The 71st Miss Universe competition takes place this weekend and it is possible to stream the main event online. In fact, Miss Universe 2023 marks the first time the competition is exclusively available to stream. Here’s what you need to know now to avoid missing out on who wins.
The 70th Miss Universe competition in December 2021 resulted in the crowning of Harnaaz Sandhu. This year’s competition will take place on January 14, 2023, and is being held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.
The event will see 90 new contestants competing for the crown and will be broadcast live starting from 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. For those interested in watching from home, Miss Universe 2023, as well as some pre-event coverage from 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, will be available to watch for free on The Roku Channel. For those without access to The Roku Channel, Miss Universe 2023 can also be watched in Spanish on Telemundo.
Watch Miss Universe on The Roku Channel
In previous years, the Miss Universe competition has been shown on traditional TV. However, this year’s event sees the action moving to The Roku Channel. The good news is that The Roku Channel is available to watch for free, so there’s no need to worry about a subscription. The bad news, however, is that you will need a device that supports The Roku Channel.
As this is a Roku service, there are no issues accessing The Roku Channel on Roku devices like the Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Ultra, and Roku TVs.
Here’s how to add The Roku Channel to a Roku player or TV:
- Press the Home home button on the remote
- Scroll and select Store
- Select Channels
- Locate The Roku Channel under recommended channels
- Highlight The Roku Channel
- Press the OK button on the remote
- Click Add channel
For those without a Roku player or smart TV, The Roku Channel app can be downloaded on a number of other third-party platforms and devices.
Here are a few examples:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android phones and tablets
- iPhone and iPad
- Samsung smart TVs
For those without a compatible device, it is also possible to watch The Roku Channel through a web browser by visiting TheRokuChannel.com.
Watch Miss Universe on Telemundo
If you’d prefer to go the Telemundo route, then a live TV plan which includes the channel will be required. While Philo and Sling TV are two of the cheapest live TV services around, neither of them currently carry Telemundo.
Right now, here are your best options for a paid live TV service with access to Telemundo:
For reference, it is also technically possible to tune in on a TV and watch for free. Similar to other local channels like ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, Telemundo is a free-to-access channel. However, homes will need access to an over-the-air antenna to receive the signal and be located in an area where Telemundo is available.