Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Live Stream: How to Watch the 2016 Spectacular Online

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Tonight is the 2016 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and we’ve got all the details on how to watch the biggest fireworks display in the country. Performers during the 2016 show include Meghan Trainor, Kenny Chesney, Pitbull and several others with Willie Geist and Tamron Hall hosting the event. So, are you trying to watch the show live this year and are having difficulty or can’t get to a TV?

Below are instructions to live-stream the show on the web or with an app.

Note: There is no legal option to stream NBC live TV without logging in via a cable or satellite pay-TV subscription, but there is a free 45-minute preview. Or, you can borrow a friend’s cable log-in information to sign in and watch for free. Here’s the information you need …


Watch the 2016 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Live Stream Online

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.”


Watch the 2016 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Live Stream With an App on Smartphone, Tablet or Streaming Device (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 a pay-tv subscription login to access the stream. The live broadcast of your local NBC affiliate is available on the app — but 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. You must have access to a cable or satellite subscription that includes NBC programming.


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Above is the fireworks display from last year’s spectacular to give you a taste of what you’re in for tonight.


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