They’re finally here! The Academy Awards, popularly known as the “Oscars,” are upon us. The movie landscape may have changed considerably in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the age-old tradition of celebrating films on Hollywood’s biggest night lives on.
Cordcutters may wonder, though, how to stream the Oscars in 2022? This blog post will explain how.
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What You Need to Know- How to Stream the Oscars
The 94th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 27th at 5:00 PM PT/8:00PM ET on ABC. After three years of host-less ceremonies this year will bring a trio of hosts. This year’s co-hosts are Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer.
ABC's red carpet coverage will begin at 3:30 PT/6:30 ET with hosts Vanessa Hudgens, Terrence J, and Brandon Maxwell. Red carpet coverage on E! will begin at 2:00PM PT/5:00PM ET with commentary from Laverne Cox, Zanna Roberts Rassi, Brad Goreski, Karamo Brown, and Naz Perez. Additionally, there is red carpet coverage on the free-to-stream PeopleTV at 2:30ET/5:30PT.
Several films that debuted on streaming services are up for big awards such as Netflix’s The Power of the Dog and Apple TV+’s CODA. For a full list of Oscar movies streaming online this year, check out this blog post here.
Watch on the ABC App or at ABC.com
Technically, you can stream the Oscars through the ABC app or on ABC.com, but you need to sign in with a TV provider in order to do so. So if you have cut the cord from a traditional cable service, this isn’t an option for you.
Hulu subscribers can also watch the award ceremony on-demand starting March 28th, but only Hulu + Live TV subscribers can watch it live on Sunday the 27th. A standard Hulu account currently offers a free trial which you can sign up for here. Hulu + Live TV unfortunately does not offer a free trial at this time.
If you live outside the U.S., you can find out where to watch or stream the Oscars in 2022 here.
Watch With a Live TV Streaming Service
If you don’t have a cable subscription or access to an antenna (which lets you watch local channels for free, by the way), your best options to stream the Oscars is with a live TV streaming service. While these can be pricy, thankfully a number of them include free trials making it easy for you to sign up, watch the Oscars, and then cancel when you’re done.
Take note that you’ll need access to ABC to watch the Oscars. All of the streaming services in the table below include ABC, have no commitment or contract, and can be cancelled at any time. They are as follows:
|Streaming Service||Free Trial?||Regular Price After Trial||Includes E!||Sign Up Link|
|fuboTV||✅ Yes, 7 days||$69.99/month w/ 15% off 1st mo.||✅ Yes||Sign up here|
|DIRECTV Stream||✅ Yes, 5 days||$59.99 for 3 mos. then $69.99||✅ Yes||Sign up here|
|YouTube TV||✅ Yes, 5 days||$54.99 for 3 mos. then $64.99||✅ Yes||Sign up here|
|Hulu + Live TV||🚫 No||$69.99/mo. w/ Hulu, Disney+, & ESPN+||✅ Yes||Sign up here|
|Vidgo||🚫 No||$59.95/mo. or $53 for 3 mos. (paid at once)||🚫 No||Sign up here|
Sling TV and Philo do not offer ABC and thus will not be streaming the Oscars.
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