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How to watch Wednesday’s GOP debate online for free

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Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Donald Trump participate in the first prime-time presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph by Chip Somodevilla — Getty Images

If you don’t have a cable subscription but you want to watch Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate, you’re in luck. CNN will be providing a free livestream of the event, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.

For the first time ever, anyone can watch the debate without needing cable or any sort of authentication code to log in. It will be free to watch on CNN’s website as well as on its iOS and Android apps. All you have to do is access one of those platforms, and it should be readily available for you to watch on any computer or mobile device.

Last month’s GOP debate, hosted by Fox News, had a record-breaking 24 million viewers. The network attempted to livestream the event for viewers with cable credentials, but technical issues affected the broadcast for many who tried tuning in.

Hopefully CNN will be able to avoid similar technical difficulties so that those of us lacking a cable subscription won’t have to miss any of the Trump-Fiorina face off.

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