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After last year’s condensed pandemic-era version, the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be back to full strength, including floats, balloons, and musical performances. Here’s how to stream the parade on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 9 a.m. ET / PT.

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Peacock

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For the first time, the parade will have its own streaming home, available on the premium version of Peacock ($4.99+ per month). Peacock will also be showcased in the parade itself, with its own float featuring the stars of Peacock comedy series Girls5eva performing the show’s theme song.

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Hulu + Live TV

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The main parade broadcast is on NBC, and subscribers to Hulu + Live TV ($64.99+ per month after a seven-day free trial) can stream it on the NBC feed. NBC’s Today hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker will anchor the coverage. Telemundo will simultaneously broadcast Spanish-language coverage hosted by┬áAna Jurka and Carlos Adyan, plus reporter Freddy Lomel├ş and┬áMiss Universe Andrea Meza, and viewers can watch that on the Telemundo feed.

The Best Streaming Services of 2021

Best Streaming Service Overall
HBO Max
Best Live TV Streaming Service
Hulu + Live TV
Best Streaming Service for Movies
HBO Max
Best Free Streaming Service
Tubi
Best Original Programming
Netflix
Best Streaming Service for Families
Disney+

YouTube TV

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If you subscribe to┬áYouTube TV ($64.99 per month after a seven-day free trial), you can stream the NBC broadcast of the parade, showcasing dozens of the signature giant inflatable characters. New additions this year include Grogu (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) from The Mandalorian, the title character from Netflix’s Ada Twist, Scientist, and a Christmas-themed pairing of Pokemon characters Pikachu and Eevee. YouTube TV also carries Telemundo’s Spanish-language broadcast.

Sling TV

Sling TV
Sling TV

If you’re a Sling TV subscriber ($35+ per month) and your local NBC affiliate is included on Sling, you can watch NBC’s parade broadcast. Check out live musical performances from Rob Thomas, Nelly, Andy Grammer, Chris Lane, and more, plus a special performance by Carrie Underwood of the song “Favorite Time of Year” from her holiday album My Gift.

The Best Specialty Streaming Services of 2021

Best Streaming Service for Horror
Shudder
Best Streaming Service for Classic Cinema
The Criterion Channel
Best Streaming Service for British/International TV
Acorn TV
Best Streaming Service for Anime
Crunchyroll
Best Streaming Service for Reality TV
Discovery+
Best Streaming Service for Spanish-Language TV/Movies
Pantaya
Best Streaming Service for Indie/Arthouse Cinema
MUBI
Best Streaming Service for Martial Arts Movies
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Fubo TV

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Fubo TV subscribers ($64.99+ per month after a seven-day free trial) can watch the NBC or Telemundo broadcasts of the parade. Check out 10 amazing marching bands from around the country, including high schools, colleges, and the NYPD.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream
DirecTV

Subscribers to DirecTV Stream ($69.99+ per month) can watch the parade broadcast via either NBC or Telemundo. As always, following the floats, balloons, bands, and other performers, the parade ends with a visit from Santa Claus that kicks off the Christmas season.

The Best Streaming Devices of 2021

Best Streaming Device Overall
Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021)
Best Budget Streaming Device
Fire TV Stick Lite (2020)
Best Roku Streaming Device
Roku Ultra (2020)
Best Fire TV Device
Fire TV Stick 4K (2018)
Best Google TV Device
Chromecast with Google TV (2020)
Best Android TV Device
NVIDIA SHIELD Pro (2019)
Best Apple TV Device
Apple TV 4K (2021)
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