Liz Shannon Miller provides a great list of where to watch tonight’s State of the Union Address online, but what if you’re not at a computer? The list of possible sources is different for those hoping to follow the action on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
President Barack Obama begins his third State of the Union address tonight at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. While usual suspect CSPAN will be providing a live feed, it won’t be accesible to Apple’s iOS-based devices. The White House, on the other hand, has your bases covered, with both a web feed and a live broadcast available directly through its free eponymous iPhone application. The app isn’t universal, however, so you’ll have to either settle for using it in compatibility mode, or choosing one of the methods listed below.
Luckily, the WhiteHouse.gov/live feed will be compatible with the iPad, as well as the iPhone and iPod touch. Along with video, the feed from the White House website will be accompanied by a stream of charts and graphs relating to what Obama is discussing.
As for third-party sources, unfortunately Facebook’s live stream with its roundtable of policy experts who will be fielding questions by viewers requires Flash and therefore isn’t compatible, but iPad and iPhone owners can navigate to YouTube.com/CitizenTube instead for live footage from Google’s video site.
As for other app solutions, CNN will be offering live streams of the Address to both its iPhone and iPad applications (both are free), which will be available to all users with the app so long as your News Preference is set to U.S. and not international in your Profile settings. CNN.com will also be offering live mobile coverage.
If you know of any other iPhone and iPad sources for tonight’s below, please share them in the comments.
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