Whether it’s on YouTube, Twitter, virtual reality, or just an old fashioned browser, you can pick your poison below.


The number of livestreams to choose from is an embarrassment of riches, which is quite a transformation from the days when cordcutters couldn’t even watch a presidential debate live. Like those strange and backward days of August of 2015. Remember that era? Look at that stage! It was so big! We were such dorks back then.


There are plenty of options for watching the debate on YouTube:


Twitter is livestreaming Bloomberg TV’s coverage of the second debate at debates.twitter.com.


AltspaceVR - Virtual Reality

Much like the first two debates, AltspaceVR has partnered with NBC News for a virtual reality presentation of the debate. If you own a Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, or Oculus Rift, you can go to AltspaceVR to watch the debate “with people from around the world” if that’s your kind of thing.



Most of the major news outlets will also have livestreams on their homepages. There’s Reuters, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS News, ABC News, NBC News, C-SPAN, and plenty of others.


If you have a cable subscription, but prefer to watch on devices like your tablet or phone, you also have that option. We at Gizmodo call these the “half-cord” options. All of these methods require a cable subscription to login to the major cable networks.

CNN Half-Cord

Fox News Half-Cord

Again, we fully expect there to be plenty of fireworks, since this election season has been nothing but fireworks.


Seriously, can you even remember the scandals of last month? Last week? Yesterday? Probably not. Because when every single moment of your life is filled with fireworks you stop ooh’ing and ahh’ing at the colors and light. At some point those explosions just become the incessant background noise of a pageant that you’d like to stop.

Here’s to you and yours, and don’t forget to turn off your devices now and then for a mental health break. We still have three more weeks of political explosions. And we all have to try our best to get through it with our minds intact.