State of the Union 2023: where to watch it tonight

The US Congress is gearing up for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address tonight. Biden will deliver his speech at a joint session of Congress where he is expected to discuss the country’s economy, policy plans, his administration’s achievements and possibly his intentions for a 2024 presidential election.

Several media outlets and cable networks broadcast the event, but you don’t need a TV package to watch it.

Biden to deliver State of the Union address Tuesday night

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How to watch the State of the Union

Biden’s State of the Union airs today at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT). Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders will provide the Republican rebuttal after the president’s speech. The GOP response in Spanish will come from Rep. Juan Ciscomani of Arizona.

Viewers can listen to the speech for free directly via a YouTube live stream available on the White House website, or stream the coverage on YouTube channels from major news outlets such as CBS, ABC, NBC, C-SPAN and Fox. News. While the White House Channel will only air the speech, newscasters will provide commentary before and after the speech.

In addition to YouTube, you can also access the following news channels for streaming:

  • CBS coverage is available on Paramount Plus,, the CBS News app and on CBS social media.
  • NBC offers free access to its website and NBC News Now for live coverage. Peacock will begin airing MSNBC coverage at 8 p.m. ET.
  • ABC viewers can watch on or Hulu.

Cord cutters can also watch the event on a live TV streaming platform. Not all services offer every network, so check with your provider to check their channel list.

Philo is the cheapest of the live TV streaming options. The only channel it airs with State of the Union coverage is Bloomberg. The platform costs $25 per month, but you can try Philo for free for seven days.

Sling TV’s Blue subscription provides access to Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and ABC News, although Fox and NBC are only available in certain regions. The plan costs $40 per month, although new subscribers can sign up and get their first month for $20.

YouTube TV broadcasts ABC, CBS, PBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and CNBC. Enter your postal code to see which networks are available in your area. The service costs $65 per month, but includes a two-week free trial for new users.

The service costs $70 per month for its ad-supported plan and offers most major news networks, including ABC, Fox, NBC, Fox News, Bloomberg News, MSNBC, CNN and CBS. Hulu with Live TV does not offer a free trial.


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