Every New Year’s Eve, one of two things may happen with me. The first thing that can happen is that I go out and celebrate with friends, usually waking up in a location that is completely foreign to me the next day. The second, and usually more likely scenario, is that I stay home and enjoy watching the ball drop in Times Square on television.
While everyone has there own program of choice for watching the ball drop, the Fox network has their own New Year’s Eve special that is airing the festivities this year. What’s great about this special on Fox, hosted by Steve Harvey live from Times Square, is that you don’t even have to be home to watch it. In this article, we will let you know how to watch the New Year’s Eve festivities online so that you can enjoy the program even when out with your pals.
The fun starts on Sunday Dec. 31st at 8pm ET on FOX.
What is “New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square”?
This year FOX is changing things up. In the recent past the festivities were hosted by rapper, Pitbull, and were called “Pitbull’s New Years Revolution.” The special was broadcast live from Pitbull’s hometown of Miami. Most recently the special was co-hosted by celebrity guests Snoop Dogg and Queen Latifah.
FOX decided to tap the experienced talk-show/game-show host and comedy icon, Steve Harvey, to host this year. In case you haven’t heard of him you may know Steve Harvey from:
- Showtime At The Apollo
- Little Big Shots
- Family Feud
- Celebrity Family Feud
- Steve Harvey’s Funderdome
- The Miss Universe Pagent
As you can see, Steve is very qualified for the very important job of ringing in the New Year.
As the long title describes, this special comes to you live from the epicenter of the New Year’s party, Times Square in New York City. This particular special is hosted by comedian and television personality Steve Harvey, and if his Miss USA pageant appearance is any evidence, this party could prove to be a memorable one.
As with any other New Year’s Eve special, you can be sure to expect plenty of special guest appearances and musical acts throughout the night.
The fun includes surprise celebrity guests and top music artists, including:
- Celine Dion
- Backstreet Boys
- Macklemore featuring Skylar Gray
- Flo Rida
- Neil Diamond
The New Year’s Eve special, as you may be able to guess, airs on December 31st on your local Fox channel.
How to Watch “New Year’s Eve w/Steve Harvey Live From Times Square”
Here are a few ways to stream the festivities.
Sling TV does have one big drawback in terms of allowing you to stream “New Year’s Eve w/Steve Harvey” in that the Fox network is not available in all locations. So, before deciding that Sling TV is the way to go when it comes to streaming the event, make sure that you live in an area that provides the network.
If you do, simply go to the Sling WEBSITE. When prompted to choose your preferred channel package, make sure that said package includes Fox. After this, just finish following the on-screen prompts and you will be ready to go!
FuboTV is coming on strong as a streaming TV powerhouse. It looks like they have Fox in most of the local markets we checked and could be a great option for you. You can get your first month discounted by clicking here.
DirecTV Now, as you may already have guessed, is provided by satellite giant DirecTV as a streaming service that you can use on your computer or connected device. This service lets you watch anything that you may be able to watch on DirecTV, both live and on-demand, but without the need for an actual cable subscription.
FOX included in the $35/month “Live A Little” package. For that price you get over 60 channels. They offer a WEBSITE if you want to give it a try.
As an added bonus, if you prepay for a month of service in addition to the free trial, you will get a free Roku stick, giving you a nice little gift for the new year.
Much like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue is not a service that is available in all areas. Not only that, but the service is available on fewer devices than all the other streaming options on this list. This makes it one of the less accessible options on the list to watch the New Year’s Eve special.
However, should you meet the requirements, then you will be able to get a free trial of the service to watch the festivities live on your PlayStation console or compatible device. In addition to this, there are sometimes bonuses on the service for those that also have a PlayStation Plus membership, so be on the lookout for any special offers!
No matter if you choose to go out or stay in the year, New Year’s Eve is usually a fun time for everyone. With Fox’s “New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey Live from Times Square” special added to the mix, you can be sure to make the celebrations even more of a blast no matter where you may be!
The show starts on Sunday Dec. 31st at 8pm ET on FOX.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!