It’s time for the big explosions! Macy’s has cornered the market on Thanksgiving and now they are sponsoring July 4th, with one of the biggest fireworks displays, set to light up over New York City’s East River. But you can skip the crowds and watch them from the comfort of your own home, when NBC broadcasts the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks special live. The show starts at 8 p.m. with celebrity and musical performances by Ashanti, Bebe Rexha, Brett Young, Ja Rule, Jazmine Sullivan, Jelly Role, Laney Wilson, LL Cool J, The Roots, with hosts Rutledge Wood and Zuri Hall. Actual fireworks begin at 9:25 p.m. Eastern Time, with the special wrapping up at 10 p.m. Read on to learn more on how to watch the 4th of July fireworks in your own living room.
Where to stream Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks airs on NBC and streams on Peacock. Peacock is the over-the-top streaming service from NBCUniversal, with video-on-demand and some live events. In addition to TV shows and movies from the NBC and Universal libraries, plenty of third-party content is available from Lionsgate, Starz, Warner Bros, A&E Networks, ViacomCBS, Paramount, Cinedigm, and more.
Peacock has premium and ad-free options. However, most Peacock originals and specials like Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are on the premium tier, which is $5.99 per month and will let you watch specials, as well as new episodes of NBC series one day after they air. Peacock also has a premium ad-free subscription for $11.99 per month. Not only will this subscription eliminate ads, but also provide a live stream of your local NBC station.
Peacock supports iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, Xbox One S and Xbox One X, Android devices, Android TV, Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in. New episodes of the latest season become available within eight days of airing on NBC. You can learn more in our review of Peacock. You can sign up for Peacock on their website.
Watch Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on NBC
If you want to watch it live on NBC, the following subscription streaming services carry NBC, so you can watch the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks special as it airs.
Watch Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM offers live NBC streaming in many markets. Through its “Entertainment” package for $79.99 a month, NBC is available, along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. In addition, they offer a free trial to allow you to make sure NBC is offered in your area. This is one of the most all-inclusive ways to get access to live local networks like NBC and an extensive range of traditional cable channels.
DIRECTV STREAM is supported on Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, 4th Generation Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. For more information, check out our review of DIRECTV STREAM NOW.
How Much: $79.99 per month through its “Entertainment” package.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on Hulu Live TV
Hulu + Live TV offers live NBC in nearly all US markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. Therefore, you can watch Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks live on NBC. To see if live NBC is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zip code.
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month-to-month contract, so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long-term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link: Sign up for a free trial to Hulu + Live TV.
How Much: The base package for live TV starts at $76.99 per month. Hulu on-demand begins at $7.99 per month with ads. You can go ad-free for $17.99 per month.
Watch Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another excellent option for watching Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. YouTube TV offers live NBC with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US.
YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. Also, you can sign up for their free trial.
How Much: $72.99 per month.
Watch Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on fuboTV
FuboTV offers NBC in numerous US cities allowing you to watch Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks every week when it airs. You can check out FuboTV here. Fubo TV supports the following streaming devices:
- Android smartphones
- Android tablets
- Apple TV (4th Generation only)
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
For more information on FuboTV features, please see our Fubo TV review.
How Much: FuboTV costs $74.99.