The 2020 Democratic National Convention kicks off tonight, centered in Milwaukee, but taking place virtually with speeches and events happening mostly online. There will be some DNC members on the ground in Milwaukee to gavel in the convention, but attendance by delegates and the public has been eliminated.

The primetime coverage begins at 8 pm ET with speeches to begin at 9 pm ET, see the schedule below the live video stream.

DNC Day 1 Live Stream

Alternate Stream Links: Fox News (YouTube)

Day 1 Speaking Schedule (Primetime)

Primetime speaking slots are between 9 pm and 11 pm ET, but no specific speaking time has been provided by the Democratic National Committee.

  • Senate Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota)
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (Nevada)
  • Governor Andrew Cuomo (NY)
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer (Michigan)
  • Representative Jim Clyburn (SC-6)
  • Convention Chairman Bennie Thompson
  • Representative Gwen Moore (WI-4)
  • Senator Doug Jones (Alabama)
  • Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont)
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama

Musical performances:

  • Maggie Rogers
  • Leon Bridges

How to Watch

On TV: ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News will carry the convention from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night. C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC and PBS will cover the full two hours each night.

Streaming Devices: The live stream is available embedded on this page above. Streams will also be available on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV by searching “Democratic National Convention” or “2020 DNC,” and on Amazon Prime Video by searching “DNC.”

Cable/Satellite: The convention will air on AT&T U-verse (channels 212 and 1212) and AT&T DirectTV (channel 201). It will also air on Comcast Xfinity Flex and Comcast X1 (say “DNC” into your voice remote).

Gaming Devices: You can watch on a PlayStation 4 or PSVR through the Littlstar app.

Smart Speakers: If you have an Alexa device, you can say “Alexa, play the Democratic National Convention.”