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How to watch the political conventions online & in VR

This year, more than ever, it’s possible to view both this week’s Republican Convention and next week’s Democratric conventions online. You can even immerse yourself in virtual reality.

YouTube is the official streaming partner of the GOP which will not only stream parts of this year’s event, but also let you re-live speeches from past GOP conventions. YouTube will also stream in 360 degree video to provide a wrap-around perspective on smartphones and other devices, even without special headsets.

Facebook Live will also carry the GOP convention and the Democratic National Convention from Philadelphia.

Twitter and CBS News, which is available on multiple platforms, will partner to live stream via the CBSN news network.

Microsoft’s Bing will also stream much of the conventions.

CNN has said that it will broadcast parts of the convention in virtual reality