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How to Stream the Oscars in 2023 for Free Without Cable

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Intro: How to Stream the Oscars 2023

After last year’s eventful live broadcast, the Academy Awards return for their 95th ceremony in 2023. If you’ve “cut the cord” you may wonder how to stream the Oscars without cable?

In this article we’ll break down all the ways you can stream the Oscars, including how to do so for free! 

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What You Need to Know First About the 95th Academy Awards

The ceremony honors the best films of 2022, as chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Jimmy Kimmel returns to host again, marking his third hosting gig for the Oscars.

The ceremony begins on Sunday, March 12th, 2023 at 8:00PM Eastern Time/5:00PM Pacific and will air on ABC

Featured musical performances will include songs from Rihanna and Lenny Kravitz. Presenters include Halle Bailey, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Michael B, Jordan, Melissa McCarthy, Sigourney Weaver, and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few.

Some of the most nominated films of the year include A24’s breakout hit Everything Everywhere All at Once, Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front, Elvis, and Top Gun: Maverick. 

To see a full list of where to stream this year’s Oscar-nominated films, go here!

How to Stream the Oscars without Cable

Without either a cable subscription or an antenna, you’ll need to subscribe to a live TV streaming service that includes ABC if you intend to watch it live on Sunday, March 12th.

Otherwise, Hulu subscribers (even without a “Live TV” plan) can watch it on-demand beginning Monday, March 13th.

Take note that the only way to stream the Oscars through or the ABC app is by signing in with a paid provider.

Below is a chart that breaks down all the streaming services that will stream the 2023 Oscars live on Sunday night.

ServicePriceFree Trial?Sign-Up Link
Vidgo$64.95/moNoSign Up Here
Sling TV*$40-$55/mo.
1/2 off 1st mo
NoSign Up Here
Fubo TV$74.99/mo w/
15% off 1st mo
Yes (7 days)Sign Up Here
YouTube TV$64.99/moYes (up to 14 days)Sign Up Here
DirecTV Stream$74.99/moYes (5 days)Sign Up Here
Hulu + Live TV$69.99/moNoSign Up Here
*Sling TV offers ABC in select markets. They include: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose.

Can I Stream the 2023 Oscars on Hulu?

PriceFree Trial?Stream LiveStream Next Day
Hulu + Live TV$69.99/moNoYesYes
Hulu$7.99/moYes, 30 days
(new customers)

Yes. Hulu + Live TV subscribers can stream the Oscars live on Sunday, March 12th. All Hulu subscribers (with “Live TV” or not) can stream it on-demand beginning on Monday, March 13th.

Standard Hulu subscriptions (not including Live TV) are either $7.99/month for Hulu (With Ads) or $14.99/month for Hulu (No Ads). New subscribers to Hulu standard plans can get 30 days for FREE! 

Can I Stream the 2023 Oscars for Free?

Yes! You can stream the 2023 Oscars for free by signing up for a free trial of Fubo TV, YouTube TV, or DirecTV Stream if you plan to watch it live on Sunday, March 12th.

To watch it on-demand beginning March 13th, you can sign up for a free trial of Hulu (new customers only).

Can I Stream the 2023 Oscars on Disney+?

Although the Oscar nomination announcement was streamed live on Disney+ in January, there has been no announcement concerning a live broadcast of the Oscar ceremony for Disney+ subscribers in 2023.

Can I Stream the 2023 Oscars Outside the U.S.?

Possibly. Here's a link to the various outlets that will broadcast the 95th Academy Awards outside of the United States.

Final Thoughts: How to Stream the Oscars in 2023

How do you plan to watch the Oscars? Which movies are you rooting for? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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Matt Davis
Matt Davis is a writer, entertainment critic, and content creator that hails from the Kanas City area. He has been featured in various publications, including and CNET. As the founder of Shall I Stream It? he has helped it grow into a multi-platform media outlet that reaches over 100,000 viewers each month.
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