From YouTube To Xbox Live: Where To Watch Tonight’s VP Debate

By Megan O'Neill 

Last week President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off in the first Presidential debate.  Tonight, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will go head-to-head in the first Vice Presidential debate and, for all you cord cutters out there, we’ve compiled a list of where you can stream the debate live on the web.

The Joe Biden-Paul Ryan debate will be streaming live from Danville, Kentucky tonight at 9 p.m. ET and for the first time you’ll have a huge variety of options of where to watch, whether you’re looking to be a more informed voter or just want to be on top of all the memes that will come out of tonight’s spar.

YouTube – As with all live election-related events, you’ll be able to stream tonight’s debate live from the YouTube Election Hub.  If you can’t tune in live, you can watch the full debate after the fact at

Xbox Live – Xbox Live will be covering the Biden-Ryan debate live on Election 2012.  Get in on the action with real time polling using the Twitter hashtag #XboxPoll.

The Commission on Presidential Debates – The Commission on Presidential Debates will be streaming the debate for free through its “Voice Of” portals on AOL, Yahoo and YouTube.

Broadcast news channels online – Major broadcast news channels will be airing the debate on television as well as streaming it online.  ABC News will stream live from its YouTube channel (note that this will be the same stream on the YouTube Election Hub) as well as on their iPad app; NBC will stream live on; Fox News will stream live on their site; CNN will stream on their website and iOS apps; and CBS will be airing their stream on Ustream.

Print news channels – The Washington Post will stream the debate on their site and The Wall Street Journal will be streaming their own feed on their site as well as through their iOS and Android apps.

Hulu Hulu will also host a variety of feeds from some of the aforementioned sources.

As the debate approaches, GigaOM will be updating a post with more spots where you can stream the debate live.  Will you be streaming the debate online?  If so, where will you be watching?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.