How to watch the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks from your own couch


Happy Fourth of July! The annual Macy’s fireworks show will bring its massive pyrotechnic display to the East River for the fifth consecutive year. This year’s event is expected to be one of its biggest yet, with 20 new effects, tens of thousands of fireworks, and millions of people watching it all go down.

But if you don’t want to watch the fireworks in person—and considering that it’s going to be another scorcher tomorrow, we wouldn’t blame you for not wanting to deal with subway changes and squishing into the viewing areas in Midtown and Long Island City—you can still catch them on TV.

NBC will broadcast the July Fourth fireworks, as per usual, and the televised program will kick off at 8 p.m. The fireworks themselves don’t actually start until about 9:25 p.m., so the hour and a half leading up to it will be full of talking heads doing their thing, and musical performances—Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin, and Keith Urban are among those scheduled to perform.

There are also a few ways to watch the fireworks online: NBC will livestream the show on its app and website starting at 8 p.m., though you’ll need a cable provider’s information to watch.

If you just want to see the fireworks without all the hoopla, EarthCam will also host a livestream.

How to watch the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks

TV: NBC4 beginning at 8 p.m.

Livestream: NBC New York, EarthCam

Source: Curbed