How to Live Stream Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2023)

Watch this holiday favorite in a variety of ways

Event Details

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to noon ET (NBC's broadcast will air at 9 a.m. across all time zones, so West Coast viewers don't have to get up early to see it. CBS starts live broadcasting at 9 a.m. with delayed West Coast coverage at 1 p.m.)
Location: New York City, NY, kicking off at West 77th Street and Central Park West and then heading south to Herald Square at 34th Street
Channels: NBC (official broadcaster) and CBS

Stream: NBC App, NBC's website, and CBS' Paramount+ service

How to Watch the Parade's Live Stream

There are several ways to watch a live stream of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. NBC is the official parade broadcaster, featuring the Today Show crew as hosts, so you can stream the parade via the NBC App for iOS or on Android devices (you'll need to link to your TV provider).

You can also watch it live on NBC's website if you're on a laptop or want to watch it on your computer. Another option is to mirror the parade, too, from a device to your television.

Though not the official coverage station, CBS also broadcasts the parade with its own hosts (the team from Entertainment Tonight). Stream the event with Paramount+ (if available in your area), a premium live television streaming service that requires a subscription. Paramount+ offers a seven-day free trial if you'd like to check it out before subscribing.

The Paramount+ app lets you watch live television on iOS, Android, Roku, or Kindle Fire.

More Ways to Stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Both NBC and CBS are available to live stream from various subscription services that you may or may not already have. Consider a free trial to test out a service and see if it's a good fit for you.

The availability of live streams varies by area, so check with any service you're interested in before signing up.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream lets you stream live and on-demand TV to multiple devices. Several monthly subscription packages are available.

Hulu+ Live TV

Hulu + Live TV began as an on-demand service, typically making TV episodes available to watch within a few days after their over-the-air broadcast, but the service now includes live-streaming options. A 30-day free trial is offered.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers services for on-demand and live-stream television programming. Sling TV is available only in select markets, however. A free trial is available.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is the paid subscription streaming TV service from YouTube. In available areas, YouTube TV offers live streaming, on-demand, and an online digital DVR recorder.

Fubo TV

FuboTV, which also offers a free trial, offers both NBC and CBS as part of its channel lineup, so it's another live-stream viewing option.

Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Free Online

If you don't want to use a subscription service and don't have access to live streaming sources, your best bet is an antenna. The parade is still broadcast over the air like it used to, so if you have access to an antenna it's worth giving that a try.

Verizon 360 Live Stream

Watch the parade using Verizon's very cool 360 Live Stream, in partnership with Macy's and NBC. This unique view of the parade features multiple 360-degree cameras placed along the route. It has its own hosts and a separate, independent audio stream. The 360 Live Stream starts on Verizon’s YouTube page Thanksgiving day at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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