The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball is an annual concert (or tour) organized by iHeartMedia that has been helping ring in the holiday season since its inaugural concert in 1995, which featured Alanis Morissette, Blues Traveler, and the Dave Matthews Band. In 2019, featured performances include Taylor Swift, the Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, and more, and it airs Thursday, December 19, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the CW on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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The CW (live in select markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle.
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most new episodes and events up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
The CW (live in select markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most new shows and specials available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include the CW (live in select markets). The “Plus” and “Max” packages come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019 Preview
The 2019 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert was taped Friday, December 13 in Madison Square Garden and featured performances by Taylor Swift, the Jonas Brothers, Camila Cabello, Halsey, 5 Seconds of Summer, Niall Horan, Lizzo, Dan + Shay, Monsta X, Lewis Capaldi, Fletcher, Billie Eilish, Katy Perry, and BTS.
In fact, Swift celebrated her 30th birthday at the Jingle Ball taping. Z100 radio personality Elvis Duran and the entire concert serenaded her with birthday wishes after her performances of “Christmas Tree Farm,” “Blank Space,” “Lover,” “ME!,” “You Need to Calm Down,” and an acoustic version of “Welcome to New York,” and then Duran presented Swift with a giant cake.
Swift wasn’t the only celebrity who had a big night. This is the Jonas Brothers’ first time performing at the Jingle Ball since 2007.
“The last time we were on this stage was over 12 years ago,” Nick Jonas told the Jingle Ball crowd. “The time flies quickly but you guys have continued to show the love and support so thank you.”
The trio performed their fan-favorite hits: “Only Human,” “Cool,” “Burnin’ Up,” “Sucker,” and a new holiday song “Like It’s Christmas.”
This is Lizzo’s first Jingle Ball. She performed several hits: “Good as Hell,” “Cuz I Love You,” “Water Me,” and “Tempo,” telling the crowd that being at such a huge venue means a lot to her.
“I’ve always dreamed of performing at Madison Square Garden. You made my dream come true tonight.” She added, “I’ve never performed for this many people before.”
Comedian/actress Tina Fey is opening the show and other celebrity guest appearances include Drew Barrymore, Olivia Wilde, Katie Holmes, Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice, and more.
In addition to bringing thousands of fans some holiday cheer, every year the Jingle Ball Tour gives back to a charity. In 2019, the official charity is the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which is an organization that aims to inspire kids through entertainment and education initiatives. One dollar from each ticket sold for the tour went to the charity.
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