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How to watch the State of the Union address online

How to watch the State of the Union address online


You’ll have several options to catch Trump’s speech

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Just after a record-breaking government shutdown, President Trump is set to address the nation tonight in the annual State of the Union speech. The speech will be in front of a joint session of Congress, and starts at 9PM ET / 6PM PT. Expect some talk on the border wall funding dispute, and likely some discussion of trade policy.

If you’re planning on tuning in, you won’t be short of options. Here are the easiest ways to watch.


The White House will be hosting its own live feed of the speech, and it will be available to stream on YouTube, or in the embed on this page. If you’d prefer to go through TV networks, you’ll have several options on YouTube as well. PBS, CBS, and NBC will all be hosting the address on the service. It’ll also be easy to find the speech on Facebook and Twitter. Major broadcasting networks, including NBC News, will be hosting streams of the speech on their pages.


A number of apps are also making the speech available to stream. If you have a Roku, the Roku Channel will have the speech freely available, and you can also tune in to the CNNgo and CBS News apps there. If you go the CNN route, you’ll have options on a device of your choosing: the network is dropping its cable log-in requirement across its apps for the State of the Union and Democratic response. If you use a device like a Fire TV, you can open the app there as well.

Other options

Of course, if you pay for a streaming TV service, like Hulu with Live TV or Sling TV, you also won’t miss it. Navigate over to essentially any news network, and you’ll be able to catch the address.