Academy Awards 2017: How To Watch The Oscars Online, On Your iPhone, Android Device Or TV

26 February 2017, 8:07 am EST By Anne Baker Tech Times
The 89th annual Academy Awards will be taking place on Feb. 26. Here’s a look at how one can watch the award event unfold on their iPhone, TV, or even online.  ( Robert Couse-Baker | Flickr )

The biggest night in Hollywood is finally here. On Sunday, Feb. 26 Hollywood's biggest stars will be gracing the red carpet at the 89th annual Academy Awards to be held in Los Angeles.

The fortunate ones get to see memorable moments take shape live and many wait with bated breath to see who takes away the coveted Oscar.

From high end fashion trends to awe-inspiring speeches to incredible live performances to stars sweeping away the price for their hard work, the Oscars are set to unfold in a few hours from now.

How can one not wait to see who takes away the Oscar for the category of Best Picture? Will it be the La La LandMoonlight or Lion? Will Meryl Steep finally get an Oscar for the Best Actor- Female?

It does not matter if you are miles away from Los Angeles and eagerly waiting to see the event as you can still catch all the action live on TV, your Android or iOS device or online.

Here's how to watch Oscars live from at your convenience.

When To Catch It On Live TV

The 89th annual Academy Awards, or more popularly known as the Oscars, will be hosted by comedian and Late Night show anchor Jimmy Kimmel for the first time.  Similar to 2016, the Oscars will be aired live on ABC.

The main award ceremony will start at 8:30 PM EST/5:30 PM PST and if one wants to catch the red carpet coverage as well, then they have to tune in at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST.

Stream Oscars Online

If watching the award ceremony live on TV is not possible then one can stream the event online at their convenience. Oscars can be live streamed on  Viewers who would like to stream the award show online on their TV should keep the log-in information of their provider ready.

The live streaming option is available exclusively for payTV subscribers in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Fresno, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco. DirecTV subscribers can also watch the Oscars live stream in select markets.

Download The ABC App

Once can also live stream the Oscars on their Android or iOS devices by downloading ABC's mobile application. The app is available for download in Google Play Store and App Store and can also be installed smart TVs' such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.

Catch All The Oscars Drama

The Oscars: All Access, previously known as The Oscars backstage, gives the audiences a peek of what's happening behind the screen. It brings to the viewers exclusive interviews with the presenters, nominees and performers. It also gives the viewers a first-hand experience of what's happening in the backstage and takes them to the live audience to gauge their reaction.

The glamor and popularity of Oscars is not just limited to U.S. Viewers from all over the world want to witness history happening live. In Canada, the Academy Awards will be telecast on CTV and GTC Go service. All the action can also be caught on the website.

Photo: Robert Couse-Baker | Flickr 

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