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How to watch the 2017 Oscars Online, and through apps

Watching the Oscars online is a little easier this year

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If you’ll be away from your TV tonight, you will still be able to watch the Academy Awards online. One of the easiest ways to stream this year is to use the ABC Go or ABC app on your mobile device, there you will find the live-stream of the Oscars. The live-stream has had issues in the past, but hopefully ABC will be able to handle the traffic. You can find the apps on both Android and iOS devices, or on popular streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku or Amazon Fire. You will need a cable provider and login to view the stream on the apps. You will also be able to find the telecast through providers like SLING, or Playstation VUE.

If you are watching the Oscars on a regular TV, you will have a few ‘second-screen’ options to keep you busy during the boring moments. ABC will be offering “The Oscars: All Access” this year, a program that the network previously called “The Oscars Backstage”. The live-stream event will be hosted by television personalities, including actress and singer Sofia Carson (Disney Channel’s “Descendants” and Top 40 hit “Love Is The Name”), actor Troy Gentile (ABC’s “The Goldbergs”) and entertainment and sports commentators Chris Connelly, Ben Lyons and Adnan Virk. The stream will include red carpet highlights, exclusive footage from backstage and live “look ins” to the show.

Facebook Live is the exclusive social platform broadcasting the live stream from facebook.com/TheAcademy, which will also be available on: Oscars.com. You can also hit up the ABC app on your mobile device, or go to ABCNews.com. If you are a Comcast subscriber, you can view it through Comcast’s X1, the Xfinity TV app, and myxfinity.com, beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PT.

“The Oscars: All Access” features footage from over 20 cameras strategically placed along the red carpet, backstage and in the audience, providing fans with insider views into the most memorable moments of the night. Carson and Lyons will host from the red carpet and backstage, with Gentile contributing from the Fan Bleachers and Virk providing commentary during the backstage show. “Good Morning America” and ESPN correspondent Chris Connelly is returning as the official greeter of The Oscars red carpet, which includes welcoming nominees, presenters and performers to the show.

In addition to watching the “The Oscars: All Access,” Facebook viewers will have the opportunity to engage with talent and hosts in real time, submitting fan questions that could be included in the live stream. They will also be able to engage with exclusive video footage of this year’s Oscar nominees, including Pharrell, Ruth Negga, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Damien Chazelle, among others.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST. The Oscars, produced by Michael De Luca and Heather Todd and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, also will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. “The Oscars: All Access” live stream from the red carpet and backstage will begin at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST on Oscar.com.