I want my MTV! While this phrase was originally uttered to help a then-fledgling MTV get picked up by cable subscribers, the station’s fans are now saying it because they want the network’s content, whenever and wherever they want it. With the MTV Movie Awards coming up on Sunday, April 10, viewers are anxious to see who brings home the Golden Popcorn — and they are anxious to see these winners across several devices. So, how can you stream the 2016 MTV Movie Awards?
While the network has evolved a lot over the decades, the tradition of the MTV Movie Awards has remained strong since 1992 with enduring categories like Best Kiss that appeal to new generations. (This year's nominees include lip locks from Fifty Shades of Grey, Pitch Perfect 2, and Trainwreck, to name a few.) However, unlike the viewers of 1992, today's audience wants to watch TV at their convenience and that extends to awards shows. No one is changing their plans to sit in front of the TV and see if The Revenant wins Best Fight (Leo vs. The Bear, duh), but they still want to be able to watch it... just maybe without the TV. Luckily, MTV knows what its audience wants, so there are a few ways to watch the 2016 MTV Movie awards.
As Generation X Intended… On TV
This year’s MTV Movie awards will first air on Sunday, April 10, at 8 p.m. ET, and then will replay immediately after, beginning at 10:10 p.m. ET. There are already several reruns scheduled for the following week, so if watching on TV is your only option, you have plenty of times to choose from. And if your DVR is already at its max on Sunday nights, you can even record a later airing.
Through MTV Online
The MTV Movie Awards website already has a livestream page setup, which will give a sneak peek at the show on Saturday night. On Sunday night, the stream will have a "co-viewing experience" with "couch commentary" from a few different people, however, it is not clear whether the full awards show will be seen on this stream. Last year's Movie Awards are also currently available on the MTV website, so it's likely that you'll be able to see the full the show there sometime after Sunday night's broadcast.
On The MTV App
That same "co-viewing" livestream will also be available on the MTV app, which works on a ton of different devices.
Via Periscope, Meerkat, & More
Last year, MTV began experimenting with showing the Movie Awards on apps like Periscope and Meerkat. While this has not been confirmed for the 2016 show, there was a live event to promote the MTV Movie Awards with hosts Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart that was streamed across Facebook Live, Periscope, Meerkat, YouTube, and YouNow. It's likely that the network will at least show a few clips on some of these platforms, so you should keep an eye on them starting Sunday night.
Between all of these options, you should have no problem finding a way to catch the 2016 MTV Movie Awards and all of the moments people are bound to be talking about.
Images: Giphy (4)