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Watch the 2019 Oscars Without Cable

The 91st annual Academy Awards are only a few days away! The Oscars air this Sunday, February 24th at 8pm ET on ABC. If you want to tune into the red carpet pre-show, make sure to start watching around 6:30 ET. It will be a night full of excitement as Hollywood’s biggest stars gather together at the Dolby Theatre. No matter which 2019 Oscar nominee is your favorite, don’t miss the chance to see who wins!

And luckily for us cord cutters, there are several ways to watch Sunday’s award show.

Use an Antenna

Because ABC is a broadcast channel, it’s one of many stations you can get for free over-the-air. So all you need is an HDTV antenna to watch the Oscars! If you’re not sure which antenna to get, check out Mohu’s zip code tool to see what model works best in your area. Untangle.TV is another great resource to use if you’re looking to cut the cord. Simply enter what you like to watch and how you watch it, and Untangle.TV will tell you your unique cord cutting setup! And if you’re unable to watch the Oscars live, check out OTA DVR options.

Streaming Options

ABC is also available for live streaming on the services below in most US cities. These services all offer 7 day free trials as well.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV costs $40 a month. Check to see if ABC is available in your area here.


The Live A Little package includes ABC and is $40 per month. Be sure you can get ABC live with DirecTV NOW’s channel tool.

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV is $40 a month and includes ABC. Find out which local channels you can watch with Hulu here.

PlayStation Vue

The PlayStation Vue Access package includes ABC and costs $45 per month. See if you can watch ABC live in your area here.

There are so many options to watch the Oscars as a cord cutter! How will you be tuning in to see the winners on Sunday?