How to Watch the MTV Video Music Awards—Whether You Have Cable or Not


In the last week alone, new music from Missy Elliott, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus has hit the airwaves. On Monday, August 26 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, each of those powerhouse performers will take the VMAs stage to sing their latest hits.

While the ceremony itself will take place at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center, there are plenty of places to catch the live show. An hour before the ceremony, artists such as Megan Thee Stallion will perform at a red carpet pre-show. Here's where to see the VMAs:

For those with cable, the VMAs will be broadcast across several Viacom networks, including MTV, MTV2, VH1, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo TV, Paramount Network, and TV Land. You can also stream the awards show on or through the MTV app. Plus, services such as Philo and Sling offer streaming packages and free trials you can utilize for the big night.

MTV's YouTube channel will also provide video clips of top moments from the show. And this year, the channel is giving fans a new viewing experience. Per Variety,The MTV VMA Stan Cam will poll fans on which celebrity live reaction they'd like to see following a major moment. The audience can choose between three options, which would have been a game-changer during, say, the Kanye-Taylor drama of 2009. Choosing whether to see Beyoncé, P!nk or Amber Rose's reaction to Kanye's speech interruption? A true Sophie's Choice. The cam will be available on Twitter and also include behind-the-scenes content.

Sebastian Maniscalco will host the 2019 MTV VMAs, which will also boast performances by Normani, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Jonas Brothers, and Lizzo.

Savannah Walsh Editorial Fellow Savannah Walsh is an Editorial Fellow at

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