How to Watch and Stream the 2022 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square

how to watch and stream the 2022 new years eve ball drop in times square
view of the 2022 new years eve numeral upon arrival in the news photo

New Year’s Eve is approaching, and it’s the perfect time to try a champagne cocktail and let those noisemakers do their thing. Whether you’re spending your New Year’s Eve out on the town or cuddling up on the couch to watch a classic movie on Netflix, it’s tradition to watch the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square at midnight.

If you’re staying indoors this holiday, watching the ball drop from home is more accessible than ever before. If you have cable, you can tune in to one of the major broadcasts on ABC, NBC or CNN. While the rise of the Omicron variant and the resulting surge of COVID-19 cases in New York City has everyone on high alert, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that the festivities in Times Square will proceed, but with safety measures in place: The outdoor event will be scaled back, with attendance limited to just 15,000 masked and vaccinated individuals (typically, Times Square sees about 58,000 visitors on NYE). Previously, de Blasio had heralded a “big, strong, full strength” return of the Times Square event, after 2020’s mostly virtual affair.

Even though the Times Square festivities will go on, FOX has already canceled its New Year’s Eve telecast. But as of now, if you’ve cut the cord, you can still watch a commercial-free webcast on social media or on Times Square’s official website, TimesSquareNYC.org. With so many options, you should be able to stream the 2022 festivities on a range of devices, including Apple TV, Roku TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV. You can also stream the 2022 New Year’s Eve ball drop on your laptop and connect it to your television using an HDMI cable or Apple AirPlay.

What channel is the New Year’s Eve ball drop on?

If you’d like to watch the ball drop on your television, there are many ways to do so.

    How to stream the 2022 New Year’s Eve Times Square ball drop online for free:

    Have no fear if you don’t have cable. You can watch a commercial-free webcast of the 2022 Times Square NYE ball drop on Times Square’s official website, TimesSquareNYC.org.

    On the move? You can mobile stream the New Year’s Eve ball drop at TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, and TimesSquareBall.net.

    You can also watch the event on social media at Facebook.com/TimesSquareNYC and Twitter.com/TimesSquareNYC.

    Are there other ways to watch the New Year’s Eve ball drop without cable?

    Of course! You can also watch the ball drop on ” data-vars-ga-product-id=”97c682f7-b04c-433c-8442-80b9f2256413″ data-vars-ga-product-price=”0.00″ data-vars-ga-product-sem3-brand=”” data-vars-ga-product-sem3-category data-vars-ga-product-sem3-id data-affiliate-network data-affiliate=”true”>Hulu + Live TV ($55 a month if you’ve already got Hulu), YouTube TV ($65 a month), or ” data-vars-ga-product-id=”73ac7bd6-ef10-41fd-b9a2-410c56a61321″ data-vars-ga-product-price=”0.00″ data-vars-ga-product-sem3-brand=”” data-vars-ga-product-sem3-category data-vars-ga-product-sem3-id data-affiliate-network>fuboTV ($60 a month), to name a few subscription services.

    Whatever you do, be sure to get started with your setup early so you don’t miss the final countdown to 2022.

    Juliana LaBianca
    SEO Editor Goodhousekeeping.com Juliana LaBianca is the SEO editor at Goodhousekeeping.com, where she covers everything from holiday and home to travel and food; previously, she was an editor at Best Life and Reader’s Digest.

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