Watch MTV Video Music Awards Live Online

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards or VMAs air on MTV this Monday, August 26th. The ceremonies are hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, and will start at 8 p.m. ET. If you are like me and don’t have cable or satellite TV but still want to watch the VMAs, don’t worry. You can watch the VMAs Online! You can even watch the VMAs live for free through numerous streaming services that carry MTV. This article provides a link to those free services below, and we even cover who is nominated in this years MTV Video Music Awards.

Stream The VMAs Online Free

All of the streaming services below carry MTV live. You can watch the VMAs live on Monday at 8 p.m. just like those with cable TV. Furthermore, all of these services offer at least a 1-week free trial with no long term contract. So you can sign up, watch the VMAs, cancel the service, and not pay anything!

Watching VMA’s on Philo

My favorite option for watching the VMAs is Philo, which gives you MTV, MTV Classic, and MTV Live as well as 55 other channels for $20/month. However, as I said, you can check out a 1-week free trial watch the VMAs live for free. They don’t even require a credit card for the first 3 days! You only need to provide a phone number. Philo even comes with a cloud DVR so you can record while you watch and not worry about missing anything if you step away.

Sign Up For A Free Trial To Philo

Philo is supported on Apple iPhone and iPad (running iOS 9 or newer), Android phones and tablets (running 5.0 or newer), Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. You can also watch in your Chrome or Firefox web browser.

You can use your Philo credentials to sign on to the MTV app and watch there. Philo comes with other features as well, so check out our review of Philo for more details.

Stream the VMA on FuboTV

FuboTV also carries MTV live so you can watch the VMAs. Over 90 channels are in the basic package for $54.99/month (after 7-day free trial). The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including AppleTV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. You can sign up for a 1-week free trial or check out our review of FuboTV for more details.

Stream the VMAs on AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now is one way you can watch the VMAs. MTV is offered as part of their “Plus” package. You can stream the VMAs live through their 1-week free trial. You can watch on the web on through any of the following devices

If you decide to keep the service, this Plus package costs $50 per month for more than 40 channels including HBO. You can check out everything this service offers by reading our AT&T TV Now review.

AT&T TV NOW comes with a cloud DVR so you can record the show while you watch. AT&T offers another slimmed-down streaming service called AT&T Watch TV. However, there is no DVR function.

VMAs on Sling

Sling TV also carries MTV so you can watch the VMAs. However, it’s not in either of their $25 per month base packages. To watch MTV, you need to pick up the Comedy Add-on package at $5 per month. However, these options are available in the 1-week free trial. See our review of Sling for more information on programming they carry.

MTV VMA Nominations for 2019

Check out all the award categories and nominees for this years VMAs below!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • 21 Savage ft. J. Cole –  “a lot”
  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
  • Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Cardi B
  • Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande
  • Halsey
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Shawn Mendes

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Drake – “In My Feelings”
  • Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Ava Max
  • Billie Eilish
  • H.E.R.
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • ROSALÍA

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!”
  • Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bazzi
  • CNCO
  • Billie Eilish
  • H.E.R.
  • Lauv
  • Lizzo

BEST POP

  • 5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier”
  • Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
  • Khalid – “Talk”
  • Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST HIP HOP

  • 2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World”
  • 21 Savage ft. J. Cole –  “a lot”
  • Cardi B – “Money”
  • DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
  • Travis Scott ft. Drake – “SICKO MODE”

BEST R&B

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson – “Make It Better”
  • Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer”
  • H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been”
  • Alicia Keys – “Raise A Man”
  • Ella Mai – “Trip”
  • Normani ft. 6lack – “Waves”

BEST K-POP

  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”
  • BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love”
  • Monsta X ft. French Montana – “Who Do You Love”
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Cat & Dog”
  • NCT 127 – “Regular”
  • EXO – “Tempo”

BEST LATIN

  • Anuel AA, Karol G – “Secreto”
  • Bad Bunny ft. Drake – “MIA”
  • benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin – “I Can’t Get Enough”
  • Daddy Yankee ft. Snow – “Con Calma”
  • Maluma – “Mala Mía”
  • ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”

BEST DANCE

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”
  • Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato – “Solo”
  • DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
  • David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – “Say My Name”
  • Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
  • Silk City & Dua Lipa – “Electricity”

BEST ROCK

  • The 1975 – “Love It If We Made It”
  • Fall Out Boy – “Bishops Knife Trick”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
  • Lenny Kravitz – “Low”
  • Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes”
  • twenty one pilots – “My Blood”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

  • Halsey – “Nightmare”
  • The Killers – “Land of the Free”
  • Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant – “Runaway Train”
  • John Legend – “Preach”
  • Lil Dicky – “Earth”
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST DIRECTION

  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Directed by Dave Meyers
  • FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
  • Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Directed by Calmatic​
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Directed by Dano Cerny​
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Billie Eilish – “when the party’s over” – Visual Effects by Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo
  • FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog
  • Ariana Grande – “God is a Woman” – Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic
  • DJ Khaled ft. SZA – “Just Us” – Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi​
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer​
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX​

BEST EDITING

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” – Editing by Elias Talbot
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Editing by Calmatic​
  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Editing by Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh
  • Solange – “Almeda” – Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Editing by Jarrett Fijal​

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)
  • Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Art Direction by John Richoux​
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Art Direction by Itaru Dela Vegas
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter​
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Art Direction by Brittany Porter
  • Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – “I Love It” – Art Direction by Tino Schaedler​

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Choreography by Kelly Yvonne
  • ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura” – Choreography by Charm La’Donna​
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Choreography by Ryan Heffington​
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv
  • Solange – “Almeda” – Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles
  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Choreography by Rie Hata​

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” – Cinematography by Elias Talbot
  • Billie Eilish – “hostage” – Cinematography by Pau Castejon
  • Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” – Cinematography by Christopher Probst​
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
  • Solange – “Almeda” – Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Cinematography by Starr Whitesides

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Dennis Restauro: @GroundedReason Dennis is the editor in chief at Grounded Reason. Before writing about using technology to save you money he spent 20 years working in the tech sector as a sysadmin, an analyst, and an enterprise architect.