How to Watch the 2023 Oscars for Free With a VPN

Zakhi Mgutshini
Mar 11, 2023
Updated • Mar 14, 2023
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I don’t know about you, but when I was younger, I would start counting down to my favorite awards show a month earlier. With the 95th Academy Awards just three days away, don't find yourself locked out. Scheduled to air at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT, you can still watch the Oscars 2023 online from anywhere in the world. All you need is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and a live-streaming site. Get your popcorn and drinks ready as I give you the plug. 

To stream outside the US, you will need NordVPN, which you can get now at a discount rate.

How to Watch the 2023 Oscars for Free With a VPN

How to Watch the Oscars Outside the US

Find a reliable VPN, and I'll suggest that you go with Nord VPN. Install the VPN software and connect your server to the United States. Find a streaming service with the ABC channel, such as YouTubeTV, and watch your favorite movie stars as they get their Oscars. 

Watch the Oscars From Anywhere 

If you don't have cable and you're anywhere else in the world, don't worry; I've got you covered.  First, you'll need a VPN, and this allows you to move your connection to any place around the globe through a remote server. This makes you look like you're in another location, and this means you can get around any geo-restrictions. Another plus with a VPN is that your internet connection gets encrypted, and this secures your traffic by making it private. 

NordVPN works on Mac OS,  Android,  iOS, Windows, and Android TV giving you up to 6 connections simultaneously.  Nord VPN has more than 5,000 high-speed servers in 60 countries. No matter your location, you should easily access geo-blocked content. If you're not sure whether you’ll need to continue using NordVPN in the future. Don’t worry; they’ve got a 30-day money-back policy. 

Watch the Oscars 2023 Without Cable

If you've decided to cut the cable, you can still find many streaming services with access to ABC. The unfortunate part is that they're restricted in the US, but with the use of a VPN, you can access them. The great part about these streaming sites is that they come with free trials for new members no need to worry about the payment. I've prepared some of my favorites for you below: 

  • FuboTV
  • YouTube TV
  • Hulu + Live TV

With the premium add-ons, you can use any of these supported devices: 

  • Roku 
  • Chromecast
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Gaming Consoles

How to Access the Oscars in Different Locations

If you’re a US resident, then you are in luck; you can simply tune into the ABC channel or log in online at abc.com with your cable provider. 

If you're in Canada, you can watch the Oscars on CTV or just log in online with your TV provider credentials. You could also just get a VPN and stream with any service that suits you. 

People in the UK can also watch without a VPN, all thanks to the Sky Cinema Oscars channel. You can activate it with your regular Sky subscription for £11. 

How to Watch the 2023 Oscars for Free With a VPN

The Nominees 

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Fabelmans
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Elvis
  • Tar
  • Women Talking
  • Triangle of Sadness

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  1. Jek Porkins said on March 11, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    Who would want to watch that plastic and fake sh*tshow anyways? Bunch of crooks and swines in their pedo circle.

    1. Tom Hawack said on March 11, 2023 at 9:35 pm

      Nothing is worth good old cartoons, I mean like when Bugs Bunny asks “What’s up, doc?”, that fundamental question leading minds to liberation, souls to a peek on heaven and hell.

  2. OTF said on March 11, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    ” you will need NordVPN ”


  3. Anonymous said on March 11, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    must be total coincidence that all those new random names writers here pop up on ghacks with the public availabilty of chatgpt – all w/o any info about them.

    /write article about oscars and how to access via vpn,mention adv contract partners ;)

  4. Paul(us) said on March 11, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    So this is a long advertisement to buy NordVPN?

    NordVPN has shown to be not trustworthy with your data.
    So choose another VPN service that will not deliver all their (your) data to governments of the big 7.

  5. Tom Hawack said on March 11, 2023 at 10:52 am

    I don’t run a VPN, not my cup of tea, should I ever it’d be Tor.
    Concerning the 2023 Oscars, and this is personal as can be, discovering the results, the associated critics, comments later on only will be just fine. Other than little old me will of course be most interested by the article.

    For those concerned : [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/95th_Academy_Awards] :
    “The 95th Academy Awards will be presented on March 12, 2023, in a ceremony held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The awards will honor films released in 2022.”

    ‘Avatar’, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ … the latter has my preference, no idea if it’ll be the jury’s :=)

    1. Yash said on March 11, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      It is the preference of many, certainly over Avatar 2.

      1. John G. said on March 11, 2023 at 4:38 pm

        +10 my favorite film is All quiet in the Western front.

  6. 45 RPM said on March 11, 2023 at 10:08 am

    Isn’t there some kind of law that advertising has to be identified as such?

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