How to Watch the 2013 VMAs Online

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Justin Timberlake will perform tonight at the VMAs. Photo courtesy of Associated Press. 

Hayley Fick

As a college student on a budget, it's no surprise if you prefer online streaming options to cable TV. Forgoing the monthly cable bill doesn't necessarily mean that you have to miss out on the biggest shows of the year. 

Tonight's MTV Video Music Awards features performances by Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, *N SYNC and others. You can watch the entire awards show and pre-show activities from multiple camera angles along with social media updates, behind the scenes footage, and a map of the venue here: 

MTV VMAs 2013 Live Stream

Catch all of the pre-show action and red carpet arrivals now:

In case you have the luxury of cable TV access you can watch the awards show beginning at 8:00 p.m. CT on MTV. For those of you new to campus, MTV is channel 74 in the on-campus dorms.