You can stream the Biden Town Hall event on ABC on Thursday night, featuring Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden taking questions from voters. (Or, if you prefer, you can stream the Trump Town Hall in the same time slot on NBC.)
- When: Thursday, Oct. 15, 8pm ET
- Where: National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Broadcast: ABC
- Streaming: ABC News Live, Hulu Live TV, FuboTV (in select markets), AT&T TV Now, Vidgo, YouTubeTV
More on the Biden Town Hall format
The planned town hall debate for Oct. 15 was disrupted due to President Trump’s positive coronavirus test and the Trump team’s unwillingness to do an online version of the town hall debate.
ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will moderate this 90-minute event, in which up to 21 audience members will ask Biden questions pertaining to the 2020 election.
The planned Oct. 22 debate between the candidates in Nashville is still on—for now. It will be a more traditional debate format moderated by NBC News’s Kristen Welker.
Biden Town Hall Live Stream: How to watch the ABC town hall event
You can stream ABC via the following streaming services.
ABC (and ABC News Live) on Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.
Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy. It’ll allow you to stream the Biden Town Hall event on ABC or ABC News Live.
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Sling (via AirTV)
If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.
To be clear, ABC is not normally available on Sling, but through the magic of AirTV, you can get all your local channels in a system that plays nice with Sling. A complete AirTV set up will allow you to get all your local channels and free you up to choose Sling—if a lack of ABC is what’s holding you back.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier.
The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
ABC is available in a select number of FuboTV markets.
|Family with Showtime||$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)|
AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month.
If you’re looking for ABC to stream the Biden Town Hall event, get in at the Plus tier to stream it.
Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. The Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes). It’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. But it’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports, it carries a lot more now.
You might be surprised to know that Vidgo’s an option to find ABC for the Biden Town Hall live stream—and then you chat about it online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
If you’re looking for the Biden Town Hall event, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.