It’s almost time to watch Macy’s 39th annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC. Watch the star-studded cast, along with dazzling fireworks that will light up the New York City skyline on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
NBC will carry the nation’s big birthday party starting at 8 p.m. ET on your local cable television channel. However, there are a number of options for watching online or on your mobile device if you are at a 4th of July party or want to sneak a look while you’re at work.
Watch the fireworks and performances by Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida, and Meghan Trainor streaming online for free by using the NBC Live Extra app on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android device. To use the app, viewers must register on the Live Extra site and verify that they have a pay-TV subscription with one of 15 providers, including Verizon FiOs, COX, ATT-UVerse, and Comcast.
Although the sign-up process only takes a few minutes, it’s always best to get verified ahead of time so you don’t miss a minute of the 2015 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.
The all-star line up of celebrities will undoubtedly draw viewers in, but the real star of the show will be the amazing fireworks display. According to NBC, the pyrotechnics will be fired from five barges — four will be set up in midtown between 23rd and 37th streets, and one will be positioned right below the Brooklyn Bridge.
The theme of this year’s show is bravery, and viewers will see more than 50,000 pyrotechnic shells and special effects during a 25-minute fireworks show.
“New shells and effects include multi-colored transformation ghosts, blue and red octopi, crescent moons, patriotic stars, double hearts, roaring dragons, screaming banshees, purple rain and spiderweb-shaped shells. The show will combine these mesmerizing effects in 22 different colors, including new neon highlighter yellow, green and pink.”
Macy’s, who also hosts the popular Thanksgiving Day Parade, has sponsored the annual Fourth of July fireworks display in New York City since 1976. One of the show’s most notable years was 2009 when more than 22 tons of fireworks exploded over the Hudson River. According to USA Today, millions of people attended the show on a day that was extra special — the Statue of Liberty’s crown was opened to the public for the first time since the September 11 attacks.
If you can’t get to NYC to view the amazing fireworks display, tune in to watch the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular starting at 8 p.m. ET on Independence Day.
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