President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office today, followed by a long day of socially distanced activities that culminate in an evening special called ‘Celebrate America’ hosted by Tom Hanks. Here are all the details you need on how to watch the events online.
You Can Watch Biden’s Inauguration Online Right Here
The video below will be showing Biden’s inauguration, including his swearing-in, live as it happens. This is the 59th Presidential Inauguration and the video below is the official broadcast from the Biden Inaugural YouTube channel, going live at 10 a.m. Eastern, but the Inauguration Program itself is beginning around 10:30 a.m. Eastern, according to KIRO7 and the official schedule.
The video below is going live early on Wednesday morning around 7 a.m. Eastern.
The NBC video above is providing all-day coverage of everything happening during the inauguration.
ABC News is also providing inauguration coverage that you can watch in the video below.
If you prefer to watch something with less commentary- you can watch C-SPAN’s coverage of Biden’s inauguration ceremony below. This may not include other events happening later in the day. This video below is going live later than the ones above, at 12 p.m. Eastern.
PBS News Hour is also offering live coverage. Below, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern, is a live stream of Biden’s and Harris’s inauguration.
Fox News is offering inauguration coverage also starting at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.
For an ASL stream, watch below.
For a Spanish-language stream, watch below.
You can also stream directly on the Biden Inaugural Watch webpage here. You can also watch on Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNow from Fox, AT&T U-Verse Channel 212 SD/1212 HD, or AT&T DirecTV Channel 201.
Watch the Tom Hanks Special Tonight
Then later tonight, you can watch a Tom Hanks special in the video below. This event is called “Celebrating America” and the stream below begins at 8:30 p.m. Eastern/7:30 p.m. Central/5:30 p.m. Pacific. But note, if you’re watching on the West Coast on TV rather than in the YouTube stream below, it might air later at 8:30 p.m. Pacific, so you’ll need to check your local listings.
The Biden Inaugural YouTube channel notes: “Tune in for our Celebrating America Primetime Special hosted by Tom Hanks. Featuring remarks from President Biden and Vice President Harris and includes remarks and performances that represent the rich diversity and extensive talent America offers.”
About the Schedule for Today
According to the Biden Inaugural schedule from the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC), the events of the day will start out with Biden and Harris being sworn into office in front of the U.S. Capitol building. Biden will then deliver his inaugural address.
From 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern, a curated live stream for young Americans will air, hosted by Keke Palmer and with a special message from Dr. Jill Biden. It will include a segment on Presidential pets.
After the inauguration swearing-in ceremony, there will be a Pass in Review on the East front. Then there will be a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, a Presidential Escort to the White House, and a Virtual Parade Across America.
At 8:30 p.m. Eastern, a 90-minute prime-time program will air hosted by Tom Hanks. PIC reports: “Hosted by Tom Hanks, this 90-minute prime-time program will feature remarks from President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and include remarks and performances that represent the rich diversity and extensive talent America offers. Celebrating America will feature Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Eva Longoria, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, and Kerry Washington.”