How to watch the 2022 MTV VMAs: time, channel, performers, services
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- The 38th Annual MTV Video Music Awards will celebrate the top musical artists of the year.
- The 2022 ceremony will air August 28 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV and other Paramount networks.
- You can stream the show live through services like Sling TV or YouTube TV.
The MTV Video Music Awards reward the best clips and artists of the year. The 2022 ceremony will air August 28 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV and several other Paramount networks.
The 38th annual awards show will feature tributes, live performances and, as always, unforgettable on-camera moments from many celebrities. Top nominees at the 2022 VMAs include artists like Lil Nas X, Harry Styles, Jack Harlow, Foo Fighters, Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny, Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish.
For the first time since 1987, the VMAs will have more than two emcees. Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J and Jack Harlow will all share hosting duties. Minaj is also this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be honored as Global Icons of 2022.
How to watch the 2022 MTV VMAs
You can watch the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards live August 28 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, CW, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, and VH1.
Ahead of the ceremony, pre-show coverage with performances, interviews and red carpet footage will air live on MTV beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.
If you already have a cable or satellite pay-TV provider with MTV, you can stream the Video Music Awards using your account information through the MTV website and the MTV app.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch the 2022 MTV VMAs through a live TV streaming service with access to one of the channels that airs the show. Sling TV is the cheapest of the bunch, with plans starting at $35 per month. Although Sling does not include MTV in its basic plan, it will broadcast the VMAs via BET and Comedy Central. New members can even get their first month 50% off.
MTV and its associated channels are also available on FuboTV, Youtube TV and Hulu + Live TV. Full channel lineups vary, and starting prices range between $65 and $70 per month. Although more expensive, each of these services offers a greater selection of channels than Sling.
Can I watch the 2022 MTV VMAs for free?
You can watch the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards for free if you sign up for a trial on FuboTV or Youtube TV. Both services offer one-week free trials for new members.
Where are the 2022 MTV VMAs?
The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Who is performing at the 2022 MTV VMAs?
The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will feature performances from several popular artists, including:
- bad bunny
- Eminem and Snoop Dogg
- J Balvin
- Kane Brown
- Jack Harlow
- Marshmello and Khalid
- Nicki Minaj
- Panic! At the disco
- Hot red peppers
Who is nominated for Video of the Year at the 2022 VMAs?
Seven videos are in the running for the show’s top prize this year, including:
- Doja Cat – “Woman”
- Drake ft. Future and Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
- Ed Sheeran – “Chills”
- Harry Styles – “As It Was”
- Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
- Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal”
- Taylor Swift – “Too Good” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor Version)