Have you kicked your TV subscription to the curve but want to watch the election results roll in with the rest of the nation? Fortunately, all the major news organizations have recognized that streaming is the future and have provided wall-to-wall coverage online without a subscription requirement. And if the big three cable news networks aren’t for you, there’s plenty of alternatives. Here are your options.
CNN will start their main election night coverage at 4 PM ET with Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, and Dana Bash both online and through the CNN streaming app on mobile and Roku and Apple TV. They will also provide alternate streams to show the reaction from the campaign watch parties in New York.
PBS NewsHour will kick off its coverage at 8PM ET on television, as well as YouTube, Facebook, and uStream. The evening’s coverage includes panels with names like Obama campaign pollster Cornell Belcher, Scholar Andra Gillespie and former Romney campaign chief strategist Stuart Stevens.
Fox News has handed their coverage to Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, and will start streaming at 4 PM on their website and the Fox News GO app, but that stream does require a cable login. On Fox’s broadcast affiliates, Shepard Smith will host an election night special that can be picked up over the air.
CBS News’ coverage will be hosted by Scott Pelley and will stream live on the CBS News website and via the CBSN app. Charlie Rose and the CBS This Morning crew will also be on hand for live coverage.
NBC News is simulcasting Lester Holt’s coverage on the NBC News and “Today” show websites, as well as on their YouTube channel. NBC will also feature their reporters on Facebook Live, with live reactions and reports from campaign sites and polling places in swing states.
Along with NBC and PBS, YouTube is also offering coverage from specialty organizations like MTV News, Bloomberg, Telemundo, and The Young Turks. Over on Yahoo, Katie Couric will host an election night special along with Yahoo political columnist Matt Bai.
While Al-Jazeera America went under earlier this year, its digital branch, AJ+, is still going strong and will stream their coverage on their Facebook page. The Washington Post will also take a leap into the digital realm with their own Facebook stream hosted by their entire political reporting team starting at 7 PM ET.
Finally, for those who like their news from fake anchors and correspondents, Trevor Noah will have his first go at hosting “The Daily Show”‘s election night special, which you can watch on the Comedy Central website at 11 PM ET. Meanwhile, Stephen Colbert will take on his first election since ending “The Colbert Report” with a live special called “Stephen Colbert‘s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh*t?” on Showtime. For those who don’t have a Showtime subscription, Colbert will air the opening monologue from his special on the Showtime Facebook page.