The 2019 Oscars will be shown live on the ABC Network in the United States on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Those living outside of the States appear to be out of luck, as ABC have stated that the stream is only available in the U.S. However! There is a way anyone, anywhere in the world can stream it: a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
The 91st Oscars look set to be a superb night of entertainment. Kevin Hart was going to host the show but pulled out due to slurs and comments he made that caused some controversy. This year’s show will be the first that does not have a host. Yes, it is going to be a host-less event, but it will still offer everything that the millions of viewers tune in for every year. People from the guest list will give out awards for the different segments instead.
Celebrities up for awards include Spike Lee, Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Christian Bale, Rachel Weisz, and Kendrick Lamar, and if you have a VPN in place, you won't miss a second of this year's bash.
How To Watch The Oscars Live Anywhere In The World
If you are living outside the United States, you can stream and watch the Oscars this year by following some simple steps:
- Choose a VPN provider and sign up with them or take a free trial. There are many providers out there, PureVPN being one example
- Download the software provided by the VPN server for your computer, tablet or smartphone
- Install the software and log in to the provider
- Choose the IP address country as the United States
- You are given a fake U.S. IP address leading anyone to believe you live in the U.S.A
- Tune in to ABC or the ABC app on the night and stream the Oscars live and enjoy!
Streaming the Oscars Live On Different Devices
When signing up for a VPN provider make sure they offer the service and software for other devices, such as tablets and phones. This way you can make use of additional devices to watch the Oscars on.
If you have an Android smartphone, you can stream the Oscars on your phone. This is going to depend on whether the VPN provider offers apps for Android so do check before signing up with them. If they do, download the app from the Play Store, install it onto your phone or tablet, sign in, and select a server in the United States.
Xbox One/Xbox 360 or PS4
You can stream the Oscars directly onto your Xbox or PS4. Again, this would depend on the VPN provider you choose to go with. PureVPN offers apps for consoles. Install the software and visit ABC.com after choosing a VPN server in the United States.
You can watch the Oscars on Kodi by installing the VPN software of your chosen provider. Install the family add-on pack from ABC from the repository, set your server as the United States and open the ABC family add-on.
Set up the VPN provider for Apple TV and go into the “Smart Purpose Selection” then choose “Encryption Protocol” and pick a server from the United States. Install the ABC app and enjoy watching the Oscars.
With a VPN in place, you not only enjoy watching the Oscars, along with any other content blocked in your specific country, but also have more protection online. A VPN can help to keep you safe when browsing the internet by giving you a fake IP address instead of your own, which keeps your movements and personal details private.