RNC live stream day 4: How to watch the 2020 Republican National Convention

RNC live streams: 2020 Republican National Convention with Donald Trump
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Republican National Convention start time, channel

Night 4 of the RNC starts at 9 p.m. ET and ends at 11 p.m. ET. That schedule runs until Thursday, Aug. 27 on most major news channels, YouTube and social media.

President Trump headlines the the RNC live streams of day 4 of the 2020 Republican National Convention. Trump will deliver closing remarks from the White House, to cap off the week of events that began with his formal renomination. 

The RNC officially nominated Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for reelection after a state roll call on Monday. The Republican National Convention is being held somewhat virtually, due to safety and health regulations caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But some speeches are being delivered live from Washington, D.C.

The convention was originally set to take place in Charlotte, NC, then moved to Jacksonville, Florida.

The first three nights of the RNC included speeches from Trump's children, First Lady Melania Trump, former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, Senator Tim Scott and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. 

Citizens who are speaking during the convention include: Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who brandished their guns in front of Black Lives Matter protesters in July; Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the 2018 Parkland, Florida, school massacre; and Nick Sandmann, the Kentucky student filmed in confrontation with Native American protester.

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the Republican National Convention online.

How to watch the Republican National Convention anywhere, with a VPN

Just because American networks aren't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss the RNC speeches if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. (Signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more.)


Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, really shines thanks to its safety, speed and simplicity-to-use. It's also compatible with loads of devices - from iOS and Android to Roku, Apple TV and PlayStations. You'll even get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year, or there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.

How to watch the 2020 RNC live streams in the US

The three major broadcast networks — ABC, CBS and NBC — and Fox News will air the convention on all four nights from 10-11 p.m. ET. To watch the full program, from 9-11 p.m., tune into CNN, PBS, MSNBC or C-SPAN. 

For access to these channels, you'll need a digital antenna or a cable package. If you've already cut the cord, you can watch the DNC on live TV streaming services, including Sling TV, Fubo TV, Philo, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend Sling TV, which is $30 a month and offers more than 50 channels including CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.

Sling TV

Right now, you can try Sling TV for free for three days to see all that Sling Blue has to offer. That includes more than 50 channels, like CNN, Fox News and MSNBC as well as entertainment programming  on AMC, Bravo, FX, TLC and TNT.


Fubo.TV is one of the most comprehensive TV streaming services in the market. And it offers a 7-day free trial so you check out all of its features without paying up front. Fubo's channel lineup includes local channels like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox (depending on region) as well as top news networks such as CNN and Fox News.

The RNC will also be available to stream online at the RNC website and on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch

Peacock subscribers can also get live coverage and analysis of the RNC with Chuck Todd on the NBC News NOW channel beginning at 8 p.m. ET, followed by 10 p.m. primetime special. 

How to watch 2020 RNC live streams in the UK

Canadians and Brits who want to keep up with the DNC can watch at the RNC website or on the RNC app available on Apple TV, the Roku Channel and Fire TV. If you want to use the live TV service you already subscribe to, you'll need ExpressVPN.

Republican National Convention schedule of speakers


The first night, taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina, will include the state roll call and formal nominations of Trump and Pence. The proceedings will be attended by six delegates from each state and territory. Speakers include:

  • Senator Tim Scott
  • House Republican Whip Steve Scalise
  • Representative Matt Gaetz
  • Representative Jim Jordan
  • Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
  • Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel
  • Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones
  • Amy Johnson Ford
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump campaign fundraiser and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr.
  • Natalie Harp, Trump campaign advisory board member
  • Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA
  • Kim Klacik, Republican congressional nominee
  • Mark and Patricia McCloskey, St. Louis couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters
  • Sean Parnell, Republican congressional nominee
  • Andrew Pollack, father of Meadow Pollack, who was killed in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
  • Donald Trump, Jr., oldest son of President Trump
  • Tanya Weinreis, small business owner whose coffee shop qualified for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program


Melania Trump will headline the night with a speech given from the White House Rose Garden in Washington, D.C. Other speakers incldue:

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
  • Senator Rand Paul
  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds
  • Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez
  • Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
  • Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
  • Abby Johnson, anti-abortion rights activist
  • Jason Joyce
  • Myron Lizer, Navajo Nation vice president
  • Mary Ann Mendoza, mother whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant
  • Megan Pauley
  • Cris Peterson
  • John Peterson
  • Nicholas Sandmann, student who sued news outlets after confrontation with Native American activist
  • Eric Trump, son of President Trump
  • Tiffany Trump, daughter of President Trump


The third night will feature Pence's acceptance speech, given from Fort McHenry National Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Other speakers include:

  • Second Lady Karen Pence
  • Senator Marsha Blackburn
  • Senator Joni Ernst
  • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem
  • Representative Dan Crenshaw
  • Representative Elise Stefanik
  • Representative Lee Zeldin
  • Richard Grenell, former acting director of national intelligence
  • Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor
  • Keith Kellogg, national security adviser to the vice president
  • Jack Brewer, former NFL player
  • Sister Dede Byrne, surgeon and military veteran
  • Madison Cawthorn, Republican congressional nominee
  • Scott Dane, executive director, Associated Contract Loggers & Truckers of Minnesota
  • Clarence Henderson, civil rights activist
  • Ryan Holets, police officer known for adopting opioid-addicted baby
  • Michael McHale, National Association of Police Organizations president
  • Burgess Owens, former NFL player and GOP congressional nominee
  • Lara Trump, Trump campaign adviser and wife of Eric Trump


The fourth and final night will headlined by Trump, who will deliver his acceptance speech from the White House lawn in Washington, D.C. It will mark the first time a Republican nominee has not accepted the nomination in person since Alf Landon in 1936. Other speakers include:

  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
  • Senator Tom Cotton
  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
  • Representative Jeff Van Drew
  • Ivanka Trump, White House senior adviser
  • Ja'Ron Smith, White House assistant
  • Ann Dorn, widow of former police officer killed in St. Louis
  • Debbie Flood
  • Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor
  • Franklin Graham, evangelical leader
  • Alice Johnson, ex-inmate pardoned by President Trump
  • Wade Mayfield
  • Carl and Marsha Mueller, parents of U.S. aid worker killed by ISIS
  • Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship

Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.