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How to Watch the MTV Video Music Awards 2022 Online From Anywhere: Stream the VMAs

By Lore Apostol / August 28, 2022

The 2022 MTV VMAs are soon to take place, and you will be able to stream the award ceremony online quite easily, just like you do with all your favorite content nowadays. We have all the details you may need, including the release date and hour and the name of the streaming platform that lets you watch it. This being said, let's see when, where, and how to watch the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards online from anywhere in the world.

Nicki Minaj is set to receive this year’s Video Vanguard Award and hit the stage for a career-spanning performance highlighting her iconic visuals for singles like Anaconda, Super Bass, Starships, and Chun Li, while Red Hot Chili Peppers will celebrate being the recipients of the 2022 Global Icon Award with a medley of their own. Other confirmed performers for the big night include Anitta, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Lizzo, Panic! At the Disco, and BLACKPINK, the latter of whom will be debuting their new smash Pink Venom live for the first time on the VMAs stage. On the veterans' side, two notable rap legends will join together on stage for an unforgettable performance - Eminem and Snoop Dogg will perform their hit From the D 2 the LBC.

Harry Styles, Doja Cat, and Jack Harlow are all tied for the most nominations of this year’s crop of nominees, with eight each. All three are up for video of the year for, respectively, As It Was, Woman, and Industry Baby with collaborator and pal Lil Nas X, against the likes of Drake (Way 2 Sexy with Future and Young Thug), Ed Sheeran (Shivers), Olivia Rodrigo (Brutal) and Taylor Swift (All Too Well: The Short Film). Voting is still open, and you can cast your vote up to 10 times a day on the MTV website.

The Awards ceremony will happen at New Jersey’s Prudential Center in Newark on Sunday, August 28, 2022, and it will be broadcast on MTV at 8:00 pm ET. The event will last two hours, ending at 10 pm.

How to Watch the MTV Video Music Awards 2022 Online From Anywhere

You can easily watch your favorite content online using one of the many streaming services in your home country. However, these platforms have signed licensing deals that restrict distribution, so you will need a solution if you run into geo-restrictions when traveling abroad or even to some states. The easiest way would be to watch the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards online with a VPN subscription, as this tool makes it seem like you are back home by changing your IP address.

One of the best and easiest to use tools on the market right now is ExpressVPN, which can unblock several streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Paramount Plus, Disney Plus, and others in a blink of an eye with thousands of servers worldwide. This tool has fast and stable connections and tight encryption protocols, it's compatible with a ton of devices. You can even try ExpressVPN for 30 days RISK-FREE since the company offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee.

Besides a risk-free experience, you can also enjoy a hefty discount if you pick the annual plan when you subscribe to ExpressVPN (49% discount + 3 Months FREE). It only takes a couple of minutes to create your account, so fill in your details and pay. Next, download and install the native app for your device or system, and open it. Now, switch it on after you select a server from back home where the platform is not geo-blocked. Finally, load the streaming platform to watch the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards online from anywhere.

How to Watch the MTV Video Music Awards 2022 Online in the US

The awards event will air on MTV in the United States. This means you will also be able to stream it online using one of the many live TV and streaming services that exist nowadays since the MTV network is part of several services' offerings. So let's see your options right now.

How to Watch the MTV Video Music Awards 2022 Without Cable:

You can subscribe to Paramount Plus to get MTV content, and you can see the VMAs here. There is a paid tier and a Showtime bundle, both available with and without ads. Prices start at $4.99 per month for the base plans, and the bundle starts at $11.99 per month. There is a 7-day free trial upon subscribing for all of the above.

The fuboTV service has MTV in all its plans. Subscription plan prices start at $69.99 per month, whether you pick monthly or quarterly plans, and you can further customize your subscription. There's also a 7-day free trial for fuboTV for new customers.

MTV is on the network list when it comes to the Hulu + Live TV service, where prices start at $69.99 per month. Besides the Live TV library and the Hulu On-Demand library, the subscription currently includes the ESPN Plus and Disney Plus services for free as a deal bundle, so there's a lot of bang for your buck.

You can also get MTV on Sling TV if you add the Comedy Extra pack for $6 per month. Plan prices start at $35 per month, and there's a 50% discount for the first month on Sling TV right now. Plus, you can customize your subscription with tons of add-ons, premiums, and extras.

A great alternative to live streaming MTV is to subscribe to Philo since this live TV and streaming service has the best prices on the market. It has a single plan that costs $25 per month, and you can customize your subscription with a few add-ons and premiums. There's a 7-day free trial on Philo for new customers.

Moreover, you will also be able to watch the VMAs if you add Paramount Plus as a Prime Channel on the Amazon Prime Video platform. The channel costs $9.99 per month (without ads) after a 1-week free trial, and there's a generous 30-day free trial for the Prime membership, after which you are charged $14.99 per month.

Another way to get MTV is to subscribe to YouTube TV for $54.99 for your first three months and $64.99 per month after (with a 5-day free trial) or to DirecTV Stream, and plans here start from $54.99 per month for the first two months, then $64.99 per month (with a free trial).

The MTV app will also let you watch the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards event once it concludes in real time.

All the services mentioned above are geo-restricted and will block your access when you are traveling. A VPN subscription set to a US server running in the background will save you trouble and unblock the streaming platform for you.

How to Watch the MTV Video Music Awards 2022 Online in Canada

For Canadian fans, the 2022 MTV VMAs will air live on Sunday, August 28, at 8 pm ET on CTV. This means you will also be able to stream the event live online on the CTV website and the CTV app, where you only need to log in with your cable provider credentials in order to access the content. You should also check the Canadian Paramount Plus platform since the US version hosts the awards, but don't forget about licensing deals - in case you find this show here, know that it costs CA $5.99 per month, and you get a 1-week free trial.

If you are traveling away from Canada and want to stream the VMAs event online, you can lift the geo-restrictions using a capable VPN set to a server from a home location. Just remember to switch the app on before you open the streaming service.

How to Watch the MTV Video Music Awards 2022 Online in the UK and Australia

This year, the VMAs will be streaming live on Paramount Plus in the UK and Australia for £6.99 / AU $8.99 per month, and there's a 7-day free trial available in these countries. You will be able to see the event live at 10 am AEST in Australia and 1:00 am in the UK on Monday, August 29, and it will run for two hours. Of course, we expect the show to be available on demand after the broadcast ends.

If you are traveling abroad, you will not be able to access this service in countries where it was not launched. This is why you will need the help of a safe and capable VPN tool to unblock your home subscription by running the app on a server located in your home country.

VMAs Trailer

The MTV Video Music Awards 2022 Nominees

Video of the Year, Presented by Burger King

Artist of the Year

Song of the Year

Best New Artist, Presented by EXTRA® Gum

Push Performance of the Year

Best Collaboration

Best Pop

Best Hip-Hop

Best Rock

Best Alternative

Best Latin

Best R&B

Best K-pop

Video for Good

Best Metaverse Performance

Best Longform Video

Best Cinematography

Best Direction

Best Art Direction

Best Visual Effects

Best Choreography

Best Editing

Group of the Year

Song of the Summer

Album of the Year



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