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Clinton vs. Trump: How to watch the final presidential debate online (and for free)

With the presidential race now in the homestretch, there’s just one more debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It will be the final time the two candidates appear together before Americans go to the polls on November 8, so you’ll want to watch.

The debate is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT on Wednesday, and will be held at the University of Nevada’s Las Vegas campus. The candidates will return to a traditional debate format like the first debate, with Chris Wallace of Fox News serving as moderator. According to Fox News, the proposed topics for the debate include everything from debt and entitlements to immigration reform and the Supreme Court. Presidential fitness is also said to be on this week’s docket.

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So how can you catch this debate online? We have a number of great streams to watch live, and a few places where you can join the conversation around the debates. Happy viewing!

Editors’ note: For the state of the race in as much detail as possible, we recommend the site FiveThirtyEight.com, which breaks down polls on a state-by-state basis.

YouTube live streams

It should go without saying, but the first place you should go is YouTube. The popular video-sharing site says, PBS News, The Washington Post, Fox News, Univision, and Telemundo all plan to stream it live through their respective platform. With so many options, it might come down to which talking heads do you prefer to hear during the pre- and post-debate analysis.

Watch it online (using a cable subscriber login)

Several of these channels plan to offer live-streaming of the debate on their websites: C-SPAN, CNN Go, Fox News, and MSNBC will all provide live-streams provided you log in through your cable or satellite provider first.

Many of the options we’ve discussed still require you to have a cable or satellite subscription of some kind, though, even if you’re not watching through your TV. But if you like watching a particular network, and are at least a subscriber to a service such as Sling, PlayStation Vue’s live TV option, or the like, you’re good. Some of the news networks may not be available, but you’ll be able to pick up coverage from one of the broadcast network’s live channels.

Facebook live stream from ABC

Don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, but have a Facebook account? ABC News will air the debate in its entirety on Facebook Live.

Traditional TV

Unlike the primary debates, all general election debates are simulcast on several different channels, both over-the-air and on cable. So it really comes down to your own choice of where you want to watch it. The following networks and cable channels plan to carry the debate in its entirety:

Fox Fox News Channel
Univision MSNBC

You may be able to find it elsewhere, however.

Spanish language

If you’re looking for Spanish language options, there are possibilities. Univision will carry a simulcast on its channels, while Telemundo will too — and over YouTube as well.

If you’re outside of the country…

If you are outside of the country, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to catch the debate in its entirety via television, so we’d recommend using the cord cutter options there, following any local regulations or your streaming provider’s terms of service.

For those in the military, the Armed Forces Network plans to broadcast the debate live at 0100 UTC on the AFN News Channel, so on a military base, you’ll be able to catch it there.

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