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How to Stream the 2024 Oscars Tonight Online

Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the 96th Academy Awards, which will air this year in a new earlier time slot.

The 2024 Oscars will broadcast on ABC today at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. Those without a traditional cable subscription can stream the awards ceremony on a live TV streaming service that carries the network, including DirecTV, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV or Sling‘s Blue plan, among others. Immediately after the ceremony, ABC will air a new episode of the award-winning comedy Abbott Elementary.

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At a glance: How to watch the 2024 Oscars

This year’s best picture nominees are American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, Barbie, The Holdovers, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, Oppenheimer, Past Lives, Poor Things and The Zone of Interest. See the full list of 2024 Oscar nominees here.

Related: How to Watch the 2024 Oscar Nominees Online

Broadcasting from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, the event will also be livestreamed with American Sign Language interpretation on the Academy’s YouTube channel for Deaf or hard-of-hearing viewers.

This year’s presenters will include past Oscar winners and nominees, including Mahershala Ali, Emily Blunt, Bad Bunny, Nicolas, Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cynthia Erivo, America Ferrera, Sally Field, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Gosling, Ariana Grande, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Regina King, Ben Kingsley, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew McConaughey, Kate McKinnon, Rita Moreno, John Mulaney, Lupita Nyong’o, Catherine O’Hara, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ke Huy Quan, Issa Rae, Tim Robbins, Sam Rockwell, Octavia Spencer, Steven Spielberg, Mary Steenburgen, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlize Theron, Christoph Waltz, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Yeoh, Ramy Youssef and Zendaya.

The schedule includes live performances of the nominees for best original song: Ryan Gosling (who is also nominated for best supporting actor) and producer Mark Ronson will team up for “I’m Just Ken,” and Billie Eilish and brother Finneas O’Connell will perform “What Was I Made For,” both from Barbie; Scott George and the Osage Singers will perform “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” from Killers of the Flower Moon; Becky G will perform “The Fire Inside” from Flaming Hot; and Jon Batiste will sing “It Never Went Away” from his documentary American Symphony.

Oscars 2024: Red Carpet and Ceremony Date and Time

ABC begins its blanket coverage of the Oscars today at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET with Countdown to the Oscars: On The Red Carpet Live. Then at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, the network’s On the Red Carpet at the Oscars pre-show begins and will be hosted by George Pennacchio with Rachel Brown, Leslie Lopez and Roshumba Williams.

ABC’s official lead-in to the 96th Academy Awards, The Oscars Red Carpet Show, starts at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET with co-hosts Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough.

Over on E!, Laverne Cox will host Live From E!: The Oscars at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET. Zanna Roberts Rassi, Zuri Hall, comedian Heather McMahan and fashion designer Christian Siriano will join Cox for red carpet commentary. Learn more about how to stream the Oscars pre- and post-show coverage.

Watch even more Oscars coverage and memorable moments from years past on ABC’s new Oscars on the Red Carpet Encore Unlocked channel, which is free to stream (no cable login required) on ABC.com, the ABC app or on the Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku.

How to Watch the 2024 Oscars on TV and Online

The 96th Academy Awards air live today on ABC at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. Cord cutters and those without a cable subscription can watch the Oscars on any live TV streaming service that carries ABC, including DirecTV Stream, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV and Sling‘s Blue plan.

If you want to watch the Oscars after it airs, you can stream the awards show on demand starting March 11 on Hulu.

Cable subscribers can watch the 2024 Oscars online on ABC.com or the ABC app by logging in with their TV provider credentials, including both traditional and streaming TV providers such as DirecTVHulu + Live TVVerizonSling and others. If you don’t have a smart TV, you’ll need to plug a streaming stick (such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku) into your television to watch cable TV online.

If you are watching the Oscars from outside the U.S., you can use ExpressVPN to access your live TV streaming account and securely watch internationally.

Read on below to find out more about how to stream the 2024 Oscars online, including for free.

Oscars 2024: How to Stream the 96th Academy Awards Online
Oscars 2024: How to Stream the 96th Academy Awards Online

BEST FREE TRIAL FOR SUPER BOWL

DirecTV Stream

Packages from $69.99 per month

get directv free trial

Watch the Oscars live on ABC for free when you sign up for DirecTV Stream‘s five-day trial. Packages start at $69.99 per month for the Entertainment package, which includes more than 75 other channels, including ABC, CNN, Discovery, Disney Channel, E!, MSNBC, Nickelodeon and others. Other plans offer over 105-150 channels, with prices ranging from $84.99 to $159.99 per month.

For a limited time, new subscribers can also earn up to a $400 Visa gift card; learn more here.


Oscars 2024: How to Stream the 96th Academy Awards Online
Oscars 2024: How to Stream the 96th Academy Awards Online

BEST VALUE

Fubo

Packages from $74.99 per month

Get Fubo free trial

Watch the Oscars on ABC and more than 180 other news, entertainment and sports channels with a subscription to Fubo, which starts at $79.99 per month for the Pro package. The online TV streaming service offers a seven-day trial for new subscribers, so you can technically watch the Grammys online for free during that period.

Other plans include the Elite package (255 channels for $89.99 monthly) and the Premier tier that comes with 264 channels, NFL RedZone, Showtime and 4K quality for $99.99 monthly. You can also record over 1,000 hours of TV shows, movies, games and more (including Monday, Thursday and Sunday night football) to watch later on your smartphone, tablet or TV.


Oscars 2024: How to Stream the 96th Academy Awards Online
Oscars 2024: How to Stream the 96th Academy Awards Online

BEST LIVE TV STREAMING BUNDLE

Hulu + Live TV

Packages from $76.99 per month

Get Hulu + live TV, disney+ & ESPN+

Watch the 96th Academy Awards live on ABC with a Hulu + Live TV subscription, which starts at $76.99 per month with ads and comes bundled with Disney+ and ESPN+. The plan includes 75 other major cable news, entertainment and sports channels, you’ll also get access to live sports events on ESPN+, like UFC Fight Night, PGA golf, soccer and baseball.

Though Hulu + Live TV does not currently offer a free trial, Hulu does have a 30-day free trial for its base plan ($7.99 and up per month), where you can stream the Oscars the day after it airs on demand.


Oscars 2024: How to Stream the 96th Academy Awards Online
Oscars 2024: How to Stream the 96th Academy Awards Online

BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY

Sling

Packages from $20 for the first month

Get Sling

Sling‘s Blue live TV streaming plan includes ABC, so it’s a great option for watching the Oscars without traditional cable. The live TV streaming service is on sale for half off of your first month, so you can watch for $22.50 during your first month and $45 monthly afterward.

Other packages include the individual Sling Orange plan ($20 for your first month, reg. $40 monthly) that offers more than 30 channels and the combined Sling Orange + Blue tier ($30 for your first month, reg. $60 monthly) that features 46 channels.


Oscars 2024: How to Stream the 96th Academy Awards Online
Oscars 2024: How to Stream the 96th Academy Awards Online

BEST FOR STREAMING OUTSIDE OF U.S.

ExpressVPN

Packages start at $7

Get ExpressVPN

If you’re located outside the U.S. and want to access your live TV streaming account, you can use a virtual private network (VPN) such as ExpressVPN. The service costs $7 to $13 per month and lets you log into high-speed servers across more than 90 countries while keeping your data private and secure, and new subscribers get three free months; learn more here.


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