How to watch the Inauguration

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Watch the Inauguration of the 46th US President live across Apple TV, online, and across almost all Apple devices.

The Inauguration of President Biden, and the swearing-in of Vice President Kamala Harris, will be at 12:00 noon Eastern Time. Most coverage begins earlier than that, however, and there are multiple ways to watch the event across all Apple devices.

A live stream will start on YouTube shortly before the ceremony. You can sign up to be notified when it begins, too.

The same live stream is also available via the official White House Area Webcams site. In that case, though, you can also click to watch direct webcam coverage of the Capitol, National Mall, and assorted local traffic cams.

Apple TV news apps are of course all covering it, too. CNN Go for Apple TV, iPhones, and iPads, is streaming the ceremony live and dropping the regular requirement to login via your cable supplier, for example.

Each of the news services will be offering recaps of the ceremony throughout the day. They're also going to continue coverage beyond the inauguration speeches and on to the rest of the day's events.

Apple TV includes coverage on apps from all the major broadcasters
Apple TV includes coverage on apps from all the major broadcasters

The timetable is:

  • 12:00 Noon Eastern: swearing-in ceremonies and speech
  • 14:00 ET Wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetary
  • 15:00 ET Presidential escort to the White House
  • 20:30 ET Evening music program hosted by Tom Hanks

The New York Times is covering the events in video, with live analysis, on its homepage. Apple News+ editors are collating updates regarding the day, and the new Administration.

Then from 20:30 Eastern for around 90 minutes, the evening's special hosted by Tom Hanks, will, be shown live on NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN. At the same time, it will be on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Amazon Prime, and more.


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