Here Are All the Ways You Can Watch MTV’s 2016 Video Music Awards
From Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech to a twerking Miley Cyrus inadvertently starting a conversation about cultural appropriation, MTV’s Video Music Awards have always been a source for historic moments in pop culture.
MTV is making sure that everyone, whether you’re cable-loyal or a cord cutter, gets to watch this year’s event. The awards are taking place in New York City at Madison Square Garden. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:15 p.m. EST, the pre-show is set to start at 8:00 p.m., and the actual show will begin at 9:00 p.m.
Of course, as always, all of that will be broadcast on MTV. For anyone without cable, it can be live streamed on the network’s website starting at 7:00 p.m. You can also live stream the show as well as behind-the-scenes footage using MTV’s app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox. If you haven’t had enough after all that, MTV will also be broadcasting a live post-show on its Facebook page.
There’s plenty to look forward to at the 2016 VMAs. After releasing her new album Glory, Britney Spears will be performing at the event for the first time in nearly 10 years, and Rihanna will be accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award before she performs a compilation of her hits. You should also expect to see a handful of Olympic champions as Michael Phelps and the “Final Five” will be presenting awards.
DJ Khaled will be hosting the pre-show. Instead of a traditional host for the main event, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will break out alter-egos the Shamester and Lizard Sheeple for play-by-play commentary.