Times Square will once again be the center of New Year's celebrations. Gotham/GC Pictures
Technically, it started 2024 hours ago when the people of Line Islands, Samoa and Tonga celebrate at midnight. But in most of America, the New Year doesn't begin until the Waterford crystal-encrusted ball drops in Times Square.
As popular as that tradition is, however, attending it in person can be an expensive (and stressful) affair. Why ring in the New Year surrounded by drunk strangers when you can be surrounded by friends (and champagne or prosecco)? It is hot. The food is excellent. There are countless ways to see the ball and its 32,256 LEDs fall—even if you're far away from the television screen.
Looking for a way to watch remotely? Here's how to live stream 2023 New Year countdown and ball drop for free.
Which TV channels will telecast Times Square bowling on New Year's Eve?
Even if you don't have a cable subscription, watching the Times Square Ball is pretty easy because it's broadcast on multiple networks. Get a good HD antenna (but test your HD antenna in several places around your home to find the most reliable signal before midnight).
Here are some shows that will ring in 2023.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (ABC)
The most popular of the New Year's Eve broadcasts starts this year at 9pm ET – and runs for 5.5 hours. Seacrest will be joined this year by new co-host singer Rita Ora. It is 20Th Consecutive years Seacrest has topped the highest-rated festivals in all of New Year's Eve programming. It will be broadcast over the air, but if you're not near a TV, you can watch coverage on the network's website, ABC.go.com. However, you will need a cable subscription to watch on that platform.
New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash (CBS)
Elle King and Rachel Smith host the third annual Country Music Countdown to the New Year. It kicks off the festivities very early, kicking off at 7:30pm ET. It includes free options to view CBS website And Paramount+.
New Year's Eve with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen (CNN).
The big question this year is: Will the news network's most visible anchor and Bravo host be allowed to drink again? The show will air at 8:00 PM ET. Live stream available CNN.com'Homepage, or you can view it CNNgo And this CNNgo apps For Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV. The program will be broadcast from Times Square.
Where can I stream The Ball Drop online without a cable subscription?
NBC's streaming service will let you watch NBC's shows, but this year, the network plans to air Sunday Night Football instead of New Year's Eve. You can get a seven-day free trial, followed by a $5 or $10 monthly fee. (The free version of Peacock does not include live games.)
CBS's streaming service That network's country music will give you access to a New Year's Eve party. You can get a one-week free trial, followed by a $5 or $10 monthly fee.
There's no longer a free trial for Disney's Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ packages, so you'll have to pay $13.99 per month for all three (or $19.99 if Hulu doesn't have ads). Adding live TV to the package raises the price to $70 per month ($76 without ads).
Hulu with Live TV
Free trial This service No longer offered. It will cost you $70 per month.
After up to a A two-week trialYou can expect monthly payments of $65.
Sling's lower-tier „Orange” plan runs $40 per month. Adding the more comprehensive „Blue” plan costs $55 per month. The seven-day free trial has disappeared with the price increase, but the cord-cutting service offers 50% off the first month's bill.
Formerly DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, this A frequently renamed streaming service After the free trial option will run you $70 and up per month.
Are there any free webcams to watch ball dropping online?
Many, indeed! However, the official Times Square website offers one of the best things to see. You can access it in one of several ways.
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