One of the biggest celebrations of the year is the ball drop in Times Square in NYC. People come from all over the world to be able to see the ball drop live, and if they can’t make it in person, they watch on TV. You can also live stream the event online or on your mobile device, making viewing the ball drop easier than ever.
The Times Square ball drop has been going on sine 1907, when it became the symbol for ringing in the new year. It’s also the site of countless New Years Eve TV specials and events such as Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve.
Follow along with Ryan Seacrest as he hosts the 2018 Rockin’ New Years Eve celebration. Here’s how to watch the ball drop online:
Times Square Ball Drop 2018 Viewing Details
Location: Times Square, New York City
Time: 8:00 P.M. – Midnight
Date: December 31, 2017
Host: Ryan Seacrest
TV Channel: ABC
How To Watch The Ball Drop Online
Watch Dick Clark’s Rockin New Years Eve On Mobile/Tablet
The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebrations are going to be live streamed to the web via multiple TV networks, but if you’re going to choose one channel to watch we suggest ABC’s Dick Clark’s Rockin New Years Eve. In order to watch the coverage on your phone or tablet, you’re going to have to have a cable subscription or know someone who does. Once you acquire the log-in information, download the ABC app (iTunes | Google Play Store) and it’ll be just like you’re in Times Square (minus the crowds and yelling.)
Watch Dick Clark’s Rockin New Years Eve on Computer
ABC’s Dick Clark’s Rockin New Years Eve will be available to live stream on your computer, in addition to your mobile device. Sadly, like the mobile devices, you’ll need a cable subscription to log into ABC, but if you have that you’ll be able to watch the fun on ABC.com/watch-live.
Watch New Year’s Eve in Times Square On Mobile Tablet
The official Times Square Live New Year’s Eve live stream/webcast is going to be available to watch, entirely commercial-free via the Times Square Ball App. The live stream, which will last six and a half hours, will include performances and “the ability to participate in the celebration.” Download the Times Square Ball App here (iTunes Store | Google Play Store)
Watch New Year’s Eve in Times Square On Computer
The New Year’s Eve live stream/webcast will be available on the video player below.