Republican National Convention Live Stream: How to Watch RNC Online without Cable

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The Republican National Convention will take place from July 18th-21st, in Cleveland, OH. Want to watch the Republican National Convention live stream?

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On July 18-21st, the Republican National Convention will take place in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the pinnacle of the primary election season, with the Republican Party set to officially choose a nominee for the Republican Presidential Candidate. With only Donald Trump left in the running, the outcome is known before the event takes place. However, this election year has been anything but normal, so all eyes will be on Cleveland come July 18th. If you’d like to watch the Republican National Convention live stream, we’ll show you how in the guide below.

Whether you’re a lifelong Republican, a passionate Trump supporter, or just someone who is interested in politics, you definitely won’t want to miss the RNC live stream. And, good news: you won’t have to! Even if you don’t have cable, you can watch Republican Convention online, using the services described below!


Catch the Republican National Convention Live Stream with Sling TV

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Sling TV will provide the easiest and most affordable way to watch the Republican Convention live stream. Sling TV is a powerful streaming service that is a full-blown cable-alternative, providing subscribers with the best parts about having cable, without the ridiculous expense!

The RNC live stream will air on most major cable news networks. Sling TV has several different packages available that will give you access to watch the RNC online. Your best bet will be to sign up for the Sling Blue package for $25 a month. Sling Blue includes 40+ channels, including CNN live stream, BBC America, and NBC (in select markets). And Sling Blue offers much more than news coverage, with 40+ channels ranging from AMC to TNT to Comedy Central.

If you want even more news channel selection, you can add the “World News Extra” package for $5 a month. This package adds 9 news channels, including MSNBC, CNBCHLN and BBC World News. All of these channels will provide access to the GOP Convention live stream this July.

So, what is Sling TV? It’s a lot like cable, except it’s much cheaper and doesn’t require a contract. Sling’s basic package includes 20+ channels, and costs just $20 a month with NO contract required! All these channels are available to watch live, as well as select content on-demand.

You can watch Sling on your computer, on your streaming device, such as a Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, etc, or on a mobile device, smart TV, or gaming console. Basically, anything that can stream video can work with Sling TV.

Speaking of devices, Sling TV seems to be fond of giving them away. Right now, you can get a FREE Roku 2 streaming device, just for signing up for 3 months of Sling TV! Or, you can opt for a $60 discount off an Apple TV.

Regardless of which deal you choose, we think that you’ll love Sling TV! You can also try it out for free with their free week-long trial deal. Time it right and you could actually watch the Republican National Convention live stream for free!


Use CBS All Access to Watch GOP Convention Online

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CBS All Access is another easy way to watch the Republican Convention online. This service provides direct access to most CBS-hosted content, including shows, movies and news. In past years, CBS has provided convention coverage, and we expect they will do the same this year.

CBS All Access (review here) is also quite affordable, costing just $5.99 a month. It’s a great service for anyone looking to cancel cable, although it’s not as full-featured as something like Sling TV. It works on most major devices, and is available without a contract. They also offer a free 7-day trial so you can test the service out for yourself.


Watch the RNC Live Stream with PlayStation Vue

Playstation VuePlayStation Vue offers another very simple way to enjoy the Republican National Convention live stream. This service is quite similar to Sling TV, which we described earlier. Basically, Vue lets you watch 50+ channels live, without needing cable TV.

Included in the Vue channel packages are news channels like CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and more. All these channels will include live RNC coverage, so you’ll have no shortage of ways to watch from home!

PlayStation Vue (review here) starts at $29.99 a month for the 55+ channel package, and ranges up to $45 a month for 100+ channels. There’s a ton of variety, which makes Vue a great service for those who crave selection.

As for devices, you can use Vue on Roku, Chromecast, PS3/PS4, Amazon Fire TV, and iPad (although mobile viewing is restricted).

Try Vue out for free with a 7-day free trial!


Twitter Will Offer a Free Republican Convention Live Stream


Interestingly, Twitter plans to offer a free live stream of the Republican Convention this year. Twitter users will be able to watch the RNC live from their homes, using computers or Twitter-compatible devices. There will also be a live stream of relevant tweets displayed alongside the stream, which may be cool or may be annoying, depending on how well they are filtered. Twitter also plans to offer the Democratic National Convention live stream.

This is an interesting development from Twitter, a company who is working to expand their market reach and diversify their business. We hope to see similar offerings in the future.


Regardless of your political stance, the Republican National Convention will definitely be interesting to watch. With a lot of controversy surrounding the event, and the entire primary process so far, this is going to be anything but a normal year. You won’t want to miss it!




Austin Meadows

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2 Comments on "Republican National Convention Live Stream: How to Watch RNC Online without Cable"

  1. “Due to Donald Trump’s tendency to stir up controversy and often violence wherever he goes,”

    You are an uninformed idiot and/or a shill for the DNC.

    ALMOST ALL OF THE PROTESTORS RIOTERS and many of the protestors who invaded the insides of the nationwide Trump rallies were:

    Recruited and paid for by Democrats
    Illegal aliens or supporters of illegal alien and cartel supporters carrying Mexican flags and burning American flags.

    That’s not TRUMP stirring up violence, that’s YOUR people and YOUR LIES stirring it up.

    You need to edit your Trump bashing and leave this comment up

  2. Livestream is a free roku channel and they had the entire Convention up via USA Today.

    PS – thanks for editing the original copy, and for leaving the comment up.

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