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How to watch the Presidential Debate tonight on your mobile device

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How to watch the Presidential Debate tonight on your mobile device
Obama and Romney will be meeting face-to-face tonight for the first presidential debate from 9-10:30 p.m. EST at the University of Denver in Colorado. There is a lot at stake - for Obama, to articulate his domestic policy recap so far, and maybe hint at eventual second term actions, whereas Mitt Romney has to hit hard and strong where it hurts, on the economy and the jobless rate, and regain some polling ground.

If you are on the go, there are several ways to watch the debate live as it happens:

1. You can use an YouTube app on your device, or directly go to the mobile version, as YouTube will be streaming live the preisdential and VPs debates for the first time in its history through its own Election Hub, as well as on the ABC News YouTube channel. Not only that, but the YouTube Election hub is sporting live commentary from media partners like the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Al Jazeera English, BuzzFeed, Larry King, Phil DeFranco and Univision, which will have the debates translated in Spanish as they happen. The debate video and the accompanying material will stay on YouTube after the event finishes for those who are tuning in later.

2. Those who subscribe to Comcast's Xfinity TV app, can watch the CNN debate coverage live, or through the CNN app as well.

3. Samsung and Peel TV are offering owners of some Galaxy devices with the Peel Smart Remote TV app (available both for Android and iOS) preinstalled to give live feedback during the debates, while watching them on the channels provided, and do some virtual handclapping or thumbing down. That covers the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Tab 7.7, Tab 2 7.0, Tab 2 10.1, and the fresh Note 10.1.

For more information on how to follow the 2012 presidential campaign with your mobile device, regardless of your candidate preferences, see our slideshow below.

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posted on 03 Oct 2012, 09:50 1

1. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


Thanks, but no thanks. I'll stick with old Family Guy episodes.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 10:41 2

2. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 845; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I'm getting myself reading for false promises and finger pointing.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 10:42 1

3. drum009 (Posts: 33; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


What about Gary Johnson!?!?

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:53

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 10059; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm watching Yankees/sox but will b flipping during commercials.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:27 1

5. Korgoth (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Turning the debat into a drinking game myself.

Pick a word before the debate starts, and drink every time anyone says it.

Here are some good ones for those who arn't as creative:
partisan, patriotism, vision, economy, employment, growth, healthcare, rights, free.

Pick your own words, it'll be way more fun than watching the same old reruns of Family Guy.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:20 1

6. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


The birther movement is less relevant than Blackberry.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:49

7. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Lets go Romney

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 15:49

8. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


An intellectual KO for Obama. Romney is so clueless...

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 18:32 1

9. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Mitt the Twit will be shown the door. What a waste of time this guy really has become. Obama pimp slaps Mitt

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 22:26

10. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Bringing production outside of US will bring jobs to the US. We're actually bringing money in from outside of US by doing so.

Huh........... I didn't know paying Chinese workers outside of US (or workers from any nation outside of US) will bring money in...

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