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How to watch the Oscars 2018 free online – 90th Academy Awards live stream

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Roll out the red carpet! The Academy Awards take place this Sunday on March 4, 2018, to honor the biggest movies and the brightest stars of the moviegoing year.

Want in on the best way to stream? Whether you’re in Canada, UK, Europe, or anywhere outside the US, all you need is a VPN and this trusty guide.

How do I stream the Oscars on ABC or YouTube TV without cable?

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[Recommended] Watch the 2018 Oscars on 9Now (Free)

You can watch the Oscars on Australian TV channel 9Now on your computer, iOS device, or Android device. Signing up to watch on 9Now is simple and free. Here’s how to tune in.

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server location in Australia
  3. Go to 9Now’s live-streaming page in your browser at https://www.9now.com.au/live/channel-9 or download the 9Now apps for Android or iOS.
  4. Enjoy the show!

[Recommended] Watch the Oscars on Youtube TV (Free)

You can also watch the Oscars on YouTube TV on your computer, mobile device (see below), or smart TV (scroll down). YouTube TV includes ABC, which is the official broadcaster for the Academy Awards.

If you don’t have a YouTube TV subscription, don’t worry. You can sign up for the free trial to watch the Oscars for free!

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Go to https://tv.youtube.com and sign up for a free trial
  4. Watch the Oscars!

Note: You may also need to supply a ZIP code from your chosen VPN location and spoof your geolocation. (Find out how to spoof your geolocation in Chrome and Firefox.)

[Recommended] Watch the Oscars for free on your phone or tablet with the YouTube TV app (Free)

Use the YouTube TV app to watch the Oscars on your phone or tablet. The YouTube TV app is available for Android and iOS. If you don’t have a YouTube TV subscription, just sign up for a free trial to watch the Oscars for free.

  1. Get ExpressVPN on your mobile device
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Get the YouTube TV app
  4. Watch the Oscars on YouTube TV

[Recommended] Watch the Oscars on Android TV (Free)

You can also use the YouTube TV app to watch the Oscars on your Android TV for free. No YouTube TV subscription? No worries. Just sign up for a free trial and you’re good to go.

  1. Get ExpressVPN for Android TV
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Get the YouTube TV app
  4. Enjoy the awards show!

Stream the official Oscars broadcast on ABC Go (cable subscription needed)

Another way to watch the official broadcast is through ABC Go’s website. You’ll need to log in through your television provider, but once you’ve provided your (or your friend’s or family’s) cable information, you can stream the Oscars live.

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server location in the U.S.
  3. Visit ABC Go’s live stream or the Oscars official page
  4. Enjoy live Oscar HD streams

Watch the Oscars on the ABC app (cable subscription needed)

In addition to streaming via the official ABC Oscars website, you can also watch the Oscars directly through the ABC app on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Android TV, and Amazon Fire. Here’s how to stream the Oscars in HD on your mobile device.

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to http://abc.go.com/apps
  4. Download the app on your device(s) of choice and look for live Oscar streams

Note: Last year, live streams of the Oscars were only available in certain cities.

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Watch the 2018 Oscars on CTV (cable subscription needed)

Canada’s CTV will be broadcasting the Oscars this year, and you can sign up to watch it quickly and easily. Once you’ve signed up, here’s how can catch all the action.

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to one of ExpressVPN’s server locations in Canada
  3. Go to CTV’s live-streaming page: https://www.ctv.ca/Video/CTV
  4. Watch the Oscars!

Catch the 2018 Oscars on ProSieben

German TV channel ProSieben will also be broadcasting the Oscars. Registration is free, and once you sign up, you can stream the Oscars.

  1. Download ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to any ExpressVPN server location in Germany
  3. Go to ProSieben’s live-streaming page: https://www.prosieben.de/livestream
  4. Enjoy the show!

Red carpet ceremony live streaming

This year, Facebook Watch will be live-streaming “The Oscars: All Access,” which will include the red carpet and behind-the-scenes coverage for its users. All you have to do to stream is sign up or sign in and head to https://www.facebook.com/TheAcademy. Their coverage starts at 6:30pm EST.

When are the Oscars?

The 90th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 8pm EST at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The event will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Oscar nominees

Here are the nominees for some of the biggest awards that will be handed out on Sunday. Who will be taking home an Oscar this year?

Best Picture

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Lead Actor

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Lead Actress

  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep, The Post

Director

  • Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan
  • Get Out, Jordan Peele
  • Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
  • Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

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