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How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016 Live Stream

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This morning airs the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — the 90th anniversary of the event. Stars from Brett Eldredge to Tony Bennett are set to perform, and the streets of New York City will be lined with spectators along the parade route. The parade airs from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern time, and there are two television specials airing the event live, on CBS and NBC. But not everyone has a television handy.

Fortunately, there are several ways to stream the event live, including this “360” stream on Youtube. Verizon 360 teamed up with Macy’s, placing 360-degree cameras along the parade route in five locations.

If you want to stream the parade live online or on a mobile device and prefer the classic hosted broadcast from either CBS or NBC, follow the instructions below, starting with CBS and followed by NBC.

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Stream CBS’ Broadcast of the 2016 Thanksgiving Day Parade

You can stream the CBS broadcast via CBS All Access, a service that streams live CBS broadcasts in most U.S. markets. The service costs $5.99 a month, but you can stream the parade for free via the service’s free 7-day trial. You’ll have to enter your valid U.S. credit card information to sign up, but you won’t be charged if you cancel your subscription before the trial ends.

On the Web:

1. Go here to start a free trial of CBS All Access and set up your account. (If you don’t want to continue the service after the parade, remember to cancel your subscription within 7 days to avoid charges.)

2. If it’s time to watch the show, click “Watch Now” on the next screen and start watching. You may be prompted to confirm your location.

3. If you want to watch later, go back to CBS.com and click on “Live TV” at the top of the screen. If you’re still logged in to your account, your stream will start right away. If not, Sign In with the email and password you used to create your account. Start watching.

With an App:

1. Go here to start a free trial of CBS All Access and set up your account.

2. Download the CBS App on your Apple, Android or Windows phone or tablet.

3. Launch the app, go to the menu, select “Live TV,” and sign in with your CBS All Access account. Click “Check Availability,” and you’ll be prompted to allow the app to check your location. Accept, and start watching.

For cord cutters, CBS All Access also has apps and channels for Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Xbox 360.


Stream NBC’s Broadcast of the 2016 Thanksgiving Day Parade

If You Don’t Have a Cable Login (Select Markets)

In the following select markets, NBC’s live broadcast is available through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides select channels for a monthly fee. Sling’s Blue package, which includes NBC, costs $25 a month but offers a free 7-day trial.

  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Philadelphia
  • San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale
  • San Diego
  • Hartford/New Haven

If you’re viewing in one of the markets above, you can use the instructions below to stream the show.

On the Web:

1. Go here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends you won’t be charged.

2. When you sign up, select the Blue package, which is listed immediately to the right of the Orange package on the Sling TV website. The Blue package costs $25 per month but offers a free 7-day trial.

3. Download the Sling desktop app, and navigate over to NBC to watch the show.

With an App:

If you sign up for the free Sling trial, you can watch the show on the Sling app, which you can download for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One. Go here for a full list of compatible devices.

Follow these steps:

1. Go here to sign up for Sling. You’ll need to enter your credit card information, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends you won’t be charged.

2. When you sign up, select the Blue package, which is listed immediately to the right of the Orange package on the Sling TV website. The Blue package costs $25 per month but offers a free 7-day trial.

3. Download the Sling app for your device, and navigate over to NBC to watch the show.


If You Have a Cable Login

If you have access to a cable or satellite subscription that includes NBC, you can stream NBC television live on the network’s website or, in select markets, with the NBC app.

On the Web:

Click here for the NBC stream. If it’s your first time streaming at nbc.com/live, you’ll get a free 45-minute preview before you’re forced to “verify” using a cable login to continue watching. When you click “Verify Now,” you’ll be prompted to click on the tile of your pay-tv provider (Infinity, Fios, DirectTV, etc.) and be directed to a sign-in page, where you must enter a valid user ID and password. You must have access to a cable or satellite subscription that includes NBC programming.

If you have trouble logging in, NBC has an “FAQ” contact form here, where you can submit a “description of your issue.”

With an App (Select Markets)

In several major markets, you can access NBC live TV via the NBC app, which is available to download in the App Store and Google Play. (NBC also has apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku and Xbox One.)

Again, you’ll need login info for pay-tv subscription that includes NBC programming. The live broadcast of your local NBC affiliate is available only in the following markets, where the station is owned by NBC: New York (WNBC), Los Angeles (KNBC), San Diego (KNSD), San Francisco / Bay Area (KNTV), Connecticut (WVIT), Miami (WTVJ), Chicago (WMAQ-TV), Philadelphia (WCAU), Washington D.C. (WRC-TV) and Dallas (KXAS-TV).

After launching the app, open the menu and click on the “LIVE” tile in the top left portion of the screen. You’ll have to “enable location services” (find the NBC app under your phone’s Settings, click on it and then click on Location) so the app can see where you are and whether your local NBC station is eligible for streaming.

If it’s your first time using the app, you’ll get a free 45-minute preview before you’re forced to “verify” using a cable login to continue watching. When you click “Verify Now,” you’ll be prompted to click on the tile of your pay-tv provider (Infinity, Fios, DirectTV, etc.) and be directed to a sign-in page, where you must enter a valid user ID and password.

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