How to watch the AMAs 2019 live online

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:

  1. First, choose a suitable VPN for streaming. We already mentioned ExpressVPN, but CyberGhost and NordVPN are both great low-cost alternatives.
  2. Install the VPN software. There will be several different apps available, so be sure to download the appropriate version for your device.
  3. Decide which of the sources below you’d like to use.
  4. Connect to one of your VPN’s American servers. Generally, those in Los Angeles or New York work the best.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

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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:


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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.

Who are the 2019 AMA nominees for each award?

Artist of the YearAriana Grande
Post Malone
Taylor Swift
New Artist of the YearBillie Eilish
Ella Mai
Lil Nas X
Luke Combs
Collaboration of the YearLady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Marshmello & Bastille, “Happier”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, “Señorita”
Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Tour of the YearAriana Grande
Ed Sheeran
Elton John
Favorite Music VideoAriana Grande, “7 Rings”
Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”
Halsey, “Without Me”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down”
Favorite Social ArtistAriana Grande
Billie Eilish
Shawn Mendes
Favorite Male Artist - Pop/RockDrake
Post Malone
Favorite Female Artist - Pop/RockAriana Grande
Billie Eilish
Taylor Swift
Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/RockBTS
Jonas Brothers
Panic! At The Disco
Favorite Album - Pop/RockAriana Grande -Thank U, Next
Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Taylor Swift - Lover
Favorite Song - Pop/RockHalsey, “Without Me”
Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Panic! At The Disco, “High Hopes”
Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Favorite Male Artist - CountryKane Brown
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Favorite Female Artist - CountryCarrie Underwood
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Favorite Duo or Group - CountryDan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Favorite Album - CountryCarrie Underwood - Cry Pretty
Dan + Shay - Dan + Shay
Kane Brown - Experiment
Favorite Song - CountryBlake Shelton - “God’s Country”
Dan + Shay - “Speechless”
Luke Combs - “Beautiful Crazy”
Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-hopCardi B
Post Malone
Favorite Album - Rap/Hip-hopMeek Mill - “Championships”
Post Malone - “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Travis Scott - “Astroworld”
Favorite Song - Rap/Hip-hopLil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus - “Old Town Road”
Post Malone - “Wow.”
Travis Scott - “Sicko Mode”
Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&BChris Brown
Bruno Mars
Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&BBeyoncé
Ella Mai
Favorite Album - Soul/R&BChris Brown - Indigo
Khalid - Free Spirit
Ella Mai - Ella Mai
Favorite Song - Soul/R&BKhalid - “Talk”
Lizzo - “Juice”
Ella Mai - “Trip”
Favorite Artist - Alternative RockBillie Eilish
Imagine Dragons
Panic! at the Disco
Favorite Artist - Adult ContemporaryMaroon 5
Taylor Swift
Favorite Artist - LatinBad Bunny
J Balvin
Favorite Artist - Contemporary InspirationalLauren Daigle
For King & Country
Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)Avicii
The Chainsmokers
Favorite SoundtrackA Star Is Born by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse