Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2017: How To Watch OnlineBy Steph Myers / December 30, 2016 / Tags: Live Stream, Stream TV
It’s time for another round of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Here’s how to watch it online as you ring in 2017.
Is 2016 really over already? Well, out with the old and in with the new.
Nothing says New Year’s like Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (with Ryan Seacrest). OK, the show hasn’t been the same since its namesake passed away in 2012. Now hosted by Ryan Seacrest (what does that guy do the rest of the year?), it can be rather unbearable at times. But it’s tradition, so suck it up.
This year, the show will cover New Year’s Eve festivities from New York City, Los Angeles and New Orleans. Fergie will join Seacrest in hosting, with correspondent Jenny McCarthy. Mariah Carey, DNCE, Thomas Rhett, Gloria Estefan, and others will perform live.
The action starts at 8:00 PM EST on ABC. If you want to watch New Year’s Rockin’ Eve online, you have a few options.
How To Watch New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Live Online If You Have Cable
ABC will stream the entire New Year’s Eve show live online, both on their website and on the Watch ABC app.
Go here to watch the New Year’s Rock’ Eve live stream on ABC. You will need to log in with a TV provider. If you don’t have one, see the best cable TV alternatives for ways to get access (even for free).
Note that the ABC live stream is only available in a handful of US cities (Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco). So if you’re not in one of these areas, see below for how to get access.
How To Live Stream Dick Clark’s NYRE If You Have Cable, But The ABC Live Stream Isn’t Available In Your Area
You can watch the year-end celebration live online on ABC from any city in the country. You just need to bypass ABC’s location-detectors.
For step-by-step help, see: How To Watch ABC’s Live Stream Anywhere
You can do this to watch the show live online on ABC.com, or with the Watch ABC app.
More Ways To Watch New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Live Online — Free, Without Cable
You can also live stream the New Year’s show for free — but stay away from those scummy “free live TV!!!!” sites. There’s a better way.
You can use Kodi to watch the event (plus lots of other stuff) live online for free. What is Kodi? Briefly, it’s a media player you can use to stream live TV, TV episodes, and other content from the internet.
One note — whether Kodi is legal is an issue of debate. Yes, the networks frown upon watching their content for free. Hey, I’m not here to judge. But it is highly recommended you use a VPN with Kodi to stay private and secure.