How to Stream the Oscars 2021 Online Anywhere in the World


On Sunday the 93rd Academy Awards will showcase the best movies of 2020. Movie lovers all over the world will tune in to see which performances will be awarded an Oscar. Especially this year, now we are at home and starved for entertainment. Whether you watch for the fashionable red-carpet outfits, awkward teleprompter jokes, or to see if your favorite movie wins, it promises to be a good night.

The award ceremony will be aired by ABC Sunday the 25th of April at 8 p.m. ET. If you do not have cable or you’re outside the U.S., you can check out the article below to find out how you can watch the show. Moreover, if you want to watch the star-studded night but you’re on a budget, we have the solution for you!

Where can I Watch the Oscars?

The Oscars are aired all over the world by different broadcasters. Below you’ll find an overview of the broadcasters that have the rights to air the ceremony in the different countries. Check it to see where you can enjoy the movie event of the year.

Country Broadcaster
Africa M-Net
Albania Digitalb
Alto Adige ORF 1
Pro 7 Sat 1
Andorra Moviestar
Canal+ France
Armenia Public TV Corp – CJSC
Australia 7 Network
Austria ORF 1 & ORF 2
Pro 7 Sat 1
Baltics Filmzone
Belgium (French) BE TV SA
Canal + France
Belgium (Flemish) Play
Bolivia Unitel / Canal 9
Bosnia & Herzegovina BHRT
Brazil TV Globo
Brunei Astro
Bulgaria Nova Broadcasting (NTV)
Canada CTV/Bell Media
Costa Rica Canal 7
Croatia HRT
Czech Republic Ceska Televize
Denmark TV2
Dominican Republic Teleantilles
Ecuador RTS (Red TeleSistema)
Canal 2
El Salvador Canal Dos
Finland YLE
France Canal+ France
Germany Pro 7/ Sat 1
Greece OTE TV
Guatemala Radio TV Guatemala
Channels 3, 7, 11, & 13
Honduras Canal 7
Compania Televisora Hondurena
Hungary TV2 Media Group
India Star India/Hotstar
Indonesia D+/Hotstar
Ireland RTE/RTE2/RTE Player
Israel DBS Satellite Television
Italy Sky Italia
Japan Wowow
Latin America TNT
Liechtenstein Pro 7 Sat 1
Luxembourg (French) BE TV SA
Canal + France
Luxembourg (German) Pro 7 Sat 1
Macedonia Switzerland TV
Malaysia Astro
Mexico Azteca Ch.13/Azteca 7
Middle East OSN/Gulf DTH Entertainment
Monaco (French) Canal + France
Mongolia Telgerleg Ekh Oron
Montenegro TVCG1Radio TV Montenegro
Netherlands Fox TV Netherlands
New Zealand TVNZ
Nicaragua Canal 2
Panama Medcom

RPC Canal 4

Paraguay Canal 9
Poland Canal +
Portugal RTP
Romania Pro TV, Pro Cinema
Serbia Radio Television Serbia (RTS)
Singapore Media Corp/Channel 5
South Korea TV Chosun
TV Chosun 2
Spain MoviStar Estrenos/MoviStar+
Suriname Apintie Televisie
Sweden TV4, C More, TV4 Play
Switzerland (German) SF DRS (SF1 + SF2)
Pro 7 Sat 1
Switzerland (French) Canal + France
Taiwan TTV Main Channel/Taiwan Television Ent.
Thailand Cineplex
Turkey TRT
Ukraine TV Channel Ukraine
United Kingdom Sky, Sky One, Sky Cinema
Uruguay Canal 12 – Sociedad Televisora Larranaga

As mentioned before, in the U.S. ABC will broadcast the event. If you do not have cable anymore you can also stream the event online. There are several different ways to stream the Oscars online this year. The ceremony will be available through FuboTV, Hulu, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now in the U.S. Below you’ll find a guide that shows you how to access these services, even outside the U.S. by using a VPN. Moreover, we’ll describe how you can get the full night of entertainment for free.

Use a VPN to watch the Oscars?

Most of these services are U.S. based and you’ll need to use a VPN to fool them into thinking you are in the U.S. With a VPN you can change your IP address to make it look like you are in another country. ExpressVPN is a good VPN provider that can help you gain access to streams like this. The beauty is, they have a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out for free.

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  2. Install your VPN and log in.
  3. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  4. Go to FuboTV, Hulu, YouTube TV, or AT&T TV Now and sign up for a plan.
  5. Put your feet up and enjoy the show.

Watch the Oscars for Free

It might seem like an expensive night if you have to sign up for a VPN and a live TV option to stream. But what if we told you that there’s a way you can do it for free? It might take a little extra work, but it will save you some money in the end. The best way to do this is to use a trial period for a good VPN service. For instance, you could make use of the 30-day money-back guarantee that ExpressVPN has. This way you have your VPN covered.

For the streaming services the same method applies. SlingTV, AT&T TV Now, Hulu, FuboTV all have 7-day trials and YouTube TV has a 5-day trial. This way you can get a subscription just to watch the Oscars. Just remember to cancel it!

Note: This method often only works for those with a American credit card and/or a if you’ve signed up for one of these streaming service while you were in the U.S.

Why not use a Free VPN?

We do not recommend using a free VPN for several reasons. For the purpose of streaming a free VPN simply won’t do. Free VPNs always have a catch, either they use your information for their own gain or they throttle your speed and data, making streaming almost impossible. However, we do understand that you might not want to commit to a long subscription just to be able to watch the Oscars. That’s why we recommend you check out the trial periods of one of the premium VPN providers. This way you can try out premium service for free.

Bonus Tip: While you’re testing a VPN, why not look into all the streaming possibilities this gives you. For instance, a VPN will help you gain access to a larger Netflix library. Streaming is so much better without regional restrictions!

The Nominees for the 2021 Oscars

Curious to see what movies got nominated for an Oscar this year? Below we listed the nominees for the biggest categories. Who do you think should win? Let us know in the comments!

And the nominees are…

Best movie
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Actress
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Actor
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Gary Oldman – Mank
Steven Yeun – Minari

Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman – The Father
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari

Best Supporting Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom Jr – One Night in Miami
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Director
Another Round – Thomas Vinterberg
Mank – David Fincher
Minari – Lee Isaac Chung
Nomadland – Chloe Zhao
Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

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Tove has been working for VPNoverview since 2017 as a journalist covering cybersecurity and privacy developments. Since 2019 she is's cybersecurity news coordinator.