How to Watch the First Presidential Debate Online

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Tuning into Monday’s showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be a cinch, thanks to the variety of streaming options available online.

Among the channels broadcasting the first presidential debate between the two candidates on TV will be ABC, CBS, NBC, Telemundo and Fox along with the cable channels CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN and FOX Business.

Those without a cable subscription or antenna can still watch live streams online and those are available on social media networks, YouTube channels and directly from many broadcast news networks.

The first debate will air from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Eastern from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Lester Holt, anchor of NBC’s Nightly News, is set to moderate.

Below are the ways you can tune into the debate online.

Online Streaming will be livestreaming the debate here. Several of the channels offering television broadcasts are also providing online streams, including CNN, Fox News, Hulu, Telemundo, Yahoo, Univision and many others.

YouTube will live stream the debate, as well as feature YouTube live coverage from Complex News and The Young Turks from on-the ground.

Social Media

Bloomberg Television will stream its live broadcast of the debate on Twitter, sandwiched between Bloomberg Politics programming before and after the webcast.

Facebook and ABC News will provide a second-screen experience on the platform on debate day with coverage on Facebook Live, including anchored coverage and live video from watch parties around the country.

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