How to watch the January 6th hearings live online for free—without cable

June 9, 2022, 6:30 PM UTC

While there’s been plenty of talk about the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, there’s been very little talk from the committee itself.

That changes starting Thursday, June 9, when the January 6th Committee will hold a series of public hearings to begin to reveal its findings, which kick off in prime time.

The committee is expected to weave a narrative based on its discoveries over the past year. Some political observers are expecting major surprises, though committee member Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) has cautioned that the group charged with investigating the 2021 insurrection is “not in the business of entertainment. We’re in the business of trying to communicate to the American people the gravity and the immensity of these events.”

Given the intense public interest, there will be plenty of coverage of the hearings, especially on Thursday.

When are the hearings scheduled?

The initial hearing will take place on Thursday, June 9, at 8:00 p.m. ET

Additional hearings are scheduled for Monday, June 13, at 10:00 a.m. ET and Wednesday, June 15, at 10:00 a.m. ET

What channels are airing the hearings?

All of the major broadcast networks plan to carry the hearings live, as do most of the major cable news networks. Fox News, however, has announced it will not broadcast the hearings.

How can I watch the January 6th hearings for free?

You’ve got lots of options, since ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and more will carry the Thursday hearing live. (Subsequent hearings may not be aired. That’s a decision networks will make on a day-to-day basis.)

The best way to watch any network program for free on a big screen is with a good HD antenna, which costs nothing beyond the equipment prices. Be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations in your home to find the most reliable signal.

How can I stream the January 6th hearings live online if I don’t have a cable subscription?

You’ve got a panoply of choices. Most online news outlets, including the New York Times and Washington Post, will stream the hearings. And several streaming services offer free trials that will let you keep up.


NBC’s streaming service offers a seven-day free trial, followed by a $5 or $10 monthly charge.

Hulu with Live TV

You can try the service free for a week. Once that’s up, you’ll pay $65 per month.


After a two-week trial, you can expect monthly charges of $65.

Sling TV

Dish Network’s Sling lower-tiered Orange plan will run you $35 per month. Adding the more comprehensive Blue plan bumps the cost to $50 per month. You’ll have a seven-day free trial first.


Formerly known as DirecTV Now and AT&T TVNow, AT&T’s streaming service will run you $70 per month and up. There is no longer a free trial option.

Fubo TV

This sports-focused cord-cutting service also carries broadcast networks in most markets, letting you watch the hearings. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly charges of $65 to $80, depending on the channels you choose.

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