Democratic National Convention Live Stream: How to Watch DNC Online without Cable

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The Democratic National Convention, or DNC, is the most important day of the primary season for Democrats. Want to watch the Democratic National Convention live stream?

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In late July, Democrats from all over the country will gather in Philadelphia to formally nominate the Democratic presidential candidate. In addition to that, they will discuss and vote on a number of important policy issues, party platform initiatives, and more. It’s an exciting couple of days in the political world, and if you’re interested in politics you’ll definitely want to watch! The good news is that you can still watch the Democratic National Convention live stream, even if you don’t have cable. We’ll share all of the DNC live stream options available below.

The 2016 DNC will take place July 25th through the 28th. While Hillary Clinton is the expected nominee, there’s still some uncertainty surrounding the nomination. The Democratic forerunner has not technically secured enough pledged delegates to secure the nomination, meaning that she will need the support of Super Delegates – many of which have not yet pledged their support – in order to become the nominee. Clinton’s primary challenger, Bernie Sanders, plans to do everything he can to push the party to the left. All this adds up to quite an interesting year, and an interesting DNC. If you’d like to watch Democratic National Convention online, keep reading to learn how to access DNC streaming without cable TV.

 

Watch the Democratic National Convention Live Stream on Sling TV

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If you’d like to watch the DNC online, Sling TV will be the easiest and most affordable method. This live streaming service provides subscribers with access to many popular TV networks. The Sling Blue package will be your best bet, offering 40+ channels including news networks like CNN, BBC America and NBC. Pretty much every major news network will offer DNC streaming, so you won’t have a problem watching the DNC live stream on Sling TV.

If you want even more news channel selection, the “World News Extra” package is an additional $5 a month, and adds 9 channels like MSNBC, BBC World News, HLN, CNBC and more.

And, in case you were wondering, Sling offers a lot more than just news coverage – from hit dramas on TNT and AMC to live sports on ESPN and ESPN2 to comedies on TBS and Comedy Central, Sling TV offers a ton of options. Around 40 channels in total are offered in the “Sling Blue” starter package, which costs only $25 a month.

Better yet, Sling TV is available with no contract. What that means is that you don’t have to commit to anything more than a month at a time. In fact, you can try Sling TV for FREE with a free 7-day trial!

If you’re wondering how specifically to watch Democratic National Convention online using Sling TV, it’s quite simple. You can stream TV live using Sling on a variety of devices, including computers, smart TVs, streaming devices, tablets, and mobile phones. You can even use it on your Xbox One! Our Sling TV review has all the details.

And, for a limited time, Sling TV is offering some killer deals for new customers who sign up for 3 months or more of Sling TV. Right now, they’ll give you a FREE Roku 2 (worth $70), or $60 off an Apple TV! These deals won’t last, so take advantage of them while you can!

 

Use CBS All Access to Watch the DNC Live Stream

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CBS All Access presents another simple way to access the Democratic National Convention live stream. In past years, CBS has covered the convention live in their evening news coverage. CBS is sure to provide coverage of the this years DNC, and subscribers to CBS All Access will be able to watch the stream live, without cable TV.

This service is also quite affordable, at just $5.99 a month. With it, you’ll be able to watch hit CBS shows on-demand, as well as select live content. Read more about it in our review here.

 

Use PlayStation Vue to Watch DNC Online

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Our last-but-not-least service recommendation for you today is PlayStation Vue. This is Sony’s answer to the age of digital streaming, and it’s a pretty awesome service. Starting from $29.99 a month, Vue subscribers will enjoy 50-100+ channels, depending on the package they choose. The service is available without a contract.

This channel selection includes several news networks, including Fox News and MSNBC. Both of these channels will be covering the 2016 DNC, so it will be easy to watch the Democratic National Convention live stream via this service.

As explained in detail in our review, PlayStation Vue works great for at-home viewing, but does not allow mobile streaming. When you’re at home, you can use the service on your iPad, PS3/PS4, Chromecast, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV.

 

Twitter Will Offer a Free Democratic National Convention Live Stream

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This year, Twitter plans to partner with CBS to let Twitter users stream the DNC live, for free. You’ll be able to watch on any Twitter-connected device, or on your computer. Twitter will also offer a live stream of tweets displayed alongside the DNC stream.

 

Now that you know how to watch the Democratic National Convention live stream, you may be wondering about the how to watch the Republican National Convention online. Well, we’ve got you covered.

This year’s DNC promises to be a very interesting one indeed. Hillary Clinton is of course expected to receive the nomination, although Bernie Sanders’ supporters are not going down without a fight. If you are planning to attend the convention, or just want to learn more, check out the official DNC 2016 website.

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Austin Meadows is a writer, traveler, and cord-cutting expert based in the rainy but beautiful Pacific North West.
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1 Comment on "Democratic National Convention Live Stream: How to Watch DNC Online without Cable"

  1. This is not a comment, but a question.
    I have Amazon Prime TV, Sling TV service, HD antena, it gives me access to almost all the channels that I need to see except “The food channel” and “FOX New”. Is there a way to get these channels (specially FOX News)?

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