With close polling margins for both the Democrats and Republicans, each Iowa voter is crucial to his or her candidate’s campaign. While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have polling leads as late as the day before the caucuses, it’s not too late to see a major surprise: In 2012, eventual winner Rick Santorum was polling in third place according to polling history from RealClearPolitics. With that in mind, it’s important to keep running tabs on polls closing and precincts reporting in, and several news networks are offering wall-to-wall coverage of the Iowa caucuses.
There are a couple of options for viewers looking to watch the caucus coverage online. Here’s a rundown:
If You’re in the United States & Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In
On the Web:
If you’re in the United States and don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the event through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. The service’s Best of Live TV package, which includes CNN, costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch the town hall for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial. . Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.
With an App:
If you sign up for the free Sling trial, you can watch the event on the Sling app, which you can download for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices. The service’s Best of Live TV package costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.
If You Have a Cable or Satellite Log-in for a Subscription That Includes CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC
On the Web:
With an App:
If you you have log-in info for a cable or satellite subscription that includes CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC, you can use that to watch the event for free on a phone, tablet or connected TV via several apps available for free on multiple platforms. The breakdown is as follows:
MSNBC: App Store