CNN, Fox News to Drop Login Requirements For Election Day Coverage

By Mark Mwachiro 

The 2022 Midterm Election is shaping to be one of the most consequential midterm elections in recent memory. As a result, CNN and Fox News are among the national news organizations opening up their election-day coverage to all users, whether you have a cable login or not.

CNN’s midterm election coverage can now be streamed without a cable login until midnight ET. Viewers without cable can access CNN’s coverage via, CNN apps on streaming and mobile platforms, or CNNgo where available.

Fox News will drop its cable login requirements beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Viewers looking to tune in to Fox News’ election coverage can access it on


MSNBC, as of now, has not opened up its coverage, but Peacock viewers will be able to watch MSNBC’s live election coverage from 4 p.m. ET to Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 5 a.m ET.

Meanwhile, ABC News Live, CBS News Streaming Network, and NBC News Now will offer special election coverage throughout the day but will simulcast the election programming that is on their respective broadcast network beginning at 8 p.m. ET.


*UPDATE: The MSNBC online paywall will be down from 9 a.m. ET Tuesday through 12 p.m. ET Wednesday.