Manhattan gets prepared to welcome the festive season with its annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the 92nd time in another three months time. Originating in 1924, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day is arguably the second oldest Parade in America, younger only to Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macy’s primary aim of the parade is to give the children of the country the start they should get to their festive season. They’ve done a commendable job keeping their aim intact and also managing to attract the adult audiences.
In the age of Tomorrowlands and Sunburns, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade manages to keep the American Culture and Heritage intact somehow with its big balloons and marching bands. Every year an average of 3 million people gather around the Manhattan streets to watch the Parade. If TV sets are taken into consideration, the number of people watching the Parade shoots up to around 40 million.
Best Options to Watch Thanksgiving Day Parade Live Online
So we are covering top options to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018 live stream from your home. With people now moving online and preferring online streams more than the conventional cable services, Macy’s too opted to take the Parade telecast online as well. In association with Verizon and YouTube, it managed to stream the Parade live on YouTube TV last time around and will do it this year as well. Five 360° cameras were stationed from Verizon along with the route of the parade that gave a 360° view to everyone opting for the stream. Not just that, there were other options available to watch the Parade online. Of all those options available, here are the top five picks you can turn up to this year for enjoying the full coverage of the Parade.
With Macy’s attempting to reach as many people as possible, YouTube TV was always going to serve as the perfect platform for them to live stream the Parade for viewers all across the United States. For the fans too, YouTube TV is one of the better options available for watching the parade online. It costs around $35-$40/month and brings to you the entire coverage of the Parade and that too in a 360° view mode without any time delay.
NBC Live App
NBC has been broadcasting Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since ages now. They’ve now started live streaming the parade on their official live app as well. However, that will need your cable connection details for the sign-up. The only advantage with this will be the extra availability of the stream on any device. The stream will be free but will only come to active cable connection users.
Hulu initially started off with the telecast of programmes with at least a delay of around 2-3 days, more for the viewers who like highlights more. But of course, since there aren’t many such fans, Hulu had to switch gears and it did eventually. It will now allow viewers to stream the Parade live via its packages that will cost from $35/month-$60/month.
One of the better options available amongst the Sticky Bundles, Sling TV, will provide a broadcast of the 92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade via both NBC and CBS. The pricing will be much lower than the cable charges ranging from $30/month-$60/month. Sling TV is known for its high quality and high speed streaming.
CBS All Access
Just like NBC, CBS too will live stream the parade via its official app, CBS All Access. Unlike NBC though, it won’t require your cable credentials and will come at a nominal price starting from $5.99. It will stream the Grammy’s to make that price look even more less.
These options are available for the viewers in the United States. Viewers from other states will need to watch via VPN. You can check out our VPN guide for that. For any other queries, you can get in touch with us and we’ll get back to you in no time.