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Barack Obama’s Final State of The Union: What Time It Starts & How To Watch It

Tue, January 12, 2016 11:32am EDT by 38 Comments

For the very last time, President Barack Obama will deliver a State of the Union to Congress and his fellow Americans. The president has promised a ‘nontraditional’ speech, so the Jan. 12 event is definitely not one to miss. Here are all the details on when it’s going down and how to watch it.

President Barack Obama, 54, will soon give his very last State of the Union, speaking not to just all those gathered within the halls of Congress, but to America and the world. But after seven years in office, the president promises to give “something different” this time. If you don’t know when this must-see event is going down or how you can watch it, has all the details.

Barack’s final State of the Union will start at 9 p.m. EST on Jan. 12, according to It will take place in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol, like it always does. will have a live stream post for this historic event, so be sure to come back here to watch.

Of course, the tech-savvy president and his administration have made it easy to view the SOTU, and there are multiple ways to watch the Jan. 12 speech online, according to Gizmodo. One method is to go to, where you can have a device-optimized version of the live broadcast.

YouTube is another option, as the White House’s official channel will broadcast the address. Plus, Amazon has partnered with the president to stream the speech through their Amazon Video service. They also have all the previous State of the Unions available for reviewing. Nice!

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The traditional media outlets will also play the speech. You can listen to it on NPR stations or on, or watch it on channels like CBS. These outlets will also broadcast the Republican response to the SOTU. This time, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will deliver it and it can be watched over at

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This will be the first time that Paul Ryan attends a State of the Union as Speaker of the House and he will sit behind Barack, next to Vice President Joe Biden. It will be interesting to see his reaction, as the president has promised to avoid the usual “policy heavy speech,” according to Politico. Instead, Barack will focus on the big-picture and what all Americans need to do in the years to come, even after he leaves office.

Will you watch President Obama’s last State of the Union, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited to hear what he has to say.