How to Watch C-Span Live Stream Online without Cable

By January 19, 2017 4 Comments


If you’re interested in politics, it’s likely that you hold on to your cable because of news networks. You need to know what’s going on and when it’s happening. If you’re really into politics, you might take things a step further and watch C-Span. Watching the government in action can be a fascinating and sometimes frustrating activity, but it’s also important to many people. If you’re one of those people, we’re here to tell you that you don’t need to hold on to your cable anymore, because you can watch C-Span online without it.

That’s right, where C-Span is concerned, cable is optional. This guide will tell you how to watch C-Span without cable. From the C-Span live stream to any other options, if you can watch C-Span online, we will tell you how!


Watch the C-Span Live Stream on DIRECTV NOW

DIRECTV NOW is the best way available to watch C-Span streaming without cable. For just $35 a month you’ll start with the base package of over 60 channels. If that’s not enough for you, DIRECTV NOW has multiple packages with as many as 100 channels to choose from. If you like news, you’re definitely covered. Not only will you be able to stream C-Span, you will have multiple C-Span streaming options. You can also watch Bloomberg, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News.

There are plenty of channels that aren’t news-oriented, too. Sports fans can enjoy ESPN and Big Ten Network. Kids will have multiple Disney channels, more than one Nickelodeon option, and Boomerang. If you like reality based content you’ve got Discovery, Food Network, History, and even channels like OWN and Oxygen. And if you like movies, you can add HBO for just $5 a month! DIRECTV NOW even includes local channels in select markets. It works with Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices, and other streaming options.

DIRECTV NOW offers a free 7-day trial to all new customers! Signing up is simple and if you don’t like it, you can cancel online with no hassle. Our full review has more information about those and other DIRECTV NOW details.


Other Ways to Watch C-Span Online

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While does offer live stream feeds to each C-Span channel, you need a cable subscribers’ login to access those C-Span live stream feeds. Unfortunately, that means that if you really want to watch C-Span streaming online you’ll need DIRECTV NOW to do so.

Streaming services do change their lineups quite a bit though, so it is possible that services like Sling TV or PlayStation Vue could add the option to stream C-Span in the future. New services that are set to premiere this year like VIDGO and Hulu Live could also offer C-Span streaming in their packages. However, there is no way to know until those services have been released. For now, your only option to watch C-Span online without cable is DIRECTV NOW.

If you have any questions about how to stream C-Span just leave them in the comments!

Ashtyn Evans

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Ashtyn Evans is a screenwriter and freelance writer from the Midwest. She owns nearly a thousand films on Amazon and holds streaming subscriptions to everything from HBO and Hulu to Showtime and Starz. Email her at [email protected] Disclosure: Streaming Observer is supported by readers. Articles may contain referral links. For more information, see the disclosure at the bottom of the page.

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  • Enzo Scoiattolo says:

    I hate to tell yo this, but DIRECTV *IS* a cable subscription! The whole concept of “packages” and paying $30+ a month is going by the wayside. Someone needs put put a final nail in the “Cable TV” coffin!

  • Ginavon says:

    And everyone is wondering why so many people are tuning into RT (Russian TV)? Because:
    1. Its free!
    2. Its straight news with very little opinion of the moderators
    3. No sluts …that look and talk that blonde from CNN that got fired!

  • Ginavon says:

    Many US citizens are becoming homeless and cannot even access internet much less pay to find out what their government is actually doing….

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