How to Watch MTV VMAs 2022: Time, Channel, Performers, Services

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  • The 38th annual MTV Video Music Awards will celebrate the top music 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 honor the best music videos 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 edition of the awards ceremony features tributes, live performances and, as always, unforgettable moments in front of the camera from many celebrities. Top 2022 VMA nominees 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 presenters. 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 are honored as Global Icons of 2022.

Here’s how to watch the 2022 MTV VMAs

You can catch the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards live on August 28 at 8pm ET on MTV, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, CW, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1.

Prior to the ceremony, pre-show coverage featuring performances, interviews and red carpet footage will be broadcast live on MTV starting 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 MTV app.

If you don’t have cable, you can watch the MTV VMAs 2022 on a live TV streaming service with access to all the channels that will be broadcasting the show. Sling TV is the cheapest of the bunch, with plans starting at $35 per month. Though Sling isn’t adding MTV to its baseline plan, it will stream the VMAs through BET and Comedy Central. New members even get a 50% discount in the first month.

MTV and its associated channels are also available on FuboTV, Youtube TV and Hulu + Live TV. Full channel lineup varies, and starting prices range from $65 to $70 per month. Although more expensive, each of these services offers a wider range of channels than Sling.

Can I watch the 2022 MTV VMAs for free?

You can watch MTV Video Music Awards 2022 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 be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Who’s Performing at the 2022 MTV VMAs?

Lizzo smiles and holds up her arms in a metallic blue jumpsuit

Lizzo appears on the show Today on July 15, 2022 in New York City.

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The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will feature performances from several popular artists including:

  • bad bunny
  • anita
  • Eminem and Snoop Dogg
  • Lizzo
  • j Balvin
  • Kane Brown
  • Jack Harlow
  • maneskin
  • Marshmello and Khalid
  • Nicky Minaj
  • Panic! at the disco
  • red hot chili peppers

Who’s Nominated for Video of the Year at the 2022 VMAs?

Olivia in a purple strapless mini dress and Baby Plue with a tiered skirt.  She's wearing purple gloves, flowers in her hair, sheer black tights and chunky black boots.

Olivia Rodrigo accepts a Moonman Award after performing “good 4 u” at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2021.

Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images

Seven videos are up for grabs for the show’s grand prize this year, including:

  • Doja Cat – “Woman”
  • Drake ft. Future and Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
  • Harry Styles – “The Way It Was”
  • Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal”
  • Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

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