All eyes will be on the inauguration today, as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. There are a handful of ways to watch the inauguration live online for free, including several YouTube options embedded here. These videos will cover the inauguration ceremony, including Trump’s swearing-in and opening remarks. Many of them will also cover the inauguration parade and even the inaugural balls. You can watch the broadcast of the inauguration ball at the top of this post.
What follows is a full roundup of other options, including live streaming on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Roku, virtual reality, and more. We will add more streams as they become available throughout the day and evening.
Official White House Live Streams
Want to watch the live streams without news commentary? The White House is offering special livestreams on YouTube right here. First, watch President Obama welcome the Trumps to the White House at 9:40 a.m. Eastern:
Next, watch the inauguration as Trump and Pence are sworn in below, starting at 11:05 a.m. Eastern:
Major Cable Networks’ Live Streams of the Inauguration
The inauguration will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, CNBC, Fox, Fox News, MSNBC, and PBS NewsHour and Univision. You can watch NBC’s YouTube live stream below, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern.
And you can also watch the CBS livestream below:
Many of the other major news stations will live stream the inauguration online and through their mobile apps. You can watch on CNN via CNNGo online. You can also watch through CBS’ All Access channel. You can get a one-week trial by going to their All Access Website here and clicking on “Try 1 Week Free.” You’ll have to create an account and you won’t be charged unless you forget to cancel your account before a week is up. The CBS All Access channel can be watched on Android, Chromecast. FireTV, iPad, Apple TV, iPhone, Windows 10, Roku, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
Telemundo is also offering livestreaming here.
Additional YouTube Live Streams for the Inauguration
The Young Turks will likely also be offering live inauguration day coverage. Look for live videos to be posted here.
Bloomberg is offering its own inauguration coverage. You can watch it below:
Experience the Inauguration in Virtual Reality
ABC is offering a 360-degree virtual reality inauguration experience, which you can watch below:
USA Today is also offering a 360-degree VR experience via livestream:
Twitter Inauguration Live Stream
Not to be left out, Twitter is partnering with PBS News Hour to livestream the inauguration here. You’ll be able to watch the stream, along with livestream comments using the hashtag #DayOne next to the stream.
How to Livestream the Inauguration on Your TV
You have multiple options if you want to stream the inauguration on your TV with a cable or satellite subscription.
Stream the Inauguration on Roku
You can stream the inauguration on Roku, if that’s your preference. Here are the links for Roku streaming. Every major network will be broadcasting the inauguration.
- ABC News (free)
- Bloomberg TV (free)
- CBS News (free)
- CNNgo (requires a TV subscription, according to Roku)
- NewsON (free)
Stream the Inauguration with Sling TV
Sling TV users can stream the inauguration for free. You’ll just need to sign up for a free trial here. You’ll need to enter your credit card information and then cancel the free trial before your seven days are up, or you’ll be charged.
Stream with Fire TV
If Amazon’s Fire TV is your preference, you can stream in several ways:
Fox News, YouTube, and CNNgo will also have Fire TV options.
Stream with Apple TV
You can stream on Apple TV using the Twitter livestream here. ABC News, CBS News, CNBC, CNNgo, and PBS will also have Apple TV streaming options.
Stream with Android TV
Stream CBS News on your Android TV using this link.
Learn more about the inauguration below:
Read more about the Trump inauguration in Spanish at AhoraMismo.com: