How to watch the Oscars 2023 – via stream or cable

The 2023 Oscars are fast approaching. Here’s how to watch or stream the event live, whether you have cable or not. (Getty Images)

We’re just hours away from the 2023 Oscars! The 95th Academy Awards will take place tonight, Sunday March 12, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Do you already know how you 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 up to date with the latest tune-in info. If you’re a cord cutter, plan ahead because you may need to sign up for a new streaming service to watch the show.

Best Picture nominees include In the west, nothing is new, Avatar: The Waterway, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, The Fabelmans, Tar, triangle of sadness, Top Gun Maverick, Women who speak —And Everything everywhere all at once, which leads the pack with nominations in 11 categories. And with that, here’s everything you need to know about how to watch or stream the biggest entertainment awards event of the year.

View of the Dolby Theater from the street.

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

When and where are the 2023 Oscars?

The 2023 Oscars will air 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 begin?

ABC News will air its pre-show segment beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT, with red carpet coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. You can watch all of the pre-show and red carpet coverage live on ABC News with no login required.

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

What time is the 2023 Oscars broadcast?

The show starts at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and lasts three hours, until 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. Reminder: the clocks go forward this Sunday due to daylight saving time.

Which channel will broadcast the 2023 Oscars?

The 2023 Oscars will air live on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel as host. ABC is on all cable and satellite plans, and you can also watch it for free on most TVs if you have an antenna.

What ABC channel is it on near me?

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

Can I stream the Oscars 2023 for free?

You can watch the show for free on your local ABC station, if you have an antenna. You can also sign up for a free trial of many streaming services mentioned below. Remember to cancel the subscription at the end of the trial.

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 TV Sling

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

These regions include:

Sling TV currently doesn’t have a free trial, but it does offer 50% off for the first month for new users.

Sign up for SlingTV

A few dozen customers on a long staircase leading presumably to the Dolby Theater.

The Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theater, where the stars will climb those same stairs. (Getty Images)

Another great choice is Hulu plus Live TV. For $70 a month you can stream over 80 channels and you get access to Hulu’s list of original content such as Only murders in the building. That $70 a month also includes access to 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 and unlimited DVR recording for up to nine months. If you want a taste of YouTube TV to see if you like it, there’s a seven-day free trial for new subscribers.

Subscribe to YouTube TV

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

Subscribe to the DIRECTV stream

Watch the Oscars on Fubo TV

Although Fubo TV tends to focus on sports content, the streaming provider offers ABC – so you can use it to watch the Oscars. For $75 per month, you can also access over 100 other channels. Fubo TV also has DVR functionality, but you’ll have to pay for it: $10 for 250 hours or $17 for 1,000 hours. There is a seven-day free trial that you can use to try out the service.

Subscribe to 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 to watch the show on a smaller screen, there are plenty of mobile viewing options – from your iPhone and iPad to Android devices. The 2023 Oscars will air on the ABC app and, but will still require a subscription to a cable or streaming provider for authentication. Additionally, 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, Amazon Fire TV Stick, or Apple TV. You can select one from our list of the best streaming devices.

How can I watch the Best Picture nominees?

You can watch Oscar favorites like Everything everywhere all at once, Top Gun: Maverick And The Fabelmans from the comfort of your couch, thanks to streaming services. And those aren’t the only best images at your fingertips: nearly every winner from the past nine decades is just a click away on digital video platforms or streaming services. Here’s our full list of how to watch the best Oscar favorites.

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