It’s the Fourth of July, so the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will once again be lighting up the sky in New York City’s East River above the Brooklyn Bridge. The iconic celebration will be broadcast live on NBC with coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. The actual fireworks display, meanwhile, will begin at 9:25 p.m. ET and is expected to last for approximately 25 minutes.
The theme of this year’s show is American Cinema.
“From the opening sequence representing the silver screen and featuring a dramatic silver hued pyrotechnic curtain unfurling from below the bridge to stunning multicolored waterfalls and chase scenes, a host of dazzling and intricate effects will be fired from more than 100 locations spanning the entire bridge, its towers and roadways,” according the show’s website reads.
You can expect to hear John Williams’ “Star Wars,” “Superman” and “E.T.” compositions, along with Max Steiner’s “Casablanca Suite” and Alfred Newman’s “20th Century Fox Fanfare.”
Coverage of the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be hosted by Grammy-winning artist Ciara and dancer Derek Hough. There will also be a number of musical performances throughout the night from artists like Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Maren Morris, Khalid, and Jennifer Hudson.
Looking for a live stream of the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks?
Now that you’re all caught up, let’s break down all of the ways you can watch the celebration.
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Viewing Details
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Date: Thursday, July 4
Location: East River, New York City
Start Time: Coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. ET, fireworks at 9:25 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC (Check local listings)
How To Live Stream the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Online
Your best bet for watching the fireworks display via a live stream is NBC.com/live. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream the Macy’s fireworks online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes NBC and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note NBC on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in: Dallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago, Hartford-New Haven, L.A., Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Washington, D.C.
Watch Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch tonight’s episode on your TV or computer, NBC has you covered with their NBC app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, or the Windows Store.
You can also watch the show on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.