How to watch the Oscars online free



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

The Oscars are the most significant movie awards in the world and one that millions of viewers across the globe want to tune in to watch.

If you’re like me though you live in a country either where the Oscars won’t be shown or they’re only shown on expensive cable networks that you don’t have access to.

The good news is there’s a straightforward way to watch the Oscars online from anywhere in the world and this guide will show you how.

How to stream the Oscars online

To watch the Oscars without a cable subscription, you’ll need to watch online.

Unfortunately, the Oscars website doesn’t broadcast the event free, nor is it available worldwide.

However, in Australia, the entire event is streamed online entirely for free on Network Seven. If you’re outside Australia then ordinarily you’ll be blocked from watching but by using a ‘VPN‘ app, you can unblock and watch this stream in your country.

VPN is a 100% legal privacy app that lets you disguise your real location to stop companies tracking you on the internet.

This solution works in the UK, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, India, across Europe, Japan or in fact in any other country in the world.

Step 1

You need to sign up for a VPN service first. There are plenty out there but my recommendation for watching the Oscars is ExpressVPN. They’re fast which is essential for streaming video and super easy to use.

There are however a couple of other good options so check out NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN if you’ve got time to shop around.

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Step 2

Now you’ve completed sign up you’ll need to download the service’s VPN app.

If you want to watch the Oscars on your tablet or phone then head over to your regular app store and search the service’s name, for example, ‘ExpressVPN’.

If you intend to watch on your computer or laptop then on the service you signed up for head to their ‘Products’ or ‘Apps’ area. Then download either their Windows or Mac app and install it.

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Download the VPN app.

Step 3

I’ll be using the ExpressVPN app as my example but the apps from the other providers are similar.

On a computer or phone or tablet press the “” button next to ‘Selected Location’.

Then press ‘All Loctaions‘, ‘Asia Pacific‘ and then ‘Australia‘.

You may also need to press the ‘Connect‘ button if you’re using a computer or laptop. Tablets and phones should connect automatically.

ExpressVPN app connecting to Australia

Stream the awards anywhere using ExpressVPN

Step 4

Once the app has connected, you’re almost done.

All you need to do now is visit the 7Plus Live Stream page where you’ll be able to watch the Oscars live from any country in the world.

How to download the 7Plus app

If you’re using a computer, you can watch the Oscars on the 7Plus website. Some other devices will let you do the same.

If you’re using a tablet or phone you might be pushed to download the 7Plus app to watch the Oscars.

Outside Australia, you’ll be blocked from doing so. Luckily there’s an easy way around this too.

For Android, you can download the app directly from here.

If you’ve got an Apple device like the iPad or iPhone then you’ll need to follow this video guide or read this step-by-step guide to download the 7Plus app.

Where can I watch the Oscars?

Using a VPN from ExpressVPN or one of the other recommended VPN apps as detailed above will let you watch the Oscars in any country.

So this means you can watch the Oscars in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the UK, France, Germany, Russia, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand.

You can also watch in any other country.

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When are the Oscars being shown on TV?

The Oscars are taking place on Sunday, 13th March 2024.

Live coverage is expected to start from around 5 pm local time in California, United States.

You can use a site like The Time Zone Converter to work out the time in your country.

Who’s hosting this year’s Oscars?

This year’s Oscars will again have a host after a hiatus a few years back due to the pandemic.

This time will see Jimmy Kimmel hosting the awards.

Where are the Oscars taking place?

The Oscars will take place in Los Angeles, California in the United States.

The award ceremony will happen at the Dolby Theatre.

Who’s up for awards at the Oscars?

This year there is some fierce competition in all nomination categories.

The movie with the most nominations this year is Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Others in the running for awards include All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans and others.

‘Best Actress’ nominees include Cate Blanchett, Ana de Armas, Andrea Riseborough, Michelle Williams and Michelle Yeoh with ‘Best Actor’ seeing Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, Brendan Fraser, Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy all up for awards.

Using a VPN like ExpressVPN means you don’t need to miss a second of the action.


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