How to Watch the 2021 Presidential Inauguration

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On Wednesday, Jan. 20, President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will make history as she's sworn in as the first female Vice President!


The inauguration will look very different this year, but you can still attend the celebratory events virtually.

What time do the events begin on Jan. 20?

10 a.m. ET: Keke Palmer will host "Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americas."


11:30 a.m. ET: Lady Gaga will perform the National Anthem and Jennifer Lopez will perform (at some point during the inauguration celebration).

12:00 p.m. ET: The President-elect and Vice President-elect will take office.


8:30-10:00 p.m. ET: America's sweetheart Tom Hanks will host the primetime Inauguration Day special "Celebrating America," featuring performances by Bruce Springsteen and Demi Lovato.

Where to watch on TV

Spectators are being discouraged from gathering in Washington for the inauguration due to the pandemic, as well in response to the deadly insurrection of the Capital just two weeks ago. But most of the major television networks will air the events, so if you have cable, you can tune into ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, MSNBC, or PBS.


Where to stream

You can stream the 59th Presidential inauguration on Joe Biden's Inaugural website or any of their social media channels, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch. You can also stream the events on other streaming platforms, including Hulu + Live TV, Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, Sling TV, The Roku Channel, PBS NewsHour, Cheddar, PlutoTV, and Tubi.