Watch Live Stream of Trump’s 2017 Presidential Inauguration on Twitter


Twitter has partnered with PBS NewsHouse to announce a live stream of Inauguration Day 2017 will be available on Friday, January 20, 2017, from 11AM to 5PM EST (8AM PST to 2PM PST), available worldwide on and @NewsHour. Canadians will also be able to view the inauguration as well, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed. The streams will be available to both logged-in and logged out users.

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West Front of Capitol Hill in Washington, looking at the National Mall and Washington Monument; image via WTOP

The inauguration will see Donald J. Trump being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President.

PBS NewsHour managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor the special broadcast, with correspondents John Yang reporting from the U.S. Capitol and Lisa Desjardins from the National Mall.

“Twitter is where news and politics are discussed in real time every day, and we’re excited to collaborate with PBS NewsHour around this historic event to bring public broadcasting’s live coverage to Twitter,” said Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter, in a statement. “NewsHour’s broadcast will integrate dependable, thorough coverage with the live Inauguration Day conversation on Twitter.”

The streaming announcement yet again proves you don’t need cable to watch major events, as companies like Twitter are act more and more like media companies. Last fall, Twitter partnered with Bloomberg to stream the first presidential debate in the U.S., also made available to viewers worldwide. With the ability to reach viewers around the globe, it brings forth advertising opportunities for advertisers to reach a worldwide audience.


  • toronto_dude

    No thanks.

  • Mark Holoubek

    It’s partially thanks to Twitter that this creep got elected.

  • jabohn

    Isn’t this iPhone in CANADA?

  • Why, yes it is!

  • FragilityG4

    There really is no need for cable anymore. I dropped it over two years ago and have never looked back.

  • FedUp

    And it is in large part to the major news networks that pushed him to a higher profile in order to raise their ratings. I guess the chickens have come home to roost for CNN, MSNBC, etc.

  • FragilityG4

    CNN is so far left. Their defaming was unsuccessful. Hillary was a poor choice for the democrats. Liberalism equals uncontrollable debt.

  • Gyarados

    You don’t watch any sport?

  • FragilityG4

    Sure do via the sportsnet/TSN apps