast of the concert.

How to watch ‘Adele One Night Only’ from anywhere in the world

This U.S. performance isn’t Adele’s only concert special to promote her new album, as she is also set to perform in her native U.K. on ITV with the special An Audience With Adele on Nov. 21. However, if you just can’t wait that long, there are ways to watch Adele One Night Only on Nov. 14 from wherever you may be.

The best option to watch Adele One Night Only if you are not in the U.S. will be by using a virtual private network, or VPN. A virtual private network allows you to route all of your internet traffic through a specific set of servers in a specific country. The one caveat here is that you need to be able to trust your VPN provider, because all of your traffic — encrypted as well as unencrypted — is going to be going through that VPN. For that, we've long been fans of (opens in new tab)ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).  

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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).