How to Stream Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Shows and The Ball Drop Live Without Cable
It’s time to say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019!
If you’re not one for fancy New Year’s parties and prefer being curled up in your slippers and favorite blanket on your comfy couch but still want to enjoy some festivities, then tune in to a few fabulous celebrations online even if you don’t have cable or satellite.
The good news there are multiple streaming services where you can watch the ball drop on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Web.
We’ll start with the classic: “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”. This year will mark the show’s 47th anniversary, one of television’s most famous New Year’s celebrations. Ryan Seacrest will be returning as host for his 14th year, joined by his female counterpart, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg.
She will be partying alongside the live audience of over one-million people as they enjoy performances from headliner Christina Aguilera, New Kids on the Block, and a special just-after-midnight performance from Post Malone, as he takes a break from his tour in Brooklyn.
The broadcast starts at 8pm ET and after a break for local news at 11pm returns from 11:30pm to 1:10am.
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NBC New Year’s Eve show is returning with host Carson Daly, and co-hosted by the lovely Chrissy Teigen. They will be joined by Saturday Night Live’s hilarious scene-stealer, Leslie Jones, as she reports live in Times Square.
They will also include several live performances including Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton, as well as the famous ball drop.
The event starts at 10pm ET and after a break for local news at 11pm returns from 11:30pm to 12:30am.
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Another fabulous New Year’s celebration will be had by Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen (replacing long-time host Kathy Griffin) on “CNN New Year’s Eve 2019 Live”, on the CNN app.
Also taking place in New York, these two co-hosts have fun balancing each other out as Cooper takes the professional broadcasting reigns, while Cohen is more well-known for his partying antics with audience members.
The broadcast starts at 8pm ET and continues until 12:30am.
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Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight New Year’s Eve in Nashville
Take a country twist on New Year’s eve with the “Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight New Year’s Eve in Nashville” party with the Nashville New Year’s Eve App on your smartphone or tablet.
Welcome 2019 with a twang by enjoying performances from Keith Urban (who is also hosting the event), Peter Frampton, and Judah and the Lion. A fireworks show and several more performances will be ringing in the New Year in Nashville at the Bicentennial State Park.
Enjoy these awesome celebrations online in the comfort of your own warm home (not to mention your own bathroom facilities). Happy New Year!