2020 is off to an incredibly shitty start—what with the destructive bushfires in Australia, ramped-up tensions between the U.S. and Iran, and ongoing earthquakes in Puerto Rico. If you’re someone who enjoys staying on top of world events, keeping up with the news has likely become a full-time job.
If you were one of an estimated 33 million people who axed their cable and satellite tv subscriptions back in 2018, likely in favor of Netflix, Hulu Plus and various other streaming platforms, you’re probably working overtime just to keep up.
Fortunately, ditching your cable provider doesn’t mean you’re cut off from the ability to get your news fix; over on Reddit, u/phd_dude and other users recommended several free, 24/7 news sources you can watch online that don’t require a cable subscription account for you to access.
Below, a few of these options, in case you need to catch up on the day’s events:
- ABC News
- ABC News in Australia (if you want to keep up with updates of the fires)
- CBS News
- France 24 English
- PBS NewsHour
Be sure to download any of these sources’ mobile apps, too. Generally, they’ll allow you to watch a live stream of the news coverage.
Of course, not all news sources are created equal. If you have questions about the reputation of the source, always be sure to visit Media Bias Fact Check. And in case you haven’t cut the cord on your cable provider just yet, here are a few ways to cut down on your cable bill, at the very least.