How to Stream The Oscars 2017 Live: Watch The 89th Academy Awards Live Online

Oscars always Live Stream the Academy Awards at and on the WATCH ABC app. Unfortunately the official live stream is normally limited to a handful of major cities and requires a cable/satellite subscription. Last year the live stream through both the official website and app was only available in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco.

Event: Oscar 2017 Live

Date: 26th February 2017

Place: Hollywood district of Los Angeles, United States

Live Stream TV Info: Watch Now Oscars 2017 Live 

ABC has not announced any new streaming plans for the 89th Academy Awards, but it is safe to assume there will not be any additional options this year. We will update this post if any additional cities or restrictions are announced. The WATCH Oscars 2017 Live  is available for free on iTunes for all devices running iOS 8.0 or later, Apple TV, Google Play, Amazon Fire, Roku and Xbox 360. It is not available on new consoles like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.You can check back here or at the official Oscars Live page closer to the event date to see if more streaming options will be available this year.

ABC is also broadcast over the air, meaning the awards show is available for free, the old fashioned way, with a digital tv antenna. Digital antennas are becoming the new retro accessory for TV owners who have cut the cord. Not only are they important for sports fans, but more and more broadcast stations, such as Comet TV, are being created for cord cutters. A digital antenna also allows you to access all the major broadcast channels, and major events like the Grammys and Academy Awards.

The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2017 on ABC at 8:30 PM EST. Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony for the first time at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. You can see a complete list of nominees here.

How to Watch Oscar 2017 Live Streaming in Online

In the realm of modern entertainment, there is no movie-centric affair more well-known or loved than Watch Academy Awards 2017 Live. It’s the Super Bowl for film lovers. With that in mind, the  Oscar ceremony is already shaping up to be an intense affair, as many different and eclectic films will vie for those coveted statues this year. We’re on pins and needles waiting for this year’s nomination announcements, and it seems that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is making some significant changes to the nominations process by switching to a digital-based live Webcast for the upcoming event.


A recent report from Deadline indicates that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is about to seriously overhaul the way in which it announces the annual Oscar nominations. In previous years, The Academy herded members of the media into the Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles early in the morning for a traditional broadcast with a live audience. However, it now seems that The Academy has decided to go digital and utilize an online live stream (which will be available at and as well as a satellite broadcast that will be picked up by major TV outlets such as Good Morning America.

The Academy is essentially cutting out the middleman and bringing the announcements directly to audiences. This decision should also make it considerably easier for media outlets to provide reactions and insight into the nominations. A specific rationale for the change has not been provided by the Academy, but considering the increasing prevalence of live streams among most major media outlets (specifically, the rise in the use of Facebook Live), that may just be the way the winds are currently blowing.

One thing that is not changing this year is the star-studded nature of the event. Previous Oscar winners and nominees such as Brie Larson, Jennifer Hudson, and Ken Watanabe will all take part in the ceremony to help announce the 24 different categories for the 2017 Academy Award ceremony. In addition, Deadline reports that these actors will be providing insight from their own Oscar journeys, so tuning in to the live stream sounds like it will be worth our time.

The 2017 Oscars Live Stream are definitely going to be a hotly contested event. If the results of theGolden Globes serve as an indication, there’s no way to tell what movies will win this year. La La Land has pretty much cleaned up in every category that it has been nominated for at other ceremonies, but it will have to face off against Moonlight during the Academy Awards, as they competed in separate Golden Globe categories. 2016 was a year defined by eclectic, high-quality movies, so there’s no way guarantee as to which movies will go all the way this year. We will just have to wait and see how the nomination announcements pan out.

Movie fans can visit to fill out their official The Oscars® ballot and can also enter The Official Oscars Challenge Sweepstakes for a chance to win a grand-prize trip for two to Hollywood for the 2018 The Oscars Red Carpet fan experience.

The Official Oscars Challenge gives Oscar® fans an opportunity to predict winners in the 24 categories, and also challenge their Facebook friends to play along. Ballots can also be submitted for a chance to win exclusive prizes, including:Grand-Prize Winner: Trip for two to Hollywood – including two nights’ hotel stay and airfare – to join the fans in the bleachers for the red-carpet arrival for next year’s 90th Academy Awards®.

Runner-Up: Three day/two-night trip for two to Los Angeles, California, to attend a red-carpet premiere of Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in April/May 2017. In the much-anticipated sequel, opening in U.S. theaters on May 26, Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack.

Category Prize Winners: Oscar Prize Pack that consists of a limited edition Oscars notebook and a DVD of each of the Best Picture nominees from the 89th Academy Awards.Fans can make and edit their picks and enter the sweepstakes up until 5:30 p.m. PST on February 26, 2017. The Official Oscars Challenge sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older. No purchase necessary. For complete official rules and details, click here. is the official digital destination for all things The Oscars, including the year’s nominees, breaking news, The Official Oscars Challenge and the “The Oscars: All Access,” which is a behind-the-scenes live stream featuring footage from over 20 cameras strategically placed along Watch Oscars Live Stream the red carpet and backstage.