Update: The CNN Democratic Presidential Debate full video has arrived through YouTube, while we wait for the cable network to upload the official debate video.
In case you missed the often-stumbling CNN live stream you can watch the full debate replay embedded below.
We'll have more video highlights as the day goes on, and tell you how to prepare to watch the next Republican debate live stream video online.
The first Democratic Prime Time Presidential Debate on CNN was different than the Republican Presidential Debate that took place on the network last month that pit 14 presidential hopefuls against the unstoppable Donald Trump. For one, it was a lot smaller. The liberals only had two front-runners (former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders) - and a trio of underdogs vying for public recognition.
The event took place at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 13 at 8 pm EST (5 pm PST / 1 am BST). It was available on a half-dozen platforms: online for free, on your TV via cable, on CNN's app on iOS and Android devices and, for the first time, in virtual reality thanks to a company called NextVR.
We'll explain all the details of the stream in the section labeled "how to watch" below, but before we do we'll recap the string of events leading up to Today's big debate.
The stage is set
On debate day you'll see five presidential hopefuls on stage. They include former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee.
The front-runner in most polls is Clinton, hovering around 50% of the tallied responses. She's run into a bit of hot water recently over using a personal email account for government correspondence, but it seems this hasn't really impacted her lead in a substantial way.
Bernie Sanders, the second place Democratic candidate, has a storied record of social justice, and is a self-proclaimed socialist. Sanders spends less than most presidential candidates on advertising, however, he has found a huge following on Reddit, oddly enough, which has garnered the senator around 20-30% in the polls.
The remaining candidates, O'Malley, Webb and Chafee, are sitting at around 1% in each of the polls conducted by political news sources like CNN and CNBC.
The wildcard in all this is current Vice President Joe Biden, who has alluded to plans that he might run for the office of the president, but has yet to commit to it in writing. Should Biden decide to join the race, he would almost certainly obtain the support needed to warrant a spot at the next debate which will be held on November 14 on CBS.
There's one candidate who will not get to participate, though. Lawrence Lessig, a professor of law at Harvard, did not meet the 1% minimum in the polls put out by CNN in the last three months.
The debate itself took place in Las Vegas and aired live on CNN, which played host to the last major Republican Presidential Debate a few weeks ago. According to the outlet, the last event had around 23 million viewers on cable and roughly 4.5 million tuning in via the website's livestream.
Speaking of livestreams...
How to watch the democratic presidential debate
While Fox News' livestream hit a few stumbling blocks on its turn in the limelight, CNN's first go at online broadcasting in the 2016 election was lauded for its accessibility and quality throughout the event. And those deciding to stream Tuesday's event had similar results.
If you wanted to watch the debate on your PC or Mac, all you needed to do was head over to CNN's homepage. However, it was available on iOS or Android via CNN's mobile app, available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store, respectively.
If you wanted to be right in the action, Facebook and NextVR has you covered. The latter makes an eponymous app which is available on the Samsung Gear VR. CNN and NextVR have teamed up to place a 360-degree camera on stage with the candidates, allowing you to look around and get a feel for how the participants act when they're not addressing the camera. The stream is available on NextVR for free.