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Looking to cheer in the new year with a little bit of wry sarcasm and wacky free-for-all humor? Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper are the hosts you’ll want to watch this year, as they lead us in saying goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022. Yes, this dynamic duo of entertainment is back again for another round of silly quips, laugh-out-loud antics, and cheery New Year’s Eve entertainment featuring guest stars like David Arquette and Katy Perry, musical entertainment such as Patti LaBelle and Duran Duran, and live updates from various locations, including NYC, Las Vegas, and Key West.
Ready to watch “Live From Times Square” but don’t have cable? Don’t worry. We’ll show you how to tune in without thinking twice about your decision to cut the cord.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream CNN:
If you’re not an avid viewer of CNN, you might be surprised to hear this mega news channel does more than just the news. In fact, their New Year’s celebration “Live From Times Square” garnered approximately 3.36 million viewers last year alone. This year, coverage will start on CNN on December 31st at 8 p.m. ET.
So, if you’ve cut the cord, but you still want to celebrate with the rest of America by tuning in to live New Year’s Eve coverage, what do you do? Several streaming services carry CNN, the network that hosts the “Live From Times Square” production. Here’s the complete breakdown of where and how to watch this New Year’s Eve coverage.
One thing to keep in mind with streaming services is that they tend to be slightly delayed compared to cable and antenna TV. That's because streaming services need to “buffer,” or pre-load some content, in order to stream smoothly (with that buffer zone of pre-loaded content, streaming services can keep delivering a smooth experience even if your internet connection slows down for a moment). To buffer live TV, streaming services have to operate on a bit of a delay. This isn't a huge deal for most of us, but die-hards who want the most accurate possible New Year's Eve countdown on their TV may want to opt for an antenna broadcast rather than a streaming service this New Year's.
Stream ‘Live From Times Square’ on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM offers a full-service programming package including major broadcast and cable network channels plus on-demand features. You’ll have a few subscription choices from which to choose when you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM, so make sure the one you pick has the channels you want, including CNN.
Stream ‘Live From Times Square’ on Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is similar in scope to DIRECTV STREAM, with varying subscription tiers and programming choices. Hulu also offers a wide variety of award-winning Hulu original programming you’ll enjoy with any level of service you choose. Find out more in our review of Hulu + Live TV.
Stream ‘Live From Times Square’ on Sling TV
Sling TV is a skinnier streaming service than Hulu + Live TV or DIRECTV STREAM packages. It may not have all the bells and whistles of these other two services, but it’s got what you’re looking for if you want the meat and potatoes of network TV, including CNN and additional news coverage. Read more about Sling TV in our Sling TV plans and pricing page.
YouTube TV is a robust streaming provider comparable to Hulu + Live TV and DIRECTV STREAM. You can catch CNN’s “Live From Times Square” plus a myriad of other New Year’s programming with YouTube TV. Read our complete YouTube TV review to find out more.
No matter where you’re tuning in to New Year’s Eve coverage, you can catch “Live From Times Square” coverage with Mr. Cohen and Mr. Cooper. If you’ve got one of the platforms below, feel free to take your New Year’s party on the go or simply to another room of the house!
If you’re tuning in to live New Year’s Eve coverage from home, you may find yourself switching between networks to see all of your favorite celebrities and performers bring in the New Year right. You won’t want to miss “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve” hosted by Ryan Seacrest and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, among other live New Years’ celebrations.
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