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Watching the New Year’s Eve ball drop can be a big deal, so if you’re someone who loves ringing in the new year, you may want to stream it. Here are the different ways you’ll be able to do just that.


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YouTube is a great way to watch the ball drop without having to spend a dime on a TV streaming service. Several news sites stream live content for you to be able to watch the ball fall as it happens. Whether that’s CNN, ABC News, or CBS News, these companies stream it every year so you’ll be able to enjoy it without spending money on a streaming service.

YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is an excellent choice for live TV streaming as it has loads of channels to choose from, especially for New Year’s Eve. For $50 per month, you can stream Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and watch Ryan Seacrest talk to some of your favorite artists. If that’s not your favorite, other channels such as CBS and CNN will have a more traditional ball drop show for you to watch.

Hulu Live TV

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Hulu Live TV has some great channels to choose from for only $45 per month. It has tons of different options for live channels that will allow you to celebrate the end of a decade. You’ll be able to ring in the new year with all your friends while counting down to the next year.

Sling TV

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Sling TV is an excellent choice for those looking to save a few bucks on their live streaming subscriptions, but that reduced price does cost you in channel options. Sling is regularly $25 per month, but it is currently on sale for $15 per month. The downside is that the only channel that will be streaming the ball drop will be CNN, but you can save some money while watching 2019 disappear.

AT&T WatchTV

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Another affordable choice for you is AT&T WatchTV, which has another slim selection of channels to choose from. For $15 per month, you’ll get access to entertainment channels, such as AMC and TVLand. It also offers CNN as a news source, so you will be able to see the ball drop right as it’s happening.


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FuboTV is the most expensive option when it comes to live TV streaming, but if you need a wide variety of channel options, it’s the one to choose. You pay $60 per month and have access to over 100 channels, including quite a few news sources. With NBC, Fox News, CBS, and more, you can stream any of the available channels and see the ball drop as you ring in the new year with your loved ones.

Whether you’re looking to get a streaming service for just one night, or maybe you want to invest in the service for a full year, any of these choices will surely help make the new year bright. Stream the New Year’s Eve ball drop live from New York and start this next year with all the people you love.

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Kennedy is a cord-cutting writer who is all about helping others save money. She's been a professional writer for two years, with a year of experience devoted to cord-cutting coverage. Prior to that, she enjoyed writing during her two years at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, where she majored in General Education.
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