How to Stream the Next Republican Presidential Debate Online

Another GOP debate kicks off on Wednesday from the University of Alabama. Here’s how to watch the fourth Republican debate, featuring former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

What Time Is the Republican Debate?
The debate begins at 8 pm ET on Wednesday, Dec. 6. It’s being broadcast on NewsNation and simulcast on The CW. Depending on your cable provider, you may be able to access NewsNation on your TV, or online by going to the NewsNation website and entering your cable information. For those who don’t have cable, we’re outlining all the ways to watch the Republican debate online.

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How to Watch the Republican Debate Online
If you’re a cord-cutter who wants to have a virtual seat at the fourth Republican presidential debate, you’ll need to subscribe to a live TV streaming service that offers NewsNation or The CW. Some live TV streaming services offer free trials, so you can even watch the Republican debate for free. Below we’re outlining all the best services for watching the event — both with and without free trials.

How to Watch the Republican Debate Online Without Cable: Sling
If you are committed to watching the debate, you should check out a Sling subscription with the News Extra add-on, which includes NewsNation. Sling Blue usually costs $45/month, but right now Sling is offering new subscribers half-off their first month! Once you select your subscription, add the News Extra for $6/month, bringing your total cost to $28.50/month. And, you can cancel your subscription anytime!

Sling TV
Sling TV

Sling Blue

$22.50/month $45/month


How to Watch the Republican Debate Online Free: DirecTV Stream
DirecTV Stream offers a five-day free trial so you can watch the Republican debate live for free! We recommend signing up for the Choice package, which includes NewsNation. DirecTV is offering this plan with the Sports Pack add-on for just $83.99/month for your first month. The plan will automatically renew at its regular price of $123.99/month. But remember, you can watch the Republican debate for free with this plan if you cancel the subscription before the five-day trial ends.

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DirecTV Stream Logo

DirecTV Stream Choice Package + Sports Pack

$123.99/month $83.99/month

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How to Watch the Republican Debate Online Free: Fubo TV
If you want to watch the latest GOP debate, consider Fubo. The live TV streaming service offers new users a seven-day free trial and its Pro plan grants subscribers access to NewsNation. Plus, you get access to over 175 other channels and the plan costs $74.99/month. You can cancel and change your subscription at any time, making Fubo an easy and low-commitment way for watching the Republican debate.

How to Watch Fourth Republican Presidential Debate Online
How to Watch Fourth Republican Presidential Debate Online

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How to Watch the Republican Debate Online: Hulu + Live TV
The Hulu + Live TV subscription is the most expensive option for watching the debate without cable, ringing in at $76.99/month. With this bundle option, you gain access to ABC and the entire streaming libraries from Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+. If you’re looking for a near-total replacement for cable — not just debate coverage — this may be the best option for you.


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