The award show honoring the best in the movie business is all set for Sunday, the Feb 24th. If you are planning to watch the Oscars 2019 live online despite the fact that it has no official host announced, you can do so in multiple ways as we explain in this very article. But before we go ahead with Oscars live streaming links, let’s have some background about the 91st Academy Awards.
The venue for Hollywood’s biggest night of 2019 is the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. As always, the Oscars 2019 will be televised on ABC in the United States and will be the first time in 30 years that we will have an Oscars with no host. That’s because Kevin Hart, who was originally chosen to host the Oscars 2019 pulled out after online backlash with his past jokes and comments found to contain anti-gay slurs and language.
The nominations for Best Picture include Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, A Star Is Born, Vice, Roma, Green Book, and BlacKkKlansman. Nominations for Lead actors include Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe, Rami Malek, and Viggo Mortensen. The nominations for Lead actress include Yalitza Aparicio, Glenn Close, Olivia Colman, Lady Gaga and Melissa McCarthy.
Why should you Watch Oscars 2019 Live Online
Considering the past demands of shortening the awards show, the Academy stated on February 11, 2019, that awards in four categories—Best Cinematography, Best Live Action Short Film, Best Film Editing, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling—would be presented during commercial breaks. If you are watching the Oscars on TV, you would miss out on all these categories, but no fret. You can watch 2019 Oscars online and never miss a moment to the stupid ad breaks.
How to live stream Oscars 2019 for Free from the US
As always, ABC is the official broadcaster of the Academy Awards and will also be live streaming Oscars 2019 in the United States. If you are one of those brave cord cutters with no access to cable TV or a satellite TV, you don’t need to worry as we have you covered with multiple options. In addition to US-specific live streams, do take a look at the option of streaming Oscars for free from other countries like Australia (scroll further down) using a VPN.
This is something which most people don’t know about. Locast streams the local broadcasters, including ABC, in certain large US cities, for free. In case you are not living in one of those metros, you can always use a Free VPN and sort yourself!
2. DirecTV Now
DirecTV Now’s basic, $40-a-month ‘Live a Little’ package includes ABC. You can use its channel lookup tool to see if you get a live feed of other favorite channels in your ZIP code. But the point is DirecTV Now comes with a 7-day trial. So you can subscribe for it today and cancel the subscription after streaming Oscars Live!
3. YouTube TV
YouTube TV also costs $40 a month and includes ABC. Just plug in your ZIP code on its channel lineup page and see if your favorite channels (including ABC) is streaming live in your area.
Oh yes, you can watch Oscars online on ABC’s own website. But this requires you to have an active subscription for ABC. You can also live stream Oscars using the ABC app on various platforms like Roku, Fire TV, and others.
5. Hulu Live TV
Hulu with Live TV also costs $40 a month and guess what? It comes with a free 7-day trial as well! You know what to do right? Subscribe now and unsubscribe a week later if you don’t want to continue. Simple! But do check if ABC is streaming via Hulu before you open the account.
Watch Oscars 2019 for Free
The Australian TV channel, 9Now will be broadcasting and live streaming the Oscars 2019 in Australia. You can watch Oscars 2019 live on their website or via the apps for iOS, Android and other devices. If you are not in Australia, you can use a reliable VPN service like Express VPN (which topped our list of Netflix VPN services) to stream the Oscars via 9Now.
Oscars 2019 Live stream in Canada
Canada’s CTV will be broadcasting and live streaming the Oscars 2019 like every other year. Sadly, you would need a cable subscription for CTV in order to Watch Oscars stream in Canada.
Watch Oscars 2019 in the UK
The evening will get going with the red carpet pre-show, E! Live From the Red Carpet, at 10.00 p.m. UK time on the E! Entertainment channel (Sky Channel 123). The actual awards ceremony gets underway at the untimely hour of 1 AM on the dedicated Sky Cinema Oscars channel (Sky channel 303). If you are looking to watch Oscars online from the UK and you don’t have Sky subscription, you don’t need to worry as you can stream Oscars 2019 with the NOW TV. All you need is a Sky Cinema Pass, which will set you back £9.99 per month, though the platform does offer a free month’s trial.
Watch Oscars 2019 Online in India
For those in India, the live telecast of the 2019 Oscars will begin at 6:30 am IST on Monday, February 25. Live coverage of the red-carpet festivities will start at 5:30 am IST. The 2019 Oscars will be broadcast on Star Movies, Star Movies HD, and Star Movies Select HD. But if you are a cord-cutter, Hotstar has you covered. You can download the Hotstar app on iOS or Android or other platforms and catch the Oscars 2019 Live. There will be a repeat broadcast at 8.30PM on Monday.
Other Resources for Oscars 2019 Streaming
- 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.
- Like every year, E! Online will be offering special pre-show coverage of the 91st 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.
- 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 2019. But then, they are probably illegal depending upon the place you are trying to access them, so proceed with caution.
- Watch Oscar Awards 2019 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 live stream channels had streamed the awards ceremony live. Keep a track of them: Livestream.com/AcademyAwards, Livestream.com/APLive or Livestream.com/theoscars