How to stream the U.S. presidential election in Canada

The current U.S. federal election has captivated the world, and the moment of truth has finally arrived.

From Twitter, to YouTube to the the CBC’s live updates, there are several ways for Canadians to follow along with the action on their smartphones.


For Canadians looking for election coverage on the fly, the CBC will start blogging about the results at noon ET.

From there, users can watch a live stream of the network’s election coverage an receive updates from CBC’s U.S. correspondents. Furthermore, when the first polls close at 6 p.m. ET and until midnight, the CBC live blog will provide state-by-state voting results.

Watch the CBC live blog here. 


Several news outlets have partnered with YouTube to live stream their coverage of the United States federal election. Users can tune in at 7 p.m., select their favourite news outlet from the options provided and follow along.

The following news outlets will be live streaming their election coverage on November 8th: NBC NewsPBSMTVBloombergTelemundoThe Young Turks and Complex News


In a content deal with publishers, Facebook committed $50 million to publishers in exchange the production of live video on their Facebook pages. Several of these outlets are putting their money where their mouth is this election by producing live video coverage.

The full list of media outlets streaming their election coverage on their facebook pages includes ABC News, CNN, Daily Caller, The New York Times, NowThis, PBS NewsHour, Univision, Vox, AJ+ and the Washington Post.


In an interesting development, Buzzfeed announced in September that it would partner with Twitter to live stream the election results on the real-time social platform.

This event is just the latest in a string of attempts by Twitter to promote video content on its platform. Users can also head over to Moments and follow Live Election Updates to have results integrated into their Twitter feeds.

Check out BuzzFeed’s live coverage here.

Other notable live blogs and coverage options for Canadians include:

Slate’s VoteCastr and Politico’s realtime live blog

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