How To Stream The 2016 Oscars Tonight

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The Oscars are finally here. Will Leonardo DiCaprio finally get his Oscar? Will we see another epic celeb-filled selfie from Ellen?

If you want to catch all the action but won’t be in front of a TV, here are all the ways you can stream the event tonight, starting at 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET.

The show will stream live on ABC.com and the Watch ABC app to cable subscribers in the eight markets with ABC owned-and-operated stations – Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Raleigh-Durham, and Philadelphia.

If you don’t subscribe to cable or aren’t in one of those markets, you’ll have to wait for the full broadcast posted on ABC.com the next day. Sorry cord-cutters.

But if you do have cable and are looking for a good second-screen activity to keep you busy while you watch, check out “The Oscars Backstage” on Oscar.com. The site will let fans view footage from over 20 live cameras on the red carpet and backstage, letting you feel like you’re basically at the event.

If you prefer a really immersive Oscars experience, ABC-owned TV station ABC7 in Los Angeles is offering a 360 VR viewing experience to get fans ready for the show.

Beginning today at 2pm PST, viewers can experience a walk down the red carpet, the Hollywood sign, and a preview of the Oscars 2016 Governors Ball. The experience will be available online here, or via Littlestar VR‘s web, mobile, and Apple TV app.

Unfortunately the show itself won’t be available in VR, but hey – there is always hope for next year.

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