You can see the whole show of the MTV VMAs for free if you have an antenna or a cable subscription. Those without cable can watch the entire broadcast live from a computer, a tablet, a smartphone or a television with a compatible streaming device and any service that offer MTV.
Date: September 9, 2021
Hour: 8 p.m. ET/PT (Pre-show starts at 6:30 p.m. ET)
Place: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Stream it on: MTV, MTV.com, or the MTV app; AT&T TV Now; fuboTV; Hulu + LiveTV; PhiloTV; SlingTV; or YouTube TV
How to watch the VMAs live with MTV
MTV owns the broadcast rights to the VMAs. but you have plenty of streaming options to choose from and watch the whole show (plus the pre-show antics).
You can go directly to MTV.com to watch the VMAs, or you can stream the VMAs to your phone, tablet, or even a streaming TV device with the MTV app. The app is available for iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, and more.
Either way, you’ll need to provide your streaming provider, cable, or satellite credentials to gain access to a live stream of current MTV programming.
Other ways to stream the VMAs live
There are a number of streaming services that offer MTV in their programming lines. For all of them, just log in to your account on whatever device you’re using and find MTV at designated times.
The following services that offer MTV offer free trials of some kind, so if you don’t already have a streaming service, you can try one while you watch. Learn more about:
- AT&T TV Now
- Hulu + LiveTV
- Philo TV
- sling TV
- YouTube TV