Tonight, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union speech to the American people at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific, 5am Moscow time). And if you don’t have TV, there are plenty of ways to watch on platforms like YouTube and Facebook. You can even watch in VR.
It should be interesting, to say the least.
All of the major broadcast networks and C-SPAN will be streaming President Trump’s State of the Union for free on YouTube:
- C-SPAN has a livestream on YouTube.
- NBC News has a livestream on YouTube.
- ABC News has a livestream on YouTube.
- And CBS News has a livestream on YouTube.
- Gizmodo’s parent company Univision also has a livestream on YouTube.
There are a number of different ways to stream the State of the Union speech on Facebook, from the White House’s own page to the Washington Post’s video feed.
- The White House has a livestream on Facebook.
- PBS Newshour has a livestream on Facebook.
- And the Washington Post has a livestream on Facebook.
And who knows, President Trump’s donors may even pop up on the screen if you’re watching the official White House feed. At least that was the promise of a fundraising email that was sent out last night.
CNN has different options for watching the speech on various devices using its CNN Go service, but you’ll need to have a cable subscription to access them.
- You can watch CNN Go on your iPhone or iPad, and Android.
- You can fire up the CNN mobile apps for Kindle Fire.
- Or you can watch using the CNN app for Apple TV and Roku.
Reuters has a number of options for watching the State of the Union on things like Apple TV, but unlike CNN, you don’t need to have a subscription to view it.
- You can watch Reuters TV on iOS and Android apps.
- And you can also watch Reuters TV on Roku and Fire TV.
Do you want to watch President Trump’s State of the Union speech with your closest friends who may or may not be halfway around the world? Then virtual reality might be for you.
AltspaceVR has a virtual meet up that starts one hour before the speech begins. If you own a Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, or Oculus Rift, you can head on over there to watch Trump’s State of the Union, if that’s your jam.