How to Watch the First Republican Presidential Primary Debate Live Without Cable on August 23




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Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be home to the first Republican primary debate of 2023. Fox News Channel (FNC) will cover the event with Bret Baier as moderator joined by Martha MacCallum.

To qualify for the debate at Fiserv Forum, each candidate must reach at least 1 percent in multiple eligible poles, amass at least 40,000 donors and pledge their support to whoever wins the GOP nomination. The following candidates qualified for the debate according to the RNC:

  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
  • North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum
  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
  • Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson
  • Former Vice President Mike Pence
  • Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina

Find out how to watch the first Republican Presidential Debate without cable, below.

When to Watch

Republican Presidential Primary Debate

  • Date: Wednesday, August 23
  • Time: 9 PM – 11 PM ET
  • Channel: Fox News Channel

How to Watch the First Republican Presidential Primary Debate Without Cable

Fox News will be home of tonight’s Republican debate and you can stream live with Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or any compatible device with a subscription to a live TV streaming service.  DIRECTV STREAM FuboSling TVHulu + Live TVVidgo, or YouTube TV will all carry the debate and you can find out more about each service, below.

Watch the Republican Presidential Debate Live on DIRECTV STREAM

Stream tonight’s hopeful Presidential candidates during the debate live with DIRECTV STREAM. The Entertainment package includes Fox News, Fox Business, and over 75 channels, so viewers can watch the the debate and more for only $74.99 per month. There are no contracts, no hidden fees, and a subscription includes unlimited cloud DVR storage.

New subscribers can take advantage of a 5-day free trial before subscribing.


Watch the Republican Presidential Debate Live on Fubo

The Pro plan from Fubo offers tonight’s debates on Fox News and Fox Business, plus over 100 events live. Stream the debates and much more for only $74.99 per month. Relive your the debate and rewatch your favorite shows with 1000 hours and Cloud DVR space.

New subscribers can watch the First Republican Presidential Debate of 2023 online for free by trying Fubo for free for one week.

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Watch the Republican Presidential Debate Live on Sling TV

Fox News is available on Sling starting at $40 per month. With Sling Blue, subscribers can watch the debate on Fox News and over 40 channels, with 50 hours of DVR storage to record the event.

If you want to stream the simulcast on Fox Business, the channel is availablle with the News Extra add-on for $6 per month.

New subscribers can get half off of their first month.

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Watch the Republican Presidential Debate Live on Hulu + Live TV

A great way to watch the debate and skip the commitment of long-term contracts and high fees from cable by streaming Fox News, Fox Business, and over 85 channels on Hulu + Live TV for $69.99 per month. The service offers unlimited access to the Hulu library, Disney+, and live sports on ESPN+ for no additional charge. Record your tonight’s debate and much more for up to 9 months with unlimited DVR storage.

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Watch the Republican Presidential Debate Live on Vidgo

Another way to watch the debate on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network is with the Plus plan from Vidgo. For $69.99 per month, you can stream over 110+ live channels, on-demand, and record the game with DVR.

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Watch the Republican Presidential Debate Live on YouTube TV

Stream over 100 channels, including the first Republican Presidential debate on Fox News with YouTube TV for only $72.99 per month. You can also watch the simulcast on the Fox Business Network. The service includes unlimited DVR which will allow you to rewatch your favorite matches, shows, movies, and more, plus you have the ability to share 6 accounts per household.

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