How to watch the Oscars 2022.
It’s that time of year again. The 94th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, is set to air on ABC on March 27 (Sunday) at 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT.
Actresses like Ariana Debos and Kristen Stewart are getting their first nominations, as well as Best Actor nominations like Denzel Washington (his 10th Oscar nomination), and Oscar 2022 is filled with an exciting line-up of nominees. But what if you don’t have a cable? Where to watch the Oscars?
Can You Watch the Oscars Without Cable?
Short answer? Yes, you can.
If you’re in the US, it’s easiest to stream the Oscars live on ABC.com or on ABC TV.
However, if you are cutting the cord or intend to travel outside of the US, you may not be able to watch the Academy Awards on the ABC website. The reason is that you will need your cable TV login credentials in order to use the ABC website for streaming. Also, if you are outside the US, you may need to bypass geo-blocking.
You can watch Oscar online no matter where you are. You don’t need a cable, just a good VPN and a subscription to a streaming service like Hulu+Live TV, FuboTV or YouTube TV where you can watch the Oscars is enough.
Where Can I Watch the Oscars Online?
Can’t wait to see your favorite nominees walk the red carpet at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles this March? You can also:
be in the US and have access to cable have a subscription to a streaming service that gives you access to ABC so you can watch the Oscars on demand
Cable TV: If you want to watch the Oscars live, you’ll need a cable or satellite TV subscription and you’ll be living in one of a select few cities where live coverage is available. If you meet these conditions, you will be able to watch the Oscars on ABC.com or on the ABC Android or iOS app. Please note that you will need your cable provider credentials to log in.
The Film Academy awards the winners and best nominees with gold wreaths on a black background. Vector illustration
Without cable. If you don’t have cable or want to watch the Oscars live from anywhere in the world, you’ll have to go the other way. You will need a subscription to a streaming service that offers access to ABC. ABC is currently bundled with the following services:
Hulu + Live TV: 7-day free trial, $69.99/monthFubo TV: 7-day free trial, $69.99 per month youtube TV: 7-day free trial, $64.99 per monthDIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV): 5-day free trial, $69.99 per month month
How to Watch Oscars from Outside the U.S. and Without Cable?
If you are outside the US, you may not be able to access one or more of the streaming services mentioned in the previous section, depending on where you are. The easiest way to watch the biggest names in Hollywood at the Oscars from outside the US and without a cable is to use a VPN.
A VPN (virtual private network) allows you to obtain a US IP address by tunneling your traffic through a US server. When you visit a website, it checks your IP address to determine your location.
If you are in a geo-blocked region, the website will not allow you to access your content. Acquiring a US IP address with a VPN will make the website think you are physically in the US and grant you access to its content.
If you want to watch this year’s Oscars from outside the US, here’s how you can use a VPN:
Sign up with a VPN provider like ExpressVPN or NordVPN. Download and install their app on your device. ExpressVPN has an app for most devices, including Android, iPhone, Amazon Fire TV, and Amazon TV Stick. However, if your device is not supported, you can always set up ExpressVPN on your router. After installing the app, launch it and connect to a US server.
You should now be able to access streaming platforms that are geo-blocked outside the US
Different VPNs support different sets of devices. If you want to use a geo-blocked service on an unsupported device like Apple TV or Roku, check if you can install a VPN on your router. Setting up a VPN on your router will allow all devices connected to it to use the VPN.
VPNs don’t cost a fortune, but if you don’t want to spend money on a VPN just to watch the Oscars, see if your VPN provider offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. Most good VPNs do this, and you can request a full refund after watching the awards show if you have no other use for the VPN.
Note that you should consider using a VPN anyway because it keeps you safe when using public Wi-Fi and allows you to access geo-blocked content on Netflix and other streaming platforms.
Use HDTV Antennas to Watch the Oscars 2022
The main purpose of an HDTV antenna is to receive electromagnetic signals from a television station and convert those signals into audio and video content. HDTV broadcasts provide better (or at least as good) picture quality as cable or satellite, but more importantly, they don’t charge a monthly fee.
If you want to watch the Oscars without a cable, you might want to consider an HDTV antenna like the Sling TV antenna. You get free access to channels such as ABC, CBS, and FOX, among others.
Full List of Oscar Nominations and Hosts
Now that you know how to watch the Oscars without a cable, no matter where you are, you can get the edge over the awards by looking at the nominees.
Below are the nominations in the Best Film category:
BelfastCODADon’t Look UpDrive My CarDuneKing RichardLicorice PizzaNightmare AlleyThe Power the Dog< /em>West Side Story
If you want a complete list across all categories, you can find it on the ABC website.
Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer will host the 2022 Oscars. The presenters have not yet been confirmed, but historically they have already been winners in their categories.
Ready for Oscars 2022?
The pandemic won’t stop your favorite stars from making history. In March, your favorite stars and their films will receive the praise they deserve. If you are biting your nails in anticipation, you should prepare well for this event. I hope now you know how to watch the awards ceremony without a cable, wherever you are on March 27.
How to watch the Oscars 2022
How to watch the Oscars 2022.