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How to watch the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks 2021 display live on NBC without cable

Macy’s Independence Day fireworks are back for 2021 and cord-cutters can stream the show live.

How to watch the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks 2021 display live on NBC without cable
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New Yorkers are pretty used to fireworks this time of year, but that’s not stopping Macy’s from trying to one-up the many amateur displays around the city with its annual fireworks showcase on the East River.

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For fireworks lovers who can’t get enough, the show makes for the perfect summertime rooftop viewing. And if you can’t see the display in person, you can stream it live from your computer, phone, or TV courtesy of NBC, the event’s long-time broadcasting partner.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will air live on NBC on Sunday, July 4, beginning at 8 p.m. This year’s performers include the Jonas Brothers, Black Pumas, Coldplay, OneRepublic, Reba McEntire, and others. For cord-cutters without cable, we’ve rounded up some easy ways to stream the event below.

Free ways to watch

  • Locast: This nonprofit streaming service lets you watch broadcast networks for free. It is now in 35 markets. Find Locast here.
  • Over-the-air antenna: NBC is available over the air for free if you have an antenna. (Worth considering!)

Streaming services that offer NBC

Live feeds of NBC are offered as part of a bundle with the following subscription-based streaming services.

Stream the fireworks from NBC’s website or apps

If you have login credentials from a pay-TV company, you can watch NBC on the network’s website or via its mobile apps on iOS or Android.

Enjoy the show and happy fourth!

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About the author

Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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