The 87th Academy Awards is all set to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, the February 22nd 2015, and ABC will be telecasting it live from 4 PM PT/7 PM ET. Like last year, ABC will also be live streaming the Oscars online and on mobile screens via its Watch ABC platform for people with a participating TV subscription service.
Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the Oscars 2015 taking over from Ellen DeGeneres (remember her famous selfie last year?) John Travolta, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Aniston, Davdi Oyelowo and Kerry Washington amongst others have been announced as presenters. Rita Ora will be performing her nominated song Grateful along with Adam Levine, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson and Anna Kendrick being the other performers.
Watch Oscars 2015 Live Online in the US
Thankfully, ABC will be live streaming the Oscars 2015, 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.
Watch Oscars 2015 Live Stream in Canada
If you’re trying to catch the Oscars live stream from the neighboring country, Canada, the national network CTV has you covered. 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 2015 Oscars Live online in the UK
If you are in the UK, Sky has garnered the exclusive rights to telecast and live stream the Oscars 2015. There will be a dedicated Sky Movies Oscars pop-up channel which starts with red carpet coverage at 11:30 PM, which will also be simulcast on the Sky Living network, followed by the ceremony that starts at 1:30 AM on Monday morning local time and should end around 4:30 AM. For streaming oscars online, check Sky’s website or Now TV.
Watch Oscars 2015 Live Stream in India
Star Movies will be broadcasting the Oscars 2015 in India this year and for the first time ever, Hollywood fans in India will be able to watch Oscars on their mobile screens, thanks to the new Hotstar app. The Oscars 2015 live streaming will begin 5AM India time on Monday, 23rd February. You can download the Hotstar app on iOS or Android and catch the Oscars 2015 Live.
Find Individual Oscars moments and videos on YouTube
The official YouTube channel of Oscars is a nice resource to kep 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.
Oscars 2015 Red Carpet on E! Online
Like every year, E! Online will be offering special pre-show coverage of the 87th 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 2015 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 2015. But then, they are probably illegal depending upon the place you are trying to access them.
- Watch Oscar Awards 2015 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 2015 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.