How to Watch the 2023 MTV VMAs Online: Time, Channel, Live Stream and More

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The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards take place tonight. Here's how to stream the awards show live.

Honoring the best music videos of the year, the MTV Video Music Awards is shaping up to be one of the most exciting nights in television this fall.

Taylor Swift leads the nominations this year, with noms in eight different categories. SZA, Sam Smith, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo and Nicki Minaj all received multiple MTV VMA nominations. While many awards shows recruit critics to determine winners, MTV puts the power in the public's hands to decide who is the best of the best for the year. Be sure to go vote for your favorite artist to get in on the action.

Find out who reigns supreme when the VMAs air on MTV on Tuesday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET. You can watch the highly anticipated music awards show on MTV, VH1, MTV2, Comedy Central, CMT, BET, BET Her, Paramount Network and Nickelodeon. Cable-cutters can tune in via a live TV streaming service like Sling TV and Hulu + Live TV — both of which are offering deals to help you save.

How to live stream the 2023 MTV VMAs

Right now, new and eligible returning subscribers can get three months of Hulu + Live TV for $50 per month, which is $20 down from the standard monthly subscription price of $70 per month. That's 29% off the usual price and you'll also get Disney+ and ESPN+ included for even more streaming options.

With the Hulu + Live TV streaming deal, you'll get access to more than 90 live TV channels — including MTV, VH1 and BET to watch the 2023 VMAs — plus Hulu’s entire library of on-demand television shows, movies and Hulu Originals.

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Hulu + Live TV plans start at $76.99 per month and include ESPN+ and Disney+ for no extra charge.


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The most affordable option for watching the MTV VMAs tonight is Sling TV. There is currently a Sling TV deal offering new subscribers 50% off their first month of any tier of the streaming service. Because BET is included in the Sling Orange package, you'll be able to sign up for just $20 to watch the VMAs along with more than 30 other TV channels.

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Right now, Sling TV is offering new subscribers 50% off their first month of any Sling tier.

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When are the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards?

The MTV Video Music Awards are happening on Tuesday, September 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET in New Jersey's Prudential Center. 

Who is hosting the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards?

Last year, Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow and LL Cool J emceed the VMAs and Nicki Minaj will be hosting this year.

Who is performing at the 2023 MTV VMAs?

MTV announced Demi Lovato, Olivia Rodrigo, Sabrina Carpenter, Diddy, Doja Cat, Fall Out Boy, Cardi B with Megan Thee Stallion, and More.

2023 MTV Video Music Awards Nomination List: 

Here are the nominations for the top categories of MTV's Video Music Awards... 

Doja Cat – "Attention" – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
Miley Cyrus – "Flowers" – Columbia Records
Nicki Minaj – "Super Freaky Girl" – Republic Records 
Olivia Rodrigo – "vampire" – Geffen Records
Sam Smith, Kim Petras – "Unholy" – Capitol Records
SZA – "Kill Bill" – Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records 
Taylor Swift – "Anti-Hero" – Republic Records

Beyoncé – Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records 
Doja Cat – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
KAROL G – Interscope Records
Nicki Minaj – Republic Records
Shakira – Sony Music US Latin
Taylor Swift – Republic Records

Miley Cyrus – "Flowers" – Columbia Records
Olivia Rodrigo – "vampire" – Geffen Records
Rema & Selena Gomez – "Calm Down" – Mavin Global Holdings Ltd / Jonzing World Entertainment / SMG Music / Interscope Records
Sam Smith, Kim Petras – "Unholy" – Capitol Records
Steve Lacy – "Bad Habit" – L-M Records / RCA Records
SZA – "Kill Bill" – Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records Records
Taylor Swift – "Anti-Hero" – Republic Records

GloRilla - CMG / Interscope Records
Ice Spice - 10K Projects / Capitol Records 
Kaliii - Atlantic Records
Peso Pluma - Double P Records
PinkPantheress - 300 Entertainment
Reneé Rapp - Interscope Records

See the full list of MTV's Video Music Awards nominations here.