There is no need to ask for a friend’s cable provider user ID and password to watch Wednesday night’s CNN Republican debate. The cable news channel will unlock its subscription live streaming service for the GOP Presidential Primary Candidates Debate, which is scheduled to air from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT.
All users will be able to watch online via the channel’s website and on mobile devices without logging in, according to a CNN publicist. “This live preview will give viewers access to the debate across all platforms to showcase the value of [CNN’s] TV Everywhere” service, the publicist said.
The start time of the debate between 11 top-tier Republican candidates begins at 8 p.m. EDT. An earlier debate between the rest of the GOP presidential field is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. EDT. To watch the live stream, click here.
The candidates selected for the prime-time debate are former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who did not appear on the main stage in last month’s Fox News Channel debate. The other 10 candidates are front-runner Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
The candidates expected to appear in the earlier debate are former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former New York Gov. George Pataki and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
The debate will be held at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. CNN anchor Jake Tapper is the forum’s scheduled moderator, with CNN political correspondent Dana Bush and conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt as co-presenters.