Here’s how to watch the Oscars live from anywhere

These past couple of months all eyes were on Hollywood. To be exact, many eyes are always on Hollywood, but the attention rises during the weeks before the biggest event of the industry – The Oscars.

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards are scheduled for Sunday, February 9, 2020 and are happening at 8 p.m. EST at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Let’s make sure you have your Oscars party all planned and sorted, we don’t want you to disappoint everyone who’s coming over to watch it when you see the famous and much hated “You appear to be outside the United States or its territories. Due to international rights agreements, we only offer this video to viewers located within the United States and its territories.” message on your screen. You too got shivers after reading it, didn’t you? All you need is a VPN, really. 

VPN enabled on a smartphone
Easily change your virtual location with a VPN

VPN or Virtual Private Network is a service that lets you access the web safely and privately by routing your connection through a server and hiding your online actions. How does a VPN help to unblock geo-restricted content? Well, here’s the trick:

The way streaming services block some of their content in parts of the globe is based on location filters. Meaning that if you’re in a country that’s banned, you’re banned. Luckily, VPNs make this easy to fix. Since you can select the server that you want to connect to, all you need to do to unlock certain Netflix shows is connect to a server in a country where that show is available. That goes with any streaming service, simple.

There are a few easy options to stream the Oscars, keep reading to find out how exactly do they work.

Our top 3 recommended VPNs:

NordVPN ($3.49/month) – the best VPN out there that will make it easy for anyone to bypass region blocks, stream favorite TV shows and also stay secure and private while doing so. You can use the coupon code “TIPSFROMGEEKS” at the checkout to grab the best deal.

Surfshark ($1.99/month) – a fast VPN service that gives so much for very little: strong encryption, unlimited devices, etc. You can also use the dedicated coupon code “SHARKGEEK” to get the deal.

Perfect Privacy ($8.95/month) – Perfect Privacy offers a good and high-quality service but it’s pretty expensive compared to most other VPN service providers.

Watch the 2020 Oscars on Youtube TV for Free

You can watch the Oscars on YouTube TV on your computer, mobile device, or smart TV. YouTube TV includes ABC, which is the official U.S. broadcaster for the Academy Awards.

If you don’t have a YouTube TV subscription, don’t worry. You can watch the Oscars for free by signing up for a free trial!

  1. Sign up for a VPN.
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location.
  3. Go to https://tv.youtube.com and sign up for a free trial.
  4. Enjoy the show!

Watch the 2020 Oscars on 9Now for Free

You can watch the Oscars on Australian TV channel 9Now, which is available on the web or via apps for iOS, Android, and other devices. Signing up to watch on 9Now is super simple and most importantly – free. Here’s how to tune in.

  1. Log into your VPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Australia.
  3. Go to 9Now’s live-streaming page in your browser at https://www.9now.com.au/live/channel-9 or download the 9Now app for your chosen device.
  4. Happy watching!
9Now
9Now will be streaming the Oscars ceremony which you can easily tune in to watch

Catch the 2020 Oscars on ProSieben

German TV channel ProSieben will also be broadcasting the Oscars. Registration is free, and once you sign up, you can stream the Oscars.

  1. Log into your VPN
  2. Connect to a server location in Germany.
  3. Go to ProSieben’s live-streaming page: https://www.prosieben.de/livestream.
  4. Watch the show!

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