How to watch President Biden's State of the Union address

The House side of the U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. President Joe Biden on Tuesday night will stand before a joint session of Congress for the first time since voters in the midtem elections handed control of the House to Republicans. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib) (Mariam Zuhaib, Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is set to deliver his second State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

The annual speech, delivered before a joint session of Congress, typically provides a president with his single largest audience of the year, usually in the tens of millions. An estimated 38.2 million TV viewers watched Biden’s first State of the Union address in 2022, according to Nielsen ratings.

A key difference between this year's speech and last year's is that Biden now faces a divided Congress for the final two years of his term. Republicans took back control of the House from Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections, while Democrats continue to hold the Senate.

Here’s what you need to know about watching Biden's State of the Union address, scheduled for 9 p.m. EST.


Biden's speech will be broadcast by the major television networks and cable news TV channels. The Associated Press will livestream the speech at

The White House plans to stream the speech on its website, and make it available on its YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Live coverage will also be provided by C-SPAN, C-SPAN Radio and

NPR is streaming the speech on its website,, and on its app, in addition to offering live coverage to its member radio stations.

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