CNET logo Why You Can Trust CNET

Our expert, award-winning staff selects the products we cover and rigorously researches and tests our top picks. If you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Reviews ethics statement

How to Watch the 2024 State of the Union From Anywhere

Tune in to the event tonight for free.

Kourtnee Jackson Senior Editor
Kourtnee covers TV streaming services and home entertainment news and reviews at CNET. She previously worked as an entertainment reporter at Showbiz Cheat Sheet where she wrote about film, television, music, celebrities, and streaming platforms.
Expertise Kourtnee is a longtime cord-cutter who's subscribed to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, Max, Crunchyroll, Spotify and more. As a real-life user of these services, she tracks the newest releases and developments in streaming. Credentials
  • Though Kourtnee hasn't won any journalism awards yet, she's been a Netflix streaming subscriber since 2012 and knows the magic of its hidden codes.
Kourtnee Jackson
2 min read

President Joe Biden will deliver his third State of the Union address before Congress tonight. His speech comes two days after Super Tuesday and months ahead of this year's presidential election. Biden is expected to discuss the economy, war, women's reproductive rights and his policy plans. 

In a pivotal year in which the president is campaigning for reelection, you'll find multiple news outlets and cable networks covering the event, but you don't need a TV package in order to watch. Here's how to stream the State of the Union, whether you want to watch for free or via a subscription streaming service.

President Joe Biden standing at a podium, gesturing broadly
Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

How to watch the 2024 State of the Union

Biden's State of the Union will broadcast live on Thursday, March 7 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT). Sen. Katie Britt of Alabama will give the Republican rebuttal following the president's address. 

You can tune in to the speech for free directly via a YouTube livestream available on the White House website, or stream coverage on YouTube channels for major news organizations such as CBS, ABC, NBC, C-SPAN and Fox News. While the White House channel will only stream the speech, news broadcasters will provide commentary before and after the address. 

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

  • CBS coverage is available on Paramount Plus, CBSNews.com, the CBS News app and on CBS socials.
  • NBC offers free access to its website and NBC News Now for live coverage, where NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie will provide special coverage starting at 9 p.m.  
  • ABC viewers can watch on abcnewslive.com or Hulu.

Cord-cutters can also watch the event on an on-demand service or live TV streaming platform such as YouTube TV or Hulu with Live TV. Not every service carries each network, so check with your provider to verify its channel lineup. 

James Martin/CNET

Peacock offers access to live NBC News channels, even with its basic Premium plan at $6 per month. You can also opt for Peacock Premium Plus for $12 per month.

Sarah Tew/CNET

Sling TV's Blue subscription carries access to Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, though Fox, ABC and NBC are only available in select regions. The plan costs $40 monthly or $45 in some cities, though new subscribers can sign up and get their first month for half price.

YouTube TV carries ABC, CBS, PBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and CNBC. Enter your ZIP code to see which networks are available in your region. The service costs $73 per month, but includes a two-week free trial for new users.