How to watch the AMAs 2019 live online from anywhereExcited for the 2019 American Music Awards? We show how to live stream the AMAs 2019 online, free, even from abroad, using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
The 47th American Music Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 24. The event is scheduled to begin at 1 AM BST (5 PM PST /8 PM EST) and will last for three hours. Below, we’ll explain how to watch the AMAs 2019 no matter which country you’re in.
It’s important to note that we’ll only be recommending official AMA 2019 streams. With highly publicized events, unlicensed streams are a sad inevitability, but we advise against using them. They often only offer low-resolution video and are prone to being taken down partway through for copyright violation.
The American Music Awards will only be shown on region-locked services. As such, you’ll need a VPN to watch from abroad.
How to watch the AMAs 2019 online abroad with a VPN
Unsure how to unblock geo-restricted content with a VPN? The process is actually pretty simple and it’s the same for almost every geo-blocked platform.
Here’s how to live stream the AMAs 2019 online from abroad:
- First, choose a suitable VPN for streaming. We already mentioned ExpressVPN, but CyberGhost and NordVPN are both great low-cost alternatives.
- Install the VPN software. There will be several different apps available, so be sure to download the appropriate version for your device.
- Decide which of the sources below you’d like to use.
- Connect to one of your VPN’s American servers. Generally, those in Los Angeles or New York work the best.
- Log into the ABC website using your cable provider details. Want to watch the 2019 AMAs without cable? You can also sign in with a Hulu or YouTube TV account and both of these services include free trials.
- Try loading a video on ABC. If everything’s worked as intended, it should load quickly, with no errors or buffering. Note that you may have to reload the page to see any changes.
If at all possible, we recommend testing your VPN with the steps above before the 2019 AMAs actually start. This way, if you run into issues, there will be time to contact customer support for help.
How to stream the AMAs 2019 for free on US TV
The easiest way to watch is directly on ABC’s website. If your cable TV plan already includes this channel, you’ll be able to log in and stream the AMAs at no added cost. ABC also allows you to sign in with your YouTube TV or Hulu with Live TV account, though, making it easy to watch without cable.
The good news is that YouTube TV and Hulu both include a one-week free trial. This means that you can simply sign up (a US payment method is required), watch the 2019 AMAs free, and cancel to avoid being charged.
All of the above services are geo-blocked, meaning you’ll need a VPN to watch from outside of the US. ExpressVPN not only unblocks ABC, Hulu, and YouTube TV, it offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to try it risk-free. If you’re unimpressed, just cancel within this period to receive a full refund.
Where else can I watch the AMAs 2019 live online?
Luckily, you don’t have to be in the US to watch the AMAs live. Take a look below to find out which networks are showing the awards in your country:
If you’re in Canada, you can watch the 2019 AMAs live on CTV. Note, however, that you will have to log in with your Canadian cable provider details before you’ll be able to actually stream anything.
Unfortunately, there are no over-the-top options, making this platform a poor choice for those who don’t already have a cable TV subscription. Additionally, as CTV is region-locked, you’ll need a VPN to watch from abroad.
USTVNow was originally intended as a way for members of the US armed forces to watch TV from back home when deployed elsewhere in the world. This has since been expanded to include US citizens. There is currently no verification process to ensure that the viewer is actually from the US, and users can sign up from anywhere.
One of the best things about USTVNow is that it offers a free plan. Admittedly, only five channels are available, but one of them is ABC, meaning you’ll be able to watch the 2019 AMAs live. It’s worth mentioning that normally, HD streams are limited to paid subscribers but all new users get HD access for the first ten days after registering.