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The daffodils are in full bloom, and so are the celebrity stylists, with grand visions of what they’ll bejewel their celebrity clients with for this spring’s 94th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. While we can all expect to see an explosion of color adorning our favorite actors this year at the Oscars, we may also expect the show to come back with a bang after last year’s not-so-lustrous awards show production. Will the millions who will tune in to this year’s Oscars bemoan another so-so year or be bedazzled? There’s only one way to find out … we must watch!
All you cord-cutters can get ready to pop the corn, break out the champagne, dust off your sequins because we’ve got several ways for you to watch the 2022 Oscars this year.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream the Oscars:
ABC has had the honor of hosting the Oscars many years running, including 2022. The actual show begins at 8 p.m. ET, but feel free to tune in early to watch pre-award coverage on “The Oscars Red Carpet Show” featuring Vanessa Hudgens, Terrence J., and Brandon Maxwell starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. (We also recommend checking out how to watch E! without cable, as they always bring the hot gossip.)
Whether you’re watching the 94th Annual Academy Awards for the nominations, the performances, or just the presentations from the likes of Zoë Kravitz, Chris Rock, and Bill Murray, the 2022 Oscars are bound to be an amazing livestreaming experience. Here are all the details on when the Oscars start and where to stream it:
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So how do you get your hands on ABC coverage of the Oscars if you don’t have cable? It’s quite easy actually. The easiest (and cheapest, we might add) way is to watch it free over the air using a quality HD antenna (more on that later).
Alternatively, you can stream ABC on four different live TV streaming services, including DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV. Let’s explore the list of live streaming services — or as many like to call them — “skinny bundles” that are carrying the ABC network, and hence, the 2022 Oscars show.
Stream the 2022 Oscars with DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM is one of the most comprehensive live TV streaming services on the market today, featuring four tiers of channel packages so you can choose the bundle that best suits your viewing needs. It’s no surprise that the sprawling DIRECTV STREAM channel list includes an ABC livestream — and, therefore, an Oscars livestream. See what other channels DIRECTV STREAM carries in our complete DIRECTV STREAM review.
Stream the 2022 Oscars with Hulu
Hulu + Live TV is the best of both streaming worlds: it includes Hulu’s popular on-demand streaming service (which competes with the likes of Netflix) as well as a live TV streaming service that comes bundled with top channels. The Hulu + Live TV channel bundle includes both ABC and the E! Channel, so you’ll be able to use Hulu + Live TV to watch the Oscars and the Oscars pre-show without cable.
Stream the 2022 Oscars with fuboTV
The fuboTV streaming service is a live TV “skinny bundle” service that’s on par in channel offerings with DIRECTV STREAM. Plus, it’s well known for its extensive sports coverage — a bonus for cable-cutting sports junkies. ABC is one of the many major networks on fuboTV’s channel lineup, so this streaming service would be a smart choice for watching the Oscars this year.
Google’s YouTube now comes in a live TV version: YouTube TV. With this streaming service, you can watch countless on-demand selections in addition to its live TV options, including ABC and the Oscars. Find out more about YouTube TV and its channel lineup in our latest YouTube TV review.
If you want to catch all the Oscars 2022 action without cable, you can also check out the ABC website to get a full livestream of all the action. Of course, you will need to view it on a computer or device that allows web browsing, but it’s a great, free way to view the Oscars this year. That said, you will have to authenticate with your preexisting provider before gaining access.
Another great way to catch the 2022 Oscars is to watch via the ABC app. Here, you’ll have unprecedented access to all the nominations, awards, and presentations. Once again, you will have to verify your provider before getting this access.
ABC has been broadcasting for free over the air since the network's inception, and you can still catch it today along with channels like CBS, NBC, FOX, and PBS. All you need is a quality antenna, and you can catch the Oscars absolutely free this year!
These days, cord cutting is a whole lot easier due to the many great media platforms and devices out there. If you're a fan of a platform like Roku or Fire TV, then we have good news: You can use your platform of choice to stream the Oscars this year!
If you call yourself an Oscars fan, you better know how to get complete coverage — if not to see who wins, then surely for the fashion! The best way to get all the facts on who’s wearing who, and the favorites who are in it to win it, is by tuning in to the E! Channel. They’ve got comprehensive coverage of the red carpet walk-in and post festivity commentary. Need to know how to tune into E! without cable? Read our how to watch E! channel without cable article to find out exactly how.
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