How to live stream the 89th Academy Awards on your Apple device

89th Academy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Live red carpet coverage begins at 7:00pm EST on ABC or, followed by the awards ceremony at 8:30pm. Red carpet coverage will also be available through a variety of third-party apps, such as E! News.

An official, legal live stream of the awards show will be available through or the ABC app, but like last year service is limited. As always, you will need a participating TV provider log in to watch the live stream, and it is available only in a handful of markets: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco.

DirecTV subscribers will also be able to watch the Oscars live stream in these markets: Albuquerque, Boston, Ft. Smith/Fayetteville, Jackson (Mississippi), Kansas City, Milwaukee, Monterey-Salinas, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Portland-Auburn (Maine), Savannah and West Palm Beach.

You can get a list of participating TV providers, supported devices and minimum system requirements at the ABC FAQ page.

For more information about the Oscars and troubleshooting you can visit the official Oscars FAQ page.

The ABC app supports all devices running iOS 8.0 or later. It is also available on the Apple TV. You can activate your Apple TV here after you get the activation code.

The ABC app is also available on Google Play, Amazon Fire devices, Roku devices and the Xbox 360.

Remember, you can always watch the 89th Academy Awards the old fashioned way -- on your television set. ABC is a free broadcast network and a cable subscription is not required. You just need an old pair of digital bunny ears / indoor HDTV antennae and you are ready to go.