Click play above to watch the official enhanced live stream of the 2013 State of the Union Address Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST, when President Barack Obama will speak to Congress and the American public about his plans for the coming year, the challenges that face the country, and more.
The annual speech, which Obama will deliver live from the podium of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., is Obama's fifth State of the Union, and will be one of his most important as it comes at the beginning of his second term.
The remarks will help to set the tone for the final four years of his presidency, and will illuminate his policy priorities and goals going forward.
"President Obama will update Americans on the most important issues facing our country in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday February 12, at 9 pm ET," reads an announcement on the White House homepage. "Join us and watch a live enhanced broadcast featuring charts, graphs and data that will help you understand his policies."
In case you're deciding whether to watch it online or on your TV, you may want to go with the Web version, as this year's State of the Union address will be accompanied by a special enhanced online version with a variety of unique offerings:
"When President Obama addresses the nation, we'll broadcast an online-only enhanced version of the address with graphics, data, and useful stats that will help you go deeper -- and see the information that informed the President's policy decisions. You can watch the speech on whitehouse.gov or with the white house app on iphone, ipad and android devices. To be part of the discussion during the speech, use the hashtag #SOTU on Twitter. Immediately after the speech, we've asked a group of policy experts and advisors to the President to sit down for a live panel and answer your questions. Ask yours on Twitter using the hashtag #WHchat, or post it to the White House Facebook or Google + page."
As one of the most important of the year's political events -- one that will be attended by all members of Congress, the full Supreme Court, the Obama and Biden families, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other political luminaries -- the 2013 State of the Union address will be viewed by thousands of people both online and on television, so be sure to tune in Tuesday evening.