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President Obama “previews” his final SOTU speech for tonight
The last State of the Union address by President Barack Obama will be delivered tonight, Tuesday, January 12 starting at 9:00 pm ET. According to the president himself, tomorrow’s speech won’t be the same old SOTU, and this year, there are more options than ever for how to watch it.
Although it’s been easy to stream the State of the Union for a few years now, the White House is adding even more options for this week’s “nontraditional” address. White House Chief Digital Officer Jason Goldman wrote a Medium post about why the administration is investing so much energy to make the speech easily available to Americans.
Behold all the options, which are a testament to how much Obama’s White House has worked to bring digital tools to the forefront in an effort to get the president’s messages in front of as many people as possible.
Stream at wh.gov/sotu
You can point your browser to wh.gov/sotu and you’ll be able to view a device-optimized version of the speech. There are also plenty of extras at the site, like videos of previous speeches annotated with graphics and other details.
Watch on YouTube
As always, the White House’s YouTube channel is a reliable way to watch Obama’s addresses.
View through Amazon Video
Check out network coverage
In addition to the official White House channels, you can of course watch the address on a regular old television or radio. Additionally, many networks are planning their own livestreams of the event as well. CBSNews.com, for example, is promoting its online coverage and analysis.
View the Republican response at gop.gov
Follow on social media
In addition to all those options, the White House will be dropping annotated clips and GIFs on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Vine, Instagram as well as on its newly launched Snapchat account. You can RSVP for the speech on this Facebook event for updates or just follow #SOTU.
Last year: 2015 State of the Union Rebekah Erler