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2017 Trump Inauguration Live Stream Guide: Watch Online

On January 20, the world will usher in a new President. If you want to watch the ceremony there are a number of ways to watch the Inauguration live stream

On January 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the next President of the United States of America. The day will involve a swearing in ceremony, a parade, and live events by America’s Got Talent runner up, Jackie Evancho, The Rockettes, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. There will be plenty of ways to watch, so make sure that you pick your favorite channel and settle in for a spectacular event.

The Inaugural events will kick off at 9:30 a.m. ET and will be broadcast on all major news stations. If you want to watch for free you can watch the Inauguration live stream with a digital antenna. Otherwise, you can watch the Inauguration live stream online using a number of different streaming services. Keep reading and we’ll fill you in on all of the ways you can watch the Inauguration stream online!


Watch the Inauguration Live Stream on DIRECTV NOW

Best Choice
$40 - $75
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DIRECTV NOW is a great option if you’re looking for a cable replacement. If you’re looking for a way to watch the Inauguration live stream, you’ll have plenty of options here. In the $35 package, you receive over 60 channels. Of course, if you want more there are multiple packages with over 100 channels available. You’ll have access to CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, C-SPAN, and other news channels. In some markets, local channels like ABC will be available, as well. You’ll also receive channels like AMC, OWN, TBS, and TNT. DIRECTV NOW works on most major streaming services including Chromecast and Apple TV.

You don’t have to wonder if DIRECTV NOW is right for you, because they’re offering a free 7-day trial for you to find that out! You can sign up now and if you don’t like it, you can cancel and don’t have to pay a thing.

Check out our full review for more information!


Watch Trump Inauguration Online with Sling TV

$25 - $40
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Sling TV is an excellent choice if you want to watch the Inauguration live stream. For just $20 you’ll receive more than 30 channels, including CNN. Other packages are available, for $25 that include MSNBC, FOX, and NBC (in select markets) These packages offer channels like AMC, A&E, BBC America, TBS, and TNT. If you want other news channels or local channels (in select markets) you can add on channel bundles for anywhere from $5 or more per month. This will give you access to channels like CNBC and ABC.

No matter which package you choose you’ll get a free one-week trial to kick off your membership. Keep your membership and you’ll have the chance to get a free Roku or a discount on an Apple TV! Our Sling TV review has more information and whatever you do, make sure you sign up for that free trial!


Catch the Inauguration Stream on CBS All Access

Also Great
$5.99 - $9.99

You can bet that CBS is going to offer live stream Inauguration coverage, so if you want to watch online you should consider CBS All Access. CBS All Access is available for $5.99 a month with commercials or $9.99 if you want to skip the commercials. They offer a library filled with CBS shows, many with full seasons, a nice selection of older CBS shows, and they are beginning to offer original titles to CBS All Access including a new Star Trek title. If you live in one of 132 markets, which is about 80% of the country, you can watch the CBS live stream along with TV and cable viewers. Otherwise, the festivities will be added to the service within hours of the end of the event. You can watch CBS All Access on gaming consoles, computers, mobile devices, Roku, and other devices.

Signing up means you get a full week of free access! This is plenty of time to learn if CBS All Access is right for you! If not, just cancel, and you won’t be stuck paying for a membership you don’t want. Our full review has all of the information you need about CBS All Access.


Use PlayStation Vue to Watch the Inauguration Stream

Also Great
$44.99 - $79.99
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PlayStation Vue offers multiple ways to watch the Inauguration stream. You can take your pick between FOX News, CNBC, CNN, and MSNBC. Non-news channels offered include AMC, A&E, Discovery, TNT, and USA. Local channels are available in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami. Otherwise, you can view local content the day after it airs in your on-demand library. PS Vue (review) is available for $30 (and up) each month, with no contract requirements. You can watch Vue on Roku, Chromecast, iPad/iPhone, Amazon Fire TV, and other devices.

You can begin your membership with a free 7-day trial! All you need to do is sign up! Keep in mind, mobile restrictions will block you from mobile viewing outside of your home.


Watch Trump Inauguration Online Using a Digital Antenna and DVR

The easiest way to watch the Inauguration live stream without cable is with your TV. Take your pick of local channels, it should be on most, if not all. You likely have a digital antenna, but if you don’t, you definitely should. Choosing an antenna is an important part of being a cord cutter. It will ensure that you have more channels, and get a better visual and audio quality. If you want to enhance your experience, consider adding an over-the-air DVR. DVRs offer a wide range of special features. If you want a mobile experience, you can purchase a DVR that allows you to pair your DVR to your mobile devices for away-from-TV viewing. The important thing is that you find a DVR that’s right for you.


White House Stream of the Inauguration

Look, even the government is getting into cord cutting! The White House is holding it’s own live stream of the ceremonies on both it’s official .gov website and on YouTube. While I can’t speak to the sort of coverage and commentary it will offer, it’s a free way to watch Donald Trump’s inauguration online.


If you have any questions about watching the Inauguration live stream you can leave them in the comments. You can check out our guide to find out how to watch more TV online! Having trouble streaming? It could be your ISP. Consider the following Verizon Fios deals, to save some money and get better streaming rates!

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