C-SPAN Now 4+

Live Congress & Political News


    • Free

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Watch live and on demand C-SPAN's complete coverage of the House and Senate, congressional hearings, White House events, the courts, the campaigns and more from the world of politics. Listen to C-SPAN Radio and discover a variety of informative podcasts. Watch the three C-SPAN TV networks* and the latest episodes of "Washington Journal" and "Q&A". Find current schedule information for C-SPAN’s TV networks and C-SPAN Radio.

From your mobile device, on C-SPAN Now you'll find anywhere, anytime access to:

- Live streams of U.S. Congress floor proceedings
- Live streams of each day's key congressional hearings and other top political events
- On-demand access to the latest events
- Featured clips driving the news
- C-SPAN Radio
- Podcasts on politics, history and nonfiction books
- C-SPAN, C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3*
- Latest episodes of "Washington Journal" and "Q&A"
- Up-to-date schedule information for C-SPAN TV networks and C-SPAN Radio

*Access to the livestreams of C-SPAN's three television networks is reserved for authenticated cable and satellite TV customers.

C-SPAN Now...Washington Unfiltered.

What’s New

Version 1.11.0

- improved accessibility features including buttons labeled for use with VoiceOver
- additional podcast features

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
407 Ratings

407 Ratings

vgtredgyhgf ,

Not working on iPod Touch?

I love the new app. I have an iPhone 6S Plus. That’s a pretty old device, though it runs the latest version of iOS. The app runs just fine on this device.

However, I also have an iPod Touch, 7th gen. This is a much newer device, released in 2019. I’ve had mine since 2020. It also runs the latest version of iOS.

Oddly enough, video clips from the “Watch” page don’t play on the iPod Touch. Live stuff will play.

But if I tap on a video from “Featured Clips” or “Washington Journal” or “Q&A”, the page loads up, with a blank space where the video player is supposed to be.

If I tap on that blank space, I can see the video player, with the start and end time and the play button. I can tap the play button, but the video never starts playing.

I hope you can test it on an iPod Touch and figure out the problem. The iPod touch is my goto device for consuming media around the house.

Developer Response ,

We're so happy you are loving the new app! Thanks for reporting this issue. We have asked our developers to look into it. Please be on the lookout for updates to the app.

SuMaKiVa ,

Unfiltered news in your pocket - C-SPAN Now

Way to go, C-SPAN! Finally an app to watch political events without TV talking heads or commercial interruptions. I love how C-SPAN just lets you see the whole thing and this puts it all on my phone to watch.

Quick take: it's easy to find live coverage of events, and the Featured Clips are timely and a great way to catch-up on what's newsy each day. Best of all you get free, live access to the big political events. As with other TV nets' apps you have to sign-in to watch the actual 3 C-SPAN TV channels (I guess that's fair because that's how C-SPAN is funded). All in all I'm giving this top rating for its simplicity and for giving me what I most want to watch from C-SPAN.

Developer Response ,

We're thrilled you appreciate C-SPAN's think-for-yourself approach to showing Washington's biggest news making events. Thank you for your kind words – we're glad you're liking the app!

mazzaball94 ,

Great App! Very functional and smooth

Sometimes when networks release apps they are buggy, video streams do not load well or the app crashes. The C-SPAN app is just incredibly functional, smooth and easy to use. I love the live events being right in the home page, so when I want to see a vote in the House, it is right there and plays incredibly well. I like C-SPAN (even though many callers are incredibly misinformed) it provides a great public service to the country and this app helps make that service a lot easier to access.

Developer Response ,

What a great review to read on a Monday morning! Thanks for taking the time to rate and write a review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoy the app and use C-SPAN to follow what's happening in Congress.

App Privacy

The developer, C-SPAN, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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