Watch Presidential Debate on Firestick

Last Updated on October 20, 2020

In this article, we will explain how to watch live presidential debate on firestick in 2020.

The CPD (Commission on Presidential Debates) just hosted the first of the four presidential debates this year, with the next three scheduled to occur in the month of October.

The second debate in the schedule is taking place at the University of Utah between the vice-presidential candidates, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, moderated by Susan Page from USA Today.

The third and fourth debates are hosted by Adrienne Arsht Center and Belmont University, with Donald Trump and Joe Biden on the stand.

Steve Scully from the C-SPAN network will moderate the third debate, whereas Kristen Welker from NBC News is supposed to be the moderator of the final one.

How to Watch Presidential Debate on Firestick

Presidential Debate on Firestick

The first presidential debate was aired on every major television network in the United States, including ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, and many more. The same will apply to the next debates in the upcoming days.

If you don’t want to miss out on the remaining 2020 presidential debates, follow this guide to watch them on Firestick. We have listed several apps and services that you can use to stream presidential debate on Firestick with or without a cable or satellite subscription.

Watch 2020 Presidential Debate on Firestick with TV Everywhere Apps

Almost every television network in the United States has its own TV Everywhere service. A vast majority of them are available for the Amazon Fire TV platform, so Firestick users with a cable or satellite subscription can watch the presidential debates without issues.

Here’s a list of all the TV Everywhere apps you can use to watch the 2020 presidential debate on Firestick:

ABC – Watch Full Episodes & Live TV

You can tune in to ABC’s coverage of the presidential debates from the app. The on-demand replays will be made available later.

Learn How to Watch ABC on Firestick

CBS Full Episodes and Live TV

You can log in with either your television provider or a CBS All Access subscription to tune in to your local CBS station and watch the debates.

NBC – Watch Full TV Episodes

NBC’s 2020 presidential debate coverage can also be streamed on Firestick via the official NBC app. Logging in with a cable or satellite TV provider is mandatory.


If you want to tune in to CNN’s broadcast of the following debates, sign in to the CNNgo app with your TV provider. It gives you access to the 24/7 CNN TV feed, as well as post-debate analysis and video clips.

Fox News

The first Trump-Biden presidential debate was moderated by Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace. Fox News will also cover the next debates on the schedule. You can stream them via the Fox News app on Firestick once you log in with your TV provider.

PBS Video

You can watch the presidential debate on PBS Newshour for free via the PBS Video app. All you have to is sign in with your Google or Facebook account. You can also stream the replays later on-demand.

Most of these TV Everywhere apps also let Firestick users log in with an over-the-top live television provider, which we have discussed in detail below.

Watch Presidential Debate on Firestick with OTT Live TV Services

If you are looking forward to watching the 2020 presidential debate on Firestick without a cable or satellite TV connection, make sure to grab a monthly subscription from one of the following online live TV providers:


If you want to go for this service, the PLUS package is all you need to catch up with the presidential debates. It has ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, Telemundo, and 40+ other channels. 500 hours of DVR recording time and three device streams are also available.


fuboTV’s fubo Standard plan includes 110+ channels, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, MSNBC, NBC News, Fox News, and more. The Family plan has the same number of channels, albeit with 250 hours of DVR space and three concurrent streams.

Hulu + Live TV

You can watch the American presidential debate live on Hulu as well, assuming that you pay for the Hulu + Live TV It includes ABC, CBS, CBSN, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and Telemundo channels, along with a cloud DVR (50 hours) feature for TV recordings.

Streaming is limited to two devices by default.


If you are searching for an affordable live TV plan to start with, we recommend you go for Sling Blue. You can stream CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC’s coverage of the presidential debate, which you can replay later from Sling’s on-demand library as well. A single Sling Blue subscription offers three device streams.

YouTube TV

You can catch up with several coverages of the presidential debates live on YouTube TV, thanks to its 85+ lineup of channels. Unlike other live TV providers, the service does include PBS alongside every other major television network telecasting the remaining debates.

A YouTube TV subscription also offers unlimited cloud DVR recording time, with up to three simultaneous streams.

Watch Presidential Debate Live on Firestick via YouTube

You can watch the 2020 Presidential Debate on YouTube for free. Major American news channels are covering it on YouTube, so you basically get to watch the TV feed without paying for cable or live TV streaming service.

Simply download the official YouTube app from the Amazon Appstore, log in with your Google account, then subscribe to any of the following YouTube channels:

  • ABC News
  • C-SPAN
  • CBS News
  • Fox News
  • NBC News
  • PBS NewsHour
  • Washington Post
  • Wall Street Journal

Once subscribed, you can go to the Subscriptions page on the YouTube app and tune in live to the 2020 presidential debates on your Firestick.

How to Install the following Apps on Firestick?

All the TV Everywhere apps and streaming services above are available for the Fire TV platform, and you can download them from the Amazon Appstore. Here’s how:

  • Go to the Search (hand lens icon) menu from the Fire TV home screen and type in the name of the app (e.g., CNNgo, Sling, YouTube) you want to download.
  • Highlight and click the app in the search results, then select it once again under the Apps & Games section on the next page.
  • Once you are on the app’s download page, click Get. The app will be linked to your Amazon account and soon start downloading.

Once the app is installed, you can launch it from Your Apps & Channels row on the Fire TV home screen, then activate it with either your TV provider or subscription to watch the 2020 presidential debate on Firestick.


The 2020 presidential debate is quite an important political event for the whole nation. It doesn’t matter if you have a cable subscription or not, every one of the apps and services we have mentioned in this guide will give you access to the presidential debate live streams on Firestick.

Those who use a Fire TV Cube, Fire TV (Pendant), Fire TV Edition Smart TV, or Fire TV Edition Soundbar can also install and use the apps to watch the remaining presidential debates.