Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz will take part in a debate on President Donald Trump’s tax plan on CNN tonight, Wednesday night October 18 at 9 p.m. Eastern. If you would like to watch the debate but are not near a television tonight, CNN will make it available to stream for those with a cable and satellite log-in and for those without.
You can watch the live stream below, but we’re also providing details on how to access better versions below. If for any reason the stream below doesn’t work, have one of the other methods ready as a backup:
Cruz and Sanders last faced off in February, when the debated Obamcare on CNN. Tonight’s debate will be moderated by CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash at The George Washington University. Cruz and Sanders will also take questions from voters across the country during the town hall event. The debate is scheduled to last 90 minutes.
Here’s what you need to know to access live streams of the event between the two ideologically-opposed senators.
If You’re in the United States & Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In
Users can watch CNN’s coverage live via Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:
1) Click here to go to the Sling website.
2) Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free.”
3) Create an account.
4) Select the channel package or packages you want. Make sure to include Sling Orange, which includes CNN.
5) Enter your payment information. Sling Orange costs $20 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged.
6) Download the app for your computer to start watching
Tablet or Other Streaming Devices
If you have a Sling TV subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch CNN’s coverage on tablets and other compatible devices via the Sling TV app.
CNNGo is available for Apple TV and Roku steaming devices. However, you need a cable or satellite account to access it.
If You Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In
You can access CNN’s free live stream of the debate at this link. The live stream will start automatically. CNN did not say in its press release if you will need a cable connection to access the live stream or not, but it has offered previous debates via its live stream for free, for people with or without cable.
You can also access the debate via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.
If you miss the live viewing you can still catch the debate later. The Town Hall Debate will be available on October 19 through on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.