How to Live Stream the 2016 New Year's Eve Ball Drop from Times Square

How to Live Stream the 2016 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop from Times Square

One thing that many cable cutters overlook is ringing in the new year. Fortunately there are a couple of ways to count down the remaining seconds of 2015 and ring in 2016 from the comfort of your home this new year’s eve.

If you have an OTA (over-the-air) antenna configured in your home, you already have everything you need. You should have multiple options for ringing in the new year, from local coverage to national coverage from around the United States. The grand daddy of all new year’s eve celebrations is, of course, the Times Square ball drop from New York City. With your OTA antenna, you should have many options to choose from to watch the ball drop live as you ring in 2016.

For cable cutters who don’t have access to traditional television in the form of an OTA antenna, I would recommend CBSN. In year’s past, I’ve suggested USTVNow, however, the service has experienced a lot of buffering and streams that never load due to so many people trying to access the stream.

I watch CBSN a lot, and have heard that new year’s coverage will begin at 11 PM EST. CBSN is a great option because CBS has the servers needed to handle many concurrent live streams, and the service is accessible on a wide range of devices. You can watch CBSN on the web, through your mobile device or tablet with the CBSN app, or on your television using the CBSN app for your Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, or Xbox One.

Enjoy the stream, and happy new year!


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