It’s almost here! Hollywood’s biggest stars will be in attendance at the 89th Annual Academy Awards a.k.a the Oscars on Sunday, 26th Feb 2017 at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. Jimmy Kimmel will make is debut as the Oscar host, and as always, ABC will be telecasting the Oscars 2017, with red carpet coverage on the same network beginning at 7 p.m. ET, before the awards show kicks off at 8 p.m.
As has been a trend in recent times, ABC will be live streaming the Oscars 2017 both online as well as on mobile apps. Unfortunately, you’d be required to have an active cable subscription for ABC in order to catch the Oscars 2017 live stream. The presenters at Oscars 2017 include Dwayne Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Halle Berry, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlette Johansson and Charlize Theron. And the performers include Harold Wheeler, John Legend, Sting, Justin Timberlake and Sara Bareilles.
Watch Oscars 2017 Live Online in the US
Thankfully, ABC will be live streaming the Oscars 2017, letting you watch the awards show on your desktop, tablet, iPhone or Android smartphone so you can keep track of this year’s big winners wherever you are on Sunday night. But it comes with a big catch. To view the awards show live, you must have a participating TV provider account — including Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, and COX — and live in the following areas: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco. Don’t have the subscription? skip to the section below.
Download the Watch ABC app for Android or for your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV to get started. Alternatively, you can log in to ABC.com and watch the Red Carpet, BackStage and many more videos including the Oscars live stream.
You can also watch the Oscars online through subscription streaming services such as DISH Network’s Sling TV and Sony’s Playstation Vue.
Watch Oscars 2017 Live Stream in Canada
Our Canadian friends looking to watch Oscars 2017 online can once again bank on the national broadcaster, CTV, to broadcast and live stream the awards ceremony. Go to oscars.ctv.ca for in-depth coverage. The action will start with a red carpet special at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30pm PT on CTV and CTV Go.
Watch Oscars Live online in the UK
If you are in the United Kingdom, the Oscars 2017 live stream will start late in the night at 11.30 pm (for the red carpet) followed by the awards ceremony at 1.30am on Monday morning. Sky Cinema will once again broadcast the awards in the UK. As you’d expect, you gotta have an active subscription to Sky Cinema in order to catch the Oscars livestream in the UK. For streaming Oscars online, check Sky’s website or Now TV.
Watch Oscars 2017 Live Stream in India
Like last few years, Star Movies will be broadcasting the Oscars 2017 in India live at 5:30 am Monday, beginning with the red-carpet arrivals. Thankfully, the Hollywood fans in India will be able to watch Oscars on their mobile screens, thanks to the new Hotstar app. You can download the Hotstar app on iOS or Android and catch the Oscars 2017 Live. There will be a repeat broadcast at 8.30PM on Monday.
Find Individual Oscars moments and videos on YouTube
The official YouTube channel of Oscars is a nice resource to keep tab of the latest individual clips related to the Academy Awards. Alternatively, you can keep a tab on oscar.go.com/video for the clips.
Watch Oscars 2017 Red Carpet on E! Online
Like every year, E! Online will be offering special pre-show coverage of the 89th Annual Academy Awards starting at 1:30 PM ET. You can download the E! Online app for Android or the iOS and watch the red carpet fashions as well as award predictions, celebrity interviews, and photos of your favorite celebrities.
Unofficial sources to watch Oscars 2017 Live online for Free
If none of the above methods helped you till now, don’t need to fret. There are some unofficial sources promising live streaming of Oscar awards 2017. But then, they are probably illegal depending upon the place you are trying to access them, so proceed with caution.
- Watch Oscar Awards 2017 live streaming online for free on UStream TV – a great resource for user generated live streaming links. So you don’t need to be a paid subscriber of any of those cable TV networks to watch these.
- Watch Oscars 2017 Online on Livestream – Over the past years these livestream channels had streamed the awards ceremony live. Keep a track of them: Livestream.com/AcademyAwards, Livestream.com/APLive or Livestream.com/theoscars
- Other bootlegged live streams can be found at sites like atdhe.net, but they are mostly unreliable.