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How to watch the 2023 Oscars – via streaming or cable

The 2023 Oscars are just around the corner. Here’s how to watch or stream the live event – whether you have cable or not. (Getty Images)

We’re just hours away from the 2023 Oscars! The 95th Academy Awards take place tonight, Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Do you already know how to watch the show? We’ve got all the details on when and how to watch and stream the 2023 Oscars, and we’ll keep this article updated with the latest tune-in info. If you’re a cord cutter, plan ahead as you may need to sign up for a new streaming service to watch the broadcast.

Best Picture nominees include No news from the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of the Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, The Fables, tar, Triangle of sadness, Top Gun Maverick, Women talk —And Everything Everywhere Everything at once, leading the pack with nominations in 11 categories. And with that, here’s everything you need to know about watching or streaming the biggest entertainment awards event of the year.

View of the Dolby Theater from the street.

The Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theater at the Ovation Hollywood mall in Los Angeles. (Getty Images)

When and where are the 2023 Oscars?

The 2023 Oscars will be broadcast on Sunday, March 12 from the Dolby Theater at the Ovation Hollywood mall in Los Angeles.

When does the red carpet and pre-show coverage start?

ABC News will air its pre-show segment starting at 6:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM PT, with Red Carpet coverage starting at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT. You can watch the full pre-show and Red Carpet coverage live on ABC News without having to log in.

The E! channel airs its own Red Carpet coverage starting at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. It will also feature post-Oscars coverage beginning at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT. You’ll need to subscribe to cable or a streaming provider like YouTube TV and Hulu plus Live TV to watch it.

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Who will host the 2023 Oscars?

Jimmy Kimmel returns for the third time as host of this year’s Oscars. He previously hosted the ceremony in 2017 and 2018.

Who will present at the 2023 Oscars?

The list of celebrities presenting at the awards event includes Eva Longoria, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Olsen, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell and Cara Delevingne.

Who performs at the Oscars?

Four of the five Best Original Song nominees will perform at the Oscars, including Rihanna who will perform “lift me up” from the movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” David Byrne, Stephanie Hsu and Son Lux perform ‘This is a life’ from the hotly tipped movie ‘Everything and everywhere at once’. Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava will perform ‘Naatu Naatu’ from the movie ‘RRR’ and Sofia Carson and Diane Warren will perform ‘Applause’ from the movie “Tell it like a woman.”

What time will the 2023 Oscars air?

The show starts at 8pm ET/5pm PT and runs for three hours, until 11pm ET/8pm PT. Reminder: This Sunday the clocks go forward because of daylight saving time.

Which channel will broadcast the 2023 Oscars?

The 2023 Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. ABC is on all cable and satellite packages and you can also watch it for free on most televisions if you have an antenna.

What channel is ABC near me on?

ABC is on different channels in many markets. Check out this guide to ABC’s local affiliate channels to see where it airs in your location.

Can I stream the 2023 Oscars for free?

You can watch the broadcast for free on your local ABC station, if you have an antenna. You can also sign up for a free trial of many of the streaming services listed below. Don’t forget to cancel the subscription when the trial period ends.

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How can I watch the Oscars if I don’t have cable?

If you don’t have cable or satellite, you can watch the Oscars on streaming providers like Hulu plus Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Fubo TV, and DirecTV Stream.

Watch the Oscars on Sling TV

Sling TV is by far the cheapest option if you just want to watch the Oscars. The Blue package with ABC is only $45 (Sling TV in Fresno, Houston, and Raleigh costs $40 instead). Unfortunately, only select markets receive ABC.

Those regions include:

Sling TV does not currently have a free trial, but offers a 50% discount for the first month for new users.

Sign up for Sling TV

A few dozen shoppers on a long staircase, presumably leading up to the Dolby Theater.

The Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theater, where the stars will climb these steps. (Getty Images)

Another excellent choice is Hulu plus Live TV. For $70 a month, you can stream over 80 channels and get access to Hulu’s original content, such as Only kills in the building. That $70 a month also includes access to both Disney+ and ESPN+, making it even more of a deal. Like YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV also has unlimited DVR for up to nine months. Unfortunately, Hulu plus Live TV no longer offers free trials.

Sign up for Hulu plus Live TV

A favorite among cord-cutters, a YouTube TV subscription starts at $65 per month. This gives you access to over 85 channels plus unlimited DVR recording for up to nine months. If you’d like to try YouTube TV and see if you like it, there’s a seven-day free trial for new subscribers.

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Sign up for YouTube TV

Alternatively, you can try DirecTV Stream which also allows you to watch more than 75 live TV channels including ABC. It does cost $75 a month, but you can sign up for a five-day free trial to see if you like it first.

Sign up for DIRECTV Stream

Watch the Oscars on Fubo TV

While Fubo TV tends to focus on sports content, the streaming provider does offer ABC, so you can use it to watch the Oscars. For $75 a month, you also have access to over 100 other channels. Fubo TV also has DVR functionality, but you have to pay for it: $10 for 250 hours or $17 for 1000 hours. There is a seven-day free trial you can use to try out the service.

Sign up for Fubo TV

Can I watch the 2023 Oscars on my mobile device?

Whether you plan to watch the 2023 Oscars on the go, or just want the flexibility of watching the show on a smaller screen, there are plenty of options for mobile viewing – from your iPhone and iPad to Android devices . The 2023 Oscars will air on the ABC app and ABC.com, but a subscription to a cable or streaming TV provider is still required for authentication. In addition, Fubo TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu all have mobile apps.

What do I need to stream the game and watch ABC without cable?

You’ll need a streaming device, such as a Roku, an Amazon Fire TV Stick, or an Apple TV. You can select one from our list of best streaming devices.

How can I view the Best Picture nominees?

You can watch Oscar favorites like Everything everywhere at once, Top Gun: Maverick And The Fables from the comfort of your chair, thanks to streaming services. And those aren’t the only Best Photos at your fingertips: nearly all winners from the past nine decades are just a click away on digital video platforms or streaming services. Here’s our comprehensive list of how to watch the best Oscar favorites.

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