How to Watch the 2021 MTV MVAs Live in the U.S.

The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards will be held on Sunday, September 12. The show will be broadcast live from 8 p.m. ET/PT at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in New York City.

The annual awards features performances and appearances from some of the biggest names in the music industry.

Among this year's multi-award-nominated artists are Doja Cat (who is also hosting the 2021 VMAs) as well as Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo and several others.

This year's show will mark the return of the first in-person VMAs following the onset of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement in June, MTV said: "The health and safety of artists, fans, staff and partners remain the No. 1 priority, and MTV and Barclays Center are working closely with state and local officials to implement best practices in order to safely bring together music fans from around the globe," Us Weekly reported on September 1.

How to Watch the 2021 MTV VMAs Live

The show will be broadcast on the MTV television channel as well as other networks owned by ViacomCBS, including CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, the Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1 and CW.

Viewers can also stream the show at the MTV website or via the MTV app, which can be downloaded for free on your Apple, Amazon, Roku or Android device.

Those who get the MTV channel through their television provider, can use the account credentials for their television provider to access all MTV programs on supported devices, according to the MTV website.

To livestream the VMAs via the app, users can look under the "See What's On Now" section and tap "Watch Live." On the website, choose "Watch Live TV" on the menu, the MTV website advises.

Users can then either choose their television provider's logo or tap "View All Providers" to search for the name of their provider and sign in at the provider's login page using their credentials.

The website explains: "The TV provider account must have the channel to unlock all content."

Users cannot sign in if they can't find their television provider in the list, do not have the channel subscription or "have an internet-only or cellular-only account."

Without signing in, users cannot watch live television but can still access the unlocked episodes and videos.

"If you have the channel but see an error message that you do not have access to it, reset the app or browser, then sign in while connected to cellular data. You may return the device to Wi-Fi once correctly signed in," the MTV website advises.

Those who subscribe to Paramount+, the new streaming service of ViacomCBS, can also watch MTV programming through the streaming service.

Those who don't have a Paramount+ subscription can try it for free. See the Paramount+ website for more information.

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
An MTV logo seen on stage at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California. This year's show will be broadcast live from New York City. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images