Oscars 2016: Live Stream 88th Academy Awards Online On iOS, Android, Apple TV, More

It’s that time of the year again when who’s who of entertainment industry gather under one roof for the prestigious annual Academy Awards ceremony.

If you’re planning to watch it online on your laptop, desktop, Apple TV, or on the go on your phone or tablet, we have got you covered here. This year, Chris Rock will be hosting the big Oscars night which starts at 7pm Eastern Time, 4pm Pacific Time.

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It’s important to note that in the U.S., only the broadcaster ABC will be airing the show live and they have made the broadcast available for live streaming only to those living in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco, that too if your cable provider supports it. If you don’t happen to live in those cities, you can try connecting to VPN servers in one of those cities to stream it live. You will still need login credentials of your supported cable subscription though. This geographic restriction applies to all of the platform options given below.



Want to stream Oscars on your Windows PC or Mac? Simply navigate to abc.go.com/watch-live from a web browser and stream the show live online.

iOS, Android:

If you happen to have an iPhone, iPad or an Android device, you can download WATCH ABC app to live stream the Oscars. WATCH ABC app for iOS can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store, and for Android from Google’s Play Store.

Amazon Fire:

Amazon Appstore has the official WATCH ABC app which you can download on your compatible Amazon Fire device to stream the show live online.

Apple TV:

WATCH ABC app is available on both the 3rd-gen Apple TV and the latest 4th-gen Apple TV. If you have 4th-gen Apple TV set-top box, you will need to install WATCH ABC app which is available for free from the tvOS App Store. 3rd-gen Apple TV users don’t need to do anything as the app should already be there right on the home screen by default.

Game Console:

Unfortunately, neither Xbox One nor PS4 has an official WATCH ABC app. If you are still rocking the old Xbox 360 though, the good news is that the WATCH ABC app is available on it. Simply download and install to start streaming the show.

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