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The 2020 election pits Republican candidate Donald Trump against Democratic candidate Joe Biden, but those two aren’t the only ones on their respective tickets. America will also be choosing its next vice president: Republican Mike Pence or Democrat Kamala Harris. If you’re a cord cutter, you’ll want to know how to watch the vice presidential debate online or over the air — and that’s what we’re here to talk about today.

When Is the Vice Presidential Debate? What Channel Is the Vice Presidential Debate On?

There are three presidential debates this year (and you can watch the presidential debates without cable), but there’s only one vice-presidential debate:

The Vice Presidential Debate

Date: Wednesday, October 7
Start time: 9 P.M. Eastern
Moderator: Susan Page of USA Today

You can watch the vice presidential debate on a bunch of different channels, because it’s airing simultaneously on many networks. You’ll find it on all the major networks, including ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. You’ll also see it on the big cable news networks, including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. You’ll also find it on C-SPAN and on the streaming service YouTube.

How to Watch the Vice Presidential Debate Online and Over the Air Without Cable

With so many channels to choose from, we have lots of streaming options. We can find channels like CNN and Fox News in bundles from live TV streaming services like Sling TV and AT&T TV Now. Major networks are available with some streaming services, too, and we may also be able to pick them up for free with an antenna. Finally, don’t forget about YouTube! Here’s our list of the best ways to stream the vice presidential debate.

Stream The Vice Presidental Debate for Free with Hulu

Free Trial

Hulu + Live TV is the live streaming service from Hulu, which also has a very affordable on-demand subscription. Hulu’s live TV option will give you access to CNN and Fox News, among other networks. It also includes the major networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) in select markets.

Stream The Vice Presidental Debate for Free with fuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV is a good option for streaming the vice presidential debate. Though fuboTV currently lacks a CNN live stream, it will give you Fox News and (in select markets) ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC.

Stream The Vice Presidental Debate for Free with Sling TV

Free Trial

Sling TV’s highly customizable channel bundles do not include the major networks, but Sling TV does give us some of the biggest cable news networks out there, including Fox News and CNN. Sling TV is a great option for watching the vice presidential debate online.

AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now has a comprehensive selection of major networks and live news channels. It’s a great way to stream ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC (in select markets) as well as CNN and Fox News. That means it’s also a great way to stream the vice presidential debate online.

YouTube TV

Not to be confused with regular old YouTube, YouTube TV is Google’s “skinny bundle” live TV streaming service. It offers live streams of popular network TV channels, including the major networks, CNN, and Fox News. YouTube TV is a strong option for streaming the vice presidential debate.

Free Over-the-Air TV

Free over-the-air TV is one of our favorite cord cutting tricks. Just grab an antenna and scan for channels to see what’s available in your area. If you’re lucky, you’ll get crisp and reliable reception and will be able to watch networks like ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC over the air for free. If you can pick up any of those networks, you’ll be able to watch the vice presidential debate free.

YouTube

You’ve probably heard of YouTube, which is famous for its huge video library and user-generated content. YouTube hosts live streams of some events, and it will have at least one live stream of the vice presidential debate. YouTube is a free option for streaming the vice presidential debate live online.

Can I Watch the Vice Presidential Debate on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

Most of the options we listed above for watching the vice presidential debate will work great on your favorite streaming device, including Roku devices, Fire TV devices, and more. Just download the app that goes with the service you choose.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web browser
Hulu + Live TV x x x x x x x x
fuboTV x x x x x x x x
Sling TV x x x x x x x x
AT&T TV Now x x x x x x x
YouTube TV x x x x x x x x

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