President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonGetty

US president Barack Obama will give his final state of the Union address at 9pm EST, his eight such address to the citizens of the United States.

For viewers in the US, Obama's address can be watched on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. All of the live streams supplied online by those stations will carry the address. For those outside the US who wish to watch the president's final address, you can do so live at the White House's website.

There is no opportunity for legacy-shopping quite like the final State of the Union address and sources close to the White House have already indicated Obama's speech will differ from those made previously.

CNN reported the 2016 State of the Union will focus on an agenda Obama can achieve on his own rather than setting out an agenda to Congress. The closure of Guantanamo Bay is one area he is expected to focus on, as well as gun control.

Obama has already laid foundations for increased gun control in a recent emotional address to the American people. The US president wept as he recalled the deaths of US citizens in mass shootings throughout his time in the White House. His performance and his proposed background checks for gun owners have been met with disapproval by Republican opposition.

The outgoing President can also be expected to champion his economic record. A video already posted on the White House website shows the progression of Obama's State of the Union addresses, in which he has vowed consistently to tackle the country's economic problems.