How to Watch the Oshi no Ko Simulcast on HIDIVE

I guess there's no hiding my overflowing star aura!

by J.R. Waugh
Oshi no Ko Simulcast HIDIVE
Image: Doga Kobo

Oshi no Ko has finally gotten its anime, and it’s a surprisingly satirical look at fandom culture and the darker elements of the entertainment industry. Ai Hoshino, a Japanese pop idol, winds up becoming the mother of two, each child being the reincarnation of a deceased fan of hers. The series is captivating and juxtaposes darkness with charm and humor. But if you’re looking to get into the Oshi no Ko anime on HIDIVE, and having trouble pulling up the simulcast episodes, we’ve got the fix for you.

How Do You Watch the Oshi no Ko Simulcast on HIDIVE When It Airs?

Oshi no Ko airs weekly via simulcast on HIDIVE and can be viewed through the Simulcast feature at 8am PST / 11:00am EST on Wednesdays. The show debuted with a 90-minute premiere on April 12, 2023, first broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX.

Related: Oshi no Ko Episode 1: Release Date and Where to Watch

You can use the following methods to open the Simulcast of the episodes, depending on whether you’re using HIDIVE via a web browser, or on the app:

HIDIVE Browser

  • Log into your HIDIVE account at
  • At the top, click ‘Simulcasts’
  • Scroll until you see the Oshi no Ko thumbnail, it’ll have an orange banner, signifying it’s the simulcast
    • Be sure to add to your queue and/or favorites


  • Click ‘Series’
  • Scroll through the alphabetical listings to O, or hit the drop-down menu to the right to sort from Newest to Oldest, and Oshi no Ko will appear near the top
  • Select ‘Episode List’
  • Play the episode you wish to watch


  • Log into your HIDIVE account
  • From the Home menu, select ‘Simulcasts’ at the top banner under the HIDIVE logo
  • Select ‘Oshi no Ko’ on the days that it airs (Wednesdays, 8am PST / 11am EST)
    • Be sure to add to your queue and/or favorites


  • Hit the ‘Search’ icon
  • Type Oshi no Ko, then select the series

Always check in with these options when you’re wanting to catch the episode as it airs and discuss it amongst your friends. Be sure to keep an eye out for the correct release times, and check the Simulcast section of the site instead of mashing the Refresh button on the Series page if you’re not finding results. We understand where you’re coming from, and we’re right there with you, eagerly anticipating the next episode of Oshi no Ko.

- This article was updated on May 4th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.