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How to Watch President Obama’s Final State of the Union

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union AddressPresident Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address
President Obama delivers last year's State of the Union in January 2015.Photograph by Mark Wilson — Getty Images

On Tuesday night, President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address—one that might be historic in its departure from the usual laundry list of upcoming policy proposals to instead focus on Obama’s legacy.

The speech, which begins at 9 p.m. ET, will be available to cord-cutters and cable-users alike. It will stream in three places:, the White House’s YouTube channel, and, for the first time, on Amazon Video.

“We believe that by ‘broadcasting’ the State of the Union across social media and streaming video platforms we are helping American citizens connect to the government that serves them,” chief digital officer Jason Goldman wrote in a White House blog post.

The speech will also air on all major networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera America, and others.


As a follow up to the State of the Union, on Wednesday more than 50 officials from the Obama administration, including First Lady Michele Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, will answer questions on Twitter.