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It’s primary season, and the 2016 Presidential election is right around the corner. The Democratic debates between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have all been fascinating to date, and there are more to come. You don’t want to miss out.
But where could you possibly watch it online if you don’t have cable? If you want to legally watch the Democratic debate online, this is your guide. There are some really great, convenient ways you can watch the Democratic debate live stream without cable TV. Read on for all your streaming options and the complete Democratic debate schedule.
Watch the Democratic Debate Live Stream on Sling TV
One great service to get acquainted with if you’re looking to watch the Democratic debates online without cable television would have to be Sling TV. This service offers a full live stream of several channels, including CNN (basic package), Univision, and ABC (in select markets), all of which host Democratic debates throughout primary season. This means you can watch the Democratic debate live stream on your TV and other devices. With Sling TV, you’ll be able to watch the debate on your television (with a connected streaming player), phone, tablet, or computer.
Sling TV (review) costs $20 a month for its basic package of over 20 channels. There’s no contract, so you can cancel at any time.
Here’s the important part, though. You can try Sling TV free for one week. That means you can watch the Democratic debate live stream free, plus enjoy everything else Sling TV offers for 7 full days.
CNN.com to Stream Its Debates for Free
One option to stream any debates that air on CNN is on CNN.com itself. Like the recent CNN GOP debate, any Democratic debates on the channel will be streaming live on its website and mobile apps. The GOP debate drew a record crowd of millions of viewers on CNN’s live stream, but as the network itself pointed out, most people watched on TV as most people prefer to “watch on big screens when they can; web streams on phones and tablets are usually a backup option.”
That leads us to our next option for watching the Democratic debate live stream…
PlayStation Vue Offers Another Way to Watch the Democratic Debates Online
Another way to watch the Democratic debate live stream comes to us thanks to Sony, with their PlayStation Vue live streaming service. This is a service for PlayStation 3 and 4 only, so unfortunately you can’t stream directly to your computer or smartphones, but it’s a legal way to skip the cable company to watch the debates as the service has CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX and a host of other channels. A major downside to this however is the price, costing $39.99 for the basic package and going up from there, and Vue is only available in 7 cities — Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.
Upcoming Democratic Debate Schedule
Sunday, March 6
8 p.m. ET, CNN Democratic Debate in Flint, MI (Sling TV, CNN app)
Wednesday, March 9
Univision Democratic debate in Miami, FL (Sling TV)
With an event this important, you definitely don’t want to skip out on it – especially with the state our government is in. So if you still have questions as to where you can find this Democratic debate live streaming online, legally, ask us in a comment down below and we’ll help you out.