If you have a great internet connection, you may view live news broadcasts for free. All the Big 4 networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, & NBC) are presently delivering free 24-hour news streaming. With an over-the-air (OTA) HD antenna, you may watch daily and Sunday morning national news in addition to daily local coverage for free. This includes PBS and other local affiliate networks.
Web-based, ad-free, newscasts
The Big Four networks aren’t the only ones offering news programming; there are a plethora of other options available for online streaming (too many for one article, in fact). Therefore, we will limit ourselves to the dozen or so established and emerging news outlets that the majority of Americans regularly consult for their national news.
The live stream from ABC News provides more extensive coverage of current events than the local ABC TV channel. David Muir and co. are available for streaming on any modern web browser or by downloading the free ABC News app.
Al Jazeera English is an excellent choice if you want to stay up-to-date on world events. In spite of the fact that Al Jazeera US shut down last year, the English-language broadcast may still be viewed via a web browser or a streaming device like Roku.
Are you wondering about the (poor) performance of the stock market? Yeah, me neither. Bloomberg, in all seriousness, offers free real-time financial news on most streaming devices and browsers.
News on CBS
The home that Cronkite created may be viewed by the public for free over the Internet. And that’s the way it is; the CBS News app lets you watch CBS News on your phone, tablet, or computer.
The majority of people have never heard of Cheddar News. This is due to the fact that Cheddar is a relatively new service that positions itself as the go-to for “post-cable” news. True to its reputation, you can stream Cheddar from your computer browser or a connected device like Apple TV.
You can watch CNN for free on Pluto TV (Dr Sanjay Gupta lovers, rejoice!)—just download the Pluto TV app or watch from your web browser. Be aware, though, that the stream features handpicked material interspersed with ad breaks, so it may seem a little different from your typical CNN broadcast.
Televised News from FOX
Normally, FOX News requires a TV provider connection to view online. But FOX has stepped up to give the FOX News live stream free on Fox.com and the FOX News app, which you can download for free on your favourite device.
It’s on NBC!
In contrast to MSNBC and CNBC, NBC News is available online around the clock at no cost. With just a few clicks in a web browser, you can tune in to NBC News’s live coverage on any of your preferred mobile devices.
Would you like to avoid installing an HD antenna in order to view local news broadcasts? Over 200 local channels from throughout the country are available on NewsON for free online viewing. Using NewsON, I can watch my local Salt Lake City CBS affiliate.
Is the expression “Okay, boomer” familiar to you? If so, you’ve probably heard of Newsy, a news outlet aimed squarely towards the millennial and Gen X generations. Regardless of your age, you can bridge the generation gap and watch Newsy via Sling Free and the Roku Channel.
PBS NewsHour is just one of the many shows that can be viewed online or on a streaming device for free right now. If you share our appreciation for Jeffery Brown’s arts reporting (even in tumultuous news times), then you’ll be happy to know that the PBS NewsHour has you covered, both in real-time and at your convenience.