How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage Online

Hollywood’s most stylish night is almost here.

The 2024 Oscars will be broadcast on ABC tonight at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET, and viewers can watch the network’s red carpet coverage live starting at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET. Those without a traditional cable subscription can stream the awards ceremony and pre- and post-show festivities on a live TV streaming service that carries the network, including DirecTV, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV or Sling‘s Blue plan, among others.

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At a glance: How to watch the 2024 Oscars red carpet

Keep reading for more on the 2024 Oscars pre- and post-show coverage on ABC and E!, plus how to stream the fashionable festivities online for free.

Find out more about how to watch the Oscars in the U.S. and around the world, what to know about this year’s show, how to stream this year’s nominated films and THR’s predictions for who will win and should win. Plus, Check out THR’s full Oscars issue and complete awards season coverage.

Oscars 2024: Preshow, Red Carpet, Post-Show Times

ABC’s Countdown to the Oscars: On the Red Carpet Live! preshow begins at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The live coverage continues at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET with On the Red Carpet at the Oscars hosted by George Pennacchio with Rachel Brown, Leslie Lopez and Roshumba Williams.

At 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET on ABC, Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough will co-host The Oscars Red Carpet Show, the official lead-in to the 96th Academy Awards.

Watch ABC on Hulu + Live TV

Watch even more Oscars coverage and memorable moments from years past on ABC’s new Oscars on the Red Carpet Encore Unlocked channel, which is free to stream (no cable login required) on, the ABC app or on the Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku.

Over on E!, Justine Sylvester, Zanna Roberts Rassi and Nikki Garcia will co-host Brunch at the Oscars at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. The pre-show will feature fashion forecasts, celebrity guests, a breakdown of the Oscars race by movie expert Tiffany Smith and behind-the-scenes coverage by E! News reporter Keltie Night.

Watch E! on DirectV

Laverne Cox will host E!’s Live From E!: The Oscars at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET. Roberts Rassi will join Cox alongside Zuri Hall, comedian Heather McMahan and fashion designer Christian Siriano for red carpet commentary.

E!’s Oscars After Party begins at 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET with coverage of the starry arrivals at the Academy Awards’ post-show Governors Ball celebration and Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscars after-party. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards and E!’s Justine Sylvester will share their “unfiltered takes on all wins, snubs and most talked-about performances,” and celebrity stylist Marni Senofonte will join E!’s Keltie Night and movie expert Tiffany Smith for a recap on the ceremony’s biggest fashion moments.

How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet and Post-Show Online

Cable subscribers can watch ABC’s red carpet coverage and the Oscars online at by logging in with their TV provider credentials, including both traditional and streaming TV providers such as DirecTVHulu + Live TVSling, VerizonXfinity and others.

Those who don’t have cable can stream ABC and E! on live TV streaming services that carry the networks, including DirecTVHulu + Live TV and Sling.

Want to watch the Oscars and red carpet coverage from outside the U.S. using your cable streaming subscription? You can use ExpressVPN to access your TV account and stream internationally securely.

Read on below to find out more about how to stream the 2024 Oscars as well as pre-show, red carpet and post-show coverage online, including for free.

How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage Online
How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage Online


DirecTV Stream

Packages from $69.99 per month

get directv free trial

Watch the Oscars live on ABC and E!’s awards ceremony coverage for free when you sign up for DirecTV Stream‘s five-day trial. Packages start at $69.99 per month for the Entertainment package, which includes more than 75 other channels, including ABC, CNN, Discovery, Disney Channel, E!, MSNBC, Nickelodeon and others. Other plans offer over 105-150 channels, with prices ranging from $84.99 to $159.99 per month.

For a limited time, new subscribers can also earn up to a $400 Visa gift card; learn more here.

How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage Online
How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage Online



Packages from $74.99 per month

Get Fubo free trial

Watch ABC, E! and more than 180 other news, entertainment and sports channels with a subscription to Fubo, which starts at $79.99 per month for the Pro package. The online TV streaming service offers a seven-day trial for new subscribers, so you can technically watch the Oscars online for free during that period.

Other plans include the Elite package (255 channels for $89.99 monthly) and the Premier tier that comes with 264 channels, NFL RedZone, Showtime and 4K quality for $99.99 monthly. You can also record over 1,000 hours of TV shows, movies, games and more (including Monday, Thursday and Sunday night football) to watch later on your smartphone, tablet or TV.

How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage Online
How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage Online


Hulu + Live TV

Packages from $76.99 per month

Get Hulu + live TV, disney+ & ESPN+

Watch the 96th Academy Awards on ABC and E!’s Oscars coverage with a Hulu + Live TV subscription, which starts at $76.99 per month with ads and comes bundled with Disney+ and ESPN+. The plan includes 75 other major cable news, entertainment and sports channels. You’ll also get access to live sports events on ESPN+, like UFC Fight Night, PGA golf, soccer and baseball.

Hulu + Live TV does not currently offer a free trial.

How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage Online
How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage Online



Packages from $20 for the first month

Get Sling

Sling‘s Blue live TV streaming plan includes ABC and E!, so it’s a great option for watching the Oscars without traditional cable. The live TV streaming service is on sale for half off of your first month, so you can watch for $22.50 during your first month and $45 monthly afterward.

Other packages include the individual Sling Orange plan ($20 for your first month, reg. $40 monthly) that offers more than 30 channels and the combined Sling Orange + Blue tier ($30 for your first month, reg. $60 monthly) that features 46 channels.

How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage Online
How to Watch the 2024 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage Online



Packages start at $7

Get ExpressVPN

If you’re outside of the U.S. and want to access your live TV streaming account, you can use a virtual private network (VPN) such as ExpressVPN. The service costs $7 to $13 per month and lets you log into high-speed servers across more than 90 countries while keeping your data private and secure, and new subscribers get three free months; learn more here.

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